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.
This webinar will discuss predicting and noticing signs of escalating behavioral difficulties in students. It will provide participants with strategies to engage students in these most challenging moments, and strategies to help de-escalate and calm difficult situations. Participants will learn about identifying inappropriate behaviors and how to cultivate appropriate behavior. Strategies for students of all ages will be presented.
Dr. Rona Novick
Rona Novick, PhD, Co-Educational Director of Hidden Sparks, is the Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University and holds the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values. She holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Child Psychology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
Angie will be presenting research-based lesson ideas and tools and share web-based learning programs that support the development of Hebrew decoding for students. These ideas are based on her own practice working with students with language-based learning disabilities, where she has adopted multi-sensory components from Orton-Gilingham based reading programs including Preventing Academic Failure and Wilson Fundations to create a powerful and effective Kriah program.
Angie Yucht Swenson is the Hebrew Language Coordinator at the Shefa School. Angie pioneered Shefa’s multisensory Hebrew reading program and continues to identify best practices in teaching Hebrew to students with language-based learning disabilities. Currently, Angie teaches small groups of students, builds curriculum and coaches teachers on Hebrew literacy. Prior to joining Shefa, Angie was a classroom teacher at the Aaron School, and served as a Hebrew language learning specialist at the Heschel School. Angie has been committed to finding best practices in teaching Hebrew to students with language based learning disabilities and ensuring that each student feels confident with their Hebrew language skills. Angie received her B.A. from Cornell University and a Masters Degree in Special Education from Hunter College. She is currently enrolled in a Masters Degree program in School Leadership at Bank Street College.
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.
Zipora Schuck, MA, MS, is the founder of Pathways Consulting Services LLC, an agency providing professional development services to teachers, principals, therapists and parents. She is a NYS Certified school psychologist holding masters degrees in both special education and school psychology. Mrs. Schuck is currently the Director of the Learning Center at the Beth Rochel School. She is a Catapult premium provider as well as a Torah Umesorah trainer whose popular workshops are usually standing room only! Additionally, she serves as adjunct faculty for Mercy College in their school of Education and Psychology.
Mindfulness has shown to effect emotion regulation, focus and awareness, and positive emotions. In this workshop participants will be introduced to mindfulness and how it can improve one’s effectiveness as a teacher both inside and outside the classroom. Mindfulness will be broken down into concrete and practical skills that one can implement immediately following the workshop in your capacity as a teacher.
This workshop will guide novice and more seasoned classroom-based technology users into integrating technology in a strategic and impactful way. In this workshop participants will review the SAMR Model and Bloom’s Taxonomy, two frameworks used by educators to help design tasks and lessons that use technology, as well as understand how they impact student outcomes. Participants will also be tasked with thinking about the apps and websites they are currently using in their curriculum.
Monica Klein holds a Master’s degree from Bank Street and has over ten years of education experience. She is currently the Lower School Technology and Design Teacher at the Dwight School. Monica began her education career at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, where she oversaw 250 museum educators and led tours of the museum exhibitions. Later, after a few years as a pre-school teacher at Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway she shifted in to their educational technology team. Monica worked at Ramaz Lower School as the education technology specialist where she taught classes for kindergarten-fourth grade students and worked with faculty on technology integration. Prior to her current position, she worked as the Educational Technology Consultant at DigitalJLearning, of The Jewish Education Project.
Do you have a few students that you just can’t seem to reach with your instruction? In this webinar, you’ll be learning about why multisensory math is appropriate for ALL learners (K – 12) and why it is essential for students that struggle. We’ll share research, ideas you can implement, and resources to expand your teaching tool kit.
Adrianne Meldrum is a certified multisensory math instructor and studied under Marilyn Zecher, CALT. She runs a team of multisensory math tutors at mathformiddles.com. Her goal is to make multisensory math available to as many students as possible. Connect with her @ mathformiddles.com.
The power of questions in general– questioning as an effective instructional technique . Questioning strategies that ensure active engagement and whole-class involvement Do’s and Don’ts in questioning – how to and how not to ask questions Higher order cognition – The value of higher order questions and examples of questions that range in level of cognition Research-based strategies for effectively responding to student questions Suggestions for creating an environment that supports student questions
Dr. Laya Salomon is Associate Professor at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University and Director of Azrieli’s PELE Fellowship Program in Jewish Education. Dr. Salomon teaches master’s and doctoral level courses in leadership, supervision, curriculum, assessment, teaching methodologies and differentiated instruction, and she supervises student teachers. Prior to joining Azrieli in 2004, Dr. Salomon was a professor of psychology and education at Touro College and a Judaic studies teacher.
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.
Jeanine Fitzgerald draws on more than 40 years of professional experience to empower teachers and parents. As a certified Human Behavior Consultant and Specialist, and owner of The Fitzgerald Institute of Lifelong Learning, Jeanine specializes in research-based strategies that maximize the fulfillment of a child’s potential and their implementation in “real life” settings. She understands the daily struggles of educators and parents and honors the “hero within” each individual she has the privilege to work alongside. As a speaker, consultant and master trainer, Jeanine has worked with thousands of children, professionals and parents across the country. As an author, Jeanine has published The Dance of Interaction and two national training programs entitled Education with Insight and Parenting with Insight. She is currently putting the finishing touches on her second book, Educating the Heart.