Technology

The Importance of Supporting Balanced Technology Use in a School Setting

November 29, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Speaker: Adrienne Principe, Founder and Executive Director, Turning Life On

Webinar Description
There very well may be an app for everything but there is no app for life. Balancing technology and helping kids fine-tune skills off the screen is the order of the day, as they spend more and more time online perfecting those skills on their own. Schools are in a unique position to support student success by helping them find the right tools - both online and offline - for the job. Research can give us some insight but students can be encouraged to tap into their own experiences and outcomes in order to make healthier choices for academic and personal success.

About the Speaker
Adrienne Principe is the Founder and Executive Director of Turning Life On, a non-profit, grassroots movement committed to digital wellness. As a certified Child and Teen Coach, Adrienne works with parents, educators and community leaders to bring thoughtful strategies for achieving digital wellness into homes and schools. She is a member of the Screens in Schools Working Group for the Children’s Screen Time Action Network, collaborates with Emerson Hospital on their Digital Wellness Program and writes for the Family Online Safety Institute Good Digital Parenting Blog. She has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other news outlets, organizations and digital wellness groups. 

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