Coronavirus COVID-19 for Educators: Webinars and Recordings

RESOURCES AND SUPPORT | WEBINARS | HEALTH AND COMMUNITY



Use the Table of Contents below to jump down the page (or you can just scroll). All of our webinars can also be accessed through our Collated Covid-19 Educator Materials and Resources on our Upcoming and Recorded Webinars and WebMeetings page which also includes webinars from other organizations (and may be updated more quickly). 

  • FOR ALL UPCOMING VIRTUAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE JEWISH EDUCATION PROJECT (Webinars, Training sessions, and Webmeetings) PLEASE VISIT OUR EVENTS PAGE

RECORDINGS


 

NEW... Webinar: Supportive Perspectives for Children and Families Under Stress | Recorded 4.2.20 | This link will take you to a zoom recording of the webinar. We will be adding a YouTube version here soon.
Designed for Early Childhood Educators and Parents of Young Children
As the Coronavirus forces us to change the way we interact and engage in the world, we are likely to experience stress and anxiety, and potential trauma. However, opportunities exist to recognize stress early and nourish the minds and souls of individuals and families. This webinar with Dr. Beth Gonzalez-Dolginko offers a brief overview of trauma and shares how the art of children can help us identify when children are experiencing stress or trauma. Includes specific reactions children have to stress, and how their artwork can give parents and educators a window into the feelings of young children.

NEW... Talking about Death and Dying: A Webinar for Educators | Recorded 4.1.20
This link will take you to a zoom recording of the webinar. We will be adding a YouTube version here soon.
More than ever before, we are living in a time that we will be called upon as Jewish educators to address death and dying in our communities. We welcome Rabbi Melanie Levav, Director of PJ Library New York, as she shares with us her knowledge as a rabbi, a chaplain, and a social worker, in guiding our families in this important conversation with Rabbi Dena Klein, Managing Director of New Models at The Jewish Education Project.

NEW... Webinar: Seder in the Time of Social Distancing | Recorded 3.31.20
This link will take you to a zoom recording of the webinar. We will be adding a YouTube version here soon.
Social Distancing is forcing many to ask: how can I create a meaningful Seder when family and friends cannot be physically present?  Join us to explore resources and ideas for educators to support families in creating a sense of connection for this year’s Seder with Lisa Colton, Founder and President, Darim Online, Rabbi Sharon Forman, Author of The Baseball Haggadah:  A Festival of Freedom and Springtime in 15 Innings, Rabbi Beth Nichols, Rabbi and Director of Congregational Learning, Temple Israel of New Rochelle, and moderated by Rabbi Dena Klein, Managing Director of New Models, The Jewish Education Project.

NEW... Webinar: Supporting Socialization and Parents During a Time of Isolation | Recorded 3.27.20
This link will take you to a zoom recording of the webinar. We will be adding a YouTube version here at a later time.
As schools close and workplaces go remote to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, adults are quickly adapting to keep children healthy and occupied. Many are wondering how to keep their children learning and building appropriate social connections during this time of physical distancing. This webinar, led by Dr. Rachel Busman and Dr. Stephanie Lee from the Child Mind Institute, provides information about social development in children ages 0-5 and strategies to address socialization, social development, and isolation during coronavirus. They also offer recommendations for how to discuss the coronavirus - and related anxiety - with kids and families. 

NEW... Webinar: Caring for Yourself and Others in a Time of Crisis | Recorded 3.20.20. 
This link will take you to a zoom recording of the webinar. We will be adding a YouTube version here at a later time.
In this time of increased anxiety and stress, we are seeking strategies that provide emotional support so that we can be there for our communities. Join us for a pre-Shabbat opportunity for reflection and renewal with Dr. Betsy Stone, psychologist and adjunct professor at HUC-JIR, and Naomi Less, Founding Ritual Leader and Associate Director at LabShul,  as we explore responses that will help us, our learners, and their families cope during this crisis. ​​​​​​ 

NEW... Early Childhood Passover Ideas and Resources | Recorded 3.27.30
This session with educators throughout the New York Metro area was led by our Early Childhood and Family Engagement Team at The Jewish Education Project.

