ShalomLearning will be leading several professional development sessions at the Summer of NewCAJE in 2020. We will add the dates and times for our sessions when they are published.
Registration for the NewCAJE conference is not required for ShalomLearning educators to attend these sessions:
Using ShalomLearning’s Jewish Values Curriculum (ShalomLearning Educators Only)
This session is for educators using the ShalomLearning Judaic curriculum this fall. Participants will receive hands-on training to prepare for their first class, access materials, and utilize lesson plans using our Jewish values-based curriculum. Connect with other ShalomLearning educators, gain from the experience of long-time ShalomLearning partners, and have fun!
Using ShalomLearning’s JLearnHub Hebrew Program (ShalomLearning Educators Only)
This session is for educators using ShalomLearning’s JLearnHub Hebrew program this fall. Participants will receive hands-on training to prepare for their first class and access materials. Connect with other ShalomLearning educators, gain from the experience of long-time ShalomLearning partners, and have fun!
Using ShalomLearning’s Torah Aura Hebrew Program (ShalomLearning Educators Only)
This session is for educators using ShalomLearning’s Torah Aura Hebrew program this fall. Participants will receive hands-on training to prepare for their first class and access materials. Connect with other ShalomLearning educators, gain from the experience of long-time ShalomLearning partners, and have fun!
When Students Can’t Come to the Learning, We Bring the Learning to Them! Benefits and Best Practices in the Virtual Classroom
This spring thrust us all into the word of education technology and the virtual classroom. Most jumped into the deep end and learned as we went along. This session takes a step back to look at the benefits of continuing to incorporate the virtual classroom as part of a blended learning experience in your school. We will share best practices and pro-tips from ShalomLearning’s experience in this field since 2011. Learn ways to mix virtual and in-person sessions and how to be successful through the use of training, technology, and curriculum.
We were thrust into the transition to online learning and using educational technology this spring. As we plan for the fall, hear from colleagues who have successfully transitioned from a traditional classroom to an online or blended format. How did they communicate with parents and get buy-in and support? How did they manage scheduling? How did they communicate the change to the greater community? How was it received? Hear their stories and ask your questions. Small, medium and large congregations will be represented.
These sessions will be available to NewCAJE registrants only:
The ShalomLearning Experience: An Interactive Look at What Makes ShalomLearning Unique
Experience a class and explore ShalomLearning’s interactive programs. Our goal is to make the role of the educator and education director easier by providing ready made lesson plans for the virtual and traditional classroom, training, and support. Find out how ShalomLearning can help your religious school programming with a values-based curriculum and Hebrew programs which can easily transition between distance to in-person classes without missing a beat!
Teaching Hebrew for Online Learning and Beyond: A Panel Presentation Moderated by ShalomLearning
Join us for a panel discussion moderated by ShalomLearning with leaders in Hebrew education sharing perspectives on teaching Hebrew in congregational schools. Many teachers tasked with teaching Hebrew are not formally trained in teaching decoding or a foreign language. In the best of times, this is a challenging task. Our experts will discuss their unique viewpoints on best practices in teaching Hebrew and how to incorporate those skills into an online or blended platform.
Beyond the Basics in the Virtual Classroom
Whether you are using Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams or another virtual meeting tool, using advanced features will increase student engagement. Beyond the basics covers the virtual whiteboard, breakout rooms, reaction tools, virtual classroom management skills, and much more. Running a smooth class in the virtual space with a variety of activities and smooth transitions is like conducting an orchestra. You will become the maestro in your virtual classroom!
Google Tools in the Jewish Classroom: Creativity, Collaboration and Community
Google Docs are great for sharing and collaborating among colleagues (especially in a virtual meeting) but did you know that Google Doc, Google Slides, Forms and other Google tools are great for creating and sharing powerful student activities? Learn innovative ways to harness these tools to engage your students. We will show you some of our favorite activities that you can easily recreate and share with your students right away!