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Workshops, Coaching, and Consultation

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, and extended courses in topics related to special education.

If you are interested in registering or learning more about any of these opportunities, please email us at .

Religious School

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Early Childhood

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Jewish Day School

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Beyond Boston

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Upcoming Workshops and Events

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NEW! Summer Camp Consultation and Behavioral Support

Let us partner with you to ensure that all your campers can experience camp in a positive and meaningful way! Kick off summer on the right foot with staff-wide training sessions on addressing and preventing challenging behaviors, or consult with us on strategies for supporting specific campers.

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Program Reviews

Experts from the Center for Professional Learning at Gateways can administer a comprehensive review of a Jewish educational program’s policies and practices related to inclusion and pegged to 48 standards of best practice. The review is intended as an essential component of a school’s cycle of continuous improvement, pinpointing strengths and areas for growth. From this assessment, schools can then develop the clear-eyed vision and the strategic design to deliver their own vision of educational excellence to more Jewish students. Contact us to learn more.

Extended Courses Offered Yearly

Extended courses in focused topics related to special education, inclusion and accessibility. Can be conducted remotely. See the professional development guide for a full list of offerings.

Teen Madrichim Training Program

Intended primarily for directors and other administrators, this train-the-trainer model shares with participants the Gateways Teen Madrichim Training Program, a new curriculum developed from best practices in the Gateways Sunday Program. It includes concrete strategies and supports for teens to implement in classrooms for diverse learners and also explores successful ways to train teens to use these tools in educational settings. Offered in the fall.

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Gateways Hebrew Reading Program

Participants will study the structure and pedagogy of Gateways’ multi-sensory Hebrew curriculum. Though designed to support students with language-based learning disabilities, the curriculum can be of value to all learners. (For those with experience using the program, focus will be on advanced teaching techniques, how to structure and use assessments, and how to translate student outcomes data into instruction). Offered in the fall. Contact us for alternative private training options.

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Begin Your Inclusion Journey

Email Gateways' Center for Professional Learning to find out more about how we can support you in your journey to becoming a more inclusive school for all Jewish learners.

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