Professional Development for the Whole School – JESP in Cleveland

Bringing the Approach of Engaging Texts to the Whole School:
Temple Emanu El, Cleveland, OH

Engaging Texts has partnered with the Professional Development Branch of the JECC to offer an exciting new venture that will bring the approach of philosophical Inquiry in Jewish Education (PIJE) to whole school staff and teachers. Piloting this new model is Temple Emanu El in Cleveland, OH. Engaging Texts will run 5 two hour sessions for the whole staff around the three ‘legs’ of the approach: Building Community, Rigorous Inquiry and Rich deep Jewish Content Knowledge. The series was off to a great start with the educators retreat  which took place August 13th in the Cuyahoga nature reserve. Together the teachers, staff and Madrichim explored The Art and Power of Questioning. 

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About Jen Glaser

Hi. I am the founder and Director of 'Engaging Texts'. As an educator I have been involved in Philosophy for Children for around 30 years - and I have been involved in informal and formal Jewish education even longer. Four years ago I decided to bring these two passions together through developing the field of "Philosophical Inquiry in Jewish Education". I am so happy to have met, and been able to work with, so many of you in this process. My goal over the coming years is to continue to develop and expand this field. I would say more about why, but you can rad about that on the website. I also want to say that this endeavour would not have been possible without the generous support of both the Covenant Foundation and the JECC in Cleveland Ohio, for which I am very grateful!

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