Nov 28, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

Optimizing Your Learning Space with Low Budget Tips and Tricks

Modern learning needs modern learning spaces. As we look to craft curriculum and instruction to prepare our students for further education and careers, it is essential that they have an opportunity to learn in spaces that support this mission. Designing excellent learning …

Presenter: Robert Dillon
Oct 29, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tune Up Your Classroom Management: Hard Lessons Learned, Research and Neuroscience

The ability to run an ordered classroom is commonly ranked as one of the most important teacher dispositions, whether at the elementary, middle, or secondary grade level. We now know what tactics help students regulate emotions, engage them, and promote a pro-academic …

Presenter: Todd Finley
Jan 08, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

Building Reading Comprehension Skills- Tuning our Technique to the Type of Text

Reading comprehension involves a complex process of your student’s interaction with the texts that they read. This webinar will help you explore the differences between narrative (involving story grammar and causal events) and expository (focused on text organization and structure) text and …

Presenter: Naomi Schimmel
Apr 24, 2018 @ 8:30-9:30 (Eastern)

Executive Assistant: Building Executive Function Strategies for Reading and Writing

Have you ever had a student who demonstrated strong verbal and thinking skills but when put to the task of independently reading and/or writing they can’t seem to succeed at the task? This could be the result of weak executive functions, a …

Presenter: Hollis Dannaham
Mar 06, 2018 @ 8:30-9:30 (Eastern)

Focusing In: Strategies for supporting students’ focus

We all know that being able to concentrate and focus for sustained periods is a skill that students need to develop in order to be successful in school. Fortunately, teachers and parents can teach and implement strategies that will help encourage and …

Presenter: Mindy Rosenthal
Feb 21, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

Calm: The teacher’s guide to supporting anxious students

Like most educators, you probably have children in your class who struggle with anxiety. When children and teens are anxious in school they may have a hard time absorbing new information or retrieving previously learned information. This webinar will offer you a …

Presenter: Zipora Schuck
Feb 06, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

Making Chumash Come Alive in a Classroom of Diverse Learners

Teachers have to teach Chumash skills to diverse learners, so one-size-fits-all strategies do not always work. In this practical and creative workshop, learn about ways of teaching all of your students the skills they need to master the Chumash lesson, ways to …

Presenter: Etti Siegel
Apr 26, 2017 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

Language and Learning: A Foundation for Success

Language influences every aspect of the curriculum, affecting the way children learn and teachers teach. This webinar will focus on the role language plays in learning, including decoding and comprehension, vocabulary and concept knowledge, thinking and reasoning, narrative development, writing and social …

Presenter: Claire Wurtzel
Feb 22, 2017 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

Fostering Essential Traits for Learning – growth mindset, grit and motivation

Current cognitive research has shown that there are three specific nonacademic skills that are essential for student success. In this workshop participants will learn about the research on Grit, Growth Mindset, and Motivation and how this information can be translated into classroom …

Presenter: Hollis Dannaham
Jan 03, 2017 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

A+ for Teachers: Understanding and Creating Effective Assessments

Tests and quizzes are part and parcel of almost every learning environment, and information gleaned from assessment goes far beyond the letter or number grade. Teachers will learn how to use assessment information to effectively direct instruction both for the class and …

Presenter: Zipora Schuck
Nov 03, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

Classroom Management and Proactive Practices

Get off to a strong start this year when it comes to classroom management. This workshop will cover specific strategies, procedures, and teaching techniques to effectively prevent classroom disruptions and allow for effective teaching.

Presenter: Mindy Rosenthal
Jan 06, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 PM

The Math/Brain Connection: Using Current Cognitive Research to Inform Instruction for Struggling Math Learners

The results of ground-breaking brain research now play a role in early detection of future math learning disabilities allowing for targeted early intervention. This workshop will look at the spatial ordering system which governs qualitative number sense, how challenges manifest in the …

Presenter: Hollis Dannaham
Nov 04, 2015 @ 8:30 - 9:30 PM

A Balancing Act: The Intersection Between Student Temperament and Your Classroom’s Ecology

Do some of your students jump from one activity to another while others are so persistent that they have a hard time transitioning? Do you like to introduce new activities into your lessons but find that some of your students are hesitant …

Presenter: Hollis Dannaham
May 18, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Being a Sensory Smart Teacher: Helping Students with Sensory Challenges

Do you suspect that your student’s reaction to sights, sounds, or touch is over the top? Does your student have trouble tuning in at  circle time, maintaining personal space, or transitioning  smoothly? This webinar will focus on the unique sensory challenges that …

Presenter: Chaye Lamm Warburg
Feb 23, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Planning Judaic Studies Lessons for all Learners: How Understanding Neurodevelopment Helps you Reach all Students

What neurodevelopmental demands are made on a child when we ask them to find and put their finger on the place in a Chumash , read and translate a Pasuk? What strategies can be employed for students who have challenges in attention, …

Presenter: Tamar Bauman
Nov 17, 2015 @ 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Take Note: Note Taking Skills and Strategies

Do your students have trouble taking notes effectively? Are their notes acting as study tools? Become a game-changer  in the life of your students! This webinar will help you simplify and effectively give instruction for the use of guided notes, Cornell notes, …

Presenter: Zipora Schuck
Oct 27, 2015 @ 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Teaching Teens: What Every Educator Should Know About the Adolescent Mind, Body and Soul

Teaching adolescents presents challenges and opportunities. When educators understand adolescent development, and appreciate teens’ approach to learning, their belief systems, their notions about rules and authority, and their passion for meaning and belonging, they can increase the effectiveness of their teaching. Learn …

Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick
Nov 19, 2014 @ 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET

Getting Leor on the Guest List: Boosting Social Success for Your Students

Teachers play an integral role in facilitating social and emotional competence in their students. Within their academic curriculum, regular routines, and free play, teachers can instruct, model, and direct fundamental social skills that can generalize to all areas of life. Social expectations …

Presenter: Mindy Rosenthal
Feb 24, 2015 @ 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET

The Art of Teaching Rashi to the Struggling Student: Demands and Strategies

What do we expect from our students when teaching Rashi in the elementary school classroom? What demands and expectations are built into a child’s decoding and comprehension of Rashi and where are the breakdowns for children who struggle? This webinar examines the …

Presenter: Sara Chaya Farbstein
Apr 29, 2015 @ 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET

She Said What?

This webinar is geared to help teachers use effective communication to solve common classroom challenges. Strategies to increase student participation and clarity of expressive language will be modeled. This webinar will also offer numerous techniques to empower teachers to reflect, validate, and …

Presenter: Zipora Schuck
May 13, 2014 @ 8:00-9:00pm

Guided Reading in the Early Grades

Guided Reading, a teaching approach used with a small group of students, is designed to help individual students read increasingly challenging texts over time. This webinar will focus on the specific elements of a guided reading lesson. Participants will learn how to …

Presenter: Hadassah Berg
Mar 26, 2014 @ 8:00-9:00pm

Screen Time and Bullying

Part 3 of 3 – for middle and high school age As children age, they begin to use technology to connect with peers. With the right guidance, peer-to-peer learning online can have very positive effects. However, recent trends of online bullying and …

Presenter: Jeannie Crowley
Feb 12, 2014 @ 8:00-9:00pm

It’s Never Too Late To Clean Up Your Act!

It’s never too late to become more organized! By this point in the school year teachers have covered large amounts of curriculum and students have progressed in many academic areas. However, many of these same children have difficulty maturing in regards to organizing themselves, their …

Presenter: Zipora Schuck
Nov 05, 2013 @ 8:00-9:00pm

Creating Socially Healthy and Welcoming Classrooms – The Best Bully-Buster!

