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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.

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.

Date: Dec 11, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Angelina Swenson

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

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.

Date: Feb 05, 2020 @ 8:30 pm -9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Matis Miller

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.


Date: Feb 25, 2020 @ 8:30 pm -9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Monica Klein

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.

Date: Mar 18, 2020 @ 8:30 pm -9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Adrianne Meldrum

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

Date: May 06, 2020 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Layla Salomon

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