With much success, Lamplighters Yeshivah concludes the residential component of the first ever, fully certified, fully integrated, Jewish Montessori training.
With diverse attendees from all over the country (hello Tennessee and Florida!), from Chabad shluchos to Modern Orthodox educators, this training is proving to be a much-needed training opportunity for educators across the spectrum of Jewish communities.
Jewish communities the world over are embracing more progressive, child-centered models in education. More than just valuing academic success, Jewish Montessori, and Montessori-inspired schools, aim to cultivate students’ motivation, independence, love of learning, and ability to thrive in choice-driven environments.
For Lamplighters Yeshivah, enabling Jewish educators to actualize the adage “chanoch l’na’ar al pidarko,” “educate a child according to his way,” is more than just an objective; it’s a duty. Each student is an individual and Jewish educators are seeking valid ways to effectively differentiate for the students entrusted in their care. Offering this kind of unique, effective training is a step toward empowering more educators to customize their teaching to according the unique needs of each child.
Developed together with the Center for Guided Montessori studies, a MACTE certified program, the 19-month course that includes both a residential component and a long distance online component, using a cohort model.
As Jewish Montessori schools are scattered around the world, a cohort model aims to create a network for these educators, who in many ways, feel alone in their important work. This cohort model will be creating a living, breathing, tight-knit learning community that will be progressing through the program together using weekly Zoom conferences, group discussions, and peer feedback throughout the program and beyond.
“Being a part of the CGMS cohort has completely transformed by teaching practice,” says Shaina Frimerman, one of the attendees. “I can learn about a concept in one module, implement it straight away in my classroom, and bring it back to my group in the weekly Zoom conference for support and feedback from my professors and colleagues– it’s a truly immersive experience!”
For more information about the training, to join next year’s’ cohort, and to be informed of next year’s training dates, visit lamplightersyeshivah.org/training