Virtual Volunteers: Workshops, Lectures & Masterclasses

Database of virtual volunteers offering their knowledge and experience to support ORT students and teachers.

Many of ORT’s friends and supporters around the world have kindly volunteered to give workshops, lectures and masterclasses free of charge to benefit our students.

If you’re an educator looking for a specialist, expert or presenter to support your current lesson plans or to provide something beyond the school curriculum, we can connect your ORT school to presenters from a wide range of topics.

  • Sessions are available mainly in English, but other languages are available.
  • Most presenters can offer live, blended or pre-recorded sessions.
  • Live sessions can be offered across multiple time zones according to your needs and presenters’ availability.
  • Presenters are flexible and ready to adapt to the needs of your students, just let them know what you need.

 

We’ve compiled a live database of virtual volunteers who are offering their knowledge and experience to ORT students and teachers.

Look through the topics below, register your interest and we will get back to you to help organise the session(s).

Sign-Up

Architecture & Design

Funny facts about chairs

A history of interesting chair designs looking at ergonomics and style with interactive elements including Kahoot, sketching and Q&A.

Age: High School
Language: English, Spanish
Presenter: Maria Reyes. Maria is a teacher a teacher of STEM, design and art at CIM-ORT school in Mexico City.

SIGN-UP

Architecture camp

Ten architects, houses and buildings you should know and an introduction to the design and drawing skills of architects.

Age: Elementary & Middle School
Language: English
Presenter: Judson Kline. Jude is an Architect, Educator and Politician. He is involved with his local city council and teaches at the High school and college.

SIGN-UP

Introduction to Design Thinking

What is Design Thinking and why is it so popular? Design Thinking revolves around a deep interest in developing an understanding of the people who we are designing for. Learn about how Design Thinking can be applied to different contexts.

Age: Middle School & High School
Language: English, Hebrew
Presenter: Dr Moshe Lebina. Professional educator with experience at all ages. Head of informal education in World ORT Kadima Mada

SIGN-UP

Arts & Media

Creative writing classes

Introductions through to explanations of useful techniques and writing tasks based on student skills and experience.

Age: Elementary, High School
Language: English, Hebrew
Presenter: Laura Goodman. Laura is a long-standing high school teacher, hebrew school and creative writing teacher.

SIGN-UP

How to write in English

Tips and tricks for adjusting your writing to better express your opinion. Instruction on how to construct sentences and paragraphs on particular topics.

Age: Middle School & High School
Language: English
Presenter: Iris Burnham. Iris is an experienced educator and English language teacher who has taught people from all over the world of all ages.

SIGN-UP

Art therapy project

A collaborative project to share art on postcards to not feel alone in the crisis. Further options include examples and exercises in philanthropy through art projects.

Age: Elementary
Language: English
Presenter: Austin Center. Austin teaches art to students online from a variety of backgrounds and has taught in New York museums and art camps.

SIGN-UP

Behind the scenes of television production

Learn about different television production elements such as scheduling guests and more.

Age: High School
Language: English
Presenter: Valerie Slade. After retiring from working in business, Valerie was a volunteer producer of a magazine TV show for 13-18 year olds for 10 years.

SIGN-UP

How fashion magazines work

An insight to the work that goes into publishing big magazines. From fashion runways to image selection this session will take a look at the work behind this job.

Age: Middle School & High School
Language: English, Russian
Presenter: Anna Kegeles. During her life in Moscow she was Art director of Harpers Bazaar in Russia. Now in the US she is an Art Therapist and an art teacher.

SIGN-UP

Art lessons

Online creative art lessons for children with the aim of developing individual creativity.

Age: Middle School & High School
Language: English, Russian
Presenter: Anna Kegeles. During her life in Moscow she was Art director of Harpers Bazaar in Russia. Now in the US she is an Art Therapist and an art teacher.

SIGN-UP

Interactive excursions through Modern Art

In this session students analyse different pieces of art and share their impressions before learning more about the history and techniques.

Age: Middle School & High School
Language: English, Russian
Presenter: Anna Kegeles. During her life in Moscow she was Art director of Harpers Bazaar in Russia. Now in the US she is an Art Therapist and an art teacher.

