Monthly Meet Ups

Meet Ups

Meet Ups are conference calls hosted by ECE-RJ Members with designated topics. Each free session is one hour in length. Calls will include rich discussions about the topic at hand.


Pop Up Meet Up - Journey Binders

January 16, 2018

9 p.m. EST

It seems like there is great interest in journey binders or journey portfolios, join us on Tuesday, January 16th at 9pm EST.  Get comfy in your pj's after a long day and join for a casual conversation. No registration necessary but if you wish to RSVP we'll send you a reminder email with the link a day or two before. 

RSVP for Pop Up Meet Up

Access to the Zoom Video Conferencing App used for Meet Up Conference Calls

To join this free online video-conference event, please follow the links in your registration email or join from your  PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://urj.zoom.us/j/7427432203 Or join by phone: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 742 743 2203

*If you don’t have audio/video on your computer, please call in AS WELL AS click on the link so you can view the presentation while listening/participating on the phone.


"Using Loose Parts for Authentic Assessments"

January 22, 2018

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Hosted by: Lorrie Applebey

Register for Jan 22 Meet Up

Lorrie Applebey is a passionate Jewish educator.  She is a play advocate, loose parts enthusiast, and reflective practice proponent.  She has more than 20 years of experience teaching, coaching, and consulting in childcare, preschool and school age programs. With a M.Ed. in Instructional Design and a BA in Early Childhood Education, she is a national workshop facilitator, professional development provider and consultant for early educators and libraries.  She most recently led hands-on workshops for teachers and directors for the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland.  

Register for Jan 22 Meet Up


"Best Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education"

February 1, 2018

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Hosted by: Meredith Polsky

Meredith Polsky founded Matan in 2000 and serves as Matan's National Director of Institutes and Training. Meredith is a nationally sought-after speaker on Jewish Special Education. She holds Master’s degrees in Special Education and Clinical Social Work and a graduate certificate in Early Intervention. Meredith is a 2017 Covenant Award recipient, and co-author of I Have a Question about Death: A Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other Special Needs (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017) and I Have a Question about Divorce (JKP, 2018).

 

Best Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education: In this MeetUp, we will consider concrete strategies and overarching best practices in creating and maintaining early childhood programs that are inclusive of all learners. We will think about the critical role that Jewish early childhood educators play in the lives of young families, and why it is so important that we are skilled in recognizing, communicating and accommodating differences in early childhood development.

Register for Feb 1 Meet Up


"Leveraging the Power of Social Media"

February 7, 2018

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Hosted by: Jill Peltzman and Kate Kaput

Leveraging the Power of Social Media

According to the Pew Research Center, 69% of American adults use some form of social media. How effective are your online efforts? To understand social media’s impact and how to best leverage these vital communications tools, join URJ Communications staffers Kate Bigam Kaput and Jill Peltzman as they provide a comprehensive social media overview and essential tips for optimizing its use for engaging families with young children.

Jill Peltzman is the Digital Media & Creative Director of the URJ’s Communications department. She oversees the development and design of the URJ’s websites and branding.

Kate Kaput is the URJ's Digital Communications Manager, responsible for social media strategy and for writing and editing web content forURJ.org and ReformJudaism.org. In her personal life, Kate maintains a popular lifestyle blog and has been published in outlets such as The Washington Post and Cleveland Magazine.

Register for Feb 7 Meet Up


Access to the Zoom Video Conferencing App used for Meet Up Conference Calls

To join this free online video-conference event, please follow the links in your registration email or join from your  PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://urj.zoom.us/j/7427432203 Or join by phone: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 742 743 2203

*If you don’t have audio/video on your computer, please call in AS WELL AS click on the link so you can view the presentation while listening/participating on the phone.


Suggest a Topic

ECE-RJ is looking for your suggestions of topics or presenters that would be of interest for future Meet Up Conference Calls. Please email Shelly Sender at or provide your suggestion in this online survey.