Network Catalog

Welcome to our updated and revised 2019-20 Network Catalog. We have many wonderful Networks that are continuing and a number of new ones and are quite excited about them. We hope you will explore our offerings by browsing through the entries 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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A network open to full-time educators (Ass’t Directors/Principals, Family Engagement Professionals, Program Directors, Camp and Youth Professionals, Full-time Teachers) other than Senior educators/directors, meet in-person 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.

Each session has a particular focus which is infused throughout. Participants are committed to supporting one another’s growth as professional educators.

Facilitator: Jo Kay
Format: In Person
Designed for: Associate / Assistant Director, etc., Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional
Geographic region: Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester
Work Areas: Congregational Learning, Early Childhood & Family Engagement
New Members: Open
Dates: September 19, October 17, November 21, (2020) January 9, February 27, April 2

How can you design learning experiences that make it much more likely that students will understand content and be able to apply it in meaningful ways? Since 1998, thousands of educators around the world have used the Understanding by Design® (UbD) Framework to answer that question and create more rigorous and engaging curricula. In this design network, participants will explore the key ideas of UbD and apply practical and proven design tools and templates for unit design.

Facilitator: Elizabeth Imende-Cooney
Format: Hybrid (includes some virtual)
Designed for: Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional
Geographic region: Long Island
Work Areas: Day Schools & Yeshivas
New Members: Open
When: 9:00am – 11:00am
Dates: November 11, December 11, (2020) January 30 (Virtual), February 12, March 4, March 25 (V)

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: Sasha Kopp
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: Either 2:00pm - 3:30pm or 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Dates: September 26, November 6, (2020) January 14, February 12, April 28, May 20

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.

In addition, some members of this network will pilot combined, teacher professional development with a shared facilitator. Each participating site will then provide personalized support geared to suit their goals. Throughout the year, participants will co-create shared professional learning experiences, with pre and post learning materials to foster and support growth.

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 31, November 21, (2020) January 9, February 27, April 30

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 12:00pm - 1:30pm except where otherwise specified
Dates: September 10, (2020) January 15, April 22

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.

DATES AND LOCATIONS:

The location for each date is listed here.

  • September 24, 2019 Yeshiva of South Shore ( Hewlett)
  • November 5, 2019 Yeshiva Ketana LI
  • December 10, 2020 Gan Chamesh
  • January 14, 2020 HAFTR
  • February 11, 2020 Gural JCC
  • March 17, 2020 Bnos Bais Yakov
  • April 21, 2020 HANC
  • May 19, 2020 Lev Chana ( HALB)
Facilitator: Elana Fertig
Format: In Person
Designed for: Associate / Assistant Director, etc., Director / Principal / Head of School
Geographic region: Brooklyn, Long Island, Queens
Work Areas: Day Schools & Yeshivas, Early Childhood & Family Engagement
New Members: Open
Dates: September 24, November 5, December 10, (2020) January 14, February 11, March 17, April 21, May 19 (see Description for locations)

This network connects Young Pioneer innovators to each other for professional learning, strengthening knowledge and skills for innovation, leadership development and for mutual support and colleagueship. Meeting virtually 3-4 times a year, members of this Round Table network co-plan and facilitate content, as well as participate in various Jewish Education Project committees and events throughout the year.

PREREQUISITE: This network is open to current and past Young Pioneer Award recipients.

Facilitator: Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith, Suri Jacknis
Format: Virtual
Designed for: Associate / Assistant Director, etc., Clergy, Director / Principal / Head of School, Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional, Independent Educator
Geographic region: Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, National, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
Work Areas: Day Schools & Yeshivas, Congregational Learning, Early Childhood & Family Engagement, Teen Engagement
New Members: Open
When: Network meets on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons from 1:00pm - 2:15pm Eastern 3-4 times a year
Dates: TBD