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January 31, 2015   11 Sh'vat 5775
NATE Professional Learning Webinars

Continuing Education Opportunities From Wherever You Are!

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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.

To view past Webinars, visit our Members Only page.


Upcoming Webinars

All webinars take place from 10-11 AM Pacific / 1-2 PM Eastern
Watch your email throughout the year for registration information.

Brought to you by NATE's Professional Learning/Continuing Education Team

Experimenting with "Flipped Classrooms"
Tuesdays, February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 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.

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 Rescheduled for: Tuesday, May 5, 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. 


Webinar Series: Non-School Based Models of Jewish Education
Brought to you by NATE's Professional Learning/Continuing Education Team

Wednesdays, November 5, 12, December 3, 10, 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.

Webinar Recordings and Slides

Wednesday, November 5 - Due to technical difficulties, this webinar was not recorded.

Wednesday, November 12 - To view a recording of this webinar session, click on the following link: click here.

Wednesday, December 3 - To view a recoding of this webinar session, click on the following link: click here.

Wednesday, December 10 - To view a recoding of this webinar session, click on the following link: click here.

To view slides of the webinar sessions, click here.

The Situation in Israel -- Presented on Friday, August 1, 2014

This webinar featured Rabbi Josh Weinberg, President of ARZA, who shared with us his knowledge and perspective regarding what is happening in Israel right now. Also joining us were our own NATE members Lori Sagarin and Rabbi Laura Novak Winer, who had just returned from Israel. In addition to sharing with us their own observations and insights regarding the situation there, Lori also provided us with some language and tools for colleagues to use when speaking and teaching about what is going on, and shared with us the latest resources from the iCenter regarding the conflict.

Talking About Israel
Israel and Operation Protective Edge-A Resource Packet prepared by ARZA

Past webinars are available for viewing on our Members Only page.

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