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Introduction to Project Based Learning

  • Virtual Learning - Zoom details available once registered (map)

This three-part series is designed to help educators new to project based learning establish a foundation that will enable or enhance your use of this important pedagogy. Our learning together will be grounded in the theory behind project based learning and provide participants the opportunity to:
- 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

Sessions build upon one another as a complete series, so please do your best to attend all three. 

Session 1: November 5th 10:30-noon
Session 2: November 19th 10:30-noon
Session 3: December 6th 10:30-noon

Cost: $45.00 per participant

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Instructor Bio:
Jenni Mangel is an educator who believes passionately that Jewish education positively impacts the Jewish identity of children and their families. Her work reflects a 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. 

Over the years, she held a variety of leadership and educator positions at the Bureau of Jewish Education in San Francisco (BJE, now “Jewish Learning Works”), Berkeley Hillel, Jewish Vocational Service, Midrasha – East Bay Jewish Community High School, Mills College, San Francisco State University (SFSU), Jewish Milestones, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and Habonim Dror. Before (re)joining 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 both Congregation Netivot Shalom and Harding Elementary School. When there are moments in the day to spare, Jenni loves to be outside in her garden with her husband, children and dogs; taking photographs; making greeting cards; and connecting with family and friends.

Earlier Event: November 3
Refugees in America with Lee T. Bycel
Later Event: November 6