Newton Public Schools is promoting the Forum: “Living in a Smartphone World: What does it mean for students, families, and educators?”
When: Wednesday, Dec. 6th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Newton South Auditorium
RSVP: Community Forum.
The forum will provide information and resources on the impact of technology and social media, as well as the opportunity to discuss the role of educators and families in navigating this space. To provide you with information and to guide our discussion, we are thrilled to be joined by the following panelists:
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. She’s also the Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org
, an EdSurge Columnist, and an active blogger. Kerry’s passions and the focus of her work include empowering teachers, students and parents to learn with digital tools and resources and educating school communities about both the positive power and privacy concerns that come with social media use.
Author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Dr. Steiner-Adair examines ways in which the wonders of technology and media also change how children learn and grow. An expert specializing in child development, education, parenting, and workplace/family balance, she speaks and consults on a wide range of topics, including best practices for a healthy and thoughtful approach to technology at school, home, and work.
Newton educators and district leaders will also join the panel to provide perspective on Newton’s approach to education in the digital age. The panel will be moderated by Beth Teitell, reporter for the Boston Globe and commentator on National Public Radio’s Marketplace.
Please RSVP here: Community Forum. We also invite you to visit this webpage for background information and resources: Living in a Smartphone World