On August 8th, the Consortium of Jewish Day Schools (COJDS) brought together over 35 Jewish Day school administrators and teachers at an educational conference of the highest caliber.
Workshops for both Early Childhood and Elementary tracks addressed topics for educators who are on the cutting edge of education, including Using Data to Drive Instruction, Digital Citizenship, Fostering Confidence and Independence Through Love and Logic and Conscious Discipline, and Reaching Every Child Through Multi Sensory Approach.
Torah Academy of New Orleans was proud to be the host of this conference. The teachers and administrators of Torah Academy were joined by representatives from Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Florida, and JCRS – the local Jewish Children’s Regional Service.
Presenters included Dr. Eli Shapiro, founder of the Digital Citizenship project, Temima Feldman, principal of Torah Academy for Girls in the Five Towns, Becky Udman, certified conscious discipline instructor and Chaya Shapiro, veteran Kindergarten teacher.
“The presenters were knowledgeable, professional and on top of their game,” said one participant.
“Our Torah Academy staff were very excited about the workshops and presenters and the feedback was one of great enthusiasm,” said Rivkie Chesney, Director of Development & Admissions at Torah Academy of New Orleans. “Teachers felt prepared to take on the new year with all the new tools they received. Some of our teachers went straight from the workshop to the classroom to make some changes and additions based on what they had just learned,” she said.
“Our appreciation goes to Rabbi Glass and his team at COJDS for recognizing Torah Academy as a center for quality education,” said Chesney. “You have given us great confidence in our product and that is being projected to our parents who have caught our enthusiasm! How rewarding it was to see the excitement of students and parents on the first day of school to our ‘new and improved’ Torah Academy. 1.5 weeks later, the enthusiasm has held!”