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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.


Living with the ongoing challenges experienced due to COVID 19 has presented families with numerous difficulties and created enormous uncertainty, especially with the new school year fast approaching. Whether school will be in person with significant restrictions and changes or in distanced learning at home or something else altogether, preparing our children for a school year that can change from one minute to the next can seem daunting. During this session we will discuss how we can be proactive and boost independence, build important skills for “masked” communication, and utilize approaches that can increase capacity for flexibility. Learning how to create these opportunities can empower both parents and children to deal with the start of the school year with a lens of greater patience and courage, encouraging a go-with-the-flow mindset as we continue to navigate these unpredictable times.

Date: Aug 18, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (ET)
Instructor: Randi Goldfarb

Date: Oct 27, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (ET)
Instructor: Dr. Rona Novick

Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) is a big shift when it comes to understanding your child’s challenging behavior and what to do about it. It is proven to reduce challenging behavior, improve family relationships, and help your child build the skills they lack. This webinar will introduce you to a method for partnering with your child to identify the triggers for their challenging behavior, and work together to produce a game plan for how to handle problems before they happen.

Date: Jan 12, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (ET)
Instructor: Tamar Shames

How often we wonder why some students can achieve milestones while others struggle to keep up, and if these differences are part of typical development or indicators of more significant challenges? Understanding child development can be an extremely powerful and helpful lens for teachers. In this session, we will present child developmental along a continuum, from typically developing children to those with developmental challenges in behavior or learning. Some behavioral and learning issues that are outside the pattern of typical development will be explored and we will discuss the developmental tasks usually mastered at particular ages and phases.

Date: May 25, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (ET)
Instructor: Dr. Rona Novick