Continuing Education Opportunities From Wherever You Are!
Join your colleagues from NATE for these amazing learning opportunities. The best part is they are FREE for NATE members and you can attend from wherever you are! All webinars will be at 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern.
All webinars take place from 10-11 AM Pacific / 1-2 PM Eastern Watch your email throughout the year for registration information.
WEBINAR SERIES' Brought to you by NATE's Professional Learning/Continuing Education Team
Non-School-Based Models of Jewish Education Wednesdays, November 5, 19 and December 3, 2014
From camps, projects, family programs, quests, and more, many alternate models of learning within the synagogue structure have emerged over the past 29 years. In this three-session series, we will uncover the history of these developments; learn about the research and scholarship supporting alternative models; explore new practices in the field; and discuss which of these innovations may be most relevant and generative for us in our own settings. Featuring Dr. Isa Aron, Professor of Jewish Education at the Rhea Hirsch School of Education (RHSOE) of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), as well as an array of educators sharing their program models.
Experimenting with "Flipped Classrooms" Thursdays, February 26, March 12, 26, 2015
"Flipped classrooms" are appearing in educational and mainstream headlines. Many of us have read about "flipped classrooms" in secular math classrooms, and now we are ready to bring the conversation home. Apart from anecdotes, is there research that demonstrates their effectiveness? What are the strengths and drawbacks, in both academic and affective terms? Can they be successfully incorporated into a religious school setting? What content is being developed for this purpose? Join an open forum that will include educational experts, practitioners in the fields, and content providers.
INDIVIDUAL WEBINARS Brought to you by NATE's Advocacy team
NATE Placement Al Regel Echad Led by Rabbi Stan Schickler, RJE Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Join NATE's placement director, Rabbi Stan Schickler, for this session on the basics of placement and how the NATE placement process can help you find that position of your dreams. This webinar will cover placement process timelines, resume and personal statement basics, and how to approach interviews, both virtual and in-person.
Navigating Negotiations Led by Rabbi Stan Schickler, RJE Tuesday, December 9, 2014
As we approach the season for beginning contract negotiations with our institutions, join us for a special webinar with Rabbi Stan Schickler about negotiating contracts. This session will help participants learn some of the strategies and techniques that can help in this difficult but important process.
Hiring & Firing - What Every Jewish Educator Needs to Know Presented by Arthur Ehrlich, law partner in Goldman and Ehrlich, a Chicago-based law firm Tuesday, April 14, 2015
During this webinar, Arthur will give a brief review of pertinent laws relating to discrimination and other laws affecting employers and employees (e.g. Americans with Disabilities Act and the rights to accommodations: but keeping it simple). He will explain the hiring process as to what you can and cannot ask, and what your hiring decisions can and cannot be based on. Arthur will also help participants through the often difficult termination process and steps leading to termination. He will discuss a little about contracts, but mainly in terms of written expectations and provisions relating to termination.
Accreditation Webinar - How to Make a Good School GREAT Led by Melanie Cole Goldberg, RJE and the NATE Accreditation Mentors Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Have you ever considered getting your religious school accredited? On this webinar, our present and past chairs of the NATE Accreditation Committee, will inform you of this process and the value-added it can bring to both your school and community.