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Leadership in the Wilderness - Shared screen with speaker view
Anna Hartman
24:59
Welcome, everyone!
Anna Hartman
25:11
Welcome! We are so glad you are here!
Howard Eisenberg
25:36
Hi!
Preschool Teacher
26:05
Brenda from Bender JCC of Greater Washington here! Hi!
Sasha Kopp
26:19
Hello from the Jewish Eduction Project in New York!
Carolyn Linder
26:29
Greetings from Carolyn Linder, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.
stephanie flugman
26:34
Stephanie Flugman from Central Synagogue, New York City.
Anna Marx
26:34
Hello from Ellen Glassman at Jewish Learning Venture in Elkins Park, PA!
Howard Eisenberg
26:35
Alyse Eisenberg-Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
Liz
26:41
Liz Sherman BJE Chicago
Natalee Pughe
26:42
Hello all! I work at Beth Ami Community Nursery School, Santa Rosa CA
Denise Moyes Schnur
26:45
Denise Moyes-Schnur Berkeley CA
Nancy Goldberg
26:48
Nancy Goldberg - Bnai Israel Schilit Nursery School, Rockville, Maryland
Emma Schnur
26:53
Hello! Emma Schnur, Director of Gan Shalom in Berkeley, CA
Shelli Patt
26:55
Shelli Patt - JRC Early Childhood Center, Evanston IL
Janet Sear
27:01
Janet Sear Board of Jewish Education Early Childhood Center Chicago
Jane
27:01
Hi from Jane Mayers Cleveland OH
Rebecca Gautieri
27:05
Rebecca Gautieri from Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville, MD
Deborah Burg-Schnirman
27:08
Good afternoon. I am the interim director for the Beth Ami preschool in Sonoma Co, CA
Ray Sherman
27:29
Ray Sherman @JCYS in Chicago, IL
Lyndall Miller
27:54
Hello, everybody!
Marci Sperling Flynn - Oak Park, IL
27:55
Marci Sperling Flynn - Glasser Preschool at Oak Park Temple, Oak Park, IL
Aileen Landau
28:31
Aileen Landau - Gan Aliyah Preschool in Needham, MA
Anna Hartman
28:44
—Torah portion: Matot-Masei
Anna Hartman
29:01
—Looking from the wilderness over into the promised lans
Anna Hartman
29:10
—*land
Anna Hartman
30:05
—Thread: A reminder that the pandemic has ruled everyone’s lives. A reminder of our responsibility not to lose track of our charge—meaningful learning, nurturing engaged citizens
Anna Hartman
33:06
—The Torah portion begins by looking at vows. Subtle message here. When a woman makes a vow, but speaks up right away to protest, not binding. But when she stays silent, the vow is binding. Silence can be the same as agreement. If we don’t speak up in the face of injustice, then we are complicit. MLK on silence and collaboration. Can be overwhelming to lead forward in these times. A message here: Not doing anything isn’t an option. Ibram X Kendi has talked about how the opposite of racist is not non-racist, but rather antiracist, which involves action.
Anna Hartman
33:24
—How do we do this and how do we do this in ECE? Complicated but perhaps not.
Anna Hartman
34:35
—Using Jewish lenses drawn from Jewish tradition. Especially when things are out of focus, that is when you need to step back and use these lenses. Embedded in the lens of tikkun olam (repairing the world) is the value of tikkun olam.
Anna Hartman
35:09
—Thinking about lens of d’rash, there is an embedded value of inquiry.
Anna Hartman
36:02
—“It is not upon you to complete the task but neither are you free to desist from it.” How? Starting place is inquiry. Continual dialogue and questions.
Anna Hartman
37:32
—Listen here today for how our presenters engage in inquiry as a foundation.
Anna Hartman
38:39
—Andrea gets us started. Andrea at school and Alex working from home.
Anna Hartman
39:34
—Through our own active participation in learning we are more effective as educators.
Anna Hartman
40:29
—Our experience deeply rooted in our context.
Anna Hartman
40:58
—Boulder, CO. Western U.S. 100,000 people.
Anna Hartman
41:08
—Known as a community that embraces the natural environment
Anna Hartman
41:23
—4 distinct seasons, lots of sunshine, lots of snow.
Anna Hartman
41:33
—“Happiest city in the country”
Anna Hartman
41:38
—Educated and tech-savvy city
Anna Hartman
41:48
—Many used book stores!
Anna Hartman
42:08
—Progressive, activist-inclined
Anna Hartman
42:37
—Roots and history a vantage point from which to examine your own roots and history
Anna Hartman
42:52
—School founded by Ellen Hall z”l
Anna Hartman
43:06
—“Make a Mess and Make Believe”
Anna Hartman
43:23
—Name change to encompass our own evolution.
