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Project Based Learning (PBL): Design Tools and Strategies | Series Begins Thursday ONLINE

  • ONLINE *Zoom Conference (link sent in advance of session) California United States (map)

You spoke, we listened!

"Program Design and Project Based Learning are in the top three areas of interest." 
- 2017 Bay Area Educator Survey

This high-level series will be grounded in the theory behind project based learning.

Understand what project based learning is, and isn’t.
Assess your current program offerings and determine opportunities to engage students with PBL.
- Brainstorm the idea and design phases of educational program design for use at your site.
- Engage with Jewish text study as a tool to support PBL.
Connect with like minded-colleagues in a supportive and collaborative learning environment.

Expect to prepare with short reading or writing activities before each class. Recordings will be available for up to a week if you miss a session. Complete all three classes for a 10% discount for future coaching support related to developing PBL at your site.

PBL Webinar Series (Thursday)
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Thursday Series
Session 1: April 26, 2018
Session 2: May 10, 2018
Session 3: May 24, 2018
(limited to 6 participants)

Prefer Wednesday? Sign up here.
Want a PM or Sunday option? Email

*Online sessions are held via Zoom. If you are new to Zoom (or online learning) let us know - we will help you get comfortable with this new tool.

Now offering this course for staff teams! Interested? Contact Jenni Mangel to discuss details: 415.529.3225 or

Presented By Jenni Mangel, MA
Jenni is an educator who believes passionately that Jewish education positively impacts the Jewish identity of children and their families.  Her work reflects a deep commitment to connect learning, community involvement, and leadership with personal and spiritual development.  She has worked with youth, teens, and adults in professional, academic, and extracurricular settings since 1993.  

Before rejoining the team at Jewish LearningWorks in 2017, Jenni worked for 10 years as a coach and consultant to help individuals and organizations develop the capacity to effectively reach their professional and organizational goals. Jenni holds a MA in Educational Leadership from Mills College in Oakland, CA (2006) where she focused on service learning as a tool for identity formation of college students.  Prior to that Jenni earned a BA in History with a Minor in Education from the University of California, Santa Cruz (1998) where her work centered around immigrant rights in France and multicultural education.  

Jenni is an active parent leader and volunteer at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley and Harding Elementary School in El Cerrito.  When there are moments in the day to spare, Jenni loves to be outside in the garden with her husband, two children and dog, practicing yoga, taking photographs, making greeting cards, or connecting with family and friends.