When was the last time you left a Zoom LEARNING EXPERIENCE and said “That was zAWESOME”?
Florida Boot Camp is an experiential training designed to provide south Florida'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, engaging and compelling Jewish education requires that educators be confident in frameworks and techniques that are relevant, empowering, and based in Jewish values. Florida 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.
Sunday, January 31, 1:00 - 4:00 pm ET
1:00 - 1:05 pm | Check In
1:05 - 1:30 pm | Opening Ceremony & Zice Breakers
1:30 - 1:45 pm | Bunk Time 1 (by professional cohort)
1:45 - 2:30 pm | Elective Period 1
2:30 - 2:35 pm | Snack Break
2:35 - 3:20 pm | Elective Period 2
3:20 - 3:40 pm | Bunk Time 2 (by professional cohort)
3:40 - 4:00 pm | Summary & Closing Circle
This was the best professional development I have been to in a VERY LONG time. It was relevant, professional and worthwhile! Thank you.“
Boot Camp was phenomenal. I loved the learning and I was so impressed with the intentionality, engagement, clear applicability and overall level of excellence the program provided. Thank you!“
Read the elective descriptions below and rank your top choices. You will be given two of your top three choices.
Register online by Monday, January 25 at 6:00 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 1:00 pm ET on Sunday, Jan. 31 for opening flagpole!
WHO's it FOR?
Are you currently teaching or supervising in a religious school in the Broward or Miami-Dade counties? This is for you. 👍🏻 Are you working to engage Jewish youth, teens or families in southern Florida? 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! 🌴
“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?
This special day of learning is free of charge for all supplemental educators in south Florida, thanks to the generosity of Broward County and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
READY FOR bOOT CAMP?
Grab a Snack Pack and register now to save your spot at Boot Camp! Registration is open until Monday, January 25 at 6:00 pm ET, or until spaces run out. Spots are limited and electives are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, so register now!
Florida Boot Camp
Sunday, January 31, 2021
1:00 - 4:00 pm ET
This initiative was made possible through the generosity of the Jewish Federation of Broward County, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and CAJE-Miami.
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.
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.
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
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
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
45 minutes each