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Welcome to the New School Year!

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! We were thrilled to open the doors at the South Campus and the New North Campus for the first day of school. The classrooms and hallways were filled with joyful energy – teachers and students created new classrooms communities, hugs as old friends reconnected and giggles as students made new friends, singing in the Kikar and Ulam, and classrooms already filling with curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. It was …

August 31, 2017 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Education, Milton Moments|Tags: #ThisIsWhy, Adult Learning|

MILTON Educators Attend Project Zero Classroom at Harvard Graduate School of Education

Elementary School Director Arielle Derby, Early Childhood Director Melissa Davis, and Second Grade General Studies teacher Jen Margolis attended “Project Zero Classroom,” a week-long course at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. They were joined by teachers and researchers from all over the United States and 30 other countries. Project Zero Classroom emphasizes educational research that examines facets of human potential — such as the nature of intelligence, creativity, learning, ethics, and thinking — and …

July 27, 2017 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Education|Tags: Adult Learning|

Elementary School Director Selected for Prizmah’s YOU Lead Program

Elementary School Director Arielle Derby was recently selected to join the 2017-18 cohort of Prizmah’s YOU Lead program, an eight-month leadership development program for Jewish day school professionals that focuses on mentorship and peer support. Arielle was selected from a pool of applicants from Jewish day schools across the country. YOU Lead helps both established and emerging leaders in the field of Jewish education further their leadership skills through a comprehensive curriculum designed to augment individual strengths …

July 12, 2017 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Education|Tags: Adult Learning|

Milton Teacher Selected for Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute

Milton teacher Vinny Prell was selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants from across the United States to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute. During the five-day program, participants work with Library education specialists and subject-matter experts to learn effective practices for using primary sources in the classroom, while exploring some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available on the Library’s website. Educators …

July 5, 2017 |By |Author Type: Press |Topics: Education, Social Studies|Tags: Adult Learning, Washington D.C.|

In the News: Washington Jewish Week Covers the Rabin Lecture with John McCain

Washington Jewish Week covered the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture with Senator John McCain. Read the article here >

June 2, 2017 |By |Author Type: Press |Topics: Milton Moments|Tags: Adult Learning, In the News, Washington D.C.|

In the News: Prizmah Interviews Middle School Director Lisa Schopf

Last year, Middle School Director and Sixth Grade teacher Lisa Schopf participated in Prizmah’s YOU Lead program, an eight-month leadership development program for Jewish day school professionals that focuses on mentorship and peer support. Recently Lisa sat down with Shira Loewenstein, the Director of YOU Lead, to talk about her experience in the program and reflect on the year since. Read the interview here >

Ari Zymelman Lecture Series on Parenting Education: Screen-Time Struggles

While I consider myself to be a capable parent, the topic of technology is one that I want support around. There are websites, articles, and resources on the issue. But where to look next? The answer: JPDS-NC! Next week, the JPDS-NC parent community will gather for the screening of the documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age,” followed by facilitated table discussions so that we can share our responses to the film and conceptualize …

November 10, 2016 |By |Author Type: Community Members |Topics: Education|Tags: Adult Learning|

Sharon Freundel, Director of Jewish Life, Named to Elite Innovation Design Team of Jewish Educators by the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge

Sharon Freundel, JPDS-NC’s Director of Jewish Life, has been named one of only 10 Jewish educators in the world who will serve on HaKaveret, an innovation design team focused on improving Jewish education. The team of elite Jewish educators will spend the next year learning with and from each other as well as external experts, and developing multiple innovative and engaging models for delivering Judaic education in Jewish day schools. The models will then be …

October 20, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Education, Judaic Studies|Tags: Adult Learning, In the News|

JPDS-NC Hosts DC Reggio Emilia Alliance Study Group

JPDS-NC hosted the first DC Reggio Emilia Alliance (DCREA) meeting of the school year at the South Campus on Wednesday, September 28. We were honored to host 35 educators from Washington area preschools, independent schools, and public schools at the event. We thank our colleagues from Congregation B’nai Tzedek, St. John’s Episcopal Preschool, Temple Sinai Nursery School, The Young School, Temple Emanuel ECC, Columbia Baptist Child Development Center, Beverly Hills Preschool, Washington Hebrew, EDCJCC Preschool, and …

October 13, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Education|Tags: Adult Learning, Washington D.C.|

Starting the New Year Like an Aleph – Cultivating a Growth Mindset in 5777

I have been spending time visiting classrooms, getting to know the students, and telling them a story about why Aleph is the first letter of the aleph-bet: the print Aleph (א) is the only letter that is “open” on all sides, with many access points. After the story, we talk about being open to new beginnings and I ask them to create a small card showing something they are “open to” this year. I’ve heard …

October 5, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Education|Tags: Adult Learning, Thinking Routines|