PoP Midwest Fellowship

Support your students to develop sharp critical thinking skills as well as deep social-emotional capacities

PoP Online Introductory Institute

June 26-28, 2023 | 1:00-5:00 PM Eastern / 12:00-4:00 PM Central / 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Pacific.
Please email deena@pedagogyofpartnership to be added to the PoP Introductory Institute waitlist

Join Dr. Orit Kent and Allison Cook, developers of this research-based pedagogy for an online introductory training. Experience and focus on teaching techniques that support your students to thrive as whole people through the intentional design of havruta, small group, and even full group learning. Translate your learning into practice and meet the upcoming school year with renewed energy and new tools and materials. This program is suited to both Jewish studies and general studies teachers. 

Due to the generosity of our funders, the introductory institute is free of charge for Midwest educators.  Contact Lauren Luger at [email protected] with any questions.  



Pedagogy of Partnership (PoP) is working with a cohort of educators and leaders from the Chicago and Detroit areas to implement PoP. This fellowship offers participants a professional development program consisting of online summer institutes and webinars, individual coaching during the school year, access to a suite of PoP teaching materials, and virtual site visits. Educational leaders may receive individualized coaching to help them use PoP frameworks to observe, provide feedback, and lead team meetings.

This tried and true approach supports educators and educational leaders to teach for depth, to build connections among students, their peers, and Torah (and other rich content), and to foster a more caring and creative learning environment.


For more information on the PoP Midwest Fellowship, click here.

Join the rapidly growing network of PoP educators in the Midwest! Please send an email indicating your interest and school to [email protected].

Educators from the following schools and organizations are involved in the Midwest fellowship:

  • Adat Shalom-Beth Achim Learning Community
  • Anshe Tikvah
  • Chicago Jewish Day School
  • Dor Hadash
  • Farber Day School
  • Frankel Jewish Academy
  • Hillel Day School
  • Hillel Torah Day School
  • Rochelle Zell Jewish Day School
  • Sager Solomon Schechter Day School

“PoP has improved my teaching, I know that it has improved student learning. The PoP webinars and mentoring made me a lot more reflective and explicit to my students about what we're doing and why we're doing it. This means students can hopefully better articulate why they're doing what they're doing, where it comes from, and what the outcome should hopefully be.”

- Michael Langer, Jewish Studies Instructor at Frankel Jewish Academy

"I feel like all of my teaching philosophy was suddenly given language and tools that I didn't know existed, and that I could take everything and put it into practice to meet my goals."

- Lianne Gross Philipp, PoP teacher at Chicago Jewish Day School