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.

Get off to a strong start this year when it comes to classroom management. This workshop will cover specific strategies, procedures, and teaching techniques to effectively prevent classroom disruptions and allow for effective teaching.

Date: Nov 03, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Mindy Rosenthal

How can we use the science and knowledge of human behavior to support our children in all areas? This webinar will address myths about rewards and punishments and offer suggestions regarding motivating rewards that have No Salt, No Sugar, and Cost No Money.

Date: Nov 16, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Dr. Rona Novick

Many people think the words “tantrum” and “meltdown” mean the same thing, and they can look very similar when you see a child having one. But for children with sensory processing or self-regulation challenges, a meltdown is very different from a tantrum. This webinar, in partnership with Understood.org will help you understand the differences and will provide you with strategies so that you can respond in a way that better supports your child.

Date: Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Amanda Morin

Tests and quizzes are part and parcel of almost every learning environment, and information gleaned from assessment goes far beyond the letter or number grade. Teachers will learn how to use assessment information to effectively direct instruction both for the class and for individual students. This interactive workshop will help build your skills so that you can facilitate instruction for real student retention, teach study and test taking skills, use formative and summative assessments, and design alternatives to testing.

Date: Jan 03, 2017 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Zipora Schuck

Current cognitive research has shown that there are three specific nonacademic skills that are essential for student success. In this workshop participants will learn about the research on Grit, Growth Mindset, and Motivation and how this information can be translated into classroom practice to facilitate these skills and maximize student success.

Date: Feb 22, 2017 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Hollis Dannaham

Help your students and children find their own meaning in tefilla and establish stronger connections to their davening. During this webinar you will gain a better understanding of the development of prayer in children and adolescents and be provided with some practical strategies for enabling students to find their own voice, all within the context of using the texts of the Siddur.

Date: Mar 01, 2017 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Rabbi Jay Goldmintz

Language influences every aspect of the curriculum, affecting the way children learn and teachers teach. This webinar will focus on the role language plays in learning, including decoding and comprehension, vocabulary and concept knowledge, thinking and reasoning, narrative development, writing and social skills. Participants will learn techniques and strategies for enhancing language learning in the classroom.

Date: Apr 26, 2017 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Claire Wurtzel

Every child will face challenges, whether because of their own learning profile or temperament, or outside factors such as illness, family stress, and tragic events. Even seemingly mundane bumps in the road, such as a lost ballgame, failed test, or waning friendship, require children to be resilient, to manage even when life is not how you would want it to be. Resilience is supported by a set of teachable skills that parents and teachers can help children develop. This webinar discusses those skills and the strategies that can help children use them as tools throughout their lives.
Date: May 16, 2017 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Dr. Rona Novick