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23 October 2017
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London School of Jewish Studies

National Jewish Education Conference for Primary School Teachers 2016

Working Miracles

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Session Descriptions


Working Jewish Studies Miracles – Digitally

Sammy Morhaim and Chanania Englesman, Session 1a and 3a

Teachers will learn how to create their own interactive games and presentations with a focus on general knowledge and Chumash. This is a chance to see leading Jewish Studies educators model outstanding practice – using technology to fully engage their students. This will be a hands-on session with all participants gaining skills they can implement the very next day in the classroom.

You may bring your own laptop.

PLEASE NOTE:  A limited number of IPAD’s or laptops will be available on request. Please request this on your booking form.

This session is aimed at: Teachers of all levels and of technical abilities


Do I have what it takes to become an outstanding teacher?

Jeffrey Leader, Session 1b and 3b

This session aims to explore whether any committed teacher can become an outstanding practitioner. In addition to focusing on the elements of teaching that Ofsted and Pikuach identify as being outstanding, the session will examine case studies from some of the talented Jewish Studies teachers currently working in the Anglo-Jewish day school network.

This session is aimed at: Teachers at all levels


Assembly Live – Enliven assemblies with original and interactive stories and visual ideas.

Rabbi Herman, Session 1c

Children still enjoy and remember a well told story, especially if there is a visual component, even though we live in the age of the screen. In this session Rabbi Herman will share original stories, interactive ideas and guidelines to develop your own! Guaranteed to animate your assembly/Kabbalat Shabbat or Chaggiga.

This session is aimed at: Teachers in primary schools who take assemblies or Kabbalat Shabbat


Meaningful Learning Experiences with the National Library of Israel

Karen Ettinger, Session 1d

Bring your lessons to life by learning how to use the free resources available online from the National Library of Israel.  This session will feature a variety of outstanding primary sources from the priceless collections of the National Library of Israel and a demonstration of the pedagogy and methodology developed in the National Library in order to use primary sources to promote meaningful learning experiences.

This session is aimed at:  All teachers


Making ‘sense’ of Sensory Learning

Chayli Fehler and Shosh Hill, Session 1e

This session looks at how to design and deliver creative learning sessions to encourage active and engaged learners. The focus is on a multi-sensory approach to enrich and enhance experiential learning. Practical examples will be based on upcoming Jewish Festivals and Parsha.

This session is aimed at: All teachers



Chumash in Primary School – Comprehension and Enrichment Through Structural Skills

Rabbi Pinchos Hayman, Session 1f and 2f

Teaching Chumash content through reading and translation is often thought to be the sum total of what Chumash learning is supposed to be. In this session, we will concentrate on several critical textual and structural skills that, when used wisely, contribute greatly to a much deeper comprehension of the Chumash, and enable students to learn more effectively on their own. The skills to be discussed include the use of Ta’amei HaMikra, inclusion of Onkelos, and the awareness of the various division systems of the text. Participants are asked to bring a Chamishah Chumshei Torah with Onkelos and Rashi with them to the session.

This session is aimed at: All teachers


Flipped Classroom, how to extend your teaching time

Chana Kanzen, Session 2a

This session will look at the how, what and why of the flipped classroom movement. Chana will start off with brief pedagogy and examples before looking at how to flip your classroom in minutes. Participants will learn key technical tools to do this with ease and allow one to reach your students any time. Newest technologies (not seen before) will be revealed to allow interactivity and encourage immediate results, providing assessment tools. You may bring your own device to this session.

PLEASE NOTE: iPads and Laptops are available on request, please request this on your booking form.

This session is aimed at: Teachers with intermediate plus technical skills


Creating effective parental partnerships in Jewish schools

Rabbi Cobi Ebrahimoff, Session 2b

Parents and families are by far the most important influences in a child’s life. Their support can play a vital role at all stages of education.  In this session we aim to address the various challenges which Jewish Studies teachers encounter while working with parents in Jewish Schools. Rabbi Ebrahimoff will share practical strategies which will enable you to build positive and effective parental partnerships while managing parents professionally.

This session is aimed at: All teachers


Defining Your Own Personal Vision for Jewish Education

Jason Marantz and Esther Colman, Session 2c

What do you believe in?  Why do you do what you do?  What is the most important aspect of Jewish education for you? This session will help you identify what matters most to you and identify your vision for Jewish education in a way that you can share with other stakeholders.  This vision will help you be clear on what you are about and help you work out how to get there.

This session is aimed at: Existing or aspiring Jewish Studies leaders


Getting the most from Tefillah time

Rabbi David Lister and Yolande Pieters, Session 2d

How can we make Tefillah meaningful to each child? How can we help our pupils to be confident and competent in saying and reading their Tefillot? We will explore practical ways to make Tefillah more meaningful and impactful.

This session is aimed at: Any teacher who leads Tefillah in primary schools


Top Teaching Techniques – Making it work in the classroom

Liza Feiner and Ruth Wilkinson, Session 2e

Ruth and Liza are experienced Secular and Jewish Studies teachers who will share their top techniques and tips on how to make your classroom an exciting and stimulating one with activities which are relevant, engaging and motivating.

This session is aimed at: New teachers or those who are in the first few years of teaching


Creating a baseline assessment for Jewish Studies in the Reception class

Gaby Sagal, Session 3c

We will be looking at what the government’s new initiative is regarding baseline assessments for reception classes and will consider these from a Jewish Studies point of view.  We will set up working groups to begin to create a baseline assessment to be used in reception classes from September 2016

This session is aimed at: Nursery and Reception Jewish Studies teachers


Behaviour 101 for Jewish Studies Teachers

Jason Marantz, Session 3d

Are the little ones getting you down?  Are you new to the profession?  Are you teaching that difficult class?  Do you just want a refresher?  In this revamped session accounting for new national priorities on behaviour, Jason will cover practical techniques and strategies to help teachers manage children’s behaviours in ways which not only allow them to get through a lesson, but hopefully enjoy it too!   Time in this session will be devoted to dealing with low level disruption the most common form of behaviour problem teachers face today. 

This session is aimed at: New Jewish Studies teachers or those who want a refresher in behaviour and classroom management.


Making Rashi Come Alive

Rabbi Hartman, Session 3e

Rabbi Hartman will explore in depth the four stages that you have to go through on every single Rashi in Chumash to really live Rashi.

This session is aimed at: All teachers


Why Pastoral Care Matters

Esther Pearlman, Session 3f

Our current education system is focused heavily on standards and data.  Whilst this has an important role to play, one must ensure to cater for the needs of the whole child.  This session, aimed at teachers at all levels, will explain how to work with pupils and cater for their pastoral needs, which in turn enables them to achieve more.

This session is aimed at: All teachers