The Bonnie Tenenbaum Digital Learning Initiative is a multifaceted, year-long cohort-based professional learning program, providing the skills, frameworks, relationships, and embedded practice that has significant impact on teaching and learning. Together, we will explore how intentional choices around digital and non-digital technologies and educational technology pedagogy can best support the development of connections between learners, teachers, and content. During COVID times, and in anticipation of a future metered return to in-person learning, the Bonnie Tenenbaum Digital Learning Initiative will prepare congregational and day school teachers to teach across digital and non-digital spaces. The Bonnie Tenenbaum Digital Learning Initiative includes a Summer Foundations Series, Synchronous Sessions, an Online Learning Community, and Coaching.

The Digital Learning Initiative targets educators working in K–12 classroom environments.

We heard you — more individual coaching with Mindy is now available!

Looking for a thought partner, sounding board, or co-planner as the year begins? Seeking new perspectives or expert advice? In need of support in setting and moving forward in educational and professional goals? Education consultant and seasoned instructional coach, Mindy Gold, is offering 50 minute coaching sessions free of charge to support your work as we return to learning together, in person, online and in blended environments. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity by choosing a day and time from Mindy’s calendar.

Facilitator

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. 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 previously taught as an Instructor for Gratz College’s NEXT program. Mindy holds a Master’s 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.

Year Long Virtual Learning Cohort

As the needs of schools change with the Covid environment, we anticipate being able to add additional schools. If you’d like to join us, please email dana@jewishlearning.works.

The full cohort experience includes:

  • Eight 90-minute virtual learning sessions, between August 2021 and June 2022, to expand our understanding and application of skills and teacher moves for teaching across digital and non-digital spaces
  • Access to an asynchronous digital space for ongoing dialogue, resource sharing, asking questions of Mindy and other cohort members, and reflecting on our progress between synchronous sessions
  • One cycle of in-classroom (video) observation and approximately monthly, team coaching sessions with Mindy

Beginning in August 2021, our work will include studying Jewish texts that speak to teaching, learning, and relationships. Collaborative inquiry (reflecting on successes and challenges with each other) and peer coaching (regular meetups with a designated peer partner) will be core components. In our eight-months together, we will focus on the following core frameworks and pedagogies:

  • Triple E Framework – a practical tool for focusing lesson planning and reflection on learning goals prior to technology choices
  • Relational/Instructional Triangle – a framework that emphasizes the relationships between teachers, students, and content.
  • Liberating Structures – brief, simple protocols that raise every participant’s voice and elevate our roles as both contributors and listeners, teachers and learners
  • Thinking Routines – tools for making students’ thinking visible, promoting greater engagement with and understanding of content and ideas
  • Universal Design for Learning – a set of guidelines for reducing barriers to learning for all learners

Enrollment

The subsidized cost for the full year cohort is $1,000 per school. Each organization is encouraged to send a two person team to participate. All training at Jewish LearningWorks is subsidized by our generous donors. If cost is an obstacle to your participation, please email Dana to arrange a fee adjustment.

For more information, please email dana@jewishlearning.works.

Additional Information

Each participant will need a laptop or desktop with a functional camera and microphone for all learning and coaching sessions. Internet access is required. We recommend using a computer, rather than a tablet if possible. Session content is subject to change based on evolving needs of participants. 

Jewish LearningWorks is proud to name this initiative in memory of Bonnie Tenenbaum and to honor her legacy of supporting teachers and Jewish education for many decades.