SIGN-UP

Business & Marketing

How to enter a profession in Marketing

Advice and mentoring in Content Writing and PR including tips on entering a profession in this field

Age: High School
Language: English
Presenter: Anna Rubin. Anna works in Marketing and PR for a major fundraising organisation in Israel.

SIGN-UP

Tips and suggestions for working in a corporate environment

What you need to know before you enter this sphere of work.

Age: High School
Language: English
Presenter: Noreen Kreda. Formerly at Accenture for over 30 years, Noreen specialises in HR and leadership for the corporate sector.

SIGN-UP

How to build your Professional network

Exploring professional networking using Linkedin and other platforms, finding ways to stand out, gain contacts and build global teams.

Age: High School
Language: English, Spanish
Presenter: Leandro Margulis. Leandro is from Argentina and now lives in San Francisco. He is an entrepreneurial leader with strong Business Development experience.

SIGN-UP

Leadership, learning and development

How to work with others in a corporate environment, build motivation and become a leader.

Age: High School
Language: English
Presenter: Robbi Carrier Strauss. Robbi is experienced in Corporate sales and delivers training for sales, leadership, motivation and more.

SIGN-UP

The world of luxury brands

The challenges of luxury brands and how they handle the balance of tradition and modernity.

Age: High School
Language: English, French
Presenter: Philippe Leopold-Metzger. Philippe is a board member and consultant at Allure systems, specialising in technology for luxury brands.

SIGN-UP

How to run a business

A lecture in finance, organisational effectiveness and corporate leadership

Age: High School
Language: English
Presenter: Charlotte Nad. Charlotte studied political science and has an MBA in Finance. She consults in leadership, HR and organisational effectiveness.

SIGN-UP

Introduction to retail management

What it entails to have your own business and the key factors to success.

Age: High School
Language: English
Presenter: Carole Ginsburg. Carole’s experience is in Retail management, having been a byer for a large store in New York. She is also a director of camp for performing arts and a nursery school substitute teacher.

SIGN-UP

How do you define a brand?

Introduction to popular branding concepts and further insights to a carreer in marketing.

Age: High School
Language: English
Presenter: Karen Cooper. Karen specialises in Brand consultancy, business ownership and market research for companies.

SIGN-UP

Mentoring and tips on starting a business

Tips and guidance in finance, compliance, corporate leadership and organisational effectiveness.

Age: High School
Language: English
Presenter: Richard Bernstein. Richard is Deputy President of World ORT with a background in corporate law, business and accounting.

SIGN-UP

Social Business Administration

What to expect from the field. Rural development of vulnerable people. Evaluation of social association projects and initiatives

Age: High School and up
Language: Spanish
Presenter: Carmina Fuentes Garcia. Carmina works for the development of vulnerable groups. Her main focus has been on the rural development of vulnerable people.

SIGN-UP

Geography

‘The slums of Brazil

The housing situation in Brazil, the slums of today and how they are organised.

Age: High School
Language: English, Portuguese
Presenter: Kizzy Mota. Kizzy is a trained lawyer in real estate working in technology.

SIGN-UP

Travel writing

Exploring the Jewish communities found in far-flung places and tips on how to write about a journey.

Age: High School
Language: English
Presenter: Sandy Bornstein. Sandy has a Masters in Jewish studies and education and has taught in the US and India, online and offlice at elementary and college levels.

SIGN-UP

Jewish history

Exploring Jewish life in different countries around the world, the differences and the similarities.

Age: High School
Language: Ukranian
Presenter: Vadim Kolotushkin. Vadim studied in Moscow and worked as a civil engineer. He is now retired and teaches informal community programmes in his synagogue.

SIGN-UP

Lessons in Jewish history

Learn about different periods in Jewish history and Jewish teaching.

Age: Middle School & High School
Language: Spanish
Presenter: Paulina Kababie. Paulina is a Jewish studies teacher in CIM-ORT school in Mexico City.

SIGN-UP

Higher Education/ Other

Tips for applying to an Ivy League college

High school students who might be applying to Ivy League schools in the USA can benefit from tips on preparing an application.

Age: High School
Language: English, Portuguese
Presenter: Karyn de Paula Mota. Karyn is a PhD student at Brown University where she currently teaches Portuguese as a second language.

