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Professional Development Opportunities for Congregational Educators

Learn more about the Newer Teacher Fellowship program and Inclusive Educator Network below. Registration deadline for each program is Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

A fee of $100 is required from synagogues for each participant.

Newer Teacher Fellowship

The Newer Teacher Fellowship is open to educators who have been teaching for less than five years. Participants will attend six monthly virtual training sessions with educators from across the country, plus four in-person sessions with local colleagues. Topics to be covered in the virtual sessions include classroom management and community building, social-emotional-spiritual learning, inclusive classrooms, and more. In-person sessions will provide opportunities to reflect upon what’s been learned and discuss practical applications. As a culminating project, each fellow will design a workshop to present to colleagues at their congregational school.  

Dates of workshops: In Person, 1-3 p.m. on 9/18/22, 2/12/23, 4/30/23, and July date/time TBD for a camp visit; Virtual, 7-9 p.m. on 11/13/22, 12/11/22, 1/8/23, 2/5/23, 3/5/23, 4/2/23 

Questions? Contact Emily Fox at efox@jfedgmw.org 

Inclusive Educator Network

The Inclusive Educator Network is open to both new and experienced educators who engage with diverse learners in their classrooms. The five workshops (in-person) and ongoing communication with Federation’s Manager of Community Inclusion will provide new skills and resources to support inclusive classrooms. Participants will learn from one another, share resources, and receive ongoing professional development from experts in the field of disability inclusion. Each participating school, upon completion of the series, will be eligible to receive a small grant to use towards their accessibility and inclusion efforts.

Dates of workshops: In person: 7-9 p.m. on 9/13/22, 11/1/22, 1/10/23, 3/14/23, 5/2/23

Questions? Contact Rebecca Wanatick at rwanatick@jfedgmw.org.