LOMED: Learning Opportunities for Milwaukee Educators

The Coalition for Jewish Learning provides professional development classes for teachers from all our Jewish schools through LOMED: Learning Opportunities for Milwaukee Educators. LOMED is also the Hebrew word for learning. A $300 stipend for completing 10 hours of training is available to all teachers participating in the program.

Classes taken during the summer can be used for the previous year stipend or towards the following year. For more information, contact Tziporah Altman-Shafer, 414-963-2718.

Classes and Upcoming Events for Teachers

For zoom links or locations of classes, RSVP to Tziporah Altman-Shafer.

What is the anti-CRT campaign? Reflections through a Jewish Lens (1 credit)

Monday, December 6, 2021, 6:30 pm

A virtual panel discussion of Critical Race Theory and its impact on K-12 public education, which has exploded in national headlines, political campaigns, board rooms and family rooms. Please join us as our panelists tackle tough questions while looking at the issue through a Jewish lens: Dr. Fran Kaplan (Nurturing Diversity Partners), Shahanna McKinney-Baldon (Edot Midwest Regional Jewish Diversity and Racial Justice Collaborative), Dan Rossmiller (Wisconsin Association of School Boards), and Daniel A. Nerad (Wisconsin Association of School Boards).

RSVP required for Zoom link.

One Class, Many Students: How to Meet Everyone’s Learning Needs with Jennifer Saber, CJL Kesher Inclusion Specialist, Part 2 (Two-part class, 3 credits total for attending both classes)

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 6:30-8 pm

All students have different learning needs. So how do you walk into your classroom to teach the same subject to each of those students?  Learn how to use differentiation to tailor instruction and reach every student. Support and mentoring available between the two classes.

Through Zoom Video Conference here

Placemaking Workshop with Beverly Socher-Lerner of Makom Community, Part 2 (Two part class, 3 credits total for attending both classes)

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 7-8:30 pm

At Makom Community, we explore Jewish text as a platform for helping our learners grow their skills for emotional intelligence and empathy. They practice identifying, naming, and regulating their feelings and responding to both their own emotional experiences and the experiences of characters in our text or friends in their classroom with curiosity and compassion. Learn how we can combine those skills into a spiritual practice or a way of connecting to something larger than ourselves.

Introduction to LGBTQ Belonging in the Classroom With Jackie Maris of Keshet (Two part class, 4 credits total for attending both classes)

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm

Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm

This two-part training is designed for teachers seeking to create an LGBTQ-affirming environment for students, colleagues, and the school community at large. The first session will discuss LGBTQ terms and concepts, will delve into LGBTQ youths’ experiences, and will examine cisnormativity and heteronormativity. The second session – grounded in the information from the first – will address curriculum and representation, culture and language, school policies, and interventions into microaggressions and bullying. Both sessions focus on building shared vocabulary and awareness around LGBTQ identities and identifying ways in which participants can build a community of equality and belonging for LGBTQ people. 

JEDI (Jewish Equity Diversity and Inclusion) in the Classroom

(Two part class, 3 credits total for attending both classes)

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 6:30-8:00 pm

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 6:30-8:00 pm

This two-part training for educators from Jewish schools. We will discuss Jewish Equity Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom. Co-taught by Kai Gardner-Mishlove of Jewish Community Relations Council and Tzipi Altman-Shafer of the Coalition for Jewish Learning, both programs of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Through Zoom Video Conference here

Watch Recorded LOMED classes for Credit.

LOMED Lunch & Learns

Lunch & Learns are open to everyone. Teachers can earn 1 LOMED credit for attending a LOMED Lunch & Learn (no homework required). This year the theme of our Lunch & Learns is people of the Torah.

All about Joseph & His Brothers
Tuesday, December 7, 12-1 pm

All about the Twelve Tribes
Monday, January 10, 12-1 pm

All about Moses
Wednesday, February 9, 12-1 pm

All about Miriam
Monday, March 7, 12-1 pm

All about the Burning Bush
Wednesday, April 6, 12-1 pm

Watch recordings of past Lunch & Learns (not for credit) here.

LOMED Book Clubs

Isresilience by Michael Dickson and Dr. Naomi L Baum
Held in conjunction with the Israel Center of Milwaukee Jewish Federation
December 8, 2021, 7 pm

Angels and Tahina by Tzippi Moss
Held in conjunction with the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC
March 31, 2022, Time and Location TBD