Best Practices and Principles for Supporting Diverse Learners

  • How complete is your toolkit as a teacher?

  • What are the ways you engage each and every learner in your work?

  • How prepared are you to teach in an era of physical distancing?

We invite teachers in Jewish educational settings to focus on ways to support all learners in the educational process. Guest presenter Susan Morrel will engage participants in an interactive session that explores the practices and principles that guide our work with diverse learners across all settings – in-person and remotely. The session will model ways to enable students with learning differences to succeed in Jewish learning. Topics include Social & Emotional Learning (SEL), Growth Mindset, Universal Design (UDL), focus strategies and supports, and more! The workshop will include ideas and practices ready for immediate use in your teaching environment.

Date and Time

Friday December 18, 2020 from 9:30-11:30am PDT.

Cost & Registration Deadline 

Registration for this course is now closed. Please direct questions to Jenni Mangel:

All trainings at Jewish LearningWorks are subsidized by our generous donors. To arrange a further cost adjustment, please email

Presenter Bio

Susan Morrel, MARE, RJE

Susan Morrel is a Jewish educational leader with over 25 years of congregational education experience, as well as work in Jewish camps and organizations. She is the Senior Advisor and Director of Field Experiences in the Master of Education program at Hebrew College. In addition, Susan is a consultant for Gateways: Access to Jewish Education in which she coaches educators in providing special education support to enable students with diverse learning needs to succeed in Jewish learning and living. Susan is also a teacher-educator in Philosophical Inquiry in Jewish Education and Instructional Leadership who specializes in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Susan holds an Executive Master Degree in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR).