Hi – and welcome. Educating our 21st Century learners is a tough gig – especially with the social, emotional, learning, spiritual and physical contribution of digital life that inevitably ends up in every classroom and playground.
I invite you to join me, Claire Orange, for regular Professional Learning (PL) where I’ll explore children’s digital wellbeing and safeguarding in bite-sized chunks. All PL is available on-demand and is supported by a Reflection Guide and a PL Certificate of Attendance. In honouring your thinly spread teacher-time, I offer you practical, research-based and applicable learning that will help you to unpack and manage many of the digital life-related issues that take your time. If there’s a hot topic you’d like covered, let me know HERE..
Screen time guidelines exist in every country to ensure that our young people are getting enough movement and socialisation off screen to meet their developmental needs. With the inclusion of digital devices in many classrooms to assist learning, by the time a child goes home they're already at the limit of their age recommended time. In this session let's talk about eye health, blue light radiation, dopamine priming, digital displacement and identify safe and sensible ways to audit screen time exposure and to assist parents to do the same. This Professional Learning session can be watched on release or on-demand and a Certificate of Attendance and Reflection Guide is available on request.
There's the right way to use the internet and then there are upper primaries who routinely find all the wrong ways as they stumble their way through the messy learning that is digital life. Socially driven, hormonally wonky Year 4, 5 and 6 students have predictable online behaviour patterns that respond well to preventative education that's easy to deliver. In this session, let's work our way through some easy-to-apply classroom practices that improve netiquette in these always curious, often-pesky beings.
"From Year 4, many children bring their own devices as part of their educational resources. The saying, ""With great power comes great responsibility' is very true when we put a very powerful device in the hands of a life inexperienced child. In this webinar join Claire for an exploration of device care, digital citizenship and device use supported by a range of downloadable resources. Getting it right from the start sets up some healthy boundaries and expectations for every child, class and family. This Professional Learning session can be watched on release or on-demand and a Certificate of Attendance and Reflection Guide is available on request."
"In every classroom, there are children with open access to online life with few limitations and then there are those with zero access. It's a story as old as time - those who hold the knowledge hold the power except that now it's those who hold the devices having greater access, more stories to tell and in control of the social landscape in schools. From the child who tells tall tales about having access when they don't, to the child who sermonises others on the downfalls of digital life, to the child who knows far too much and is determined to share that with their peers - let's explore the FOMO, the tall tales and the social power and then the strategies that help in every classroom to level the playing field. This Professional Learning session can be watched on release or on-demand and a Certificate of Attendance and Reflection Guide is available on request."
"With 8 out of 10 twelve years olds having access to two or more social media accounts, the likelihood that exclusions, nastiness and bullying are happening online from early in the school year is high - very high. While it's not fair that this flows into the classroom and playground and chews up valuable learning time, it's the reality and having a powerful approach to stopping it in its tracks saves valuable time. In this session, let's talk about those digital dramas, the role of parents and what to do as a teacher to get on top of it in a way that promotes empathy, assertiveness and confidence - all the conflict resolving soft skills that matter. This Professional Learning session can be watched on release or on-demand and a Certificate of Attendance and Reflection Guide is available on request."