Who should attend?
Any soon-to-be or current religious school teacher, including those who have attended past ISJL conferences. Rabbis, congregation presidents, teaching aides, parents and other supporters of the religious school.
What is the purpose of this program?
To implement a user friendly curriculum and then refine it as we impart a "common body of Jewish knowledge" to our children. To create a common sense solution and apply the collective energy of top Jewish educators to build a strong, consistent curriculum that can be overseen and guided in an area with few Jewish professionals.
What is the goal?
For the attendees to leave the workshop with the revised curriculum and resource materials, a wealth of ideas for enhancing their classroom, and tips on strengthening their teaching skills; to raise Jewish literacy and education opportunities by pooling resources in the region.
What do we know?
We want our children to have an outstanding Jewish education. Current methods of teacher training and student involvement are less than ideal. Teachers are strapped for the time that is essential for preparing a quality religious school lesson plan.