Professional Learning Webinars

Project Management – Staying on Task

April 28, 2019

Project Based Learning Webinar Series
Session 3: Project Management – Staying on Task
Sunday, April 28, 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT
With Lauren Reeves and Rabbi Stacy Rigler, RJE

The URJ and the ARJE are excited to offer three learning opportunities for teachers who facilitate Project Based Learning models. Through three sessions, we hope to network teachers and provide them with a sense of strength, meaning, and purpose in their PBL work. By gathering a group and learning with experts from around the country, we will be able to compare how PBL operates in different communities and be inspired by one another. Join us as we extract best principles of PBL and consider how they might impact the values in your own community. Please note that sessions are stand-alone, enabling you to attend whenever you can. You will need to register individually for each session. Sessions are intended for those who have some teaching experience in Project Based Learning or are seriously considering a PBL model in their congregation.

Lauren Reeves is the Religious School Director at Shoresh, the Shabbat-based religious school program at KAM Isaiah Israel in Chicago. Lauren is passionate about Jewish life and children, creative in programming and learning, and dedicated to developing Shoresh for learners and families. She has brought family education programs, interactive and experiential activities, and energetic, high-quality learning to Shoresh in her tenure. Lauren believes that Judaism is meaningful and accessible to learners of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Lauren has experience as the Family Activities Coordinator at The Temple in Atlanta, Georgia and teaching religious school, during which she developed a foundation of interacting with children and creating welcoming and interactive learning environments. With training in public health communications and after working with several member-based health organizations, Lauren’s passion for Jewish education led her back to congregational life. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Lauren has a BA from Emory University and an MPA from Georgia State University. She, her husband Rabbi Frederick Reeves, and their children are often at KAM Isaiah Israel or exploring Hyde Park, Chicago.

Rabbi Stacy Rigler, RJE has served as a Rabbi Educator at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, since 2003. She received a B.A from Emory University, and earned her MAJE and was ordained from HUC-JIR. At KI she has worked to create innovative models for Jewish education introducing the JQuest program and then working to collaborate with two Conservative synagogues to form JQuest B’Yachad. Stacy has served on the ARJE Membership and PL teams, Board and Executive Committee. She and her family are dedicated supporters of URJ Camp Harlam where she currently serves as Jewish Life Supervisor. Stacy currently holds a shared position with Camp Harlam and the URJ as the program manager for the Jewish Life Network of the URJ Camps. Stacy is part of the #OnwardHebrew leadership team affiliated with the JECC and a Rabbinic Advisor for NFTY-PAR. She is married to Rabbi Peter Rigler and they have three children.