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Drop-In Book Club: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (VIRTUAL)

Facilitated by Rebekah Jones Click here to register for this event. This program will feature automatically transcribed closed captioning. Contact the Library to borrow a printed copy or download an electronic copy through the Library’s eBook program at no charge. In Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, journalist Isabel Wilkerson…...

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Better Book Clubs: A Workshop for Book Group Facilitators (VIRTUAL)

Click here to register. As some book groups gradually begin to resume in-person meetings and others continue to embrace the virtual setting, now is the time to brush up on facilitation skills! Picking up from January’s book group facilitation session (but there is no need to have attended the earlier…...

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Keeping the Cement Wet: Where Adaptive Leadership Meets Jewish Education – Part 2 (VIRTUAL)

Covid was devastating in so many ways that it will take us time to understand, process, mourn, and hopefully heal. At the same time, the Covid 19 pandemic inadvertently hurled leaders into a rate and scale of norm-shattering change that is usually only the stuff of our wildest dreams. Quite…...

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Keeping the Cement Wet: Where Adaptive Leadership Meets Jewish Education – Part 1 (VIRTUAL)

Covid is devastating in so many ways that it will take us time to understand, process, mourn, and hopefully heal. Quite suddenly, almost the entire landscape of normative practice became wet cement. The amount and type of cultural change and experimentation that we’ve just seen and experienced in education alone…...

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Summer Foundations Series Session 4: Creating Together (VIRTUAL)

In this session, we will investigate student choice and co-creation in blended learning environments. We will explore how to use digital and non-digital technologies to better understand student thinking and showcase student learning. Though not required, attending Session 2: Universal Design for Learning of the Summer Foundations Series will be…...

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Summer Foundations Series Session 3: Building a Blended Learning Community (VIRTUAL)

This session will focus on practices and protocols that invite learners to build a learning community around shared values for collaboration and dialogue. We will experience these practices and protocols initially as learners ourselves. Then, we will reflect and collaborate on how to bring these ideas into our respective settings.…...

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Summer Foundations Series Session 2: Universal Design for Learning: Reducing Barriers for All Learners (VIRTUAL)

This session will introduce Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a set of guidelines for considering learner engagement, how content is represented, and the ways learners communicate and express understanding. We will take a tour of the UDL framework and identify how planning and facilitating with a UDL lens ensures all…...

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Summer Foundations Series Session 1: The Instructional Triangle: Planning for Blended Learning (VIRTUAL)

In this session, we will explore the instructional triangle with an emphasis on the nature of relationships between teachers, students, and content within a blended learning environment. We will explore facilitation moves and digital and non-digital technologies that support building and sustaining these relationships. This event is part of our…...

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Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure (VIRTUAL)

Menachem Kaiser never knew his paternal grandfather, a Polish Jew who had survived the Holocaust. But after Kaiser learns that his grandfather had spent decades trying in vain to reclaim an apartment building in Sosnowiec, Poland, that had been owned by his family, he decides to revive the long-dormant quest....

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