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April 24, 2014   24 Nisan 5774
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 and 1 PM Eastern.
To view past Webinars, visit our Members Only page.


Upcoming Webinars

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


This webinar is in the process of being reschdueled. Date TBA.
Hiring & Firing...What Every Jewish Educator Needs to Know
Presented by Arthur Ehrlich, law partner in Goldman and Ehrlich, a Chicago based law firm.
This webinar will give us a brief review of pertinent laws relating to discrimination and other laws affecting employers and employees (e.g. American with Disabilities Act and the rights to accommodations: but keeping it simple.) Arthur will explain the hiring process as to what you can and cannot ask, and what your hiring decisions can and cannot be based on. He 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.

Winter 2014 (specific date TBA)
New Member Orientation Webinar
This will be an opportunity to join with other new NATE members to explore the many benefits of your NATE membership. Please watch your email for a personal invitation.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Meet the Scholar: The Future of Israel & World Jewry - 2050
Presented by Professor David Passig
For a century, most of the scholars have failed miserably to predict the future of Israel. This lecture explains why and suggests a valid methodology with which one can predict with higher reliability the future of Israel and world Jewry.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Accreditation Webinar - How to Make a Good School GREAT!
Have you ever considered getting your religious school accredited? On this webinar, Marlene Myerson, Robin Eisenberg, and Melanie Cole Goldberg, 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.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Purim Superhero: Using Children's Literature to Build Community and Celebrate Diversity
Presented by Elisabeth Kushner and KESHET
Join author Elisabeth Kushner of Kar-Ben Publishing, together with an educator from Keshet, for a lively discussion about using children's literature as a way to simultaneously celebrate individuality and build community. In Kushner's book The Purim Superhero, a boy named Nate learns from his two dads about the superhero of the Purim story, Queen Esther, a woman who discovers that being different can sometimes be a good thing and finds the courage to speak up for who she really was. Nate's story helps children recognize that they can be all the parts of themselves at once. Participants will come away with tools to create a literature-based program that values the individual, builds tolerance, and celebrates families of all kinds.

Small Group Networks (*New !)

Focusing on Teacher Training and Post B'nai Mitzvah Programming

Rabbi Stacy Rigler, RJE or Stacey Delcau, RJE
Networking Task Force Co-Chairs

Based on membership feedback, this fall NATE will offer two opportunities for yearlong professional learning networks: One for Teacher Training and one for Post B'nai Mitzvah Programming.

How it works?
NATE members will gather together by conference call once a month for the year to learn about the topic, research and share best practices, develop a plan, offer support and feedback, and then implement the plan. The network of colleagues will encourage collaboration, best practices, and help NATE members move forward in their work. Each group will be supported by other NATE members and experts in their particular area of focus.

What is the commitment?
Members wishing to participate will fill out an on-line application. They should be willing to commit to 7 learning sessions (1.5 hours each) throughout the year, plus individual work and reflection in their setting. Additionally, participants will be asked to virtually host two meetings, sending meeting reminders and facilitating the conversation. Guidelines will be provided by the Networking Task Force.

What is the cost?
There is no cost to participate; this networking opportunity is being offered as a benefit of NATE.

Deadline for application is September 15, 2013.

For questions or to receive an application, please contact Rabbi Stacy Rigler, RJE or Stacey Delcau, RJE. ;


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