The following PD sessions are being offered for classroom teachers in Jewish schools at a subsidized rate.
Other organizations, please email us at pd_inquiries@lookstein.org.

Expanding Your Toolbox

Tools for Teaching and Celebrating Chanukah in 2020
November 18, 1:30 – 2:30 PM EST

Unprecedented times mean unusual holiday celebrations and Chanukah is no exception. How can we meet this challenge while still giving our students a fun and meaningful Chanukah lesson or celebration? In this session, we will share the best tools, tips, and strategies to make this year’s Chanukah lesson or celebration the best one yet. Sold Out

Digital Tools for Blooms Taxonomy
Effective teachers know how to design materials that ensure student learning, from the simple to the more complex. This three part series will delve into six digital tools, each matched with a category in the Taxonomy. For each tool, participants will see examples, watch how its done, and receive how-to-videos to help them “do it at home”. Sign up
We recommend these as a series, but they may be taken individually.

  • Knowledge and Comprehension: Edpuzzle and Quizlet – November 30, 1:30 – 2:45 PM EST – Sold Out
  • Application, Analysis, and Evaluation: Padlet and Flipgrid – December 2, 1:30 – 2:45 PM EST
  • Creation: Create Digital Projects and Products and The Google Apps Suite – December 7, 1:30 – 2:45 PM EST

Best Practices in Online Education

Teaching in Two Places at Once: Concurrent/Hybrid/Flex/HyFlex Teaching
December 16, 1:30 – 3:00 PM EST

Today’s classroom isn’t what it used to be. Students and teachers alike are in and out of buildings this year, on and off devices, and navigating unchartered territory, leading to feelings of disruption and anxiety. In this session, we will explore strategies to keep face-to-face and remote students learning at the same pace, ease your workload, and create a cohesive classroom environment in the COVID-19 era. Sign up

Taking Care of Yourself: Managing Time, Tasks, and Expectations
January 7th, 2:30 – 3:30 PM EST

Teaching online is difficult, but the fact that work comes home with us takes things to a whole new level. Come explore scheduling challenges and solutions, setting boundaries with students and parents, ideas for teacher networks, and learn about time-saving tools to reclaim your work-life balance. Sign up

Mastering Classroom Management Online
January 13, 2:30 – 4:00 PM EST

With great power comes great responsibility. While digital technology provides unprecendented resources at our fingertips, it has also provided students with ample ways to disrupt learning. How can you set expectations and keep to them? How can you troubleshoot once a problem comes up? Join veteran online educators as they share stories, strategies, and shortcuts about online classroom management. Sign up

Student-Centered Series

Making Jewish Learning Meaningful in the Online Environment
December 21 & 23, 1:30 – 2:30 PM EST

It is easy to see how the online environment can be used for teaching content knowledge or skills. But to make learning compelling, we need to teach in a way that is meaningful to others.  In this session, we explore the fundamentals of meaning-making and look at digital tools to support this objective in an online/concurrent environment. Sign up

Personalizing Instruction and Assessment
January 26, 1:30 – 3:00 PM EST

The move to online and blended learning has opened up new possibilities in the move away from whole class instruction. In this session we will explore how to harness these new modalities to promote personalized learning. We will discuss the design of multiple pathways, goal setting, the role of digital materials, the shifting role of the teacher, and how to create and use the formative assessments that make it possible. Sign up

 

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Session Presenters:

The Fall PD Lineup is presented by members of the Lookstein Center staff.

Nili Auerbach

Nili Auerbach

Director of Admissions and Partnerships

Hyim Brandes

Hyim Brandes

Director of Technology

Zvi Grumet

Zvi Grumet

Director of Education

Naomi Schrager

Naomi Schrager

Director of Education, Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy

Shani Sicherman

Shani Sicherman

Digital Content Manager

Jeremy Spierer

Jeremy Spierer

Director of Faculty Development, Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy