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Renowned Educators Featured in Free Webinar Program for Parents and Teachers in the Community

Are you concerned about the effects of screen time on your children or students? Would you like to build your skills when it comes to advocating for your child? Are you a teacher looking for supportive strategies for your students regarding maintaining focus, staying calm and managing tasks? In October, Dr. Rona Novick, dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University, and co-educational director of Hidden Sparks will kick off the free Hidden Sparks Without Walls (HSWOW) webinar series for educators and parents with a presentation entitled, “Technology and Resulting Changes in How Our Children Think and Learn: Implications for Parents and Educators.” In the webinar, she will share the latest findings to help parents and educators understand the way today’s children think and learn, and will suggest opportunities for creating healthy habits of technology use and for adapting our adult teaching and parenting strategies to best fit the changing minds of our technologically savvy children. As the year progresses, webinar topics for the community will include, “ABCs of Advocacy: How to Be Your Child’s Best Advocate” and “It’s All in the Timing: Teaching Time and Task Management” among others (see full listing).

Hidden Sparks, a non-profit that offers professional development opportunities for yeshiva- and day school-based educators, provides educational opportunities to parents as well as teachers through the Hidden Sparks Without Walls (HSWOW) webinar series. To date, over 80 webinars have been hosted, enjoyed by over 1,800 people, and have been archived and are available for viewing on the Hidden Sparks Website.

For Debbie Niderberg, executive director of Hidden Sparks, the drive to provide programming for educators and parents across the country has been a major impetus for expanding HSWOW, so that hundreds can now participate in each webinar, “We’re thrilled with the increasing numbers of participants in our webinars. We are happy to announce that now, with the shift to a new platform, we will be able to enable even more teachers and parents from across the day school community to benefit.”

Hidden Sparks Without Walls Webinars 2017-18

All webinars are free of charge and held at 8:30 p.m. EST

Please go to HiddenSparks.org to register.

Title

DATE

PRESENTER

Technology and Resulting Changes in How Our Children Think and Learn: Implications for Parents and Educators

10/24/2017

Dr. Rona Novick

ABCs of Advocacy: How to Be Your Child’s Best Advocate

11/1/2017

Susan Schwartz, Child Mind Institute

It’s All in the Timing: Teaching Time and Task Management

11/28/2017

Sara Ward

Making Chumash Come Alive in a Classroom of Diverse Learners

2/6/2018

Etti Siegel

Calm: The Teacher’s Guide to Supporting Anxious Students

2/21/2018

Zipora Schuck

Focusing In: Strategies for Supporting Students’ Focus

3/6/2018

Mindy Rosenthal

Executive Assistant: Building Executive Function Strategies for Reading and Writing

4/24/2018

Hollis Dannaham

Cultivating and Supporting Self-Esteem in Children with Learning Challenges

5/1/2018

Amanda Morin,  Understood.org

 

Past webinars for parents and teachers are archived on the Hidden Sparks website HiddenSparks.org and are accessible through a link on the homepage, where parents and teachers can also add themselves to the Hidden Sparks mailing list and find out more about Hidden Sparks programs. For more information, please contact Sara Diament, director of school services, at [email protected].

By Sara Diament

 

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