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Jim Joseph Foundation: Educator Professional Development

Deadline: May 10, 2017

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.

Link: https://jimjosephfoundation.org/rfp/rfpeducatortraining/

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