A look at the culture of social media and its impact on adolescent development and routine.
This workshop was based mostly on a blog post developed by Mr. Carl Hooker:
“Giving Parents a Voice in a 1:1 Environment”.
I highly recommend reading it and checking out his fantastic resources, one of which is an iTunesU course for parents: "Digital Parenting".
You can follow him on Twitter too: @mrhooker.
I went through slides 1-8 with the parents, sharing research-based knowledge about the effects of screen time and it's impact on adolescent development.
PART 3: PAIR SHARE
We sat in a circle and I asked the parents to turn to the person next to them and share their thoughts on:
Afterwards, parents shared what they heard with the whole group.
PART 4: ROUND ROBIN/GALLERY WALK
Each parent was given three different color post-it notes to relay problems, quotes and strategies they hear around their house about the "Biggest Issues" discussed earlier.
They wrote their ideas and put them on the "Biggest Issues" posters I placed on the walls.
Once finished, they conducted a gallery walk and discussed what they wrote with one another.
At the end, we went through the remainder of the presentation (slides 9-11) and shared final thoughts.
A parent handout was provided that summarized our ideas in the workshop session:
Screen Time: Parent Handout (Google Docs)
I summarized the information parents shared on the posters into an "easy-to-read" infographic using Piktochart.