Gloria Becker, EdD, a graduate of the Masters in Jewish Education program at Gratz College, is an instructor of education, teaching on-campus and online courses to MA and EdD students. She earned her EdD from Argosy University in 2011. Her dissertation topic was "Characteristics of Effective Teachers in Reform-movement Congregational Schools." Gloria’s areas of specialty include instructional design, curriculum design, school management, teacher training, and learning technology. Gloria is a PQAS certified instructor and works with professionals in Early Childhood settings in the area of learning technologies.
Gloria is the Director of Learning Initiatives in Jewish Education at Jewish Learning Venture. She works with educational professionals and lay leaders to integrate innovative practices and initiatives into Jewish communal life and learning. This includes cutting-edge instructional practices, curriculum development, and technology usage.
Additionally, Gloria teaches in the Rimon program (4th and 5th grades) and Rimon Noar program (7th – 10th grades) at Temple Sholom in Broomall in order to keep up her classroom skills and because she just loves working with students. A Jewish educator since 1980, she worked as a synagogue educational director for 13 years before joining Jewish Learning Venture.