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Wonder of Learning with a Jewish Twist: A Yearlong Study

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Ray of Light: Date: November 8, 2017. Location: Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Ave, Needham

Encountering phenomena in a spirit of research and experimentation through various instances of light in a Jewish space

Dialogue with Materials: Date: January 31, 2018. Location: JCDS, 57 Stanley Avenue, Watertown

Creative expression that reveals previously unknown aspects of reality through material interaction. What materials do you offer your students to incorporate Jewish time?


Dialogue with Places: Date: February 12, 2018. Location: Maimonides School, 34 Philbrick Road, Brookline

Appreciating, designing, and caring for our surroundings. How might our space reflect Jewish values?

Enchantment of Writing: Date: April 24, 2018. Location: JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton

Taking early steps in symbolic language as People of the Book.

Wine and light snacks will be served. With generous support from CJP and Paradigm Project, this community of practice for Jewish educators will dig deeper into how we explore several topics incorporated in the Wonder of Learning exhibit visiting Boston from June 2018 until November 2018. We welcome preschool, day school, Hebrew/religious school, special needs, and any other alternative educators in a Jewish setting who find themselves intrigued by the Wonder of Learning exhibit.

Objectives:

  • Infuse Reggio-inspired learning with a Jewish lens
  • Learn and grow through hands-on approach among colleagues
  • Prepare for the Wonder of Learning exhibit
  • Reflect on how to bring Reggio concepts to daily practice

Presenters’ Journey of Reggio Emilia Approach

Ronit BenShir, M.Ed.: Reggio Emilia philosophy has been part of my practice since 1997 when I studied at Oranim School of Education in Tivon, Israel, and our class went to see the Hundred Languages of Children exhibit. I remember my awe and thinking to myself, “How can we get to this kind of level of deeper learning?” Since that visit I have been learning about the approach and reflected it in my practice. I was very fortunate to visit Reggio Emilia, Italy for week of study in 2007. One area of struggle for me was how to optimize long term investigation when there are so many Jewish holidays that we need to explore. This question guided my Master Degree thesis at Hebrew College. I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge, wonder, questions, and experience and lead you in this journey together to experience the Wonder of Learning exhibit.

Lisa Plotkin, M.Ed.: I first learned about the Reggio approach in 2004 with Mara Bier in Washington, DC. She and her colleagues shared their experiences after a visit to Reggio Emilia and trained several educators in the concepts and process of the Project Approach. I practiced the new-to-me ideas for the first time with 3-year olds through an exploration of ice. From then on, my work has shifted away from products and teacher-oriented tendencies toward more attention to what children show us they know and are capable of doing and exploring. I’m still on this path and learning new things at every turn. I’m excited to learn with you!

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