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Archive of 2010 DeLeT Events

New Mentor Institute
August 16 and August 24
Mentors new to DeLeT for the 2010-2011 year convene to begin learning and training in preparation for the start of the school year.

DeLeT Cohort 9 Snapshots of Emerging Practice
July 19, 2010 12-2pm ASAC 204, Mandel Center

The first of a four part series, this event gives Cohort 9 the opportunity to publicly reflect on their learning. Reinforcing the belief that teaching should not be a private affair that happens behind the closed doors of a classroom, the interns are invited to share and discuss their learning from the first summer of DeLeT.

Tekkes HaSiyum - Celebration of Completion
Thursday, July 22, 2010
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Levin Ballroom, Brandeis University

Cohort 8 has designed a program for family, friends, and faculty that includes reflections, thanks, text study, and song and celebrates their time in the DeLeT program.

Brandeis MAT Mini-Research Conference and Graduation
July 23, 9-2 p.m. Location TBA

As members of the MAT graduating class of 2010, DeLeT Cohort 8 along with students in the secondary and public elementary concentrations will present their classroom research projects and celebrate their graduation with an assembly of  families, friends, colleagues, and faculty.

DeLeT Alumni Summer Institute
July 12-16, 2010

The second annual Alumni Summer Institute will welcome 5-6 alumni for a week-long session to begin work on individual projects. Alumni will support each other as they begin work on projects related to teacher development that will continue on throughout the academic year.

Mentor Workshops & MentorFest
Thursday, June 24 - Friday, June 25, 2010

Mentors for the 2010-2011 year from our five partner schools will come to the Mandel Center for a kickoff study session and a first meeting with their DeLeT interns.

DeLeT Shabbaton
Friday, June 18 - Saturday, June 19, 2010
Cohorts 8 and 9 will join with DeLeT faculty to share Shabbat together, including festive meals and song sessions, text study and prayer.

DeLeT Unit Fair
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The DeLeT Unit Fair, an event that takes place at the close of each semester, is an opportunity for DeLeT students to share some aspect of their teaching and their learning about teaching.  This third installment for our current cohort featured teaching units developed and implemented by these interns. Further, interns  demonstrated how their learning meets the DeLeT Teaching Standards.

DeLeT Alumni Dinner and Professional Learning Community Meeting
Monday, April 12 2010
Dinner will be provided by the Mandel Center.

At our last meeting we began a discussion about Teacher Leadership and  the Teacher Study Groups that are happening in some of our schools.  For our next meeting we will discuss the article by Vivian Paley "Listening to What Children Say" and also get an introduction to something called a "NING" --a fairly new technology to help teachers collaborate.
Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

DeLeT Alumni Dinner and Professional Learning Community Meeting
Monday, February 22, 2010 6:00-8:00pm
Dinner will be provided by the Mandel Center.

We will be discussing an article by Vivian Paley and beginning a conversation about Teacher Leadership--what does it mean, what does it look like and what examples of teacher leadership can we identify within the alumni group?   Kathy Kanigsberg  has agreed to talk briefly about the Professional Learning Communities she is involved in at SASSDS.  I welcome others to add to this dialogue.

Collaborative Learning in the Classroom: Awaken the Joy of Interpreting Texts
A Teacher Forum with Orit Kent, PhD

Sunday, January 31, 2010
Heller School -- Room G5, Brandeis University

Do you use paired learning of texts or havruta study in your classroom? Do you wonder what you can do to deepen these learning experiences? Are you curious about what can help make these paired learning experiences successful?

In this session, Dr. Orit Kent will speak about her award-winning work on havruta study, a collaborative learning practice for studying Jewish texts that is applicable to any text study. Come and experience these ideas through an interactive session that will include participating in havruta and viewing classroom videotapes of young adults and third graders learning in havruta. Participants will leave with ideas about maximizing these partner-learning practices in their own classrooms.

DeLeT Alumni Dinner and Professional Learning Community Meeting
Monday, January 11, 2010 at the Mandel Center, from 6:00-8:00PM.  

Snapshots of Emerging Practice (formally known as Community Tea)
Thursday, January 7 4:30-6:00 
For the second in a four part series of snapshots, cohort 8 is given the opportunity to publicly reflect on their learning. Reinforcing the belief that teaching should be open to investigation and inquiry with critical colleagues and not a private affair that happens behind closed classroom doors, the students are positioned as teacher leaders. For this second snapshot event, interns are asked to speak about one important learning and one big question they have from the fall semester. Faculty and fellow interns will comment, question, and offer support to the students.