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Ethical Creativity

Ethical Creativity Institute

The Ethical Creativity Institute (ECI) is a weeklong professional development and curriculum design program created and hosted by The Brandeis School of San Francisco that combines the emergent fields of design thinking, tinkering, and constructionist education with Jewish traditions and ethical frameworks.

The ECI, started in the summer of 2016, is funded in partnership with the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, and aims at developing a model of distributed innovation that will propel Jewish life, thinking, and engagement forward, while also developing new applications of Jewish ethics in the context of 21st century educational practices and approaches.

Bringing together a national cohort of practitioners from Jewish educational settings, and staffed by expert educators from early childhood to higher education who represent national and Bay Area institutions, this unique program encourages cross-pollination and collaboration among a range of subject matters, disciplines, and organizations.
Over the span of three years, 28 Brandeis teachers have participated in ECI. At Brandeis, professional development....

ECI 2019 will take place from June 24 to June 28, 2019

Applications will be available beginning December 2018.

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The 2019 Ethical Creativity Institute is funded in part by a grant from the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund of San Francisco.