A Different Kind of School Year: What Can We Do as Parents?

We know how difficult it is to be a parent. And COVID-19 is not making things any easier. Life is complicated and adding the education of your children into the mix because of virtual or hybrid classes only makes things worse. Please join Jewish Social Services of Madison and the Jewish Federation of Madison for part II of our Parents’ Panel

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm

How do we build in structure if we are working and helping our children with classes? How can we reduce their feelings of social isolation? How can we help our kids deal with a shift in school plans mid-year? How do we help when we can’t remember the subject (or maybe never learned it)?

Join Marla Becker, Gan Ha Yeled Director and teacher and Zach Galin, Founder, President and College Admissions Counselor of Galin Education, as they share ways to keep kids engaged in virtual learning, identify ways to support outside the box educating and discuss how kids can thrive in these uncertain times.

Marla and Zach will take questions so please send ahead of time so they can be addressed! Questions can be sent to Caren@jssmadison.org.

Marla Becker is a dynamic and passionate educator who believes in a child focused education philosophy. She attended Whitman College for her undergraduate degree and Pepperdine University to earn her Master of Arts in Education. Marla has worked as a teacher and school director in Madison, WI and Los Angeles, CA. She has 25 years of teaching, curriculum development and mentorship experience. Marla is currently the director and kindergarten teacher at the Hilde L. Mosse Gan HaYeled Preschool. For more information about Marla and Gan HaYeled, visit https://www.jewishmadison.org/hilde-l-mosse-gan-hayeled-preschool.

Zach Galin, has spent more than a decade working independently with students and families in the college admissions process. From academics and test preparation to college matching, applications, and financial aid Zach is dedicated to supporting students’ and families navigate the education system. Zach graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Learning and Organizational Change and holds a master’s degree in education from Bank Street College of Education. Zach currently works with students and families across the country at Galin Education. For more information about Zach and Galin Education visit https://galined.com/.

Jewish Social Services’ vision is for a community of people living with dignity and hope. If you would like to learn more about our work and our community, please visit www.jssmadison.org.

Thanks to a generous grant by the Jewish Federation of Madison, JSS can offer these panels free of charge.  

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