The Power of Our Stories: Workshops for Jewish Educators
Building from the success of our signature professional development program, the Institute for Educators, JWA is bringing face-to-face teacher training on the road. In an effort to meet the needs of more educators in diverse communities, JWA will hold regional workshops in several cities in 2013 and 2014.
If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your city or region, contact our Education Program staff.
Places in the workshops will be given on a first come, first served basis.
Hosted by the Center for Jewish History, our New York workshop will be held Monday and Tuesday, June 24-25, 2013 in Manhattan. Educators will spend two days with historians, master teachers, and JWA staff members to explore the rich history of Jews in the Civil Rights and Labor Movements using Living the Legacy, JWA's social justice curriculum. The New York workshop is open to educators in the greater New York area working in formal and informal Jewish settings. It will focus on material written for students in grades 8-12. Kosher meals are included. Read more on the workshop webpage or register now. Places in the workshop will be given on a first come, first served basis.
Hosted by the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, our Bay Area workshop will be held Monday and Tuesday, August 5-6, 2013 in San Francisco. Educators will spend two days learning with historians, master teachers, and JWA staff members to explore the rich history of American Jewish women and learn how to use historical sources across the curriculum. Our materials are designed with grades 8-12 in mind, but we always welcome educators who are interested in adapting the material for other age groups.
The Bay Area workshop is open to educators working in any Jewish setting. Kosher lunches will be provided. Local participants will be reimbursed for minor travel expenses. There is some space available for West Coast educators from outside the Bay Area (from Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, etc.) and a limited number of travel stipends are available for these participants. Please contact us for more information. Read more on the workshop webpage or register now. Places in the workshop will be given on a first come, first served basis.
Here is what past participants have said...
“It was like walking into a room filled high with treasure. I learned how to find a wealth of relevant teaching material readily accessible and easily adapted. Even better, I shared ideas with an amazing group of educators.”
“I ‘charged my batteries’ this week—I am full of new ideas for my classroom, my school, and my community—not only about Jews and the Civil Rights Movement, but about Jewish women and our place in every discussion.”
“Imagine spending a week with a group of extraordinary educators. Imagine learning about Jewish women who stood for justice during the civil rights movement of the '60s. Imagine an incredible curriculum available online—free!—that is a fountain of information, lesson plans, pictures, and more. Imagine the number of courses and special programs that will enrich our community from the conference. That’s what my week was like—an honor, a privilege and a gift.”
“I had heard about the Jewish Women’s Archive for many years and seen their materials but was completely unaware of the depth and breadth of their materials and how creatively they were contextualized for the classroom.”