Join Us March 14th For a Discussion—"Technology’s Place in Childhood and Education"

TechnologyJoin us for a discussion, led by Chris Kelly, as we explore the role of technology's place in childhood and in education.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 7PM

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Parents and educators are keenly interested in the prevalence of technology in children’s lives. So quickly have devices and screens entered the scene, and without our understanding or permission. We can decide how, when, and where technology is used in education and in our homes.

Waldorf education seeks to be real about our times and prepare students for the future, but not at the expense of a childhood full of lively imaginative play, hands-on experience, or face to face relationships.

How can technology be an aid, and how is it a hindrance?

Parents, grandparents, caregivers, friends and family of our community are invited to join us for a thought-provoking presentation and important discussion about technology as a tool, and ways of becoming awake and active in our decisions about social media, video games, screens, streaming, etc.

This discussion is not just for parents of young children! Parents of teens and tweens, please bring your voices and experience.

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Chris Kelly has been teaching all ages for forty-five years. She has taught motivation to adults, reading to children, fiction writing, and has served as editor for a small international magazine. She has been a Waldorf class teacher and most recently focuses on teacher education, professional and human development, child studies, and community building within Waldorf independent and charter schools, public schools, intentional communities, civic and church organizations, homeless shelters, and prisons. Her graduate studies were in linguistics, humanities, and education. She received her Waldorf certification from Antioch University New England. Thanks to her five children, she has experienced fifty-five Waldorf parent years. She lives in Santa Fe with her husband and their last high school senior. This year she has resumed professional mentoring and development practice and will begin researching a book about community-building in an igneous world.

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