It’s real: The time has come to create those lesson plans and figure out how meaningful content, relationships and the internet will merge with you and your students!

This four part series will explore how we can successfully plan for meaningful teaching and learning along a continuum of online and in-person experiences (hybrid learning) using a “blend” of digital and non-digital tools (blended learning). We will experience and practice varied technologies, lesson planning, classroom management, group vs independent learning time, and more. Throughout, we will maintain focus on how our choices around digital technologies can connect learners to each other, the facilitator/teacher, and content.

In this series participants will:

  • Enhance understanding of online and hybrid teaching and learning spaces
  • Experience high quality and meaningful online teaching
  • Develop unit and lesson plans for their own teaching work
  • Apply material from the training directly to their own teaching work
  • Reflect on their role as a teacher in online and hybrid teaching and learning spaces

Meet the Instructor

Mindy Gold is the Founder and Lead Consultant of EdtechMMG, an education consulting firm. Her work and research focus on relationship-centered professional learning and educational technology. Mindy blends the power of digital and non-digital technologies to create communities of learners around reflective practice in online and face-to-face learning. She is the Graduate Program Leader of the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute (MTEI) and a Coach for the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. She has also taught as an Instructor for Gratz College’s NEXT program. Mindy holds a Masters in Teaching from National Louis University (Chicago, IL) and a Certificate in Jewish Education from The University of Cincinnati. She lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and two sons.


  • The series is designed both for people brand new to teaching and learning in online spaces as well as those who already have experience with the modality.
  • The series is designed and intended for people working in congregational settings, though we welcome educators from day school, JCC and other community organizations as well.

Planning for Success

  • We strongly encourage participation of teams from organizations in order to create a support system for teachers within the organization.
  • We have learned that tinker time is important for your skill development and encourage individuals and teams to block out time between sessions to tinker together with tools and skills being offered.
  • Participants will be encouraged to create lesson plans between sessions and bring them to sessions for feedback.
  • Tutorials and How-to’s for digital technologies will be provided prior to synchronous sessions. You will have the opportunity to preview tools, ask Mindy questions, and receive timely answers via video.

Dates and Themes

All sessions on Tuesdays 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT

August 4 – Understanding Blended & Hybrid Learning

August 11 – Clarifying Goals and Roles

August 18 – Building Teacher and Student Capacity

August 25 – Crafting a Learning Plan


Registration for this series is now closed. Please direct questions to

Mindy Gold