The Teacher Induction Program is a yearlong intensive program to professionally train Chabad teachers in the skills needed to succeed in the classroom. Rooted in the traditional Chassidic approach to education, the program incorporates the most effective educational techniques used in classrooms around the world and offers new teachers comprehensive skill building courses and hands-on mentorship to train for classroom success.
When we focus on teachers, our students succeed.
The women’s TIP is a modular, incremental program that has been structured to allow teachers to opt in to various courses to brush up on specific skill sets, or to commit to a comprehensive induction program in full. Over the course of an academic year, four separate six-week courses will be offered, highlighting the four core standards of TIP. Participants will be able to choose the sessions and topics that are most relevant to them, or complete all four sessions to benefit from the comprehensive program. All of the courses will take place live online in a virtual classroom and will be taught by expert instructors. All a teacher needs are a headset, a webcam and a few hours a week, and she can participate in an immersive, interactive, and enriching learning experience.
The four six-week courses will focus on:
- Classroom Management
- Lesson Planning and Delivery
- Standards and Assessments
- The Chassidishe Mechaneches
MEF also provides a mentorship program that connects teachers with educational professionals who observe them in person or via video on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and coach them one-on-one throughout the year. Program participants will be assigned a personal mentor with years of experience, who was fully trained in MEF’s parallel Teacher Coaching Program. Mentors will help teachers test ideas, reflect on their own practices, model effective practices, and navigate tough situations. All our coaches have been specially trained in our TIP standards and will work with their mentees throughout the year to realize specific goals.
Optional Certification or Accreditation
TIP participants can receive up to 12 NCCRS Credits through MEF’s partnership with Maalot. To be eligible for accreditation, candidates must be teaching for a minimum of 20 hours per week, successfully complete at least two courses taken in combination with coaching. Credits will cost $300 for 6 credits or $600 for 12 credits, in addition to the TIP tuition. Professional development certificates and continuing education credits are also available to participants who fulfill course requirements. Please inquire for more details.
The women’s program is open to any woman teacher in a Chabad school regardless of her background or experience.
Courses are offered a la carte, and participants can choose to take all four in a package deal, or individual courses based on interest. Yearlong coaching is also available to any participant as an optional add-on to any or all of the courses. New teachers are encouraged to take advantage of all the program offerings as in the past, taking all four courses and coaching to earn a diploma of program completion.
- The cost of each 6-week course is $200.
- The cost of the full program, including all four courses and coaching is $1,800.
- The cost of standalone coaching (without the webinars) is $1,200.
Mrs. Chanah Rose, Educational Director
After nearly a decade as a teacher and curriculum director, Mrs. Rose has taken her passion for education to the next level in her role as MEF’s educational director, where she works with teachers, schools and other constituents to bring MEF’s lofty educational goals to life in the classroom. Mrs. Rose also leads the women’s division of TIP.
Ms. Chani Kramer, MA
A highly effective instructional leader who has worked with teachers of varying levels of experience and expertise on honing their skills and customizing solutions for their classroom, Ms. Kramer has served as a department chair for Judaic Studies and has worked as a curriculum developer.
Mrs. Henny Bartfield
Known for her loving and warm demeanor and her use of innovative teaching techniques to engage her students, Mrs. Bartfield is one of Southern Florida’s most esteemed educators. Despite her extensive experience, she never rests on her laurels or becomes stagnant in her teaching, constantly striving to stimulate her students with exciting and engaging lessons.
Dr. Sara Rosenfeld, D.Ed
Director of Curriculum in Yeshiva-Beth Rivkah Colleges in Melbourne, Australia, and author of numerous Judaic curricula and workbooks, Dr. Rosenfeld is sought after as a presenter and Jewish educational consultant around the world.