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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.


The language around struggling learners can be confusing: IEPs, 504s, accommodations, modifications. Even once you know what it all means, it’s not always easy to know which accommodations are best for your child or what they look like in the classroom. You will learn the difference between accommodations and modifications and discuss some commonly-used ones. Then, you’ll explore what they look like in practice, how to know if they’re working well, and ways for families and teachers to partner to track progress and optimize student learning.

Date: Nov 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Amanda Morin

Helping pre-teens, and teens adjust to a new department of schooling and the different expectations that accompany it, is an oft neglected but crucial part of education. This webinar will empower teachers of middle school, junior high, and high school to understand the key changes that occur, as well as some easy ideas for scaffolding and supporting students with intentional lessons and targeted discussions. You’ll explore topics indulging time management, study skills, healthy habits of sleep, changing social dynamics, self-advocacy, coping strategies, stress reduction, the hidden curriculum and understanding key school personnel.

Date: Jan 06, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Zipora Schuck

Self-regulation is a complex set of skills that exert influence over internal sensations and states. These skills are necessary for consistent performance, behavior and school readiness. This webinar explores self-regulatory functions through a developmental lense and offers proven strategies to develop and strengthen them in the early childhood years.


Date: May 20, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Jeanine Fitzgerald