Workshops and Coaching

Hidden Sparks is excited to announce a new SEL initiative offering workshops and coaching nationwide.

On the heels of a highly successful virtual summit in summer 2020, Hidden Sparks added a Social Emotional Learning coach to our team who will support schools in their efforts to establish classroom routines and practices that boost students’ sense of connection, engagement, and investment at school.

Session Topics:

 

Positive Classroom Management in the Age of Covid-19: In these unprecedented times, how can educators manage a socially distant and/or remote classroom in a compassionate yet effective manner? This workshop outlines how teachers can inspire children to “buy in” to new rules and routines and empower students to self-regulate in challenging moments.

The Power of Student Agency: How Increased Choice Boosts Engagement & Investment in Learning : This highly-practical workshop outlines how weaving opportunities for student agency into all areas of the curricula boosts children’s engagement at school and inspires a love of learning that transcends the classroom.

Teaching Emotional Literacy: How to Help Children Navigate Their Inner Lives and Cultivate Empathy through Reading and Writing Instruction: 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 workshop outlines how teachers can weave emotional literacy instruction into language arts curricula.

Normalizing Vulnerability in the Classroom: Strategies to Inspire Children to Take Social, Emotional, and Academic Risks : Children who have learned to normalize vulnerability operate with resilience and tackle academic challenges with a growth mindset. This workshop outlines how sharing protocols, feedback frameworks, connection circles, and other techniques inspire children to share openly with—and support—one another.

Windows & Mirrors: Cultivating an Inclusive and Equitable Learning Environment: In today’s increasingly collaborative and diverse world, it’s more important than ever that children learn to understand the gifts and limitations of their own experiences and to think outside themselves to appreciate the perspectives of others. This workshop outlines how teachers can weave a focus on equity and inclusion into all areas of the curricula.

Fee for Faculty Workshop: 2-hr,  $500, 1-hr, $350

Bonus gift from Hidden Sparks: Receive the equivalent time in an additional workshop or consultation session!

Schools are welcome to use Title funding for payment. 

Please contact Sara Diament, Director of School Programs, at sara@hiddensparks.org/201-218-5703 to discuss your professional development needs.

Testimonials:

 

“[Lily Scott] was a powerhouse presenter (someone who is in the classroom, on the front lines, and knows of what she speaks) who shares tip after practical tip in a meaningful and sensitive fashion. She was a real treasure. Honestly, it was one of the most worthwhile and well organized programs I’ve ever had the privilege to be a part of!”

-Teacher, Moriah School of Englewood, NJ


“Having attended PD summits in the past, I usually have a few takeaways that are great and the rest I feel was ok or a waste of time. This summit was WOW! I walked away every single day with practical tools and strategies that I could begin using right away. It was wholesome, rich, inspiring, and mind-blowing.”

-Director of General Studies, Torah Day School of Phoenix, AZ


“Lily Howard Scott is amazing!  Her ideas were relevant and spot on for the environment we are all facing going back to school in September. I love the programs that Hidden Sparks puts together.  The foundation of knowledge that each presenter carries astounds me and the manner in which material is presented is so well thought out and organized.  These presenters inspire me to want to learn more about best practices for educating students”

-Teacher, YBH of Passaic, NJ