Leading Your Judaic Studies Team in Differentiated Instruction: A Six- Part Series

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US schools: $450 
Canadian schools: $360

Dr. Tamar Bauman, Hollis Dannaham, M.Ed., Rabbi Dr. Uriel Lubetski, Tamar Appel
Judaic Studies Professionals, Teachers
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Join Judaic Studies leaders from day schools across North America to learn practical strategies for differentiation in the elementary and middle school Judaic Studies classroom (with a focus on grades 3-8) that you can bring back to your faculty. We will also explore a checklist for observing lessons, steps for assessing what elements to prioritize and address, and tools for providing effective feedback using a strength-based approach.

Monday, October 31, 2022
Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
Monday, November 7th, 2022
Thursday, November 10th, 2022
Monday, November 14th, 2022
Thursday, November 17th, 2022

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM ET
10:15 AM - 12:30 PM PT



Tamar Appel, Director of Education for Hidden Sparks, is a past Associate Principal of Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls in Teaneck, NJ, having served there as a teacher and administrator for a combined 18 years. As an educational leader, she has created a culture of ongoing professional development, supportive and productive mentorship of faculty, and academic excellence. She has also served as a mentor for school leaders through Prizmah's YOU Lead Program and for new teachers through the Jewish New Teacher Project, and has pursued her own professional growth through programs including the Summer Institute for Principals at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Tamar is passionate and confident about the potential for growth in every student, teacher and school, and she is excited to facilitate this as part of the Hidden Sparks team.

Dr. Tamar Bauman
Dr. Tamar

Dr. Bauman has been a Hidden Sparks senior coach and facilitator for the past 15 years. She has over 20 years of experience helping children with mental health, behavioral, and academic challenges. Dr. Bauman has provided ongoing education and coaching to Jewish Day School Judaic Studies teachers as well as mentoring and supervision to coaches in training. Dr. Bauman has also organized social skills and bully-prevention programming for schools and has provided learning, social skills, and anti-bullying workshops for students, teachers, and parents.

Hollis Dannaham
Dannaham, M.Ed.

Hollis, Hidden Sparks senior coach and facilitator, has been empowering complex learners for 30 years as a learning specialist, special educator, administrator, and consultant. Hollis created Transform Boundaries, an organization dedicated to helping schools create programs and creative solutions for reaching their complex learners. She served as the Director of Academic Intervention at Explore Charter School and co-created the Carmel Alternative High School for at-risk teens. Hollis also worked as a learning specialist at the Student Success Center of All Kinds of Minds.

Rabbi Dr. Uriel Lubetski
Rabbi Dr. Uriel

Rabbi Dr. Lubetski has over twenty years of experience in education, with fifteen years as a principal in a variety of Middle Schools and High Schools in New York, Baltimore, and Memphis. He also trained as Hidden Sparks Internal Coach. Today, he serves as the Director of Education in Sulamot writing curriculum in Mishna and Halacha for English speaking schools around the world. Furthermore, he serves as an adjunct instructor in the Master’s Program in Educational Administration at Michlalah Jerusalem. Rabbi Dr. Lubetski earned his doctorate from Azrieli School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University in Applying Project Based Learning to Tanach.