Behrman House has been hosting several webinars to help educators adjust to teaching and learning in remote environments to help you prepare for the coming school year. The recordings of those sessions are now available here. We will update this page as more become available. 

Teaching Hebrew and Judaics Remotely

Guide to Turn-Page Materials for Remote Learning

Presented by Terry Kaye. Take a short tour through the Behrman House digital turn-page materials: what they look like, the supplemental teacher support materials and student printables, and overview of how to purchase and access the digital materials.

 

Hebrew Materials for Remote Learning

Presented by Terry Kaye at the NewCAJE (virtual) conference in July 2020. This 60-minute webinar covers the new digital turn-page Hebrew materials for remote learning, how to use them and access them. 

 

Hebrew Primers: Shalom Uvrachah, Alef Bet Quest, and Shalom Hebrew for Remote Learning

Presented by Terry Kaye, director of educational services at Behrman House and Mindy Schreff, Director of the Linda and Rudy Slucker Religious School at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange, New Jersey. Get ready to engage entry-level Hebrew learners whether you are meeting remotely, in person, or a mix. We’ll show you how to use our new digital turn-page versions of some of our most popular primers in combination with the student editions, with guidance from a new teaching guide with specific tips for video conferencing.  A summary of the session and the key takeaways is available here.  

 

Judaics for Remote Learning

Presented by Aviva Gutnick, education editor at Behrman House, and Abra Lee, Director of Youth Learning & Engagement, Temple Emanu-El of Westfield, New Jersey. Plan your Judaics program with confidence knowing you will be able to continue whether you are meeting remotely, in-person, or have to do a mix of both. This session focuses on ways to use the all-new digital turn-page versions of our most widely used Judaics materials—the print versions and our online enrichment resources and activities. Abra Lee  shares how she plans to lead explorations of Torah in the younger grades – including involving families – that can continue uninterrupted even if meeting venues change over the course of the year. The recording is available here.

 

Videoconferencing 

Better Together Labs offers experiential workshops in agility, collaboration and play to help teams across various industries work, create, and communicate better together.

Harris has held key positions at prominent Silicon Valley companies including Google, Dropbox, and Zynga and has provided his skills for a number of nonprofits. He has a degree in Computer Science with honors from Harvard University and his work is heavily influenced by the philosophies and techniques of improvisation.

Penney is a team-building strategist and a firm believer that “fun” is the operative word when it comes to peeling away inhibitions in the workplace to allow collaboration and effective communication to emerge. She is a member of the Applied Improvisation Network and holds a B.A. in Theater and Performance Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

For more information about Better Together Labs, click here.

Creative and Playful Ways to Engage Learners on Zoom, with Mallory Penney and Reggie Harris from Better Together Labs

 

Tips for More Effective Video Conferencing, with Mallory Penney and Reggie Harris from Better Together Labs

 

Story Spine: A Technique for Engaging a Group, with Mallory Penney and Reggie Harris from Better Together Labs