Recorded Webinar: Navigating Parenting and Learning in a Remote Environment
April 7, 2020
As we navigate unusual circumstances with our children moving to remote learning, we know that families have questions around screen time as well as the social-emotional issues related to the physical isolation children are experiencing. We presented this webinar with information from SEL experts and welcomed questions at the end.
Devorah Heitner, Ph.D.
Author, Founder of Raising Digital Natives
An expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology, Dr. Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives. Her mission is to cultivate a culture of empathy and social/emotional literacy. Dr. Heitner’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine and Education Week. She has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern. She is delighted to be raising her own digital native.
Sharon Saline, Psy.D.
Author, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Sharon Saline, clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life and The ADHD Solution Card Deck specializes in how ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues affect children, teens, young adults, and families. Her unique perspective, namely growing up in a household with a sibling who wrestled with untreated ADHD, combined with decades of clinical experience, assists her in guiding families as they navigate the confusing maze of information, emotions, stress and conflict related to ADHD. She helps them appreciate the positive aspects of living with ADHD and create successful dialogues, interventions and connections. Dr. Saline has also worked extensively with schools on mental health issues in the classroom, interpreting psychological evaluations and improving teacher/parent communication. As an internationally sought-after lecturer and workshop facilitator known for combining her expertise in psychology with a background in theater, she addresses a variety of topics such as understanding ADHD and executive functioning, new tools for managing anxiety, making sense of the teen brain and working with different kinds of learners. Dr. Saline is a regular columnist for ADDitudemag.com and Psychologytoday.com. She is a part-time lecturer in the Continuing Education Program at the Smith School for Social Work. She appears monthly on WWLP’s Mass Appeal show as their resident child and family psychologist. A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, she received her master’s degree in psychology from New College of California and her doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University.
Director of Professional Development
The Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS)
Susan Davis has been harnessing technology to hack education at universities and at independent schools for more than three decades — as a techy teacher-leader of English and Language Arts, as a radical administrator, as an educational technology director, and as an edtech explorer. Following her MFA from George Mason University in Creative Writing, she earned a Certificate in Educational Technology Leadership from Goucher College and has married learning and technological innovations ever since — blogging for Getting Smart and presenting or keynoting at conferences; serving as an online teacher, social media consultant, and virtual coach; and providing independent consulting on how to support best practices for innovative classrooms with constantly evolving digital tools. Susan lives in Texas and can be found on Twitter @suludavis.