The good old days when families worried "only” about too much TV, Fortnite, or social media have now been replaced by a new world of screen-time concerns: Is it safe for our children to be on screens all day? What do we do about Zoom fatigue and disengagement from online curricula? How can digital learning be rich and meaningful?
As we face this challenging year, educators and families are having to build new norms around technology, digital media, online learning, and recreational screen time. In the middle of a pandemic, we need to ask, what are the values and practices that will help us today? What are the new possibilities for learning — and how can families and educators help create safe, stimulating, equitable, and meaningful learning experiences on screen — and off?
Join us for this action-oriented webinar as we gain new inspiration about how to embrace the benefits of digital learning and connection online, while reducing the harms of technological overload or disconnection.
• Mimi Ito, Director of Connected Learning Lab and Professor in Residence and MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at the University of California, Irvine
• Merve Lapus, Vice President of Outreach & National Partnerships at Common Sense Education
• Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology at London School of Economics and Political Science
Education Now is a webinar series with insights for educators, families, and school and district leaders. The fall 2020 season of this bi-weekly series runs Wednesdays, September 30 through December 9. Episodes will be recorded and available to view later on YouTube and Facebook. Visit hgse.me/ednow for more information.