Hidden Sparks Without Walls 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.

NEW! CTLE Hours Available

The Hidden Sparks certificate of participation continues to be available at no charge to all participant. Additionally, live participation in a HSWOW webinar for educators is now eligible for one New York State Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hour for a $15 administrative fee.   (Please note that webinars designated as  “For Parents” are not eligible for CTLE.)

Those who wish to receive CTLE hours should register and participate in the webinar as usual. Following the webinar, a survey link will be sent with the option to request CTLE and instructions for how to pay the $15 fee.

To receive the one-hour CTLE certificate, the following requirements must be met: 1) live participation in the webinar; 2) Completion of the post-webinar survey within 72 hours of the live webinar; and 3) Payment of the $15 fee, which is due upon submission of the survey. The certificate will be emailed to you within one week of your request. Please be in touch with Margaret Sarro at margaret@hiddensparks.org if you have any questions.


Learn practical strategies for sharing learning goals with students and incorporating goal setting into the classroom. Gain tools to involve students in reflecting on their progress as a means to facilitate individual growth and increase student agency.

Date: Oct 17, 2023 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Dr. Debra Drang

Join this webinar to learn about auditory processing and the difference between auditory and language processing. Perri Hecht will shares classroom strategies as well as guidance for teaching children self-management and self-advocacy tools.

Date: Nov 27, 2023 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Perri Hecht

Explore the transformative potential of data-driven instruction in the classroom. Participants will discover practical strategies for collecting, analyzing, and leveraging data to personalize learning, monitor student progress, and make informed instructional decisions. Join us as we unlock the power of data to enhance student outcomes and cultivate a culture of evidence-based teaching.

Date: Dec 19, 2023 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Melissa Truelove

Meirav Kravetz is back to HSWOW for a third webinar, this time to share tools that can be used to encourage and develop authentic Hebrew speaking in your classroom, even among students that are anxious about speaking aloud. Learn how to plan oral assignments, guide your students to success evaluate an oral presentations.

Date: Jan 30, 2024 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Meirav Kravetz

You set the emotional tone for your classroom, and creating calm in the classroom is about equipping you with your own inner toolbox of self-regulatory and self-management tools so you can model and teach them to their students. In this experiential webinar participants will learn evidence-based, relatable, accessible, and fun mindfulness tools and techniques that they will be able to implement into their classrooms.

Date: Feb 06, 2024 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Nancy Siegel

This webinar will address best practices for cooperative learning, including: considerations of various grouping arrangements, proactive management techniques, and creative variations of cooperative activities.

Date: Apr 09, 2024 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Laya Salomon

On the 10 year anniversary of her original webinar, Dr. Novick, a premier expert on bullying, will revisit the topic, its unique characteristics, and impact in the Jewish community. The focus of the webinar will be on what parents and educators can do to help children who are teased or socially excluded, and how we can work with all children to be socially responsible bystanders and create caring communities. 

Date: May 07, 2024 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Dr. Rona Novick