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Tuesday, November 2nd

iTaLAM: Quarterly Planning: A Stormy Ocean or a Rich Buffet? (Hebrew Session)

12:00-1:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Yael Alon

Audience: iTaLAM Teachers and Administrators 

Description: How do you plan a unit of study with iTaLAM? On which materials do you choose to focus? How does the time budget affect the prioritization of materials? What materials will advance the required language skills? How can the available materials be adapted to the school agenda and the abilities of teachers and students and the promotion of student achievement? Let’s learn how to prioritize without compromising on the quality of learning.

 

iTaLAM: Quarterly Planning: A Stormy Ocean or a Rich Buffet? (English Session)

12:00-1:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Rosalyn Grad

Audience: iTaLAM Teachers and Administrators 

Description: How do you plan a unit of study with iTaLAM? On which materials do you choose to focus? How does the time budget affect the prioritization of materials? What materials will advance the required language skills? How can the available materials be adapted to the school agenda and the abilities of teachers and students and the promotion of student achievement? Let’s learn how to prioritize without compromising on the quality of learning.

 

Data-Driven Instruction

12:30-1:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Temima Feldman

Audience: Grades 1-8

Description: Learn about the concept and purpose of Data-Driven Instruction, what key components are necessary, and how to set up the building structures for successful implementation.

 

 

Creating a Culture of Inclusion & Belonging in Our Classrooms 

12:45- 1:45 PM EDT

Presenter: Rebecca Wanatik

Audience: K-8

Description: Recognizing that we have diverse learners in our classrooms, there are many approaches that we can take to create a culture of inclusion and a community of belonging.  Join us as we explore strategies to incorporate into our classrooms to further this effort.  

 

Personalized and Blended Learning

1:00-2:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Chani Richmond

Audience: Grades 1-8

Description: Learn the theories and models of Blended Learning and gain practical tools to implement these models in your virtual and non-virtual classroom to enable differentiated instruction to take place. Learn how to create meaningful assessments, collect data, and allow your assessments to inform your instruction. 

 

A New Direction-Teaching Students to have Kavannah in Tefillah

2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Tamar Nussbaum

Audience: Grades 1-8

Description: How can we get our students to understand the importance of Tefillah? How can we teach them prayer so that it is meaningful to them years down the road? How do we make them excited about prayer and make it foster a deeper connection with Hashem for them? Learn how to teach Tefilla as a way of life, not simply a subject.

 

Visual Design of Learning Materials

2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Esther Hersh

Audience: Grades 1-12

Description: While we all signed up to be teachers, we’re secretly designers of learning materials. We create slides, rubrics, exams, worksheets, and sometimes even videos or games. Visual designers have studied ways to capture our attention, help us process information more easily, and communicate complex concepts. In this 1 hour workshop, teachers will review some lessons that will help them learn from visual design to help create better assets for

our classrooms and put them into practice.

 

More E2K Math Challenges

4:30-5:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Michele Saks

Audience: Grades 5-9

Description: E2K modules are full of rich, challenging, and motivating activities that complement and enrich the middle school mathematics curriculum and challenge students to develop their mathematical thinking. This workshop will model the discovery approach, using several E2K modules, that you will be able to utilize in your classroom teaching. From approaching fractions from an entirely different perspective to visualizing advanced models of multiplication, classroom teachers will greatly benefit from the E2K materials and its innovative approach to teaching mathematics

 

Secrets of Effective Classroom Management

4:30-6:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Mindy Lidsky

Audience: All

Description: Learn proven strategies for effective classroom management.

Can your CIJE Bytes Carry a Tune?

12:00-1:30 PM EDT

Presenters:  Dewain Clark and Teresa Doan

Audience: Teachers implementing CIJE Bytes

Description: Learn how to play “The Dreidel Song” melody with the speaker Byte and arrays. 

 

Morse Code and Beyond

2:00-3:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Yafa Lamm

Audience: Grades 4-6

Description: An Introduction to Computer Coding and ASCII Text. The purpose of this group of activities is to combine both electronic circuitry and computer coding while also introducing the history and evolution of modern computer coding.

 

Video Motion Analysis

2:00-3:30 PM EST

Presenter: Adam Jerozolim, Bob Jones, Joey Saltzman

Audience: Applied Engineering Teachers

Description: Video motion analysis is a technique to get information about moving objects from a video.  It is used in fields such as biomechanics, film animation, and athletic training.  Learn how to use PhysMo for video motion analysis and prepare for Unit 3 of the Applied Engineering textbook.

