Designer Education for New Millennium Teens  (Part 1) Coalition for Jewish Learning’s Teen Days of Discovery,  Social Acti...
Presented by JoAnne Gaudynski Teen Enrichment Coordinator <ul><li>Coalition for Jewish Learning </li></ul><ul><li>7161 N. ...
Prior CJL Teen Programming--Some History <ul><li>Tichon-various incarnations </li></ul><ul><li>Machon/Merkaz—1999-2003 </l...
Growth of CJL’s Teen Days Jewish Teen  Day of Discovery January 2005, 2006 and 2007 Teen Day  of Social Action April 2006 ...
Why did prior programming fail? <ul><li>Post B’nai Mitzvah attrition rate  </li></ul><ul><li>Religious “latency period” </...
What do teens want? <ul><li>High interest topics </li></ul><ul><li>Low time commitment/drop in-drop out  </li></ul><ul><li...
How do we know what teens want? <ul><li>Teen committees, focus groups, interns </li></ul><ul><li>On-line surveys, exit sur...
 
 
 
 
 
Some Hallmarks of CJL’s Teen Programming <ul><li>Consensus and buy-in </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible time frames </li></ul><ul...
Consensus and Partnerships <ul><li>Synagogue schools/Principals’ Council </li></ul><ul><li>Day schools </li></ul><ul><li>L...
Publicity <ul><li>Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle </li></ul><ul><li>Journal-Sentinel Religious Events Column </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jewish  Teen   Day  of Discovery <ul><li>Format included registration, nosh, 20 learning sessions, lunch, entertainment </...
Jewish  Teen Day  of Discovery Learning Sessions <ul><li>Physical and Interactive—Krav Maga, Israeli Dance, Jewish/Israeli...
Jewish  Teen Day  of Discovery Learning Sessions <ul><li>Trendy, but text-based—Kabbalah, Jews and Tattoos, Medical Ethics...
 
 
 
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    1. 1. Designer Education for New Millennium Teens (Part 1) Coalition for Jewish Learning’s Teen Days of Discovery, Social Action, and the Arts and Mini-Schools Programming
    2. 2. Presented by JoAnne Gaudynski Teen Enrichment Coordinator <ul><li>Coalition for Jewish Learning </li></ul><ul><li>7161 N. Port Washington Road / 6255 N. Port Washington Road </li></ul><ul><li>Milwaukee, WI  53217 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: (414) 247-1991 / 963-2728   </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: (414) 247-5638 / 963-2711 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: joanneg@milwaukeejewish.org </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.cjlmilwaukee.org/Teens/cjlteens_news.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Coalition for Jewish Learning is the education program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. CJL promotes and advances Jewish education in the greater Milwaukee community, provides a support system for the community's institutions of Jewish learning, and forges coalitions to ensure excellence in Jewish education. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Prior CJL Teen Programming--Some History <ul><li>Tichon-various incarnations </li></ul><ul><li>Machon/Merkaz—1999-2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Education Committee-2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish Teen Day of Discovery-2005, 2006, and 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Day of Social Action-2006, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Day of the Arts—2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-School of the Arts—2007 </li></ul>
    4. 4. Growth of CJL’s Teen Days Jewish Teen Day of Discovery January 2005, 2006 and 2007 Teen Day of Social Action April 2006 and March 2007 Jewish Teen Day of the Arts October 2006 Mini-School of the Arts--Young Jewish Filmmaker’s Project January 2007
    5. 5. Why did prior programming fail? <ul><li>Post B’nai Mitzvah attrition rate </li></ul><ul><li>Religious “latency period” </li></ul><ul><li>Competing activities </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of relevant choices </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of opportunities to be “real” and take responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>“ Territoriality”—need to “Connect the Silos” </li></ul><ul><li>Supplementary School </li></ul><ul><li>Census </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 2005 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>7 th 112 70 </li></ul><ul><li>8 th 85 74 </li></ul><ul><li>9 th 74 83 </li></ul><ul><li>10 th 58 55 </li></ul><ul><li>11 th 3 7 </li></ul><ul><li>12 th 0 0 </li></ul>
    6. 6. What do teens want? <ul><li>High interest topics </li></ul><ul><li>Low time commitment/drop in-drop out </li></ul><ul><li>Exciting, non-school settings </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive activities/hands-on experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Buy-in to the planning process </li></ul><ul><li>Novelty </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to make a real difference </li></ul>
    7. 7. How do we know what teens want? <ul><li>Teen committees, focus groups, interns </li></ul><ul><li>On-line surveys, exit surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Phone interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Individual conversations with teens, parents, youth group leaders, and other educators </li></ul><ul><li>Help from college marketing students </li></ul>
    8. 13. Some Hallmarks of CJL’s Teen Programming <ul><li>Consensus and buy-in </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible time frames </li></ul><ul><li>Niche programming and marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity and inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership development </li></ul><ul><li>Full scale publicity—local, regional, national, and on-line </li></ul>
    9. 14. Consensus and Partnerships <ul><li>Synagogue schools/Principals’ Council </li></ul><ul><li>Day schools </li></ul><ul><li>Local agencies, JCC </li></ul><ul><li>Regional agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Youth groups—BBYO, NCSY, NIFTY, USY, Young Judaea, Chabad and others </li></ul><ul><li>Other youth servers </li></ul><ul><li>JVibe Magazine </li></ul>
    10. 15. Publicity <ul><li>Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle </li></ul><ul><li>Journal-Sentinel Religious Events Column </li></ul><ul><li>TV News, radio </li></ul><ul><li>Website with links to partners </li></ul><ul><li>Postcards, rave cards and letters </li></ul><ul><li>Posters and signs—Chinese restaurants, JOBs, coffee houses and orthodontists! </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail chains—teens, synagogues, agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Out of town contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Synagogue bulletins </li></ul><ul><li>High school personnel </li></ul>
    11. 30. Jewish Teen Day of Discovery <ul><li>Format included registration, nosh, 20 learning sessions, lunch, entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Presenters drawn from all segments of the community </li></ul><ul><li>Attended by 164 teens in 2005; 184 in 2006 including groups from Madison and Green Bay synagogues; over 150 in 2007 </li></ul>
    12. 31. Jewish Teen Day of Discovery Learning Sessions <ul><li>Physical and Interactive—Krav Maga, Israeli Dance, Jewish/Israeli Cooking, Metalworking </li></ul><ul><li>Controversial and Thought Provoking—Jews and Booze, Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality, Evolution vs. Intelligent Design, Diversity in the Jewish Community </li></ul>
    13. 32. Jewish Teen Day of Discovery Learning Sessions <ul><li>Trendy, but text-based—Kabbalah, Jews and Tattoos, Medical Ethics, Women and Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional—A Taste of Yiddish, Midrash, Anti-Semitism </li></ul><ul><li>Pop Culture—Jewish Contributions to the Music Scene, Jews and the Media </li></ul>

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