In this webinar, teachers will consider pro-active approaches that build a sense of community and caring in the classroom.  Particular attention will be paid to the unique contribution the teacher can and should make in setting the emotional tone in the classroom.  …

Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick
Apr 17, 2013 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Focus on the Shy and Anxious Child

For the shy and anxious child- a child whose fearful or nervous thoughts and feelings impede their academic functioning- school can often be overwhelming and frightening.  This webinar will help teachers better understand children who struggle with anxiety and present strategies to …

Presenter: Meryl Silver
Mar 13, 2013 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Internet Treasures and Tools for Literacy and Writing

A variety of free, online technologies exist to help scaffold the writing process for students of all ages. This HSWOW webinar will show teachers a toolkit of websites to help them differentiate their instruction for learners who are struggling with organization, grammar, …

Presenter: Jeannie Crowley
Feb 13, 2013 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Higher Order Thinking

Frequently misunderstood and always a concern of school administrators, Higher Order Cognition (HOC) is a very important pathway of learning.  Teachers want to emphasize the importance of higher order thinking in their lesson planning but often they don’t understand the different aspects …

Presenter: Karen Kruger
Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Temperament- Understanding Children’s Pre-set Tendencies

Why do some children whimper quietly while others howl?  Why are some children timid, and others gutsy?  And why does a child who is so comfortable in one situation become distressed in another?  This workshop will explore the factors of temperament that …

Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick
Nov 14, 2012 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ecology of the Classroom

Interactions between people and their environment, also known as ecology, must also be considered when thinking about student success in the classroom. Classroom ecology has a major impact on student achievement. Now that school has been underway for a few months, we …

Presenter: Kate Sussman
Oct 24, 2012 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Late, Lost, but not Lazy

In every classroom there will be students struggling with some of the crucial executive functions – the tasks that help us execute our daily activities. These processes such as organization, time management, planning, transitioning and attention are key components to a successful …

Presenter: Zipora Schuck
May 02, 2012 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Transition to High School

Spring is an excellent time to begin to prepare 7th grade students for their transition to high school. This HSWOW webinar will cover how to teach students about their personal learning styles, and how to become effective communicators and self-advocates for success …

Presenter: Karen Kruger
Mar 21, 2012 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Study Skills

This HSWOW course offers an in-depth look at the skills students need to function in school and the real world. Study skills include organization, time management, planning, listening and summarizing for notes, communication, stress reduction, test taking and goal setting. This workshop …

Presenter: Zipora Schuck
Feb 29, 2012 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

What’s the Big Idea: Developing Reading Comprehension Skills

Reading comprehension, the process of constructing meaning through active interaction with a text, is the ultimate goal of reading instruction. This HSWOW webinar will focus on various areas of reading comprehension, such as predictions and prior knowledge, questioning, summarization, think-aloud and visualization, …

Presenter: Hadassah Berg
Feb 08, 2012 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Assistive Technology

Technology can assist students to overcome difficulties with academic tasks, from accessing information to processing information and creating output. Computer based technology can help students read, write and organize. In this HSWOW course we will focus on several ways to use a …

Presenter: Shannon Stringer
Dec 14, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Understanding Children’s Mood and Affect

Every teacher and educator knows the behavior and learning of children and teens are impacted by their moods. From irritability to anxiety to sadness, moods can alter the interactions among students, peers and teachers. This HSWOW webinar offers an understanding of common …

Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick
Nov 30, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Internet Treasures and Tools

Technology plays a major social and educational role in schools today. This HSWOW webinar will show teachers how to capitalize on their students’ love of technology to improve their educational outcomes. An abundance of FREE educational resources and web 2.0 tools will be introduced …

Presenter: Faigy Ravitz
Nov 02, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Meta Cognition and Self-Advocacy

Students who struggle in school are often very receptive to understanding their individual learning styles: where they have strengths, what are their weaknesses, and which strategies help them become successful in school. This HSWOW webinar will focus on different ways to teach …

Presenter: Karen Kruger
May 17, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Assessment and Differentiated Instruction

For differentiation to happen, teachers need to gather and utilize information about their students. Information should relate to students’ readiness, interests, and learning profiles. Pre-, formative and summative assessments provide teachers with the data to plan meaningful learning experiences for all students. …

Presenter: Dr. Jane Gertler
Mar 02, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Non Frontal Review Techniques for the Classroom

Do you want to add more games and other fun activities to your classroom repertoire? Research shows that kids learn better when they enjoy what they learn. When students play games with material that they are learning, they take ownership and generalize …

