Professional Development

Are you a part time, full time or aspiring youth professional?

You play a pivotal role in shaping teens’ Jewish identifies and providing meaningful milestones on their paths to becoming successful and engaged Jewish adults. Through Springboard we are committed to supporting and investing in you! We do this by offering professional development sessions on topics of import to our community, facilitating networking and mentorship opportunities and providing funding for self-development experiences.

Join us as we offer learning experiences in the areas of Jewish Experiential Education, Professional Skill Building and Teen Wellness and Health.

Programs are designed to help you:

  • Increase your skills and competencies so that you are even more valuable to current and future employers
  • Enhance your confidence and competency in creating meaningful and positive Jewish experiences

Going Forward to School, Jewish Learning Works Pop Up

Join Jewish Learning Works for a conversation with Dr. Jon Mitzmacher, head of the Ottawa Jewish Community School to explore the lessons from virtual learning that are worth holding onto in the future. Read Jonathan's article that was published in eJewish Philanthropy " Going Forward to School " in advance of the Pop Up. 

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
Jewish Learning Works
Date
June 29, 2020 2:30-3:30 PM CDT
Location
provided upon RSVP
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Supporting Our Teens and Their Mental Health, Jewish Learning Works Pop Up

Join JoAnne Forman, LMFT Program Coordinator of the REAL Mental Health Initiative at Rodef Sholom in San Rafael. JoAnne will share different ways that she is currently supporting teens virtually and what we can do to help our teens to thrive.

Category
Whole Teen Health, Professional Skill Building
Led by
Jewish Learning Works
Date
July 6, 2020 2:30-3:30pm
Location
provided upon RSVP
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Bringing Our Learners to Our Spaces — Virtually, Jewish Learning Works Pop Up

Join Cara Buchalter, School Programs Manager at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco as she shares a program that engages learners from afar. By creating " Sunday Stories ", Cara is using simple technology to bring current and past CJM exhibitions to the community. Come see a sample of her work and explore how this model can be used in other settings to engage learners.

Category
Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education
Led by
Jewish Learning Works
Date
July 13, 2020 2:30-3:30
Location
provided upon RSVP
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Racial Justice: Responding to the Moment and Beyond

The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have once again brought to the fore issues of systemic racism within this country and raised critical topics for our children/students. In our effort to support educators, The Jewish Education Project has compiled a set of resources  that educators can use to address the topic of race with their students, with the recommendation that they be viewed through three intersecting but distinct lenses that we believe can help frame our learning and action.  These resources will help facilitate meaningful conversations about race and about actions one can take to make a difference. For this set of resources, click here

 

Category
Professional Skill Building

Empowering Our Teens to Pursue Justice, Jewish Learning Works Pop Up

Join JYCA: Jewish Youth for Community Action's Rachel Gottfried and Rachel Gelman as they highlight the work of their organization. But don't just listen to them…we will also hear from at least one teen about their experience in JYCA and their lessons about making social change.

Category
Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education
Led by
Jewish Learning Works
Date
July 20, 2020 2:30-3:30 PM CDT
Location
provided upon RSVP
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Jewish Meditation for Calm and Resilience

Drop in for a meditation session, led by an experienced Jewish mindfulness meditation instructor. These sessions will help you develop your ability to pay attention to the present moment, cultivate calmness, practice kindness towards yourself and others, and respond to this difficult moment more wisely and skillfully.

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
JPro
Date
Tuesdays @7:00-7:45 pm Central
Location
https://masterclasses.jpro.org/jpro-online

Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents ages 12-18. The course builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling - rather, they learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan.

 

WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

*The highly subsidized cost to participants is $75. This includes the 8 hour certification class, course materials and lunch/snacks during the training.

* Each participant receives a comprehensive manual to take home.


 

 

Category
Whole Teen Health
Date
June 10th
Location
Lakeview
Register
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Archives

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • The Educator's Digital Toolbox: Jewish Educational Technology Initiative

    Category: Professional Development

  • Conversation about Teens and Antisemitism

    Category: Professional Development

  • Open Space Lunch

    Category: Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health

  • Ayal Beer: Viewing Israeli Society and Culture Through the Lens of Children's Literature

    Category: Professional Development

  • Springboard Screening of Eighth Grade

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • Webinar: Generation Now, Moving from Research to Action

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • Intro to Snapchat and Instagram

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Evaluation 101 for Youth Professionals

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Discussing Intersectionality With Teens

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • Amplifying Programs Using Paid Ads

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Event Marketing For Youth Professionals

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Israel Education: What We Should Be Talking About

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • M2 Chicago Cohort

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • Understanding Mental Health

    Category: Teen Wellness and Health

  • Strategies and Tools to Help Make Day and Overnight Camps More Inclusive for Individuals with Disabilities

    Category: Whole Teen Health, Professional Skill Building

  • Strategies to Manage Behavior in the Religious School Classroom

    Category: Whole Teen Health, Professional Skill Building

  • Connecting Prayer, Mindfulness and Spirituality

    Category: Whole Teen Health, Jewish Experiential Education

  • Get Certified in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens Program (MBSR-T)

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • Making Mensches: Playing with Values and Virtues

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health

  • PARENTING IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA Jewish Camp and The Value of a Screen-Free Summer

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • Exploring Israeli Society and Culture Through Israeli Children's Literature

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • Ta'am Chicago Community Meeting

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  • Brand Israel Presentation

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Designing from the Heart

    Category: Category: Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health

  • Youth Professionals Co-Working Day

    Category: Category: Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health