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

What neurodevelopmental demands are made on a child when we ask them to find and put their finger on the place in a Chumash , read and translate a Pasuk? What strategies can be employed for students who have challenges in attention, memory, language or other areas of neurodevelopment? In this webinar, you will learn to analyze and design your Judaic Studies lessons using a neurodevelopmental lens allowing for maximal success for all your students.

Date: Feb 23, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 PM
Instructor: Tamar Bauman

As a teacher or parent, are you confused by children who seem very capable, yet have difficulty concentrating, sitting still and listening, or finishing something they start- unless it’s very exciting? Do you find they have the ability to concentrate well on some things but not others? We tell them to ” pay attention “, but they can’t seem to always look or listen to the right thing at the right time. In this session you will learn about attention- the complex system of brain controls that energizes us and regulates our thinking and our ability to complete tasks- and strategies to support children who struggle in this area.

As a teacher or parent, are you confused by children who seem very capable, yet have difficulty concentrating, sitting still and listening, or finishing something they start- unless it’s very exciting? Do you find they have the ability to concentrate well on some things but not others? We tell them to ” pay attention “, but they can’t seem to always look or listen to the right thing at the right time. In this session you will learn about attention- the complex system of brain controls that energizes us and regulates our thinking and our ability to complete tasks- and strategies to support children who struggle in this area.

Date: Mar 15, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 PM
Instructor: Claire Wurtzel
Topic: Attention

When most people are asked “What is dyslexia?” the typical response is “Isn’t that when you reverse your letters and numbers?” It’s a common misconception and one that we will address in this webinar.  We will consider what dyslexia is and what it isn’t and what are some of the remarkable strengths that may accompany this language based learning difference.  We’ll also describe some of the latest research on dyslexia and see what are effective interventions and accommodations.

Date: Apr 05, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 PM
Instructor: Karen Kruger

Do you suspect that your student’s reaction to sights, sounds, or touch is over the top? Does your student have trouble tuning in at  circle time, maintaining personal space, or transitioning  smoothly? This webinar will focus on the unique sensory challenges that surface in school. Participants will come away with practical and effective strategies targeted to individual students and the classroom as a whole to help children modulate their behavior and thrive socially.

Date: May 18, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 PM
Instructor: Chaye Lamm Warburg

Today’s culture of entitlement and privilege erodes our natural inclinations towards gratitude.  This webinar will provide information on many benefits of gratitude, and offer direct strategies to inculcate the attitude of gratitude in families and schools.  The developmental challenges across childhood, pre-teen, and adolescent years will be carefully considered.

Date: Jun 01, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 PM
Instructor: Dr. Rona Novick