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Dr. Scott J. Goldberg

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Scott J. Goldberg, Ph.D., is Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at Yeshiva University. Dr. Goldberg is responsible for advancing the teaching and learning at YU’s undergraduate and graduate schools through 21st century methods and media, including online and blended learning, as well as developing new educational programs locally and globally.

From 2007 – 2013, Dr. Goldberg served as the inaugural Director of the Institute for University – School Partnership, working closely with organizations, agencies, and institutions to improve the quality and sustainability of schools. He is also Associate Professor at YU’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education.

He serves on various national panels and committees that address the most challenging issues in Jewish education today, from the shortage of qualified leaders for our schools, to the economic challenges facing Jewish education. Dr. Goldberg is an internationally recognized expert in various educational and psychological topics including: online/blended learning, systems of support for students, differentiated instruction, the connection between learning disabilities and behavior problems, multilingual literacy development and assessment, religious development and assessment, and the effects of media on learning and behavior. Dr. Goldberg started his career as a teacher of children with learning disabilities and developed a private practice to counsel and advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families.

He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from New York University, an M.S.Ed. in Special Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York, and a B.A. in Jewish Studies from the University of Chicago.

Sample Titles

  • Jewish Education: Negotiating the Non-Negotiable
  • School and Community: An Essential Partnership
  • Leadership is as Leadership Does: Modeling Leadership for the Next Generation
  • Got God?: Raising Spiritual Children
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Shimush Talmidei Chachamim: Living the Great Life with Great People
  • Motivating Children to Learn: A Parents Role
  • Motivating Children to Learn: A Teachers Role
  • Teaching Teshuvah: Educating Change in a Changing World
  • Tailoring Personal Change: Avoiding the Emperor’s New Clothes
  • Sorcerers and Tefillah: The Magic of Prayer
  • Are we Waiting for Miracles?: Inviting G-d into our Lives
  • Sages on Stages or Guides on the Side: Rabbinic Views on Teaching and Learning
  • Toward Solving the Mystery of Reading Hebrew
  • Practical Methods of Hebrew Reading Instruction and Assessment
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Psychological Lessons from the Four Sons
  • It’s Not Easy Being Grain: The Omer and the Realities of Personal Growth
  • Leadership
  • Spirituality & Religious Development

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