Building on the success of the Unpacked for Educators (UED) Partner School Program, we are delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools.
In this partnership, the Unpacked for Educators Collaborative, facilitates collaboration to advance educational goals on Israel and Jewish education and fosters professional development, networking and mutual support. The goal of the partnership is to build a community of educators from Jewish schools from around the world and across a wide religious and political spectrum. The first community of its kind, The Collaborative is a place for participants to connect, share and design Israel programs and curriculum, and apply content from Unpacked for Educators to meet the needs of each specific school.
“We are thrilled to be working with Prizmah to help make the Jewish world bigger – by making it smaller. We are connecting Jewish educators from different backgrounds into one global partnership,” says Avi Posen, Assistant Director of Education at Unpacked for Educators.“ This partnership is the ideal way to deliver high quality nuanced content and professional development resources and community to Jewish educators who need it now more than ever.”
The Collaborative is centered on regular interaction between the Unpacked for Educators leadership and Prizmah’s team of educators. This includes ten professional development webinars with top leaders in the field of Israel engagement. Program participants enjoy access to all of Unpacked for Educators’ premium educational content including curricular outlines, experiential learning activities, full-length feature films, coaching for education staff and a student ambassador program.
“Unpacked for Educators’ content has become a go-to resource for so many of our teachers,” says Rachel Dratch, the director of educational innovation at Prizmah. “Unpacked for Educators has developed quality videos, curricular guides, excellent discussion prompts and a responsive team of experts that are all at teachers’ fingertips. The Unpacked Collaborative will have a significant impact inside – and outside – the classroom.”
Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools strengthens the North American day school field. We are the network for Jewish day schools and yeshivas, enhancing their ability to excel and thrive, by deepening talent, catalyzing resources, and accelerating educational innovation.
About Unpacked for Educators
Unpacked for Educators, a division of OpenDor Media, offers resources that explore the story of Israel and the Jewish people in all its complexity and sophistication. By untangling challenging ideas and bringing key historical moments to life, teachers have another way of showing students that Judaism is as meaningful and relevant as ever.