On the Importance of Professional Development for School Leaders
Continued professional development (CPD) is defined broadly as learning opportunities with well-defined sequence and learning objectives. These should be designed to enhance a leader’s professional competence, knowledge and skills. CPD may include multi-session programs, such as certificate programs and leadership institutes, as well as professional workshops. Effective continued professional development is linked to personal development goals and school improvement initiatives – it is not an end in itself but a means to instructional improvement.
Publication Year: February 3, 2017 | Updated in JTEC: February 15, 2017
Hillel International Launches New Initiative to Build Talent Pipeline for Jewish World
Hillel International recently announced an ambitious new project that seeks to strengthen the talent pipeline for Jewish organizations through new positions for recent college graduates on campuses across the country. The Springboard Fellowship will train cohorts of young Jewish professionals in highly-valued skillsets and place them at local Hillel campuses for two years. The Springboard Fellowship is a reimagining of the Steinhardt Jewish Campus Service Corps Fellowship, which Hillel ran from 1994 to 2008 and trained a generation of emerging Jewish communal leaders through their roles in Jewish student engagement.
Publication Year: 2016 | Updated in JTEC: February 12, 2017
New Online Courses offered by Gratz Advance’s NEXT program: Classes begin February 27, 2017
Gratz Advance, Gratz College’s newest department, proudly offers an array of online courses for Jewish Supplementary School educators. Our programs reflect Gratz’s long history as a pluralistic Jewish educational institution. We are eager to create programs for your population and have many models of partnership. NEXT: New EXcellent Teacher Training Professional Learning Program for Supplementary School Teachers.
Publication Year: Winter, 2017 | Updated in JTEC: January 26, 2017
Kevah Teaching Fellowships
As Jewish professionals, we are expected to be able to teach the Torah we’ve learned – but rarely are we trained to do it well. At Kevah, we have years of experience running adult learning groups nationally, and we have developed a unique model that sees the educator as not just a content expert, but as a skilled facilitator who helps to create a "group chevruta." Transform the way you teach Jewish texts at the Kevah Teaching Fellowship in June 2017 in Berkeley, CA.
Publication Year: 2017 | Updated in JTEC: January 26, 2017
Applications Open: Senior Educators Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education
M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education has opened applications for the second cohort of its Senior Educators Cohort. M² develops and provides training and research to advance the field of experiential Jewish education and invest in the growth of its educators. The M² Senior Educators Cohort (SEC) is a selective international training program for experiential Jewish educators. Open to educators with at least five years of experience, SEC enables participants to articulate, refine and sharpen their practice by exposing them to theories and methods that serve as the foundations of experiential Jewish education.
Publication Year: 2017 | Updated in JTEC: January 17, 2017