Dear Haver (a),
How would you like to engage with an acclaimed educational thinker (Dr. Miriam Heller Stern) who begins her keynote talk with this Kaplanian yesod/foundation for her The Four Essential Habits of Creating Thinking keynote?
We tend to think that today’s learners are negotiating unprecedented chaos and change in the world around them. And yet, when we consider the seismic shifts in the economy, industry, immigration, ethnic and religious assimilation, nationalism and world affairs that defined the early 20th century, Kaplan’s prescription for Jewish education appears to have been timeless. There is in fact precedent for the times we live in; and there are educational methods that provide the appropriate navigational tools for the chaotic worlds of the past, present, and future.
If you are curious about the talk, you should be joining us on November 9th as we open the 21st Century Kaplanian Education Innovation Garden.
Further, the Kaplan Center is working hard this year to customize its programming to its various audiences. Thus, we have designated the morning and early afternoon of our November 9th educational innovation conference a rabbinic “field of dreams.”
We have tried to front-load the day-long conference with selections between 10am and 12:50pm EST that we deem to be of the highest rabbinic value. Perhaps you can only make several of these or perhaps you are more interested in some of the afternoon sessions. We understand. You can begin by first registering for the conference and later making these choices when a link is sent to you next week.