NATE Social Media Series with Darim Online

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SOARING SOCIAL SKILLS THIS SUMMER with NATE and DARIM ONLINE

#NATESEATTLE was a wonderland of learning about today’s technologies, today’s learners, and tomorrow’s possibilities. Now you’ve got the basics under your belt, you’ve had a sip of the koolaid, and you’re ready for more. Join us this summer for a six part webinar series to learn more advanced skills and strategies. Lisa Colton, President of Darim Online will present the webinars, sharing her expertise in social media for Jewish organizations and Jewish education. Further, we’ll use the opportunity to share knowledge, support each other, and test out our new skills over the summer to prepare for the fall.

Participants in this series are also invited to become a member of Darim Online at half price, from July 2011 through August 2012. Organizational members are invited to bring any (and all!) staff and lay leadership to our webinars and events. Individual membership enable one person to register for our webinars and events. Starting this fall we'll be offering to our members a series especially for educators funded by The Covenant Foundation.

Registration is $150 for the six part series, which will run from July 5 – August 9. All webinars will be recorded and made available to registrants, so you can replay something you want to hear again, or catch up if you miss one. Our itinerary:


Congregational Education in a Networked World: Aligning Goals & Strategy

July 5, 2011: 1-2pm eastern / 10-11am pacific

Before we dive into the specifics of Facebook and Twitter … why are we doing all of this? Let’s start by focusing on your goals and vision as a Jewish educator. We live in an attention economy, and our understandings of time and place are shifting rapidly. Focus in on your educational goals, and let’s peel back our “old school” assumptions and open our minds to see the possibilities social media can provide. This foundational webinar will help us create the vessels which we’ll fill in the next webinars.

Facebook Strategies for Savvy Jewish Educators

July 12, 2011: 1-2pm eastern/ 10-11am pacific

You’ve got a Facebook account, and perhaps a synagogue Facebook Page. Now what? Starting with our goals from the first webinar, we’ll look at the best uses of a personal profile, Page, and Group. What’s the difference? Why would you want one or another, and how does it relate to what the congregation as a whole may be doing? Learn some advance features of each, and discuss friending parents, fellow teachers and yes… students.

Twitter Strategies for Parent Communication and Professional Learning

July 19, 2011: 1-2pm eastern / 10-11am pacific

Twitter is a powerful, rich and fun tool … if you know how to use it. Technically it’s a breeze, but it’s not so obvious how to get the most from it. We’ll focus on what it means to be a “power user”, including developing professional learning networks, using a Twitter dashboard or app, and marketing your Twitter feed through a multi-channel approach to get the content to a wider audience. Not on Twitter yet? Sign up for an account, and let us know if you need a link to the Twitter 101 webinar.

Beyond “What We Did Today”: Blogging to Support Jewish Journeys

July 26, 2011: 1-2pm eastern / 10-11am pacific

It’s very easy to default to giving play by play updates to parents – whether by email or on a blog. We’ll discuss how to get beyond this approach, and how to think of yourself as a “Jewish Journey Coach” rather than a “classroom Jewish Educator”. Blogs allow for longer format storytelling, photos and video, as well as conversation and knowledge sharing between members of your community. How can your blog provide a platform and valuable insight and content to enrich and support your community?

Classroom Widgets and Gadgets: Fun Tools to Enhance Classroom Learning

August 2, 2011: 1-2pm eastern / 10-11am pacific

It seems every day there is a new widget or gadget to learn about. We’ll share some of our favorites for engaging students in the classroom and helping them collaborate with one another. Got your own favorites? Be prepared to share them too! Fill up your toolbox with this informative webinar.

Jewish Educator as Social Media Change Agents: Your Role in Evolving Culture Congregation Culture

August 9, 2011: 1-2 eastern / 10-11am pacific

It may (or may not) surprise you that here at Darim we often find those leading social media innovation in congregations are the educators. We suspect it’s because you like to learn, and aren’t afraid to try new things. Regardless, you have an opportunity (we might go so far as to say responsibility) to embrace your role as the “accidental techie”, and to help ignite and encourage conversations and evolution in your community. The changes taking place aren’t just about using Facebook or Twitter – it’s about the flattening of organizations, and how to work in a networked or communal way in everything that you do. Come learn how you can play a powerful, valuable and fun role in supporting evolution and change in your congregation.

Your tour guide: Lisa Colton is the founder and president of Darim Online, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Jewish organizations thrive in the digital age. Lisa is a award winning teacher, speaker and innovator, helping administrative staff, clergy, educators and lay leaders reimagine their roles and utilize today’s tools to achive their mission and goals.

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