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Registration is now open for the Hidden Sparks Blended Learning Lenses Course – combining the best of in-person and online learning.


Hidden Sparks Programs

External Coach Program (ECP)

The External Coach Program offers school-based training, coaching, and mentoring in understanding and teaching to diverse learners. Read More

Internal Coach Program (ICP)

The Internal Coach Program trains a member of the school faculty to become a resident expert in diverse learning styles. Read More

Hidden Sparks Without Walls (HSWOW)

The Hidden Sparks Without Walls program makes available short-term classes on differentiated learning to teachers in Jewish day schools and yeshivas across North America. Read More

Hidden Sparks Without Walls Parent Connection

Hidden Sparks Without Walls Parent Connection is a webinar series that offers parents a way to deepen their understanding of learning and behavior. Read More

Title Coaching Services

Hidden Sparks offers both workshops and coaching services to New York City non-public schools as part of the fedreral Title Funds program. Read More


Hidden Sparks News

New Grant From Tmura

Hidden Sparks is excited to announce that we have received a grant from Tmura - The Israel Public Service Venture Fund to support our expanding our professional development programs in Israel. Read more

Hidden Sparks School Leader Program Featured in the 5 Towns Jewish Times

"An educator for decades, Mrs. Barbara Deutsch, assistant principal at HANC West Hempstead, recognizes that the need for professional development for school administrators is ongoing. As Mrs. Deutsch states, 'I need opportunities to grow and adjust my thinking to the needs of children and schools today.' ... This is where Hidden Sparks steps in." Read the full article.

Hidden Sparks Without Walls featured in the Jewish Link of Bergen County

Dr. Rona Novick knows how eager parents are to better understand the issues that surround bullying. “There is nothing more important to parents than their children’s safety and happiness. Any parent who has witnessed the impact of their child being the victim of teasing or social exclusion or has seen their own child act in less than generous ways to another, wants to both understand why this happens and, most importantly, figure out how to make it better.” But, according to... Read more

Back to School at HANC...

September 2014 - Over 30 teachers of grades K-6 at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (West Hempstead) attended a workshop given by Dr. Sara Reichman entitled, " A Taste of Hidden Sparks- Observing our Students to Help Them Succeed." Read more

...and Yeshiva of North Jersey

August 2014 - Hidden Sparks presented an overview of the Learning Lenses to the 200 faculty members of the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey as part of their back-to-school professional development program. Read more


Hidden Sparks in Action

23 New Coaches Complete the 6-Day ICP Course

On March 17th, 23 educators from 17 school completed their Internal Coach course. The six day course culminated with two intensive days that focused on coaching skills and Read more

2015 Annual Hidden Sparks Coach Retreat

January 2014 - This month, 60 teachers and school leaders came together for a day rich with learning and professional growth at the 2015 Annual Hidden Sparks Coach Retreat held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Read more

Leadership Program with Melanie Eisen Focuses on PLCs

On November 18th, participants in Hidden Sparks’ Leadership Program came together to explore establishing and strengthening Professional Learning Communities in their schools. The multi-faceted program incorporated a panel discussion with PLC experts Melanie Eisen and Jane Rotunda, as well as individual meetings with them. Melanie Eisen is the Associate Director... Read more

First Ever Blended Learning Lenses Course a Success

August 2014 - This summer, Hidden Sparks piloted its new blended-learning Learning Lenses course with 19 educators from the Metropolitan area. Read more

Congratulations to the graduates of the 2014 ICP Coach Cohort!

Kudos to the 16 coaches from 11 schools who completed the 6-day Internal Coach course on May 14th. Highlights included Learning Lenses Training, exercises in Collaborative Problem Solving, and instruction in coaching skills. Read more