Virtual Learning | Webinar Series

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Bay Area traffic is no joke! Because we believe there should be no barriers to Jewish learning (including geographic ones), we are offering several virtual learning opportunities for educators at all levels. Session details and pre-registration form below, followed by instructor bios.

The Educator's Digital Toolbox: Jewish Educational Technology Initiative

Instructor: Mindy Gold, MA

Our students are using digital technologies to interact, connect, communicate, share ideas, and access information. As Jewish educators, we have a responsibility to harness these powers of technology for use in Jewish education. The Jewish Educator Technology Initiative (JETI)Ó Mini-Series will introduce you to digital technology tools and reflective frameworks that will help you do just that. This series will help you both articulate how technology can support your work with learners, and introduce you to appropriate digital tools.

Our learning journey will be rooted in havruta (partner) text study and the development of peer-to-peer relationships that research has proven to be essential for transferring professional learning into professional action. In each session, we will play with and use digital technology tools as a model for how you can use them in your school and/or classroom.

Must register for all three.

Session 1: Monday, March 18th, 10:30 AM - noon

Session 2: Monday, April 1st, 10:30 AM - noon

Session 3: Monday, April 15th, 10:30 AM - noon

Metrics and Evaluation Intensive:
Three-Part Foundation

Instructor: Jenni Mangel, MA

How can you gauge your program’s impact? How do you check progress along the way? Learn to develop and share measurable outcomes for your work and design tools to evaluate your program’s impact.

This series meets three weeks in a row and is intentionally held at the end of one program year to help you prepare for the year to come.

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

Session 1: May 29th Noon - 1:30 PM

Session 2: June 5th Noon - 1:30 PM

Session 3: June 12th Noon - 1:30PM


Family Program Design:
A Bird’s Eye View in 90 mins

Instructor: Jenni Mangel, MA

What are the dos and don’ts of program design for Jewish families? In this stand-alone 90 minute workshop we will consider what to include, when, and for whom in family programming.

This workshop is designed for individuals planning and/or implementing events for parents and children together. 

Choose Your Session:

Option 1: Tues., Feb 12th, 2019, 10:30 AM to noon

Option 2: Wed., Feb. 13th, 2019, noon to 1:30 PM



Meet Our Instructors


Mindy Gold

Mindy Gold is the Founder and Lead Consultant at EdtechMMG, an educational technology consulting firm. Her work focuses on relationship-based professional learning. She blends the power of digital and non-digital technologies to create communities of learners around reflective practice and facilitates the design and implementation of innovative models for congregational school learning. Mindy is also the Network Weaver for the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute.

Mindy holds a Certificate in Jewish Education from the University of Cincinnati, earned in conjunction with participation in the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute. She earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from National-Louis University. Her affinity for inquiry-based practice began as a research fellow in the Howard Hughes Research Fellowship at Emory University while earning her Bachelor of Science in Biology. 

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Jenni Mangel

Jenni's work reflects a commitment to connecting 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.  She holds a MA in Educational Leadership from Mills College in Oakland, and a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Jenni is an active leader and volunteer at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley and at Harding Elementary School in El Cerrito. When there are moments in the day to spare, Jenni loves to be outside in her garden with her husband, two children and dog; to make greeting cards; and to connect with family and friends.