Three days of hardfun and rewarding work. Three days of creation. Three days of collaboration. That’s how I’d describe the recently concluded RealSchool Summer Sandbox conference. As I wrote here, prior to travelling to this event in Teaneck, NJ I had no idea what to expect, or if it would be worthwhile at all. As I look back though, I have to say that I got a lot out of it. It was a rewarding risk worth taking.
I was the only congregational educator in attendance. The rest of the participants consisted of a group of Jewish day school teachers and representatives of various national Jewish organizations. This didn’t put me off, because I came with a specific agenda. I wanted to explore linkages between the world of Jewish day school and congregational education. I also was looking forward to learning more about digital badges. Most importantly however, I yearned for tachlis – for something real and concrete to come out of all of this. I’ve had enough with theory. I wanted to bring something home with me.
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