Jim Joseph Foundation: Educator Professional Development
The Jim Joseph Foundation is embarking on a pilot program to invest in a cohort of Educator Professional Development programs providing in-service training for Jewish educators. This program will also offer a Community of Practice for the directors of each of the professional development programs funded through this pilot. The initiative will include:
- A Community of Practice for the directors of the educator training programs, to convene them in-person several times over the grant period and more frequently by phone and video-conference
- Convening all of the educators participating in all of the professional development programs at least once during the pilot
- An external evaluation of the cohort model and Community of Practice
The Foundation welcomes proposals for programs that:
- Provide in-service training for a minimum of 10 individual Jewish educators serving learners from one or more of the Jim Joseph Foundation’s target age populations: teens, college students, young adults, and families with young children ages 0-5
- Offer degree/credential or non-degree professional development programs
- Provide an ongoing learning experience for current educators
- Apply best practices in program design and training
- Include both planning and implementation activities
Amount: Up to ten three-year grants will be made, ranging between $300,000-$700,000 per year.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. Organizations must have an operating budget of at least $500,000.
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