Building a Culture of Empathy in a Digital Age
This workshop focuses on friendship in the digital age, fears of missing out, anonymity and other issues that affect our ability to teach students in today’s media environment. (K-12)
Engaging Parents With Technology Initiatives
Provides participants with the the ability to utilize practical strategies to implement effective and research based parent engagement strategies that will alleviate parent concerns about technology and improve student learning by involving parents. These techniques will enhance parents’ understanding of district technology practices and policies.
In addition to these workshops, Raising Digital Natives offers consulting to facilitate a positive digital culture school-wide.
Becoming a Screenwise Parent: Raising Your Digital Native
This is more than “Internet Safety.” Raising Digital Natives offers a refreshing perspective on kids and media that goes beyond the common admonishment to limit “screen time” to offer parents concrete criteria to evaluate the quality of the children’s media experiences they choose. Devorah addresses parents questions about how to create a positive media ecology in your home that is proactive, fun and smart!
Learn more about Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive and Survive in Their Digital World
WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS
You have an “Internet Safety” curriculum, but it doesn’t address how students are feeling.
Workshops with students are drawn from our Connecting Wisely curriculum which addresses these social/emotional issues.
- friendships and texting
- conflicts on social media
- photo-sharing and exclusion
Raising Digital Natives partnered with parenting expert and therapist Karen Jacobson, MA to write the Connecting Wisely Curriculum to empower counselors, faculty and youth leaders to address these challenges.
“This curriculum offers schools an essential resource to help coach students how to use technology thoughtfully and empathetically. These exercises ask students to be problem solvers and critical thinkers as they articulate, practice and reflect upon how technology can play a positive role in their lives.”
Jenny Lira, LCSW, Intermediate School CounselorFrancis W. Parker School, Chicago, IL
You’ve announced an innovative technology initiative but parents are pushing back.
Change can be stressful. Laser-focused research saves schools money & time.
Imagine what your tech coaches, chief instructional technologist and director of teaching and learning could accomplish if they weren’t so busy defending their program!
Imagine how engaged parents could be if there were respectful, accessible and thoughtful communications from the school that were responsive to their deepest concerns. Read Devorah’s Edutopia article about parent engagement.
Parent focus groups help schools and concerned parents reach understanding and improve relationships. Schools save resources and time when they can understand and address exactly what parents are concerned about, instead of just reacting.