Day Schools

The Macks Center for Jewish Education offers opportunities for school professionals and educators to learn best practices to promote institutional excellence and achieve student success. The CJE’s programs include engaging workshops, leadership and curriculum cohorts, technology networks and more.

Mariposa Child Success Program (MCSP) is a unique and effective program for managing student relationships and reducing disruptive student behavior, including bullying.  Its mission is to help children succeed by accelerating their development of social–emotional competence and social-emotional skills and thereby further their academic achievement and realization of healthy and productive lives as adults.

Mariposa’s core training program for educators involve eight, two hours sessions spaced one or two weeks apart, and on line coaching between sessions.

Contact Amian Kelemer or 410.735.5007 for more information.

Jewish New Teacher Project (JNTP)

Nationally affiliated mentorship program for educators in local day schools: includes day school principals cohort and local mentorship initiative. 

New Administrators' Cohort
PD 1 - August 15, 2018 (tentative)
Forum1 - October 23, 2018 (evening)
PD 2 - January 9, 2019
Forum 2 - February 27, 2019
PD 3 - April 3, 2019

The fee for schools to participate is $1500/administrator

Mentorship Program
PLS 1 August 13 and 14, 2018
PLS 2 November 7 and 8, 2018
PLS 3 February 11 and 12, 2019
There are also online forums in addition to these dates.

The fee for schools is $1700/mentor teacher to participate in the program (highly subsidized by CJE) and CJE will also provide a stipend of $1000 for the mentor. This is an annual fee/stipend and the program lasts for two years.

For interest in the Mentorship program: Complete the application here.

Jerusalem EdTech Solutions (JETS)

Jerusalem EdTech Solutions (JETS) Israel is an Educational Technology cohort facilitated by experts in the field, which includes educational applications in Judaic instruction.  Participants in the cohort will learn to integrate educational technology in the classroom to enhance curriculum following an in-person evaluation of the educational technology being used at the school. Additional coaching sessions with facilitators will occur over the year to assist with implementation.

The fee for schools is $500/school and the first cohort will begin in October.  The program includes one site visit, six group webinars, online consultation hours for both Year 1 and Year 2, Symbaloo and JETSapp participation, and inclusion in a Baltimore What'sApp group.

Senior School Administrators Community of Practice - NEW for 2018-19!
The CJE is proud to announce that it is forming a CoP to support the needs of senior Baltimore day school and yeshiva administrators, designed to provide enriching professional development opportunities.

Centered around best-practice research on school leader behaviors that most positively impact student learning, the CoP will dive deep to strengthen leaders’ professional capacities. Targeted areas will include teacher observation and feedback as well as “soft skills” development in such areas as communication, active listening and relationship building.

The CoP will meet four times over the course of the year for in-depth, actionable learning and will offer participants opportunity for 1:1 coaching with the facilitator to provide personalized guidance and support.

Proposed dates for presentations: October 17, December 19, February 20th, April 3rd
Ongoing 1:1 coaching (3-5 50-minute sessions per participant in the alternate months)

The fee per adminsitrator is $150

Professional Development Workshops
CJE presents a wide-variety of professional development workshops to meet day school educators’ ever-changing needs. Programs address relevant topics including parent communication, class management, assessment, instruction, content and the needs of diverse families.
CEUs are available, when possible.

Funding for professional development opportunities>> 

CJE is an agency funded by THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.