Network Catalog

Welcome to our 2018-19 Network Catalog. Feel free to browse through the pages below or use one or more of our filters to focus on the Networks that are most appropriate for you. Many of our filters allow you to select multiple options. Have questions? Please email Suri Jacknis, Director, Educator Networks.

  • Click on a Network title or "Learn More" to view that Network's page with additional information and a REGISTER or contact button.
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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.

Facilitator: Rebecca Ruberg
Format: In Person
Designed for: Associate / Assistant Director, etc., Director / Principal / Head of School
Geographic region: Brooklyn
Work Areas: Congregational Learning
New Members: Open
Dates: Future dates TBA

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.

Facilitator: Shariee Calderone
Format: Virtual
Geographic region: Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
Work Areas: Early Childhood & Family Engagement
New Members: Open
When: Meeting time is 1:00-2:30
Dates: October 24, December 5, (2019) January 16, February 20, April 3, May 15

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.

Facilitator: Tatyana Dvorkin
Format: Hybrid (includes some virtual)
Designed for: Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional
Geographic region: Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
Work Areas: Day Schools & Yeshivas
New Members: Open
Dates: October 10, November 14, (2019) January 16 (virtual), March 6, April 10, May 15

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.

Facilitator: Judy Oppenheim
Format: In Person
Designed for: Associate / Assistant Director, etc., Director / Principal / Head of School
Geographic region: Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
Work Areas: Day Schools & Yeshivas
Dates: 3-4 times per year, to be decided by the group

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".

Facilitator: Ellen Rank
Format: Virtual
Designed for: Director / Principal / Head of School
Geographic region: Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, National, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
Work Areas: Congregational Learning
New Members: Not accepting new members at this time
When: Wednesday mornings, 10:00am - 11:30am
Dates: October 10, November 14, December 19, (2019) January 30, March 6, May 1

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.

Facilitator: Margy Ringelheim
Format: In Person
Designed for: Associate / Assistant Director, etc., Director / Principal / Head of School
Geographic region: Long Island, Queens
Work Areas: Early Childhood & Family Engagement
New Members: Open
Dates: TBD

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.

Facilitator: Suri Jacknis, Margy Ringelheim
Format: Hybrid (includes some virtual)
Designed for: Director / Principal / Head of School
Geographic region: Long Island, Queens, Westchester
Work Areas: Congregational Learning, Early Childhood & Family Engagement
New Members: Open
When: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Dates: October 16, November 27, (2019) January 8, February 12, April 2, May 21

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.

Facilitator: Margy Ringelheim
Format: In Person
Designed for: Associate / Assistant Director, etc., Director / Principal / Head of School
Geographic region: Long Island, Queens
Work Areas: Early Childhood & Family Engagement
New Members: Open
When: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dates: TBD

This continuing network will help you develop best practices in the field of family education. You will set your own goals for enhancing your model of family learning, for experimenting with various strategies to engage the whole family, and /or for increasing parental/family engagement in Jewish experiences and learning. Together we will consider ways to help parents and families see Judaism as a gift that can add connections, meaning, and joy to their lives. In this way, more Jewish children and families will thrive as human beings and as Jews.

Facilitator: Suri Jacknis
Format: In Person
Designed for: Associate / Assistant Director, etc., Clergy, Director / Principal / Head of School, Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional, Independent Educator
Geographic region: Long Island
Work Areas: Congregational Learning, Teen Engagement
New Members: Open
When: Tuesdays or Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Dates: October 25, December 11, (2019) January 24, March 12, April 11, May 14

This continuing network will bring you together with other educators for peer support and critical colleagueship. You will engage in text study as well as read a book (of the network members’ choice) around designing innovative educational experiences. You will share and get feedback on both new ideas you are developing and challenges you are confronting. This network is a great opportunity for you to engage in text study, to build collegial relationships, and to learn about new resources and the work of your fellow educators. You will contribute to the field by designing and/or implementing innovative strategies in your own setting or in the larger community.

Facilitator: Ellen Rank
Format: In Person
Designed for: Director / Principal / Head of School
Geographic region: Long Island
Work Areas: Congregational Learning
New Members: Open
When: Monday mornings, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Dates: October 29, December 10, (2019) January 7, February 25, April 8, May 6