SIGN-UP

Introduction to a career in Psychology

Presentation and Q&A with students looking to study and work in psychology.  Sharing experience, tips and notes about the latest trends and techniques in psychology and working with patients.

Age: High School
Language: Spanish
Presenter: Various

SIGN-UP

TED event organisation

Developing an idea into an engaging presentation and other tips on managing an event including research and planning, PR, design, and delivery.

Age: High School
Language: English, Bulgarian
Presenter: Ivaylo Todorov Ivanov. Ivaylo organises TEDx at University. 

SIGN-UP

Science & Technology

The impact of COVID-19 on Oral Health.

The months following lock-down could impact oral health – what can we do about it? Find out from a dentist and learn about how to get into dentistry.

Age: Elementary, High School
Language: Spanish
Presenter: Gretel Rabin. Gretel is an ORT Argentina graduate from Buenos Aires and a qualified dentist.

SIGN-UP

Issues in data science

Exploring ethics, careers and fundamentals in data science and more.

Age: High School
Language: English, Spanish
Presenter: Sabina Bercovich. Sabina is an ORT graduate with a masters in Data Science.

SIGN-UP

How to develop digital products

An introduction to jobs in the digital world and how to enter this profession.

Age: High School
Language: English
Presenter: Corinne Fishman. Corinne is a Digital product development adviser specialising in how to improve the user experience.

SIGN-UP

Technology after COVID-19

A look into New and emerging technologies and the world we we will face post COVID-19.

Age: High School
Language: English, Portuguese
Presenter: Kizzy Mota. Kizzy is a trained lawyer in real estate working in technology.

SIGN-UP

Bitcoin and Blockchain technology

An introduction to the world of cryptocurrency.

Age: High School
Language: English, Portuguese
Presenter: Kizzy Mota. Kizzy is a trained lawyer in real estate working in technology.

SIGN-UP

What is digital society?

Problems faced in a digital society and how people have changed in this new reality.

Age: High School
Language: English, Hebrew, Russian Portuguese
Presenter: Ilya Levin. Ilya is a professor at Tel Aviv University in Israel.

SIGN-UP

Introduction to 3D modelling in ten sessions

Study 3D Modelling in OpenSCAD online workshops. Learn the stages of building a 3D scene using a c-like language starting from simple shapes.

Age: High School
Language: Russian
Presenter: Mikhail Dichenko Mikhail is an ORT School Computing Teacher.

SIGN-UP

How static analysis can help you write solid secure code

Static analysis is becoming a standard in the corporate and banking worlds for testing the systems by analysing code and identifying bugs and security risks. A short demonstration and Q&A on the tools for the job.

Age: High School/ Computer Science students
Language: Spanish, English
Presenter: Ronen Reisenfeld. Ronen has a background in computer science and cyber security. He runs a company that supplies a Static Analysis solutions to large corporates.

SIGN-UP

Chemistry sessions

An online learning platform to study various biology topics including materials, online labs and other resources

Age: Any School Age
Language: English
Presenter: Peggy Parigoris, chemistry teacher

SIGN-UP

IT Security – the hidden heroes you need but never see

Hacking activity has drastically increased during COVID-19, what kind of security should you be looking for online? Detecting international hackers. Some of the most exciting stories from IT security that you wouldn’t expect.

Age: All school ages
Language: Spanish, English
Presenter: Ariel Buk. Ariel is a graduate of ORT Argentina now living in the states working in IT security with government groups, military and private organisations, banks, high risk organisations.

SIGN-UP

Science and ethics of Genetic Testing

Age: High School
Language: French, English, Hebrew
Presenter: Arnold Munnich. Arnold is the president of ORT France. Professor of Genetics at University of Paris

SIGN-UP

Mentoring and careers advice in computing and startups

Age: High School
Language: Spanish, English
Presenter: Rodrigo Aronas. Rodgrigo is an ORT Argentina Alumn working in the San Francisco Bay area. He has been a co-founder, partner and marketing director for two different startups.

SIGN-UP

 

Language Conversation Practice

We can offer your students the opportunity to practice the following languages:

English, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Russian, Portuguese, Bulgarian and Norwegian.

Many of our volunteers have agreed to give their time on a recurring basis (during the quarantine period), and will work together with teachers to match the needs of the school curriculum and students. Please sign up using the online form for more information.

SIGN-UP