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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

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.  (The Hidden Sparks certificate of participation continues to be available at no charge.) Please note that webinars designated as  “For Parents” are not eligible for CTLE.

HOW IT WORKS:

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.

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In today’s world, we have an incredible opportunity to provide students with resources and experiences that will help students develop strong creative and critical thinking skills to solve interesting problems in the world. In this session, Michael will share what that innovative practice looks like and how it can better prepare our students for the future .

Date: Dec 01, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (ET)
Instructor: Rabbi Michael Cohen

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

Vocabulary is the basis for language acquisition. In this webinar, participants will learn a variety of ways to enhance Hebrew vocabulary instruction. They will be exposed to methods that help learners remember words and authentic formats for implementing usage of the new vocabulary words.

Date: Feb 09, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (ET)
Instructor: Meirav Kravetz

This workshop will focus on specific strategies to support students who need a variety of strategies to build vocabulary. We will explore various types of graphic organizers, instructional models, targeted strategies and materials to support and enhance vocabulary instruction.

Date: Mar 09, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (ET)
Instructor: Hollis Dannaham

Emotional literacy—the ability to name, manage, and productively express our feelings and to empathize with the feelings of others—is a skill too often neglected in the traditional teaching model. This webinar will outline how elementary school teachers can weave emotional literacy instruction into language arts curricula through work-sharing protocols, brainstormingThis workshop will focus on specific strategies to support students who need a variety of strategies to build vocabulary. We will explore various types of graphic organizers, instructional models, targeted strategies and materials to support and enhance vocabulary instruction. strategies, interactive read-aloud techniques, reading responses, and more. This webinar will not introduce a replacement curriculum; rather, rather, it will offer specific ideas and practical techniques that empower teachers to adapt existing curricula to meet children’s emotional and academic needs.

Date: Apr 20, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (ET)
Instructor: Lily Howard Scott

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