This is a network for Brooklyn-based educators to come together for the purposes of sharing, problem solving and collaboration. We will strive to create a forum where challenges can be brainstormed, programs can be co-planned, and resources can be shared.
Do you struggle to provide meaningful God Talk and inspiring tefillah experiences? What does leading scientific research suggest about cultivating spirituality? We will explore the approaches of Lisa Miller, Aryeh Ben David, Daniel Rechtschaffen and other industry leaders to craft a powerful tefillah and God Talk framework for your setting. Together we will help learners engage in meaningful God Talk and foster personal connections with tefillah. Discover Best Practices and innovative approaches to enhance learners’ spiritual journeys, all in a supportive, collaborative environment! “God Talk? I got this!!”
This continuing network will help you develop best practices in the field of early family engagement. You will set your own goals for enhancing engagement experiences that help families thrive and grow. You will use the support of the network to refine your approach to communicating value and benefit to parents with more consistency. Together we will explore new models that can help families connect with one another and other national resources in the field, as well as add our collective voice to the broader field of early family engagement.
Participants will explore ways to apply technology to curriculum in meaningful ways in service of student-centered learning. Together, we will discuss our experiences with technology in the classroom and support each other in figuring out what learning challenges we can address by drawing on technological applications, websites, social media, games, and more. We will learn about new tools and apps and how they can be used across grades and subjects. Regardless of whether you are brand new to using technology in the classroom and want to learn, or whether you are an experienced pro who wants to grow their personal learning network and collaborate with educators at other schools, this is the home for your ed tech exploration! All skill levels are welcome.
The network sets an environment for learning and professional growth among schools. The Council's activities include opportunities to learn more about government title programs, understand new initiatives and be exposed to successful educational opportunities by networking with colleagues.
This continuing network will bring you together with other educators for peer support and critical colleagueship. You will share and get feedback on new ideas you are developing as well as challenges you are confronting. This network is a great opportunity for you to engage in text study, to build new collegial relationships, and to learn about new resources and the work of your fellow educators. Network activities will include: text study; case studies; reflection; protocols for sharing both new innovative learning experiences as well as challenges; and resource sharing. You will contribute to the field by designing and/or implementing innovative strategies in your own setting or in the larger community. This network was previously known as "New York Metropolitan Congregational Educators".
Are you an early childhood director, assistant director, or teacher leader who is curious about or has a passion for deepening your understanding of Israel education, willing to challenge assumptions, and open to new ideas?
This network will focus on reimagining Israel education for your early childhood school and classroom. We will explore how to successfully merge best practices in Israel and progressive early childhood education to help young children and their parents form a foundation to a realistic, meaningful understanding of Israel. Through a Design Thinking approach, you will explore your own relationship with Israel, share your challenges to this work, gain deeper understanding of how your children and their parents think and feel about Israel, and begin to create experimental activities that engage children and families with Israel in new ways throughout the school year - not just for Yom Ha-atzmaut. Participants are encouraged to attend all meetings and teachers must have endorsement and support of their Director to participate.
This collaborative learning action network is designed for early childhood directors who are in their positions for less than seven years and want to further develop dynamic, effective leadership skills. Working individually or in pairs directors will identify areas of interest, then prepare further study, that builds or deepens knowledge in those areas. In addition, you will serve as critical colleagues for network members to explore and implement new strategies. Specific case studies with be shared along with current literature in the field.
Participation in this network will include 6 (2 hour) meetings. Meetings will be hosted by different network members in their locations.
This network will provide an opportunity for teams of colleagues from congregations to create and implement action plans that build or deepen a culture of continuous engagement. You will find new ways to support families as they transition between the early childhood setting and the congregational school setting. In addition, you will serve as critical colleagues for network members to experiment with and implement new strategies.
This continuing network will allow for Directors and Assistant Directors in Jewish Early Childhood settings to share and develop best practices in the field of Early Childhood Education. There will be a focus on topics that are timely and relevant to directors. You will help craft meeting agendas, with a focus on incorporating and supporting constructivist and child centered Jewish learning.