 

Assessments for Principles of Engineering 

5:00-6:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Kate Van Dellen

Audience: High school STEM teachers 

Description: Our panel of experienced Principles of Engineering teachers will share their best practices with testing, evaluating, and unique ways of student assessment

Pear Deck

12:45-1:45 PM EDT

Presenter: Nicole Baz

Audience: Grades 6-12

Description: If you are a teacher who uses Google Slides and whose students have devices, Peardeck is one of the most powerful ways to transform your class. With the ability to check for student understanding and engagement throughout class, and give students the opportunity to constantly participate, Peardeck will help you build a more fun and engaging classroom.

 

Crash, Boom, Pow!

2:00:-3:00 PM EST

Presenter: Rachel Beer

Audience: Grades ELC-3

Description: Participants will learn how to use interactive Boom Cards to teach and assess young learners.

 

Michal's Favorite Digital Engagement Tools for MS-HS Wakelet/Padlet/Socrative

3:30-4:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Michal Levin

Audience: Grades MS-HS

Description: Learn how to use digital tools to engage middle school and high school students in your lesson.

 

Technology Tools for the Lower School Judaic Studies Classroom

4:00-5:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Yonasan Handwerger 

Audience: Grades 1-5

Description: Learn to put together fun and engaging activities/games for your students with minimum preparation and (almost) no cost. We will walk through the steps needed to get you running.

 

Create a Digital Escape Room

5:00-6:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Rebecca Penina Simon

Audience: Grades 1-12

Description: So you've been to an Escape Room, but what about a digital Escape Room?   Digital Escape Rooms have become popular this year as students can participate from anywhere and at any time.  Learn how to create your own Digital Escape Room which will provide students with an engaging and interactive learning experience that fosters critical thinking skills.  Gain access to tips, ideas, and sample activities that are ready to be used in your classroom. Knowledge of using Google Sites, Google Forms, and Google Drawings is preferred but not mandatory.  This is for teachers of students in elementary school - high school.

 
Thursday, November 11th Sessions

iTaLAM: Quarterly Planning: A Stormy Ocean or a Rich Buffet? (Hebrew Session)

12:00-1:30 PM EST

Presenter: Yael Alon

Audience: iTaLAM Teachers and Administrators 

Description: How do you plan a unit of study with iTaLAM? On which materials do you choose to focus? How does the time budget affect the prioritization of materials? What materials will advance the required language skills? How can the available materials be adapted to the school agenda and the abilities of teachers and students and the promotion of student achievement? Let’s learn how to prioritize without compromising on the quality of learning.

 

iTaLAM: Quarterly Planning: A Stormy Ocean or a Rich Buffet? (English Session)

12:00-1:30 PM EST

Presenter: Rosalyn Grad

Audience: iTaLAM Teachers and Administrators 

Description: How do you plan a unit of study with iTaLAM? On which materials do you choose to focus? How does the time budget affect the prioritization of materials? What materials will advance the required language skills? How can the available materials be adapted to the school agenda and the abilities of teachers and students and the promotion of student achievement? Let’s learn how to prioritize without compromising on the quality of learning.

 

Sensory Processing in the Classroom  

1:00-2:00 PM

Presenter: Rebecca Wanatik

Audience: K-5

Description: Understanding the sensory needs of learners helps to create a more productive learning environment for all students.  Join us to learn more about sensory processing and a variety of strategies to incorporate into the classroom to support all learners

 

A New Direction-Teaching Students to have Kavannah in Tefillah

2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Tamar Nussbaum

Audience: Grades 1-8 

Description: How can we get our students to understand the importance of Tefillah? How can we teach them prayer so that it is meaningful to them years down the road? How do we make them excited about prayer and make it foster a deeper connection with Hashem for them? Learn how to teach Tefilla as a way of life, not simply a subject.

 

Bivrit! Encouraging Students to Speak in Ivrit

3:00:-4:00 PM EST

Presenter: Tammy Masar

Audience: Grades 1-8 

Description: Many teachers are successful in getting students to read and write in Ivrit. Encouraging students to speak to their peers is often a struggle. Learn specific techniques and strategies to get them talking.

