ARJE Continuing Education Webinars

  1. Brought to you by the ARJE Continuing Education Committee

    Are you curious about what it would take to incorporate Project-based Learning curricula into your congregational school? Have you tried it and want to learn more about lessons learned by other Jewish educators? Take advantage of this ARJE Professional Learning opportunity to hear about the essential elements needed to make PBL work in a congregational school. What lessons have been learned by educators over the last several years? What are the benefits to the students? What resources are necessary for success?

    Panelists include Rabbi Jordi Schuster Battis, Director of Curriculum, K-12 Learning at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, MA, Kim Bodemer, Director of Congregational Learning at Temple Chayai Shalom in Easton, MA and Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal, Director of Youth & Family Education at Central Synagogue in New York City. We will hear their experiences of three different programs, what they have learned, how their programs have evolved over time, and what they continue to learn about this powerful learning experience for students.

    Note: We are allotting 90 minutes for this webinar, including Q&A.

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  2. From the rise of transgender celebrities such as Chaz Bono, Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and most recently, Caitlyn Jenner, to the high profile televisions shows featuring transgender characters, such as Orange is the New Black and Transparent, there is a growing awareness of the experiences of transgender individuals in our communities. Naturally, this raises a number of questions on how we can make our communal and educational spaces inclusive of the experience of transgender individuals. What are the issues that we as educators should we aware of? What ideas and strategies can we use to create learning environments that will work for everyone, including students who may be questioning their own gender identities? In this webinar, participants will develop a common language when describing the transgender community and their experiences, as well as leave with concrete tools and best practices to support transgender individuals in their classrooms.

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  3. A pervasive pattern of cultural dissonance cuts across just about every type of (especially liberal) Jewish educational setting and program. Rabbi Tali Zelkowicz, Ph.D. studies this dissonance and suggests that it can be productive when Jewish leaders are able to name it and teach about it in the open. Join Tali for an exploration of the gap inadvertently created between what Jewish professionals teach students formally and what families actually believe and do in “real life.” She will address the role and policies of Halloween to show us how this North American holiday becomes a rich microcosm for some of the most prevalent dilemmas of contemporary American and Canadian Jewish identity formation, bringing into sharp focus anxious boundary navigations and the politics of authenticity regarding Jewish identity.

    Specifically, she invites you to consider that when Jewish educators render these sorts of tensions taboo or simply wall off children from perceived outside “threats,” Jewish students are left — paradoxically — ill equipped to straddle both Jewish and American (or Canadian) cultures, which is the very goal of contemporary liberal Jewish education. Without formal and explicit opportunities to explore those boundaries critically and openly in the laboratory settings of Jewish education, Jewish youth may never know how to navigate multiple and competing cultural values later in life, as college students and adults, in a fully integrated world that is absent of externally monitored Jewish boundaries.

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  4. Brought to you by the ARJE’s Professional Learning/Continuing Education Team

    What do you need to know in order to make informed choices about how to present Hebrew language and decoding in your program?

    This 3-session series will highlight the most current and relevant theory of the teaching of Hebrew in part time supplementary settings and present practical applications. A combination of scholars and practitioners and our own ARJE Directors of Education, will share their expertise so that you too can have a deeper understanding of the issues.

    Why do we teach Hebrew? What kinds of Hebrew goals are possible? How can we best prepare our students for Hebrew decoding? How can we help students who struggle with connecting the symbols to the sounds? How are some of our peers making significant changes to their programs?

    We will hear from three scholars in the field, and practitioners who have worked with them to implement their approaches.

    What do you need to know in order to make informed choices about how to present Hebrew language and decoding in your program?

    This series will highlight the most current and relevant theory of the teaching of Hebrew in part time supplementary settings and present practical applications. A combination of scholars and practitioners and our own ARJE Directors of Education, will share their expertise so that you too can have a deeper understanding of the issues.

    Why do we teach Hebrew? What kinds of Hebrew goals are possible? How can we best prepare our students for Hebrew decoding? How can we help students who struggle with connecting the symbols to the sounds? How are some of our peers making significant changes to their programs?

    We will hear from three scholars in the field, and practitioners who have worked with them to implement their approaches.

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  5. We are all thinking in new ways about how our supplementary schools should operate, whether it is programmatic, curricular, pedagogic or all of the above! As we endeavor to introduce new language and new tools in our schools and learning communities, how do we bring our teachers on board with our vision?

    Using research-based principles, we’ll map out onboarding from hiring through ongoing professional development. Join us for a morning of thoughtful conversation and practical steps for bringing together your vision for your school and your vision for your teachers.

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