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October Webinar: Dr. Kathy Hopkins ~ “Analogies…POWER TOOLS”

Dr. Kathy Hopkins
October 5th ~ Noon EST

Registration Opening Soon!

Please join us for this 60-minute webinar with Q & A with Dr. Kathy Hopkins!

Benefits of NILD Webinars:

  • Earn CEUs from the convenience of your desktop computer or mobile device*
  • Lowest cost option to meet PCET professional development requirements for re-certification
  • PowerPoint handouts will be made available prior to broadcast
  • Re-watch all or part of the webinar multiple times as this it will be archived until August 31, 2015. If you are unable to view the live broadcast, you will still be able to view the archive.

*One hour live broadcast delivered over the internet; includes Q&A

 
Note:You will receive confirmation emails with instructions about how to access the webinar site and the webinar power point handouts upon registration. The email will be sent to the same email address(es) provided with your registration.
 
Please contact info@nild.org or 757-423-8646 if you have any questions.
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A Tribute to Professor Reuven Feuerstein

Professor Feuerstein Tribute

I learned from Professor Feuerstein that faith really does change lives.

Building confidence and competence for struggling learners is a passion for NILD and one that we shared with the late Professor Reuven Feuerstein. His philosophy of structural cognitive modifiability and mediated learning was transformational for many educators. Below is an excerpt from an article that was recently shared by a Rabbi who knew Professor Feuerstein well.

His methods were elaborate and his theories complex, but seeing him at work you knew that there were three reasons he achieved miracles. First, the basis of his work was love. He loved the children and they loved him.

Second, he had transformative faith. Under him children developed skills no one thought they could because he believed they could. He had more faith in them than anyone else.

Third, he refused to write anyone off. He insisted that children with disabilities should be included in society like every other child. They too were in the image of God. They too had a right to respect. They too could lead a full and meaningful life.

I learned from Professor Feuerstein that faith really does change lives. The one thing that can rescue us from despair and failure to fulfill our potential is the knowledge that someone believes in us more than we believe in ourselves.

From the Yom Kippur address of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sack’s, citing Professor Reuven Feuerstein, founder of the Feuerstein Institute.

NILD is a Feuerstein Institute Authorized Training Center.

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Welcome to NILD

Whatever the reason that brought you to our website ~ we are glad you have found us! NILD’s website was designed for you – the seeker, the parent, the educator – to get accurate information on learning disabilities, dyslexia, and […]

Benefits of Cursive Handwriting

Handwriting is Boeing 747 Technology

One of the most hotly debated topics in education these days is the issue of handwriting.  Mr. Shapiro, a journalist for the Washington Post, wrote an article titled “Cursive Foiled by Technology” on April 4, 2013.  The handwriting/keyboarding debate is […]

Teachers Promoting Student Achievement through Care and Cultural Responsiveness 

Teachers Promoting Student Achievement through Care and Cultural Responsiveness  October 17th @ 12pm EST – Priced at $35 Registration closes 9/17 at 11 am EST   Overview How do teachers achieve more success with students when […]

September Webinar – Weaving Written Expression into Educational Therapy

Writing demands the integration of more cognitive processes than any other communication skill, so it is no wonder that many learners struggle to get their thoughts down on paper. Join us to explore ways to cultivate […]

New Webinar Subscriptions

We want to share our exciting upcoming webinar content for the next year. We’re also launching a new webinar subscription model to help you manage your calendar and your budget. Choose from a 6 month or […]

Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Examining the Role of Cognition in Meeting the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities 

Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Examining the Role of Cognition in Meeting the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities November 13 – 16, 2019 Location: Regent University University Library 1000 Regent University Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23464 Saturday, November 16th – 8:30-9:45 am Conference […]

Save the Date! 2019-2020 Regional Conference Schedule

Examining the Role of Cognition in Meeting the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities November 13-16 – Virginia Beach, VA January 9-11 – The Woodlands, TX February 6-8 – Winter Garden, FL February 20-22 – Meridian, ID March 26-28 – […]

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