 

How to Teach and Foster Social Skills Through the Years

3:30-4:30  PM EST

Presenter: Rachel Beer

Audience: Grades 1-8 

Description: You’ve got a Friend in Me- The Unlikely Relationship Between Woody & Buzz”. Learn effective strategies that encourage social interactions among students.

 

How  to Teach a Smarter Child-Encouraging Growth Mindset

4:30-6:00 PM EST

Presenter: Mindy Lidsky

Audience: Grades 1-8 

Description: Participants in this session will understand brain malleability, understand how teachers can impact upon student intelligence, and will be able to design and apply learning experiences that promote and develop student intelligence and motivation

Can your CIJE Bytes Carry a Tune?

12:00-1:30 PM EDT

Presenters:  Dewain Clark and Teresa Doan

Audience: Teachers implementing CIJE Bytes

Description: Learn how to play “The Dreidel Song” melody with the speaker Byte and arrays. 

 

Navigating the Road to Innovation Day

Time: 12:00-1:30 PM EST

Presenters: Kate Van Dellen and Christopher Auger Dominguez

Audience: CIJE Tech High School Teachers

Description: Using the Capstone project to practice design thinking and to assess knowledge and address common capstone hiccups. 

 

Building Bridges- Making Cross-Curricular Connections

12:30-2:00 EST

Presenter: Heshy Wieder

Audience: grades 4-8

Description: Learn how to integrate STEM concepts into your Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies curriculum.

 

Cells and Organelles: The Repurposed and Edible Edition

2:00-3:30 PM EST

Presenter: Katherine Owuor

Audience: Middle School Teachers

Description: We will discuss how to deepen students’ understanding of cellular structures and their function through project-based approach. At the same time, we will talk about how to improve the students’ collaboration and presentation skills, which are so important to develop in their middle school years.

 

Authentic Learning: Utilizing Community Partnerships to Deepen Learning

12:00-1:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Orly Nadler, Dr. Danny Aviv, Aryeh Laufer, Aryeh Tiefenbrunn

Audience: High School 

Description: Authentic learning gives students an opportunity to deal with real tools and places them as change agents to tackle real-world issues. Learn how three teachers in Jewish day schools collaborated with community partners to empower their students

 

Using the ESP32 to Access Live Data

5:00-6:00 PM EST

Presenter: Jay Smallwood

Audience:  Advanced Engineering Teachers

Description: Teachers will learn how to use the ESP32 to access live data

SeeSaw-Tips and Tricks

1:00:-2:00 PM EST

Presenter:  Nicole Baz

Audience: Grades 1-6

Description: Many teachers were introduced to Seesaw last year, but may use it only on a surface level. In this session, we will talk about creative ways to use Seesaw in your classroom, introduce Seesaw and its features to your students and some of Seesaw Plus features like multi-page activities, private teacher folders, and skills tracking.

 

Crash, Boom, Pow!

2:00:-3:00 PM EST

Presenter: Rachel Beer

Audience: Grades ELC-3

Description: Participants will learn how to use interactive Boom Cards to teach and assess young learners.

 

Michal's Favorite's Engagement Tools for 1-8 Nearpod/Quizlet/Edpuzzle

3:00:-4:00 PM EST

Presenter: Michal Levin

Audience: Grades 1-8

Description: Learn how to use digital tools to engage middle school and high school students in your lesson. 

 

Creating Richer Assessments

4:00-5:00 PM EST

Presenter: Esther Hersh

Audience: Grades 4-12

Description: Using a range of approaches to projects and assignments in your classroom help students build a variety of skills and solve a wide array of problems. It also provides different kinds of learners with pathways to mastering skills that best suit them. Creating content in different media can help students build their communication skills, digital skills, collaboration, problem-solving skills, and creativity. In this 1 hour session, we’ll review tools and ideas for creative projects and instruction that you can bring to your classroom this year.

 

Spark Student Learning with SMART Lumio!

5:00:-6:00 PM EST

Presenter: Rebecca Penina Simon

Audience: Grades K-12

Description: Lumio formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online (SLSO), gives teachers a place to create classroom activities, assessments, and enhance archived lessons to extend learning. In this session, you will be introduced to the many features of Lumio that will help you to add an interactive spin to your static lessons that will spark engagement in your students. We'll explore ready-made activity templates and complimentary lesson files that can be easily adapted to fit your classroom! Students can access lessons from anywhere, at any time, and on any device. Teachers must have a Google or Microsoft account to use Lumio. Lumio is based on a freemium model.