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How to Lead Conversations About Healthy, Responsible Media Use

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Presented by Dr. Monica Burns, Curriculum and Edtech Consultant, Founder of ClassTechTips.com; and Dr. Kim Lyng, Education Manager, Media Power Youth

Sponsored by Media Power Youth



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Media, from video games and commercials to movies and social media, has an enormous influence on students’ behavior, thoughts, health and well-being. Educators see its impact every day in the classroom. How do we teach our students to become knowledgeable, responsible consumers and creators of media in today’s digital world?

Join Dr. Monica Burns, Edtech Consultant and Founder of ClassTechTips.com, for this edWebinar as she shares:

  • Students’ roles as consumers and creators of media in school and out
  • The importance of teaching students what responsible media interaction is
  • Strategies to facilitate constructive conversations about media literacy in the classroom
  • Ways to practice and encourage healthy media creation
  • Strategies for engaging families in conversations about media literacy at home

Dr. Burns will be joined by Dr. Kim Lyng, Education Manager for Media Power Youth, who will share insight into how media impacts our societal and cultural norms and the effect this can have on young people’s behaviors and health in areas such as violence, substance misuse, and nutrition. She will also provide evidence-based ways to empower students to make both healthier and smarter decisions about media.

This edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through middle school teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, guidance counselors, and school psychologists. There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation.

About the Presenters

Dr. Burns is a curriculum and edtech consultant and founder of the popular blog, podcast and website, ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Dr. Burns realized the power of the technology tools in the classroom and started ClassTechTips.com to provide a resource for educators and administrators on implementing edtech. Today, she works with schools across the country to make technology integration exciting and accessible for teachers. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences and is also the author of several books, including Tasks Before Apps, #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scannable Formative Assessment with Technology and Deeper Learning with QR Codes.


As Education Manager for Media Power Youth, Dr. Kim Lyng works with educators, students, parents, and community organizations to provide evidence-based, health-focused media literacy programs. Dr. Lyng has spent more than two decades working in both media and education, most recently as a communication professor at a Boston area college where she taught for seven years. She continues to teach media and journalism courses as an adjunct instructor, educating students not only about the history of communications but also the impact it has on our society. Prior to her teaching career, Dr. Lyng worked in the newspaper and TV industries where she was an executive producer at WCVB-TV, Channel 5 in Boston and managing editor of Boston Metro newspaper.



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Media Power Youth is a nonprofit organization that empowers youth to lead healthy, safe lives through smart media use. Working collaboratively with health, education, and business experts, MPY provides curricula, training, and workshops in media literacy for young people, parents, and professionals that proactively address the social and cultural issues that not only impact children’s physical and mental health, but also their long-term success in both school and in life.

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