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Social Media and Mental Health - Navigating a New Challenge in Our Classrooms

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Facilitator(s): Michele Jones
Date:December 04, 2017
Time:9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 18-MH-009

Target Audience

Grades K-12 Teachers and Administrators

To make the most of this session, bring a robust, fully charged device such as a laptop or Chromebook.

About this learning opportunity

This is one problem that we didn’t see 10 years ago! The real issues surrounding social media and the impacts it has on our student’s (and maybe even our own) learning is a challenge new to educators.

Come join us and together we will “unpack” the new anxieties of FOMO (fear of missing out) and “Social Media Anxiety Disorder” to our students. Arm yourself with the knowledge of what these anxieties can mean and look like in your classroom.  

Get an opportunity to collaborate with others to plan reasonable and practical strategies for teaching students to regulate social media in their lives. 

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Michele Jones has been an educator for over 20 years and prior to joining Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, she worked in the areas of teacher and student wellness, both at the district and school levels.  As a Health champion since 2008, and a past member of the Black Gold Healthy Schools steering committee, she has a wealth of practical knowledge of implementing wellness routines into everyday life.