This afternoon the faculty met for the year’s third afternoon of professional development. I would be remiss if I did not mention once again how grateful we are for the support shown for these opportunities at the winter Gala with the “Paddles Up” fundraiser. The chance to come together as a faculty is so valuable in terms of connecting divisions and academic departments, working together and learning from each other.
Today, faculty moved through two sessions, each tailored for the age groups involved (ECP and Lower School / Middle and Upper School).
School Counselor Leigh Ann Hamlin addressed technology and social media in our first session. She introduced author Devorah Heitner’s TED Talk on Raising Digital Natives and led a discussion centered around Dr. Heitner’s ideas on how to guide kids thoughtfully in the “digital age.”