Apps for Math: Making learning fun!

26, May 2021

Who said learning math can’t be fun?! At our school, we try very hard to make math lessons relevant,  engaging and fun for the students. To grab their attention and increase motivation, we often integrate apps into the lessons. Even

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IssieRoots: Welcome Ramadan! An activity for young children

9, May 2021

At The Sindian Early Intervention Center of Beit Issie Shapiro, children are honoring the month of Ramadan in many ways. One of which is through an interactive activity, Welcome Ramadan!, designed for young children. In the activity, children will learn

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Join us! Assistive Technology Webinar Series

29, April 2021

Beit Issie Shapiro (BIS) and Florida International University: Embrace are hosting another free webinar series focusing on the impact of assistive technology (AT) on the lives of people with disabilities. Hear from BIS’s tech experts on the use of AT

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HIT’s Fixperts at Beit Issie Shapiro – custom designed solutions to real-life challenges

6, April 2021

“The world needs more people who can solve problems. Fixperts is a programme that unlocks people’s imagination and skills to get the world fixing problems, small and big.” ~Fixperts This year we were very lucky to become “Fixpartners” with industrial

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Introducing IssieRoots: Interactive Holiday Activities for all

17, March 2021

Jewish holidays are central to Jewish life, family, and community, and have deep emotional value for children and their families. In order to maximize the inclusion of all children in family holiday traditions and activities we are creating IssieRoots, a

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Making Costume Dreams Come True 6.0

24, February 2021

Purim time has come again and for the 6th year running, we celebrated with our costume-making event…despite the additional challenge of meeting with the children and creating the costumes while still maintaining social distance and keeping everyone safe. When sitting

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Come join us! Upcoming webinars and lectures

6, February 2021

The Zero Project The Zero Project is an initiative committed to creating a world without barriers. Their annual conference goes online this year and will be held February 10-12, 2021. We are very proud to be taking part in two

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Encouraging Play and Participation during Remote Learning

6, January 2021

In the last few weeks, we are hearing about more and more cities returning to remote learning. Positive cases continue to rise and the cold weather is making outdoor social distancing difficult. Children are again spending more time at home,

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Hanukkah 2020 – Celebrating Together while Apart

11, December 2020

This week, Jews around the world begin to celebrate the holiday of Hanukkah, or Festival of Lights. The holiday is a favorite of children, filled with family gatherings, candle lighting, gifts and of course, delicious foods. This year, many of

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Halloween During COVID-19: Maintaining an Inclusive Experience

24, October 2020

With all the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Halloween celebrations will look quite different this year. Parties seem irresponsible given the emphasis on social distancing and the restrictions on gatherings and trick-or-treating may even be banned in your

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