In our role as Boston’s central agency for Jewish special education, Gateways is dedicated to helping educators, administrators, clergy, and lay leaders throughout our Jewish community build a more inclusive world.
Inclusion in All Jewish Educational Settings
Whatever Jewish educational setting you come from, we have something for you. Read about the various categories of professional development we offer, including customized coaching and consultation, communities of practice, one-time workshops, webinars, and extended courses in focused topics related to special education.
All Educators and Jewish Professionals
Upcoming Workshops and Events
There are no upcoming events at this time
Course Offerings for Supplemental School Educators
Extended courses in focused topics related to special education, inclusion and accessibility, as well as individual, free webinars covering a variety of topics related to the field of special education. Looking to learn about a topic not listed here? Check out our customized support menu.
Join Our Special Education Consortium
In partnership with CJP, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education is pleased to offer educators, administrators, clergy, and lay leaders in Boston-area Jewish educational settings additional opportunities for professional learning through our Special Education Consortium.
The Gateways Special Education Consortium is open to all Jewish institutions—synagogues, day schools, congregational and community supplemental schools, and preschools and others—within the CJP catchment area. Gateways offers a tiered membership plan, that includes both introductory and advanced options. Gateways staff are available to help schools select the options that best meet their needs.
Community of Practice
The Community of Practice (CoP) is a group that provides a confidential, non-judgmental setting with a network of peers who have dealt with similar concerns, including how to best support a particular student or family, ways to collaborate with your synagogue’s clergy to promote inclusive practices, and best practices for differentiated learning, neurodiverse classrooms, and fostering emotional regulation.
Enrollment in the CoP is free and open to any director or inclusion specialist, regardless of participation in other Gateways professional development. Because Communities of Practice work best with a consistent set of practitioners who together develop shared trust, enrolled participants are expected to attend as many CoP sessions as possible.
The Gateways CoP will meet approximately once per month during the school year.