Presenter: Rivkah Dahan
Feb 09, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Teaching Reading to Students with Diverse Reading Levels

This course will focus on the complex skill of reading. The stages of reading development will be explored as well as the various methods to teach reading to children at different levels. A focus of the session will be on the creation …

Presenter: Amy Goldman
Dec 15, 2010 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Mid-Year Modifications to Your Classroom to Enhance Student Success

It’s December. Now that you’re familiar with your students, this is the perfect time to step back and ask “How can I modify my classroom to further enhance my student’s success?” Using a neurodevelopmental lens, we will consider the demands involved with …

Presenter: Karen Kruger
Nov 17, 2010 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Core Classroom Practices in Judaic and General Studies that Reflect an Appreciation for All Kinds of Learners in the Classroom

Good teaching utilizes a number of core instructional techniques to manage individual student difference in the classroom. By identifying and utilizing these core strategies, and understanding their neurodevelopment underpinnings, both targeted individual students and whole classes will benefit.

Presenter: Judah Weller
Nov 03, 2010 @

How to Ask Questions that Stimulate Students to Think and Learn

When you hear an expert teacher question students it may sound deceptively easy. It is not. Learning how to ask powerful questions of students is a very valuable skill and like any other skill, takes time and deliberate practice to develop. In …

Presenter: Claire Wurtzel
May 03, 2010 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cooperative Learning: A Way to Differentiate Your Instruction and Enhance Your Students’ Engagement (part 1)

Cooperative learning is an approach to learning that has attracted national attention. It is designed to support high levels of engagement within carefully designed small groups of learners. Many teachers need support in order to develop and implement effective cooperative learning strategies. …

Presenter: Harriet Lenk
May 10, 2010 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cooperative Learning: A Way to Differentiate Your Instruction and Enhance Your Students’ Engagement (part 2)

Cooperative learning is an approach to learning that has attracted national attention. It is designed to support high levels of engagement within carefully designed small groups of learners. Many teachers need support in order to develop and implement effective cooperative learning strategies. …

Presenter: Harriet Lenk
Apr 14, 2010 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Reading Comprehension Strategy Instruction: Enhancing Understanding of Text

Reading is about understanding and processing; therefore, without comprehension, real reading does not occur. Learn effective comprehension strategies to help your students access prior knowledge, set a purpose for reading, organize information and make meaningful connections to narrative and expository text. This …

Presenter: Dr. Jane Gertler
Mar 17, 2010 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Helping Students Discover How They Learn

Helping children to understand how they learn is as important, if not more important, than the content they are learning. In this webinar, we will explore ways to incorporate “learning about learning” into lessons we are already teaching and also discuss developing …

Presenter: Kelli Pollack
Feb 23, 2010 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Is it Typical? Understanding Variations in Child Development – secondary school

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 …

Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick
Feb 16, 2010 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

Is it Typical? Understanding Variations in Child Development – primary school

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 …

Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick
Dec 09, 2009 @

Transitions

Transitions happen all the time. Most adults have learned to cope and strategize, either from past experiences or by seeking support from people and resources. Children, on the other hand, require the teacher’s leadership, support and explanation to cope with the variety …

Presenter: Andrea Rousso
Dec 01, 2009 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kriyah: Developing an Effective Management Plan for Building Kriyah Skills

By understanding the neurodevelopmental demands of Kriyah, participants will be able to pinpoint specific weaknesses and develop a comprehensive management plan for building skills. Considerations for second language learning (decoding only) will also be discussed.

