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2017-18 Wellbeing Series
Wellbeing speaker series continues November 29
Posted on 11/02/2017
Wellbeing Series

Series Continues on November 29

The Wellbeing series combines with the Tech Nights initiative to host Devorah Hetiner, Ph.D. on Wednesday, November 29. Dr. Heitner’s program, Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World, will cover criteria by which parents and guardians may judge the quality of their children’s media experiences and offer tips to help them become tech-positive parents.

Dr. Heitner is an experienced speaker, workshop leader and consultant, and a professional development resource for organizations wishing to cultivate a culture of responsible digital citizenship. She holds a doctorate in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University and is the founder of Raising Digital Natives, for parents and educators seeking advice on how to help children thrive in a world of digital connectedness.  

The evening with Dr. Heitner will take place from 7-9 p.m. at the George Washington Middle School Auditorium, 155 Washington Place. It is free and open to the adult public.

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To get detailed information about this year's presentations and the guest speakers, please click here.

The Community Outreach Program is a presentation series organized and hosted by the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from the Ridgewood Education Foundation and the Home and School Association.  The purpose of the Wellbeing speaker series is to provide parents and community members with opportunities to gain knowledge, acquire practical advice and tools, and hear perspectives from experts in their field on current topics of interest, in an effort to support the social and emotional growth of the children in their lives.