Shefa Presents: Tools for Success, Meeting the Needs of All Learners

Jul 23, 2019 9:00 AM
Jul 25, 2019 2:30 PM

The Shefa School, 40 East 29th Street, New York, New York 10016




Date: July 23, 24, 25

Time: 9:00 AM-2:30 PM

Cost: $600*

*Administrators and General Studies Teachers from New York State nonpublic schools are eligible to receive substantial NYS funding, reducing the workshop fee to $100. Please note that funding will not cover the Judaic Studies track.

Required minimum of 2 participants from each school/institution.

For the full course description, schedule, and presenter info, please click here.

Presented by The Shefa School in collaboration with the Jewish Education Project.

This three-day immersive experience will offer participants a deep dive into differentiating instruction for students with learning challenges. The program is designed for K-8 educators looking to gain concrete tools and skills for designing and delivering instruction to a range of learners. The workshop is also appropriate for administrators who wish to explore program structures and models of support to address the challenges of working with diverse populations.

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from the Shefa team about research-based strategies that have proven effective at the The Shefa School for students with language-based learning disabilities and that can be implemented into any school setting to transform the way students learn.

Each day will begin with a plenary session for all participants followed by breakout conversations to provide opportunity for reflection, application, and further inquiry into particular topics. Breakout sessions may be grouped by school role, school affiliation, or subject area. In the afternoons, participants will join one of three tracks. The following subject-specific modules will take place during each afternoon:

A. Language and Literacy
This track is designed for teachers of all subjects that involve reading and writing. Topics will include: the explicit teaching of reading comprehension, strategies for integrating language learning in the classroom, and a structured approach to teaching vocabulary. Resources, templates, and book lists will be provided.

B. Teaching of Multisensory Mathematics
This track will provide concrete strategies for making math accessible to all learners. Developed in partnership with language and math specialist Marilyn Zecher, Shefa’s math program applies Orton-Gillingham multisensory instructional strategies to mathematics. Learn effective methods for teaching math concepts and explicit instructional language to students with language-based learning needs. Concepts from K-8 will be modeled with special emphasis on numeracy, place value, basic operations, multiplication and division, fractions and decimals.

C. Judaic Studies and Hebrew Instruction
This track is designed for teachers of Judaic Studies and/or Hebrew language. Topics will include: integrating language strategies in Judaic Studies, making Biblical texts accessible to students who struggle with language and literacy, and teaching Hebrew language to students with dyslexia and language challenges.

At the end of each day, Shefa administrators will have availability to meet with individual school-based cohorts to provide strategic consultation.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Ritter at 212-873-1300.

Please note that photographs and footage will be taken throughout this event. These will be used for marketing and publicity.

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