Workshop on Parenting ‘High Tech’ Youth in November. Enjoy Early Bird Pricing Now.
From the Summit School in Edgewater:
On Saturday, November 3, 2012, The Summit School will present the Zelma Wynn Symposium Series, New Generations of High-Tech Youth: How We Teach Them & Parent Them from 8:30am-3:30pm. This annual event will feature Dr. Larry Rosen, who is a Professor of Psychology, author of iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming its Hold on Us, as well as, an international expert in the Psychology of Technology. Dr. Rosen will present what psychologists and educators have learned about how we all relate to technology in this new, constantly changing high-tech world.
Highlights will include:
- How technology has forever altered our brains and how we are constantly being “rewired.”
- How multitasking with technology affects children with working memory challenges.
- How technology helps and impacts students with language-based learning differences.
- How parents and educators can help children grow with technology in a healthy way.
Register today: $45 for parents and $70 for educators (includes a boxed lunch). Registrants may subtract $10 for early bird pricing if postmarked by October 19, 2012. This course is offered for .55 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate Level, Professional Area). Speech Language Pathologists seeking ASHA CEU’s, please add a $15 fee. A full brochure along with online registration is available at www.thesummitschool.org.
About the Speaker: Dr. Larry Rosen is professor and past chair of the psychology department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist with specialties in multitasking, social networking, generational differences, parenting, child and adolescent development, and educational psychology. Over the past 25-plus years, Dr. Rosen and his colleagues have examined reactions to technology among more than 30,000 people in the United States and in 22 other countries. He has written five books and currently writes a technology column for the newspaper, The National Psychologist and a regular blog for the magazine Psychology Today. Dr. Rosen has been featured extensively in television, print, and radio media and has been a commentator on Good Morning America, NPR, and CNN.
About Zelma Wynn (1916 – 2003): Zelma Wynn was born in Maine but lived most of her life in Maryland. She was the daughter of two immigrants and worked as an interior designer. She was known as a good listener and had a healthy respect for education. She enjoyed mentoring young people’s minds and spirits. Those who were fortunate enough to have met her found a lifelong friend. Zelma Wynn passed away at the age of 86. This symposium series is dedicated to her love of learning.
About The Summit School: The Summit School, located in Edgewater, MD, is a coed, non-profit school for grades 1-8. Summit offers a highly specialized academic program for bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences. For more information, go to www.thesummitschool.org.