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.
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Upcoming Workshops and Events
The goal of Preschool Professionals Consultation Hour, held once a month, is to offer an informal space where Gateways can provide consultation on inclusion and disability related issues. That could include behavioral questions, accommodations forFind out more »
What is social emotional learning (SEL)? And why does it matter? In this introduction to social emotional learning for early childhood educators, you'll identify strategies for integrating SEL into classroom culture and practice and accessFind out more »
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.
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, with remote options available.
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.
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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