Presenter: Judah Weller
Oct 28, 2009 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

How To Talk To Children About Their Learning Strengths and Struggles

Helping children understand their unique strengths and struggles is an essential part of teaching and learning. Utilizing short case scenarios, we will discuss such topics as how to help a child understand complex ideas regarding their learning; How to personalize learning as …

Presenter: Kelli Pollack
Mar 25, 2009 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Analyzing Your Teaching Style

Participants will briefly analyze their own neuro-developmental profiles. They will identify strengths weaknesses and strategies that they use in their teaching and consider the primary neuro-developmental demands of their teaching style for either the subject that they teach or an upcoming lesson. The material …

Presenter: Karen Kruger
Mar 18, 2009 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Analyzing A Lesson

Participants will use the neuro-developmental constructs to examine which constructs are primarily demanded in one of their lessons. They will also prepare strategies for their students who struggle with the primary neuro-developmental demands of the lesson. The class will analyze a lesson …

Presenter: Karen Kruger
Mar 30, 2009 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

An Overview of How We Learn (Repeat)

This course will discuss the various pathways of learning and how they interact with each other to form a learning profile of strengths and weaknesses. The pathways include attention, memory, language, organization, social cognition, neuro-motor functioning and higher-order thinking. Utilizing hands-on activities, …

Presenter: Claire Wurtzel
Feb 24, 2009 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

An Overview of How We Learn

This course will discuss the various pathways of learning and how they interact with each other to form a learning profile of strengths and weaknesses. The pathways include attention, memory, language, organization, social cognition, neuro-motor functioning and higher-order thinking. Utilizing hands-on activities, …

Presenter: Claire Wurtzel
Dec 16, 2008 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Course on Attention (part 2)

“Pay Attention!”; “You’re not trying”; “You re just lazy”; “You re so hyper!” Frequently, teachers and parents make these comments to students who have attention problems. In this two-session, Participants will begin by looking at their own attention strengths and struggles as …

Presenter: Naomi Weiss
Dec 09, 2008 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Course on Attention (part 1)

“Pay Attention!”; “You’re not trying”; “You re just lazy”; “You re so hyper!” Frequently, teachers and parents make these comments to students who have attention problems. In this two-session, Participants will begin by looking at their own attention strengths and struggles as …

Presenter: Naomi Weiss
Dec 10, 2008 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Language, Learning and Literacy: Foundations of Academic Success (part 2)

Language influences every aspect of the curriculum, affecting the way children learn and teachers teach. This two-session course will focus on the role language plays in learning, including decoding and comprehension, vocabulary and concept knowledge, thinking and reasoning, narrative development, writing and …

Presenter: Claire Wurtzel
Dec 03, 2008 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Language, Learning and Literacy: Foundations of Academic Success

Language influences every aspect of the curriculum, affecting the way children learn and teachers teach. This two-session course will focus on the role language plays in learning, including decoding and comprehension, vocabulary and concept knowledge, thinking and reasoning, narrative development, writing and …

Presenter: Claire Wurtzel
Nov 25, 2008 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Role of Memory in School Success (part 2)

Memory plays a key role in students’ success in school. In this two-session we examine memory from two points of view: the typical memory demands made on students in school and what it is like for a student who struggles with some …

Presenter: Claire Wurtzel
Nov 18, 2008 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Role of Memory in School Success (part 1)

Memory plays a key role in students’ success in school. In this two-session we examine memory from two points of view: the typical memory demands made on students in school and what it is like for a student who struggles with some …

Presenter: Claire Wurtzel
Nov 13, 2008 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

De-Escalating Intense Behavior (part 2)

This two-session course 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. This course will introduce …

Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick
May 27, 2008 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Social Cognition: The Science of Relating (part 2)

This two-session course will present different aspects of social cognition. Participants will gain an understanding of what children with strengths in social cognition look like, how difficulties in social cognition are manifested and what children with difficulties in this area experience. Additionally, …

Presenter: Tamar Bauman
Oct 29, 2008 @ 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Communicating with Parents

Parent/Teacher communications can take many forms. Whether they are informal chats or written report cards, these parent/teacher communications can be complex. In this session, Participants will discuss effective communications with parents using a rubric to guide the conversation and non-judgmental language to …

Presenter: Molly Warner
May 20, 2008 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Social Cognition: The Science of Relating (part 1)

This two-session course will present different aspects of social cognition. Participants will gain an understanding of what children with strengths in social cognition look like, how difficulties in social cognition are manifested and what children with difficulties in this area experience. Additionally, …

Presenter: Tamar Bauman
Nov 06, 2008 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

De-Escalating Intense Behavior (part 1)

This two-session course 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. This course will introduce …

Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick