The Future of Social Media Education

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  • Westover School, Middlebury, CT
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When : April 4th 2019
Where : Westover School, Middlebury, CT
Topics : Social Media, social/emotional learinvg
Cost : $100


9 am – 3 pm
Westover School

At a time when students spend nine hours each day on digital devices and, simultaneously, cyber-bullying and reputation-damaging posts are running rampant, independent schools are seeking feasible, sustainable solutions. Laura Tierney, a former 4x Duke All-American, Social Media Strategist at ESPN, and now founder of The Social Institute, will share how her organization has partnered with over 60 independent schools over 3 years to teach positive, productive use of social media and technology in ways that support social emotional learning. Hear why their positive, gamified, train-the-trainer approach to social media education applauded by Melinda Gates and other educational leaders is respected and embraced by over 20,000 students, parents, and faculty. And learn how to apply this relevant approach to your own school community.

Session Structure:

– Why social media education matters

– Structuring social media education at your school

– What students learn and experience (interactive exercises)

– Working groups focusing on best practices, acceptable use policies, and innovative uses of social media in schools
– Panel discussion with school l;eaders about approaches to social media in their schools

– Action steps to take back to your school

Location Westover School, Middlebury, CT