THE NEW TECH NORMAL:
Creating Balance and Boundaries Around Screentime
Wed, March 9; 7pm-8:15pm PT
Free for member school parents and for educators from member and non-member schools. Registration closes two hours before the start of this event or when maximum registration is reached.
As technology increasingly dominates the lives of children, there is little agreement about best practices for parents. Anya Kamenetz, author of The Art of Screen Time, helps families decipher appropriate technology use at home. Assembling recent scientific research, expert advice, and families’ experiences, she has crafted findings to help us navigate our complex and conflicted relationship with screens.
About our speaker:
Anya Kamenetz is an education correspondent at NPR. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning. Since then the NPR Ed team has won a 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award for Innovation, and a 2015 National Award for Education Reporting for the multimedia national collaboration, the Grad Rates project.
Kamenetz is the author of several books. Her latest is The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life (PublicAffairs, 2018). Her previous books touched on student loans, innovations to address cost, quality, and access in higher education, and issues of assessment and excellence: Generation Debt; DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, and The Test.
Kamenetz covered technology, innovation, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship for five years as a staff writer for Fast Company magazine. She's contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine and Slate, and appeared in documentaries shown on PBS and CNN.