Hidden Sparks Without Walls/Parent Connection is a webinar series that offers parents a way to deepen their understanding of learning and behavior. Hidden Sparks Without Walls/Teacher Track is a webinar series designed for educators and administrators serving Jewish day schools.

Neuroscientists and educators have carefully studied how the introduction, proliferation, and extensive usage of technology are impacting how children think and learn. This HSWOW session will share the latest findings to help parents and educators understand the way today’s children think and learn. Suggestions for creating healthy habits of technology use and for adapting our adult teaching and parenting strategies to best fit the changing minds of our technologically savvy children.

Neuroscientists and educators have carefully studied how the introduction, proliferation, and extensive usage of technology are impacting how children think and learn. This HSWOW session will share the latest findings to help parents and educators understand the way today’s children think and learn. Suggestions for creating healthy habits of technology use and for adapting our adult teaching and parenting strategies to best fit the changing minds of our technologically savvy children.

Date: Oct 25, 2017 @ 8:30-9:30 (Eastern)
Instructor: Dr. Rona Novick

If you have discovered that your child has difficulties with learning or paying attention, or you are beginning to suspect that he or she does, you might be wondering what you can do to make sure that your child is getting the best support possible at school. Even though we may know each of our child’s strengths and challenges, as parents we sometimes feel powerless when it comes to push for the resources our child needs to succeed. There is actually a lot we can do to take action, and this webinar will provide with the basics for being strong advocates on behalf of your child.

Date: Nov 01, 2017 @ 8:30 pm -9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Susan Schwartz

See and Sense the Passage of Time is a fundamental skill that students need to develop. Learn how to help students plan for and carry out routines and tasks within allotted time frames, and adopt a mindful approach to homework and using schedules. We will focus on strategies for helping students visually break large projects into smaller steps, estimate time to complete and schedule these steps, and to prioritize steps of the project.

Date: Nov 28, 2017 @ 8:30 pm -9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Sara Ward

Positive self-esteem can make a big difference for children with learning disabilities and attention challenges. When children value themselves, they’re more likely to self-advocate and ask for the help they believe they deserve. When they’re confident and secure about who they are, they’re better able to face and manage their learning challenges. Learn practical strategies that can be used with your children and students to help them develop and maintain positive self-esteem.

Date: May 01, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Amanda Morin