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Digital Well-Being: Evidence-Based Lessons for the Classroom

Thursday, August 31, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Dr. Emily Weinstein, Principal Investigator, Project Zero, and Executive Director, Center for Digital Thriving at Harvard Graduate School of Education; and Daniel Vargas Campos, Education Content Specialist, Common Sense Education
Moderated by Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Regional Manager, Midwest, Common Sense Education

Sponsored by Common Sense Education

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The ongoing youth mental health crisis is so deeply connected with students’ tech experiences, and educators have a crucial role to play. View this edWebinar to learn about a (free) collection of new lessons, co-developed by Common Sense Education and the Center for Digital Thriving at Harvard Graduate School of Education, that help bring digital well-being support into the classroom.

These lessons draw on evidence-based practices (e.g., learning to catch and challenge “thinking traps” that can be magnified by social media) and are aimed at building agency, reducing anxious thoughts, and building mindfulness related to students’ tech habits. View this edWebinar to:

  • Explore four new, evidence-based lessons that you can use immediately to start building digital well-being for middle and high school students
  • Learn about the research that supports these lessons to understand how and why they are relevant to your students and what you can do about it
  • Bring back to your community implementation strategies and resources that level up your school’s SEL initiative to incorporate digital well-being

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to middle and high school teachers, librarians, and school leaders.

Emily WeinsteinAbout the Presenters

Dr. Emily Weinstein has spent over a decade chasing answers to questions like: How do today’s technologies shape teens’ lives and development? And how can adults better support kids who are growing up with unprecedented connectivity? Dr. Weinstein is a psychologist, researcher, Principal Investigator at Project Zero, and Executive Director of the new Center for Digital Thriving at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her published work includes MIT Press’ bestselling book, Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing). Dr. Weinstein is a longtime collaborator on research that informs Common Sense’s award-winning digital citizenship curriculum. She is passionate about youth voice, digital agency, and reframing the public discourse about teens and technology.

Daniel Vargas CamposDaniel Vargas Campos is an education content specialist at Common Sense Education. He develops research-backed educational resources that support young people to thrive in a digitally interconnected world. He has over four years of experience as a content creator in the education technology space. Prior to joining Common Sense Education, Daniel was a graduate instructor and researcher at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education where he studied the impact of educational technologies in the lives of students from non-dominant backgrounds. He holds an MA in social and cultural studies from UC Berkeley and a BA in interdisciplinary studies from Tufts University.

Jennifer EhehaltAbout the Moderator

As Sr. Regional Manager, Jennifer Ehehalt designs and delivers high-quality professional development opportunities for educators across the country. She spotlights thought leaders by creating and moderating conversations on timely topics relevant to digital teaching and learning. When attending Jennifer’s edWeb sessions, participants know they’ll leave with concrete strategies from the field, including how to build a positive school culture, how to use straightforward templates to guide challenging conversations, and family engagement implementation ideas.

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Common Sense Education develops high-quality digital citizenship programs and digital teaching resources, providing educators and students with the digital learning tools they need to harness the power of technology for life.

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Thursday, August 31, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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