For Teachers

Gratz Advance’s NEXT program was established just for you.  It is designed to address what is next for you in your own professional growth, what you need to know and what tools you need to become the teacher you want to be.


Partnership Cities

If you are in any of the following cities, please click on your city to read about learning opportunities specific to you.

Baltimore, MD

Broward County, FL

Cleveland, OH

Detroit, MI

Greater Palm Beaches, FL

Hartford CT

Houston TX

Los Angeles, CA

Miami, FL

Milwaukee, WI


Philadelphia, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Toronto, ON


Professional Assessment Tools

The NEXT Professional Assessment Tool for Supplementary School Teachers is an opportunity for you to think comprehensively about how your teaching reflects current best practices in multiple dimensions. Specifically designed with Jewish supplementary schoolteachers in mind, it takes about 30 minutes to complete.

The PAT can be utilized in multiple ways including as a year-end teacher assessment tool. Teachers automatically receive copies of their answers and can indicate if they would like copies of their responses sent to their Education Directors.

NEXT Professional Assessment Tool

Hebrew and Prayer Professional Assessment

Completing the NEXT Professional Assessment Tool is valuable in its own right, but we have also designed them to connect to another layer of teacher support and professional learning:

Professional Growth Plans.

The PGP consists of specific, measurable learning goals and strategies that you can pursue in order to address those goals. NEXT will immediately begin to provide on-going support toward the achievement of those goals. Let us know if you are ready to develop a PGP. Email [email protected]

If you have not yet completed a survey about Supplementary School professional learning, we invite you to do so now:

NEXT Professional Learning Survey for Supplementary School Teachers

Are you part of a central agency catchment area? 

If so, please check to see if they are a NEXT partner.  If not, we can help you request that your central agency/federation pay for you to take NEXT classes.

Here are pdfs  for your Education Directors to use in these discussions:

For Philadelphia Education Directors

For Non-Philadelphia based Education Directors