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Inspirational keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities for educators, administrators, board members and stakeholders of network member schools will engage participants around design thinking, school change, board development, educational leadership, innovative technologies, contemporary ideas of Jewish pluralism, Israel curricula, modes of prayer education, special needs inclusion, early childhood education and more. 

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Sunday, January 19 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Small Schools and a Sustainable Future Workshop: Plumb the Data

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As Sherlock Holmes instructed, “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” Our task is to apply our powers of reasoning to the future potential and challenge of the small Jewish day school. Proceeding in Holmesian fashion, we will examine data on the current status of these schools: What story do the data tell? How do they confirm or challenge our own perceptions and beliefs? What other clues should we be looking for?

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Amy Sales

Associate Director, Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University
Dr. Amy L. Sales is senior research scientist at the Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University and professor in the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. She conducts research and teaches courses on Jewish identity, institutions, and community. Her current focus is JData (jdata.com), a whimsically-named project with a serious purpose to make data available for strategic decision making and planning throughout the... Read More →

Sunday January 19, 2014 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom A

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