Anna Hartman
43:41
—Reflects everyone being a learner at the school
Anna Hartman
44:39
—Inspired by the risks taken in RE
Anna Hartman
45:03
—We visit the city annually and have partnered with Amelia Gambetti and Carlina Rinaldi
Anna Hartman
45:24
—Partnership with UC Denver
Anna Hartman
46:22
—12-month master’s program at the school. This year launching fully online.
Anna Hartman
46:57
—Everything we will show you today has been co-created by master’s students, mentor teachers, and many more. All interconnected.
Anna Hartman
47:05
—Usually our enrollment is 225.
Anna Hartman
47:34
—In reduced mode now, with about 115 enrolled. We are slowly increasing.
Anna Hartman
47:50
—This summer we also hosted elementary-age siblings.
Anna Hartman
48:48
—Summer group size limited to 6 (infant), 8 (toddler), 10 (preschool age).
Anna Hartman
49:37
—Faculty of 60 educators. Oh boy—many, many kinds of roles! Most currently working away from school right now.
Nancy Goldberg
50:07
now more NATURAL
Meri Alexander
50:14
More natural looking now
Rebecca Gautieri
50:17
calmer now
Anna Hartman
50:19
—Q: Looking at these photos, what are your reflections?
Natalee Pughe
50:19
no chairs, everything seems low to the ground
Janet Sear
50:19
2019 calm and nurturing
Meri Alexander
50:20
more organic
Menucha Goldstein
50:21
creativity and self-expression
Lisa Heiser
50:23
Opportunities for learning and moving around
Preschool Teacher
50:26
more natural colors and inviting environemt
Deborah Burg-Schnirman
50:28
natural, environment as 3rd teacher
Caitlin Sullivan-Fieldman
50:29
More creative now
Shelli Patt
50:31
More attention to design theory now
Sasha Kopp
50:32
More open ended
Howard Eisenberg
50:37
Use of photographs
Ellen Lefkowitz
50:40
newer class feels more warm and inviting
louise
50:44
the wood floors and furniture feel good as well as look beautiful. Very inviting
Robin Cohen
51:03
invites and encourages exploration
Sasha Kopp
51:04
I see photographs of children and families rather than store bought designs
Denise Moyes Schnur
51:25
from teacher centered to child centered
Rebecca Gautieri
51:34
but how do you clean the wood?
Anna Hartman
51:57
—Influenced by design theory—perhaps not something we considered in the ‘90s. Looking beyond early childhood to think about our spaces. When Andrea looks at 1995 she sees disorganization and things that belong to the teacher.
Anna Hartman
53:02
—We have a lot of indoor space, with communal spaces. We value organizing the school in this way to offer opportunities for mixed groupings. Not able to use these spaces now, at least not for mixing groups. How can we increase children’s access to these spaces while still maintaining health and safety.
Anna Hartman
53:17
—Ample outdoor space. Using constantly. Signif portion of day outside now.
Anna Hartman
53:34
—Each space reflects our image of the child: capable and competent. Natural learners and scientific thinkers.
Anna Hartman
53:49
—When we observe, we see this, and it impacts our teaching.
Anna Hartman
54:39
—Design principles applicable in any situation and leave room for interpretation. They are overarching approach to our work, but they are not a roadmap.
Anna Hartman
54:58
—Let’s unpack a few:
Anna Hartman
55:51
—“Learning happens through experience.” Children furthering understanding of physical science principles plus mathematical concepts. Also social concepts (including equity). Embedded in playful experiences.
louise
57:04
This is so beautiful!
Anna Hartman
57:12
—“All children have the right to participate in the world.” How to partner with children to make space for them in all aspects of life? Power. How to challenge society’s power structures? Who holds power and privilege? School as a place to learn to more fully acknowledge the rights of all human beings.
Anna Hartman
58:13
—“Learning is socially co-constructed.” What we learn builds on what others learn. Learning internalized when children can explore and experiment in a group setting. Spaggiari quote on sharing ideas letting us know more.
Anna Hartman
58:56
—“All children have right to learn through the exchange of perspectives with others.” Small group learning, raising up different opinions.
Anna Hartman
59:51
—:Learning is meaningful and relevant.” Children and their research at the center. Our own ideas woven into the experience. Balanced with children’s ideas and interests. Curriculum decisions made alongside children. Challenging and rewarding.
Anna Hartman
01:00:25
—“All children have the right to participate in educational experiences that are of significance to them.” Imagine spending so much time in a place where your voice not heard and perspective not considered!
Anna Hartman
01:01:35
—“Learning is interdisciplinary.” No better evidence of this than when watching children play! Structure draped with fabric and paper—an invitation to explore many concepts. Can’t be compartmentalized.
Anna Hartman
01:02:35
—“Connections rather than separations.” From the hundred languages of children: “The school and the culture separate the head from the body…” The child uses so many languages to express and depend understanding. Via L. Malaguzzi
Anna Hartman
01:03:45
—“Learning happens over time.” When we offer this, children become more competent and can take ownership over their learning. No predetermined endpoints in our learning. Innate complexities in area of study, but instead of glossing over, we amplify those points.
