With an ever-changing online learning landscape, our students are spending an exorbitant amount of time in front of a screen. What impact does that have on their well-being? How can we ensure that they are engaged and safe online? As parents and educators, we are always thinking of ways to keep our kids happy and healthy. How can we do that despite the current circumstances?
Join Common Sense as we explore three practical ways parents can intentionally balance learning and media use at home, so our kids can continue to thrive. We will brainstorm best practices and strategies to help families keep media and technology in check. Participants will leave with trustworthy resources and a plan to help support families in distance learning.
Presenter Bio: Victoria Saylor is the Arizona Regional Manager for Common Sense Education. She has over 25 years of experience in the education sector as an elementary school teacher and university advisor, bringing a strong sense of student advocacy and best practices to her role at Common Sense. Victoria works closely with school districts and parents to assist in using technology and media in a safe, meaningful and responsible manner and is committed to fostering a whole-community approach to digital well-being, by providing educational leadership through district consultations, professional development workshops and parent presentations. Prior to joining the organization, Victoria helped pioneer her school district’s groundbreaking Dual Language Immersion program, establishing it into a highly desired choice for families and received the Above and Beyond Award, which recognizes educators who have made lasting impacts in the lives of their students and community. She is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona, where she earned degrees in Elementary Education and Spanish.