Fall Online Mini Course Lineup Presented by the Lookstein Center Staff:
Higher-Level Thinking in חומש and פרשנים
Presenter: Zvi Grumet, Director of Education
Number of Sessions: 3
Dates: Nov 24, Dec 1, & Dec 8, 10-11 AM EST
Price: $135 15% discount for members!
This 3-part series will equip middle and high school חומש educators to elevate student thinking, learning, and personal connection to text.
Together we will explore:
•Moving the study of חומש beyond translation
•Engaging students in the process of interacting with the texts they are learning
•Focused critical reading of פרשנים
•How to make פשט and דרש meaningful categories for students
Chanukah EdTech Power-Up
Presenters: Hyim Brandes, Director of Technology & Shani Sicherman, Educational Content Manger
Number of Sessions: 1
Dates: Nov 21 OR Nov 25, 2-3 PM EST
Price: $30 15% discount for members!
This session will explore how incorporating educational technology can upgrade an old, stale lesson on Chanukah to something new and exciting to keep your students engaged. Participants will walk away with some ready-to-use Chanukah EdTech tools for the classroom, such as:
•Interactive versions of the Chanukah story
•A digital candle lighting ceremony
•Online dreidel competitions and more!
This course is designed for a supplementary school audience but may be relevant to elementary teachers in Jewish day schools as well.
Best Practices in Israel Guidance
Presenter: Naomi Schrager, Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy Director of Education
Number of Sessions: 2
Dates: Jan 26 & Feb 2, 10-11 AM EST
Price: $90 15% discount for members!
This 2-part course explores effective Israel Guidance in Jewish High Schools. The goal of any Israel Guidance program is to assist students with finding the ‘perfect fit’ in an Israel Program. We will present best practices which will enable you to:
•Generate ‘buzz’ about Israel programs in your school community
•Effectively communicate and coordinate with parents, Israel programs, and college counselors
•Create a ‘checklist’ for your guidance program
•Network with other Israel Guidance Directors
Information presented will be based on experience, communication with professionals in the field, and published data.