Technology

Parent  University - Making, Coding STEAMing - Wednesday, November 28 - 6:30-8:00pm

Making, Coding Steaming Parent U flyer

JOIN THE GLOBAL < MAKER & STEAM > MOVEMENT!

Back by popular demand, this all-ages Parent University event invites families to join the technology department for a hands-on night of Making, Coding and STEAMing (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) exploration. You will try MakerSpace activities, coding with your family, and learn about the fundamental ideas behind our innovation and design mindset. Families will have the opportunity to learn and problem-solve through exploration and play. Popular activities from last year's family night are back, along with somenew ideas and activities to explore!

Parent  University - Screenwise, Helping Kids Survive and Thrive in their Digital World - featuring Author, Dr. Devorah Heitner - Wednesday, December 5 - 7:00-8:00pm

Dr. Heitner returns to D64 with her new book . . . copies will be available for purchase!

Rather than worry that kids are addicted, detached or distracted because of digital devices, Devorah Heitner focuses on how parents can offer mentorship to help kids thrive, develop social skills and succeed in a future where they will likely find a job and build their reputations in interactive, digital communities. Drawing from Screenwise, her popular new guidebook for parents and from the latest research, Dr. Heitner provides gems of guidance to help parents become confident digital media mentors to texters, gamers and social media users from preschool to young adult.You'll learn what it is like for children to grow up in a world where school experiences, family life and friendships are all shaped by digital connections and how you can share your own lifetime of social wisdom to mentor children to become the best people they can be.

All students in District 64 have access to a wide variety of technology resources including computer labs, mobile carts of laptop computers, iPads, Chromebooks, digital cameras, interactive whiteboards, and online programs. Teachers and students are able to choose the right technology to support 21st century learning for all learners.

The District greatly appreciates the support of its students, parents, staff, and community members as it implements its new 21st Century Learning Plan.