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 action network is a follow-up of Reggio 101 and designed for early childhood directors and lead teachers who are looking to continue their learning about Reggio Emilia-inspired practice. Together with experts from Teaching Beyond the Square, we will delve deeper into the core tenets of the Reggio philosophy and explore how Jewish values and holidays can be woven into this approach. This group will further your understanding of developmentally appropriate, inquiry-based learning in a Jewish setting.

Participating in this network will entail 4 in-person and 2 virtual meetings in addition to site visits to 2 Reggio-inspired schools and experimenting with and sharing one new approach in your school or classroom.

Facilitator: Yael Kahn Pinto and Teaching Beyond the Square
Format: Hybrid (includes some virtual)
Designed for: Associate / Assistant Director, etc., Director / Principal / Head of School, Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional
Geographic region: Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
Work Areas: Early Childhood & Family Engagement
New Members: Open
Dates: October (in-person), November (in-person), (2019) late January (virtual), early February (in-person), late March (virtual), early May (in-person)

This network offers Russian-speaking Jewish educators and educators or program coordinators who work with Russian-speaking population a platform for professional learning and growth. Participants support each other in solving challenges related to RSJ programming, share resources, and explore topics of collective interest.

Facilitator: Olga Markus
Format: Virtual
Designed for: Associate / Assistant Director, etc., Director / Principal / Head of School, Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional, Independent Educator
Geographic region: National
Work Areas: Congregational Learning, Early Childhood & Family Engagement, Teen Engagement
New Members: Open
Dates: 10/30, 11/27, 1/10, 2/12, 3/14, 4/30

This network is comprised of teachers nominated by their school directors as recognized leaders within their schools. Together we will examine important tenets of leadership within Jewish Early Childhood settings. You will have the opportunity to think beyond your current role in the classroom with the hope of further immersing yourselves in non-classroom responsibilities within your institution. In this highly participatory community you will also craft and commit to partnerships and experiments that will further your leadership potential.

Facilitator: Yael Kahn Pinto
Format: In Person
Designed for: Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional
Geographic region: Manhattan
Work Areas: Early Childhood & Family Engagement
New Members: Open
When: Exact dates and hours to be decided by the group
Dates: October, December, (2019) January, March, April, May

This network is comprised of teachers nominated by their school directors as recognized leaders within their schools. Together we will examine important tenets of leadership within Jewish Early Childhood settings. You will have the opportunity to think beyond your current role in the classroom with the hope of further immersing yourselves in non-classroom responsibilities within your institution. In this highly participatory community you will also craft and commit to partnerships and experiments that will further your leadership potential.

Facilitator: Yael Kahn Pinto
Format: In Person
Designed for: Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional
Geographic region: Westchester
Work Areas: Early Childhood & Family Engagement
New Members: Open
When: Exact dates and hours to be decided by the group
Dates: October, December, (2019) January, March, April, May

Join an alumni cohort of organizations committed to enhancing LGBTQ inclusion in their communities. Participants in this cohort have previously worked with Keshet or participated in the LGBTQ Inclusion Project. Alumni will come together 3-5 times to continue to deepen their learning and engagement together by: learning from each other, sharing successes, working through challenges, exploring where they want to improve, identifying allies in inclusion work, building a local network of professionals working on inclusion, providing additional content and areas for continued education.

Facilitator: Facilitator TBA
Format: Hybrid (includes some virtual)
Designed for: Associate / Assistant Director, etc., Clergy, Director / Principal / Head of School, Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional
Geographic region: Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
Work Areas: Congregational Learning, Teen Engagement
New Members: Open
Dates: TBA

This network is for full-time congregational school educators (other than directors) who meet face-to-face to share their innovative models and strategies, and to explore their own potential to make a difference in the lives of families and learners. Participants lead text studies, share highlights from their work, raise issues of concern, share dilemmas and resources and work in "critical colleague" groups.

Facilitator: Jo Kay
Format: In Person
Designed for: Associate / Assistant Director, etc.
Geographic region: Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Westchester
Work Areas: Congregational Learning
New Members: Open
Dates: October 18, November 15, December 13, (2019) January 17, March 7, April 11

Join a professional math learning community. The sessions will focus on transforming your classroom by making intentional decisions informed by deep understanding of both math concepts and your students. The focus will be on number sense, the magic behind algorithms, and why students struggle with word problems and how to help them. We will use this knowledge to make positive changes in our classrooms through hands-on learning and real-life application in a small-group, student-centered environment.

Meet other teachers as you try out new ideas, troubleshoot problems, and most importantly, uncover your students’ (and your own!) innate number sense and love for math.

Facilitator: Chanie Hurwitz
Format: In Person
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
When: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Dates: Five morning sessions between October and May, dates to be decided by the group

This continuing network will allow for Directors and Associate Directors in Jewish Early Childhood settings in Westchester to share and develop best practices in the field of Jewish 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: Yael Kahn Pinto
Format: In Person
Designed for: Associate / Assistant Director, etc., Director / Principal / Head of School
Geographic region: Westchester
Work Areas: Early Childhood & Family Engagement
New Members: Open
When: Wednesday afternoons

As participants of the Westchester Innovators’ Network, you along with other educators will explore innovative models and share strategies to impact the lives of learners in a supportive and nurturing environment. As we learn from each other, participants will share highlights of their work, raise issues of concern and collaboratively create innovative solutions. Together we will explore best practices on a variety of topics and issues to provide meaningful Jewish learning that is both accessible and thought provoking to inspire all of our learners- young and old.

Facilitator: Susan Tessel
Format: In Person
Designed for: Associate / Assistant Director, etc., Director / Principal / Head of School, Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional
Geographic region: Westchester
Work Areas: Congregational Learning, Teen Engagement
New Members: Open
When: 10:00am - 11:30am
Dates: October 17, November 15, December 12, (2019) January 10, March 13, May 16

Connect with colleagues to build relationships and explore opportunities for collaboration! This is your chance to sit and think with other youth professionals in a way that can spark and spread innovation in your settings.

Facilitator: Jodie Goldberg, Rebecca Ruberg
Format: In Person
Designed for: Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional
Geographic region: Westchester
Work Areas: Congregational Learning, Teen Engagement
New Members: Open
When: Meetings run 12:00 pm - 1:30pm except where otherwise specified
Dates: October 16, (2019) January 17, April 10