The Joseph Sears School invites parents to chat and build partnerships during our 'Second Cup of Coffee' presentations and discussions to help keep everyone informed about the school and student learning.
We present our Second Cup of Coffee presentation series throughout the school year. Did not get a chance to attend, or would like to revisit the conversation? Below, you can find links to presentations and materials from the sessions.
Welcome Back to School Information and Q & A
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.
Join us, as we go over important information necessary for the start of Fall 2020-2021.
Topics will include:
- Meet the New Administrative Team
- Overview of the first two days of school for both In-Person and Remote Learners
- Entrance and Exit Procedures
- Overview of Bubbles
- Mask Expectations - New Mask Policy
- Snack at School
- Self-Verifying Wellness Daily
- Travel and Quarantine
- Responding to Illness (COVID-19)
- And more!
Join Zoom Meeting on Thursday, August 20, 2020, 5:00 p.m.:
Join by phone +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 941 1209 7739
Please note: this Zoom Presentation will be recorded and posted to the website within 24 hours.
Return to Learn Parent Q & A
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.
Missed the conversation? Hear the Recording
Navigating Tech with Kids and During COVID-19
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.
We presented our final Second Cup of Coffee parent information series for the 2019-2020 school year with a presentation and discussion as we welcomed back speaker, Dr. Devorah Heitner.
Everyone is online right now -- navigating work, learning, and social activities with a phone, tablet, or TV screen. Our children are using technology more often and more than ever. How can you help your children and pre-teens find the right balance?
Devorah Heitner, Ph.D., understands the digital world and appropriate digital milestones. She helped to explore new and safe digital experiences for your children. Dr. Heitner is an engaging, wise, and humorous speaker and author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World. A recording of her presentation will be available until August 24, 2020, at the following link, and available by request to email@example.com after August 24, 2020.
Video recording of the session here. (1.5 hours). Thank you for everyone who participated.
Remote Learning Q&A
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.
Audio recording of the session here. (1 hour)
Thank you for everyone who participated.
Parenting in the Age of Digital Technology
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 8:30 a.m.
We want to extend a huge thank you to the attendees of today's Second Cup of Coffee. Our session generated some important conversations, and we appreciate the feedback that we received during the session.
If you could not attend this Second Cup of Coffee or want to learn more, you can view the presentation on our website link below. All of the resources mentioned are live links in the presentation slideshow.
Differentiated Instruction - An Overview
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 8:30 a.m.
We want to extend a huge thank you to the attendees of our first Second Cup of Coffee this school year. Our session generated some important conversations, and we appreciate the feedback that we received during the session.
If you could not attend this Second Cup of Coffee and want to learn more, you can view the video screencast recording on differentiation at The Joseph Sears School. The screencast does an excellent job of summarizing the practices and principles behind classroom instruction at Sears. You can also view the summary of the discussion from the event here.