M² Circles

M² Circles are a series of five distinct cohort-based programs, providing educators with opportunities to specialize in different areas of experiential Jewish education.

Developed by research groups composed of multidisciplinary experts and experienced practitioners, each M² Circle introduces cutting-edge approaches, current data and practical methods and tools relevant to the Circle’s area of specialization.

CIRCLES

CIRCLE 1

RELATIONAL LEARNING COHORT 1

July 2018-July 2019

For Senior Engagement Professionals.

Combining frames and lenses from the areas of the philosophy of havruta, improv therapy, conversational learning, and social sciences, and featuring an interdisciplinary faculty that represents these diverse fields, this 12-month circle provides participants from across the Jewish community with a cohesive and applicable approach to relationship-based engagement. Click here to learn more.

CIRCLE 2

DESIGN OF IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

March, May and September 2019

For educational program designers.

Focusing on the principles of user experience, design of space and environment, thematic development and modes of facilitation – all within the contexts and lenses of Jewish text – this Circle enables communities of educators from like-minded organizations to collaboratively study – and then practically apply – some of the most current and cutting-edge approaches for the design of immersive Jewish experiences. Click here to learn more.

CIRCLE 3

RELATIONAL LEARNING COHORT 2

July 2019 – July 2020

For educators immersed in relational work.

s Relational Learning Circle explores what it means to view relationships as a pedagogy rather than a strategy. It will explore how cultivation of relationships over time yields deep and profound educational impact – one that cannot be reached through any other mode of education – and further explores how these relationships shape personal and communal conceptions of meaning. Click here to learn more.

CIRCLE 4

POWER IN 2020: EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP BETWEEN CORRUPTION & FEAR

February 2020 – November 2020

In partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. 

For Los Angeles-Based Jewish Community Professionals.

Power in 2020 is a critical six-month exploration of power, education, and leadership. Researched and designed by M² and the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America Power in 2020 brings the most relevant Jewish texts and ideas together with cutting-edge educational models and tools, to ensure that the current and next generation of leaders and educators can bravely explore – and make commitments towards – a more responsible, equitable and courageous Jewish world. Click here to learn more.

Contact us to find out more about upcoming Circles!