SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020
9:30 - 12:30 PM
A special day of learning for part-time Jewish educators in Atlanta, brought to you by the Jewish Education Collaborative of JFGA and Trybal Gatherings
When was the last time you left a Zoom LEARNING EXPERIENCE and said “That was zAWESOME”?
ATL Boot Camp is an experiential training designed to provide Atlanta’s supplemental Jewish educators with virtual facilitation skills and inspiration to keep educational programming strong. Jewish supplemental education will only be as good as the educators who facilitate it. In today’s virtual world, an engaging and compelling Jewish education requires that educators be confident in pedagogy and techniques that are relevant, empowering, and based in Jewish values. ATL Boot Camp will ignite educators with new confidence and skills to facilitate meaning-making, to inspire curiosity, and to build a sense of Jewish community within the confines of a screen… and beyond.
Join distinguished leaders from across the field for an experiential, camp-style gathering that trains you to harness critical skills in virtual facilitation and remote experience design. You’ll walk away with inspiration, tools, and modalities that can profoundly engage your community. And, maybe, just maybe… a paper plate award.
RABBI ELANA PERRY
DIRECTOR, JEWISH EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
Sunday, August 9, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
9:30 - 9:35 am | Check In
9:35 - 10:00 am | Opening Ceremony & Ice Breakers
10:00 - 10:15 am | Bunk Time 1 (by professional cohort)
10:15 - 11:00 am | Elective Period 1
11:00 - 11:05 am | Snack Break
11:05 - 11:50 pm | Elective Period 2
11:50 - 12:10 pm | Bunk Time 2 (by professional cohort)
12:10 - 12:30 pm | Summary & Closing Circle
The energy from the staff was contagious and I found myself not only entertained, but completely ready to focus and learn. These workshops will assist me in my new way of planning, programming and teaching this year.
Director of Education at Congregation Gesher L'Torah
WHO's it FOR?
Are you currently running online programs? This is for you. 👍🏻 Are you planning to run online programs in the future? This is for you. ✨ Are you a TikTok influencer with 2M followers? Mazels. This is still for you. 🏆 Whether you work at a JCC, Federation, day school, pre-school, synagogue, foundation, summer camp, Moishe House, think tank, start-up or are just brushing up your resumé… this is for you. ⚡️
It’s also for your team. We deeply believe in the value of cross-function collaboration. That's why we’re lowering the price for colleagues who register from the same org. It’ll be like going on a team offsite from your living room! 🌴
HOW to JOIN
Read the elective descriptions below and rank your top choices. You will be given two of your top four choices.
Register online by Monday, August 3 at 3:00 pm ET. Spaces are limited. Electives are assigned first-come first-serve.
Receive a confirmation email with your schedule, bunk assignment, packing list, and login link.
Log on at 9:30 am ET on Sunday, Aug. 9 for opening flagpole!
WHO's it FOR?
Are you currently teaching or supervising in a religious school in the metro-Atlanta area? This is for you. 👍🏻 Are you working to engage Jewish youth, teens and families in metro Atlanta? This is for you. ✨ Are you planning to run online learning and engagement programs in the future? This is for you! ⚡️ Are you the greatest educator who ever lived with 40 years of teaching experience? Mazel tov, this is still for you! 🏆 Whether you work at a synagogue, after-school program, camp or community agency… this is for you!
It’s also for your team. We deeply believe in cross-functional collaboration. This will be a chance to learn and bond with your fellow faculty members offsite from your living room! 🌴
75 minutes of “Behind the curtain” training & simulation, including access to recordings and takeaways from all electives
Two 45-min electives to expand your skills toolkit
Community building by professional cohort
what'S it COST?
ATL Boot Camp is free of charge for all supplemental educators in greater Atlanta, thanks to the generosity of the Jewish Education Collaborative and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.
READY FOR bOOT CAMP?
Grab a Snack Pack and register now to save your spot at Boot Camp! Registration is open until Monday, August 3 at 3:00 pm ET, or until spaces run out. Spots are limited and electives are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, so register now!
ATL Boot Camp
Sunday, August 9, 2020
9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
This initiative was made possible through the Jewish Education Collaborative and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. The mission of the Jewish Education Collaborative is to advance supplemental Jewish education that is impactful and compelling. In partnership with Atlanta’s Jewish educational leaders, the Jewish Education Collaborative will strengthen existing programs and boldly explore new possibilities for the future. Together we will determine and advance the most ambitious Jewish education agenda Atlanta has ever seen.
Learn to spark culture and connection among your students. The barrier to entry has never been lower, so we’ll explore the small ways you can inspire students to feel like they are part of something bigger, and better, than they could imagine alone.
Sees silver linings. Has had at least 1 optimistic thought lately.
Aleph to Zoom
Excite your students about learning Hebrew online! Explore engaging techniques for a variety of learning styles: self-paced, one-on-one, and small group virtual learning, including tools to effectively teach and practice t’filah virtually.
Zoom Magic 101
Master the Zoom essentials that will maximize your online programming. We'll walk through the best practices in video and audio settings, key account/admin features, security options, recordings, breakout rooms, and more.
Questions about breakout rooms and fundamental settings
Freshen up your virtual presence! Learn to translate your in-person skills and agenda to the online space. We’ll explore ways to overcome Zoom fatigue, as a facilitator and participant, and how to shift energy in the moment to maximize group connection and engagement.
Zoom fatigue. Aspirations to be more like Ellen Degeneres.
Bring interaction into a 2D space. From class discussions to text-study to ritual-making, strong programs encourage participation, foster collaboration & deepen engagement. Join us in exploring several third-party tools to make your virtual classrooms more interactive.
Likes word clouds and visually-pleasing collaborative tools
Zoom Magic 201
Already comfortable with setting up and running virtual programs? Here’s your chance to get a PhZ in Zoom production wizardry. Learn advanced tools and how to best utilize the software to take your Zoom production skills to the next level.
Zoom-savviness & comfortable creating breakout rooms
Learn to create buzzworthy programs and sessions through the lens of an experience designer. We'll explore how to structure a script, design an arch of touch points, and layer in magic to engineer “z-aha” moments that transcend beyond the screen.
Misses teaching in a classroom. Loves surprise & delight.
Advanced Zice Breakers
Build your arsenal of Zoom ice breakers! Learn back-pocket activities to kick off a program, creatively pivot topics, and captivate your students' attention... all while amplifying your community-building goals. This session is the antidote to Zoom fatigue!
Aversion to awkward silence and lame name-games
45 minutes each