• How complete is your toolkit as a teacher?

  • How are your identity, values, and big ideas expressed in your teaching?

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

We invite teachers with 0-5 years of experience in Jewish educational settings to join us once or all year long to explore these questions and others. In this series we will:

  • Reflect on our personal identity and the ways that it is expressed through our work.
  • Explore the tension that might occur between our organization’s culture and our own, and productive ways to navigate that tension.
  • Practice online teaching tools that respond to the diverse cognitive and emotional needs of our students.
  • Experiment with teaching tools that uncover the thinking process and support meaningful learning.
  • Build a community of practice composed of learners committed to improving their own work and the field of Jewish education.

This eight-part series is offered in partnership with Studio 70 and designed as a Kehillah Lomedet, a Community of Learners, for teachers in K-6 supplementary programs. While we designed this with congregations in mind, we welcome educators from JCCs, camps, day schools, and other teaching and learning environments.

Sessions will take place via Zoom every third Friday from 9:30 – 11:30am PDT, October 2020 – June 2021. Each session will include ideas and practices ready for immediate use in your teaching environment. Our work and ability to build a community of practice depends on regular attendance. If you are not able to participate in all 8 sessions, note that sessions marked with an asterisk (*) may be attended as a stand alone session.

For more information and to register, click here.