Nonviolent Communication

Dr. Kathy Simon

Fall 2017
Berkeley, CA

In this series, we will explore the essential theories and practices of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Dr. Kathy Simon, has been a leading voice in the NVC community and movement since 1995. Kathy has a BA from Harvard and a PhD from Stanford where she has supervised student teachers and co-directed the Coalition of Essential Schools. Kathy is the author of Moral Questions in the Classroom.

Dates: Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 am, Sep 6, Sep 13, Sep 27, Oct 4
Price: $90

Individual School Support

Yafit Shriki Magidish
Studio 70

Individual School Support, or ISS, is a program designed for those schools and institutions in need of specific individualized support. ISS is designed to meet the specific needs of an educational organization--i.e., your school. ISS workshops are typically five sessions. They are focused, designed to introduce particular pedagogies and/or respond to specific challenges. 

ISS workshops offer a personalized approach to professional development and teacher training with a dual focus on good practices and methodologies as well as community building and support.  

Lunch and Learn

Edah / Studio 70

Berkeley, CA

Lunch and learns are weekly opportunities to gather to learn together with Rabbi Fenton. These gatherings are free to the larger community and a wonderful way to both reconnect with colleagues as well as spend some time engaging in meaningful Jewish learning and inquiry. This years focus will be on self discovery through the lens of musar, Jewish ethical literature, as we explore the traditional musar text, Orchot Tzadikim.  You bring your lunch, we’ll bring the Torah. No RSVP necessary.

Dates: Tuesdays at Studio 70 from 12-1 pm, beginning September 12, 2017
Price:  Free

Sunday Seminars

Yafit Shriki Magidish
Edah / Studio 70

Berkeley, CA

In this monthly meeting Yafit Shriki Magidish, the Studio 70 Learning Specialist, will introduce a variety of tools and strategies for the classroom. Sessions will include effective classroom management, evaluation and feedback, and introductions to new pedagogies such as project and problem based learning, inquiry based learning, and others. Yafit brings over 15 years of experience in a variety of educational settings in the USA and Israel. Register in advance for individual sessions.

Dates: TBA
Price: $15/session

Philosophical Inquiry: An Intensive

Dr. Jen Glaser
Director of the Engaging Texts Network

Summer/Fall 2017
Berkeley, CA

Philosophical Inquiry is an inquiry-based pedagogy combining rigorous exploration of meaning with community building and rich, deep Jewish content knowledge. 

In this four-day intensive, Dr. Jen Glaser, Director of the Engaging Texts Network will:

  • Induct participants into the Philosophy for Children approach in Education
  • Introduce participants to the pedagogy of building communities of inquiry
  • Prepare participants to implement this approach in their own Jewish educational contexts 
  • Introduce participants to a variety of curricular materials that integrate philosophical inquiry with curricula designed for primary middle and high schools
  • Stimulate and expand participants’ experience of Jewish text and the process of interpretation
  • Develop skills needed for inquiry based learning

PI Community of Practice

All current and past participants of the Philosophical Inquiry Intensive are welcome to participate in the community of practice, which meets monthly at Studio 70 in Berkeley.

Dates: Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm, Sep 12, Oct 17, Nov 14, Dec 12