Professional and Leadership Development
Summer Professional Development Series--High School and Elementary School
Over 30 workshops are offered for Day School Elementary and High School teachers each summer. Topics include Math, Science and Assessments for teachers of grades K-12. Vendors include Wilson, Catapult, Cooke Center and much more! Learn and network with your peers. Find the right workshop for you and improve your skills in order to enhance the next school year.
Summer 2018 has passed. Check back next May for Summer 2019's registration!
You can find the summer 2018 elementary workshops here and the Summer 2018 high school workshops here.
Annual Yeshiva Day School Day of Learning
More than 600 Judaic and General Studies Day School teachers and leaders are brought together each November for an annual day of learning, professional networking, and growth.
Leadership Training Cohort (Brooklyn College)
The Jewish Education Project is pleased to facilitate the development of the 5th graduate cohort in School Building Leadership.
Registration is open. Apply here.
One of the critical ways in which our agency promotes positive educational change is by leveraging the power of our educator networks. These networks are established to respond to the needs and interests of the educators in the field and also as a means by which we, as professionals anticipating new growth opportunities in Jewish education, can move our educators to work differently where necessary and provide excellent value to learners. This year, we are leading or facilitating 49 networks across all of our key content areas.. In total, over 200 day schools participate in one or more of these professional networks.
General Studies’ Principals Council Network. Contact Judy Oppenheim
Yeshiva Councils Network. Contact Sara Seligson
Day School Development Directors Network
Visit our Network section to learn more about all of the networks we offer and to sign up for them.
In the summer of 2016, 19 leaders and lead teachers from 17 day schools participated in an institute introducing them to the theories of Adaptive and Reflective Leadership. The theory and practice behind these research-based approaches can be learned and implemented in a complementary way to provide transformative outcomes for leadership in practice. These practices can also support the use of Design Thinking, a process used to solve complex problems where the results meet the specific needs of the end user.
Books and Resources
Leveling the Playing Field by Shifra Bronznick, Didi Goldenhar, Marty Linsky
The Practice of Adaptive Leadership by Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, Marty Linsky
General Studies Professional Development
Throughout the calendar year, The Jewish Education Project facilitates professional development in Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, and technology integration. Workshop sessions are primarily funded through Title IIA. Contact Na’ama Rosenberg for further information.