FCPS to Host Free Sessions on Digital Learning and Citizenship

News Release
February 20, 2020

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students, families, and community members are invited to attend any of five upcoming digital learning and digital citizenship events.  All sessions are being held free of charge.

Upcoming sessions include:

•    The Fourth Annual Digital Citizenship Expo, sponsored by the Oakton Pyramid, Supporting Families in a Digital World: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Technology, will be held Tuesday, February 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Crossfield Elementary School.  Included will be a family panel discussion on Goal-Directed use of Media: Changing the World One Straw at a Time, plus sessions on Healthy Tech Use; Choosing Media Wisely; Challenges Facing Students; Media Balance; Citing Sources; and Protecting Personal Information.


•    Supporting Students in a Digital World: Bridging Technology Use at Home and School, sponsored by the Herndon Pyramid, will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Herndon High School. Participants will hear from a student panel and be able to choose from sessions on Parental Controls and Setting Expectations; Digital Balance and Well-Being; Learning with Technology; and Digital Footprint.


•    Supporting Students in a Digital World: Bridging Technology Use at Home and School, sponsored by the Marshall Pyramid, will be held on Wednesday, March 18, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Kilmer Middle School. Included will be a keynote speaker, sessions on digital safety and wellness, healthy tech habits, a student panel discussion, and a share fair. 


•    Supporting Families in a Digital World: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Technology, sponsored by the South Lakes Pyramid, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at South Lakes High School.  The evening will include a screening of LIKE, a documentary about the impact of social media and a reflective conversation about the film; a session on Media Balance at Home, including tools and resources to set up your family for digital success; and a session by South Lakes school psychologist Josh Kefer on Social-Emotional Learning in the Digital World.  


•    Spotlight on Student Learning with a Focus on Media Balance and Well-Being, sponsored by the Chantilly Pyramid, on Tuesday, March 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Franklin Middle School. Included will be Teacher Panel Discussions on Goal-Directed and Intentional Use of Technology; a showcase of learning, featuring student work and the opportunity to speak with students and teachers about how they use technology for learning and developing Portrait of a Graduate attributes.  

For more information, contact Tammi Sisk at tlsisk@fcps.edu


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