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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you thinking about the quality of systems on your team? Do the people on your team know their responsibilities and fulfill them in a timely and communicative fashion? Join other school leaders in creating systems to improve communication, strengthen protocols and relieve stress.
- Keys to Utilizing Electronic Systems for Increased Productivity and Efficiency with Less Stress
- Creating a culture of no surprises and compartmentalizing the work to reduce stress
- Projects: How to start so you can finish
- Preventing and Confronting Non-Performance
- Got a Minute? How to stay focused despite the circumstances or Effective Meeting Management based on previous sessions
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)
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.