Check out our schedule of upcoming events for parents and other members of our community:
Dr. Susan Fuhrman & Dr. Nathan Holbert
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7:00pm Talk: The Power of Making and Coding for Kids
Children make sense of their world through play. Dr. Fuhrman, president of Teachers College, Columbia University, and Dr. Holbert, assistant professor of communications, media and learning technologies and design, and founding director of Snow Day Learning Lab will discuss how children unlock the powerful ideas of learning through making and coding.
Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Author of the award-winning book The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Dr. Steiner-Adair examines ways in which the wonders of technology and media also change how children learn and grow, and shows parents and educators how to reap the benefits of technology while reducing the risks it poses at every stage of child development.
The event is co-sponsored by:
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
1031 Bienveneda Avenue, Pacific Palisades 90272
Join us for this special event created for parents of middle-schoolers. An experienced moderator will guide a discussion with 5-6 members of Common Sense's local Teen Council (10th/11th/12th graders). Hear about their experiences with social media and their hard-earned advice for parents of younger kids. The panel discussion will tease out the good, the bad, and the realities of the social media landscape in middle and high school. Learn why kids love social media, where they can run into trouble, and how parents can help them manage around tech. Come with your questions as we have time for audience Q&A with our teens.
Dr. Heidi Kasevich
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The director of quiet education at Quiet Revolution, Dr. Kasevich is passionate about unlocking the leadership potential of every student. Her organization is striving to create a world where introverts are celebrated for their powerful contributions and, more importantly, for who they are. And where everyone's quiet strength--no matter what their personality type--is validated.
This event is co-sponsored by:
Thursday, January 25, 2018
This workshop aims to give parents a better understanding of new teaching methods and materials for Singapore math-based programs. The author of eight books, Greg Tang focuses on visualization, reasoning, and number sense, and gives parents an overview of important skills, strategies, and standards.
Dr. Michele Borba
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Children are less empathetic today than they were in the past. Why is a lack of empathy so dangerous? Internationally recognized educational psychologist Dr. Borba's latest book, Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in our All-About-Me World, pinpoints the forces causing the empathy crisis and shares a revolutionary, research-based, nine-step plan for reversing it.
This event is co- sponsored by:
Sarah Marie Lewallen & Glen Tripp
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Young people who grow into adult innovators will make an impact as professionals, citizens, and community members. They will also have the ability to shape their personal lives in ways that lead to greater happiness and fulfillment. What traits and tools do innovators need to utilize? And what can parents do to help nurture them? Join Galileo Learnings's founder and CEO Glen Tripp and territory director Sarah Marie Lewallen for an informal workshop offering practical tips for developing your young innovator.