Anna Hartman
01:04:29
—“All children have the right to time and space needed to fully participate.” We share observations with families. Try to reduce starts and stops. Time is a right of both children and teachers.
Anna Hartman
01:05:33
—“Learning is personalized, not standardized.” The mind leverages schemas and past experiences to learn. Thus learning not sequential and cant be standardized. Learning should be in a social context. This learning is personalized but not individual.
Anna Hartman
01:06:26
—“All children have the right to be engaged and challenged in school.” We know that when children graduate, they will have certain skills, but the path to that goal is personal to each child.
Anna Hartman
01:07:49
—“Learning happens in partnership with families.” Promoting learning for families too. Listen to families, seek to combine their passions and experiences with what is happening in the school. Asked families what they want children to learn.
Anna Hartman
01:08:59
-“Learning happens in relation to contemporary society.”
Anna Hartman
01:09:43
—“All children have the right to participate in complex topics and world issues.”
Anna Hartman
01:10:09
—“Learning can bring small and large scale social change.”
Anna Hartman
01:11:04
—“All children have the right to be recognized for what they can offer society.”
Deborah Burg-Schnirman
01:12:21
want to know what all this looks like now
Denise Moyes Schnur
01:16:46
The social stories are great resources
ellendietrick
01:21:58
Love “Making room"
Amelia Remy
01:22:09
Such a great way to say it!
Anna Hartman
01:23:46
—*Hi Everyone, so exciting to hear about how BJS lives their values as they reopen. We will extend this presentation by 15ish minutes so that we can be sure to hear everything we desire! This means we will end closer to 4:45ish pm ET/ 3:45ish pm CT/ 2:45ish pm MT/ 1:45ish pm PT.*
Anna Hartman
01:24:21
—Three sets of ten books rotating out to get sanitized.
Anna Hartman
01:24:43
—In drawings, children drew the smile first and then the mask
Anna Hartman
01:24:51
—What are the things we CAN do?
Anna Hartman
01:25:09
—Teacher noted the children thinking about “What does six feet mean?”
Anna Hartman
01:26:06
—Offered children a variety of measurement materials. Investigation of what this is. Children developed markings on the floor.
Anna Hartman
01:26:29
—How to utilize spaces in new ways?
Anna Hartman
01:27:42
—Teacher in a toddler class: What children ARE able to do in all of the spaces.
Anna Hartman
01:28:20
—Window sill invitations. Popping up in other areas of the school. We are still a community even if we can’t be together. Obstacle course for wind-up toys.
Anna Hartman
01:29:23
—School filled with loose parts and natural materials. New ways to work with them. Thinned out selection for rotations. What materials are/not easy to sterilize?
Anna Hartman
01:29:52
—E.G. class that found a snakeskin.
Anna Hartman
01:30:28
—The more we include children’s voices in the materials that they have, the better.
Anna Hartman
01:31:02
—Writing letter to children in other classrooms
Anna Hartman
01:31:10
—Enforcing our value of community.
Anna Hartman
01:31:40
—Above all we seek to remember that learning is socially constructed and takes places in context. Today’s context: We are living in a pandemic!
Anna Hartman
01:31:57
—How to make that part of the study and the research.
Anna Hartman
01:33:04
—Lens of D’rash, value of inquiry. We recognize we can still revisit over time.
Anna Hartman
01:34:28
—*What other questions do you have? Put them in the Q&A. If no time now, Andrea offered to answer some later in writing.*
Anna Hartman
01:35:25
—Don’t be surprised when something catches you off guard.
Anna Hartman
01:35:44
—Can send you feeling you are letting everyone down. (Wow. Yes.)
louise
01:36:34
Thank you for re-anchoring us.
Anna Hartman
01:36:35
—When you are at a stuck point, listen to the children.
Anna Hartman
01:37:30
—The children are incredibly resilient because they are living in this moment.
Rebecca Gautieri
01:40:09
Thank you so much!
Alex Morgan
01:40:33
http://educators.boulderjourneyschool.com/onlinelearningdatabase/reflection-on-virtual-dialogue
Andrea Sisbarro
01:41:19
great being with all of you!!!! thank you for having us!!!!
Howard Eisenberg
01:41:22
Thank you very much!
Amelia Remy
01:41:28
Thank you!
Alex Morgan
01:41:36
wrong link! http://educators.boulderjourneyschool.com/onlinelearningdatabase/
Andrea Sisbarro
01:41:44
andrea.sisbarro@boulderjourneyschool.com
Robin Cohen
01:41:47
Thank you for taking the time to share with us
Alex Morgan
01:41:53
alex.morgan@boulderjourneyschool.com
Anna Hartman
01:42:52
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Anna Hartman
01:43:32
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