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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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Tuesday, January 21 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Jewish Learning By Design: How a school prioritizes on-going professional development for its Jewish studies teachers

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Though professional development is fairly common among general studies teachers in day schools, day schools do not necessarily place the same priority on working with their Jewish studies personnel. Over the past decade, the Carmel Academy in Greenwich CT has recreated itself in order to develop a culture of reflection, professional development and a commitment to asking the big questions about learning goals for Jewish studies. In this session, we will read a case study about this Ravsak school and discuss what steps a school administration and board leadership might take to create a similar kind of culture.

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Jack Wertheimer

Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History, The Jewish Theological Seminary
Dr. Jack Wertheimer is the Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History at The Jewish Theological Seminary. His area of specialization is modern Jewish history, with a particular focus on trends in the religious, educational, and organizational sectors of American Jewish life since World War II.   Dr. Wertheimer is the author or editor of more than a dozen volumes, including Unwelcome Strangers: East European Jews... Read More →

Tuesday January 21, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
LaGuardia Room

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