SPARK Parent Video Library

SPARK Resources

Contact Information

Colleen Kaplan
Remote Learning Outreach Specialist
ckaplan@ltcillinois.org

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SPARK Parent Video Library

On-demand videos and webinars for parents and caregivers.

Many of the videos are also available as a podcast. To download and listen, visit anchor.fm/ltcspark

Growing Up in a Digital Age: Understanding Gen Z Students

Original Date: 10. 27. 2020
Presenter: Nicole Zumpano

Digital Citizenship week may have just passed, but there is still time to help our students become responsible citizens. Nicole Zumpano explores the mindset of Generation Z students, focusing specifically on what research says about their interactions with the digital world.

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Social Emotional Learning: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Original Date: 09. 30. 2020
Presenter: Abby Lyons

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) refers to the ability of people to recognize and regulate emotions, build relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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The Impact of COVID-19: Patterns of Stress and Brain

Original Date: 09. 23. 2020
Presenter: Abby Lyons

As a result of COVID-19, our world looks different. Your brain (and your child's brain) have been impacted by the stress of this experience.

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Get to Know Canvas

Original Date: 09. 09. 2020
Presenter: Matt Jacobson

Join us as we talk with Matt Jacobson, LTC Online Learning Specialist and Canvas expert, as we discuss the top things parents need to know to help their students be successful for the new school year. We will cover Canvas basics and common parent/guardian questions!

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Get to Know SeeSaw

Original Date: 09. 09. 2020
Presenter: Holly Kelly

Join us as we talk with Holly Kelly, LTC Regional Educational Technology Coordinator and SeeSaw expert, as we discuss the top things parents need to know to help their students be successful for the new school year. We will cover SeeSaw basics and common parent/guardian questions!

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Get to Know Microsoft Teams

Original Date: 09. 09. 2020
Presenter: Colleen Kaplan

Join us as we talk with Samantha Skubal and Natalie Perejda, Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts at J. Sterling Morton High School, as we discuss the top things parents need to know to help their students be successful for the new school year. We will cover Microsoft Teams basics and common parent/guardian questions!

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Get to Know Google Classroom

Original Date: 09. 09. 2020
Presenter: Ben Sondgeroth

Join us as we talk with Ben Sondgeroth, LTC Regional Educational Technology Coordinator and Google Expert, as we discuss the top things parents need to know to help their students be successful for the new school year. We will cover Google Classroom basics and leave time for Q & A!

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