The recording from the webinar that preceded this is unfortunately not available but we are sharing the resources from each of the breakout sessions:

 


INITIAL WEBINARS

Webinar 3: Responding to Coronavirus through Digital Engagement | Recorded 3.12.20. This link will take you to a zoom recording of the webinar. We will be adding a YouTube version here at a later time.

Screengrab from Webinar of AnswerGarden being used by participants
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Screengrab from Webinar of AnswerGarden being used by participants.

When we can’t create in-person community, what alternatives do supplementary schools and early childhood programs have? Join us as we learn with digital content and engagement expert, Mindy Gold of EdTechMMG, as she shares best practices around building community online while meeting your content goals in this time of uncertainty. Mindy will showcase tools, plus tips and tricks to creating and facilitating online learning. The webinar will also feature practitioner, Rabbi David Levy of Westchester Reform Temple, who will share his congregation’s current plan to address the needs of the community.
 

Webinar 2: How Jewish Educators Can Remain Vigilant, Healthy, and Calm in the Face of Coronavirus (with a focus on Youth Serving Organizations) | Recorded 3.5.20

This webinar featured medical, emotional, and practical strategies for students, teachers, and parents with:

  • Dr. Sharon Nachman, Chief of Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University
  • Kerith Braunfeld, Director, and Marcia Stein, Associate Director of Religious Education and Youth, Congregation Rodeph Sholom
  • Shelly Simon, LCSW
  • Rabbi Dena Klein, The Jewish Education Project, Moderator
     

Webinar 1: Remaining Vigilant, Staying Healthy, and Keeping Calm in the Face of Coronavirus (with a focus on Day Schools and Yeshivas)| Recorded 3.3.20

This webinar is presented by The Jewish Education Project in partnership with UJA-Federation of New York, Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools, OHEL Children's Home and Family Services, and AJC and featured (in order of appearance):

  • Marc Stern, Chief Legal Officer at AJC (American Jewish Committee)
  • Dr. Norman Blumenthal, OHEL Children's Home and Family Services
  • Dr. Sharon Nachman, Chief of Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Director of the Office of Clinical Trials, Professor Pediatrics Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University
  • Moderated by Sara Seligson, Managing Director, and Judith Talesnick, Director, Professional Learning and Growth, in Day Schools and Yeshivot
     


Distance Learning Webinars

(for Day School Educators and others)

Explain Everything: Grades 3-5
Participants will learn about the multi-functionality of Explain Everything. This interactive tool will give teachers many formats to engage their learners - whiteboard, PDFs, videos, text with voice over… while not limitless, the possibilities are enormous!
Date: Recorded Thu, March 12, 2020

Zoom: Grades K-12
You're doing online teaching… so now what?! What tools does the Zoom platform provide? How do you record? How can you run a live lesson remotely with either one?
Date: Recorded Fri, March 13, 2020

Curating and Creating Asynchronous Distance Learning: Grades K-2
In this webinar, participants will delve into theory and practice around how best to engage K-2 students online. What is the balance between live screen-time and asynchronous engagement? What are the best tools and resources out there?
Date: Recorded Sun, March 15, 2020

EdPuzzle and PlayPosit: Grades 6- 12
In this webinar, participants will learn about different ways to edit video content so that you can embed interactive questions and increase learner engagement in asynchronous learning experiences. Learners will receive feedback on their responses and teachers will receive data on student engagement and knowledge acquisition.
Date: Recorded Sun, March 15, 2020

Explain Everything: Part 2: Grades 3-5
Continue learning about Explain Everything and bring your questions and challenges. We hope that you tried creating your own content between session 1 and session 2, but it is not required in order to join in.
Date: Recorded Sun, March 15, 2020

 

Related Resources

Educator Support
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