This year our religious school is participating in the In-service Training Corps, a professional development program that brings a master teacher to our school for six sessions.
The In-Service Training Corps is fully funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Department of Jewish Life and Learning through the Initiative in Congregational Education (ICE), and there is no cost to our congregation for this important opportunity.
Our teachers are most receptive to professional development and training when programs are offered in our building during school hours. The In-Service Training Corps is a response to that need and is tailored to the requirements of our congregation. We look forward to working with Heidi Tacktill, who will be observing some of our students and teachers in their classrooms and providing professional development to help us think both broadly and specifically about how best to teach our students with special learning needs.
Professional development and training support our teachers and benefit our learners. They enrich the classroom experience which in turn positively impacts our school and congregation. Through professional development and training, the Federation’s Department of Jewish Life and Learning contributes to the skills and retention of our educators, and we are grateful to the Federation for making this program possible.