2017-18 Parent Speaker Series
Social Emotional Learning in Technology
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 8:30 am - 10 am
We invite Lori to return each year to speak with our parents, faculty, and students because her insights and advice on parenting in the age of technology are so instructive and helpful. And as the landscape of technology keeps changing, so does Lori's presentation. Even if you have seen Lori before, please join us to learn more about how parents can have productive, effective conversations with tech-savvy children about the safe, responsible, and ethical use of technology.
Instructional Technologist and founder of Cyber Education Consultants, Lori Getz speaks to students, parents, and educators about internet safety, security, and ethics. Her mission is to help bridge the gap between a young generation of digital natives and their parents and teachers.
Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
Parenting with the Brain in Mind
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
What if parents had a simple and practical way to use the latest scientific research to be better parents and help their children be happier, healthier, and more successful? Parenting with the Brain in Mind introduces parents and teachers to essential and groundbreaking science in an accessible, interesting, and practical way, so they can then apply that knowledge in their breakfast-table, grocery-store, temper-tantrum, everyday care-giving world.
Diversity = Excellence
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 8:30 – 10:00 am
Join us as we explore ways to talk with children about diversity and inclusion, and how we can support and develop differences so that our students can bring all of themselves to the learning environment. Guest speaker Elizabeth Denevi will share research that demonstrates why diverse and inclusive school communities increase critical thinking and problem-solving skills for all children. She will also discuss specific ways to have productive conversations around a variety of social identities, including gender identity/expression, race and ethnicity, and social class.
Elizabeth is the Associate Director for Mid West Educational Collaborative, a non-profit agency that works with schools nationally to increase equity, promote diversity pedagogy, and implement strategic processes for growth and development.