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Thursday double digital education events extra

Here’s a couple of education-related events extra to our High Five, that you may want to take advantage of this evening…

Wellington educators, businesses and parents* are invited to the Future of Education evening presented by Frances Valintine (above), recent recipient of the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Education Futurist and Chair & Founder of The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab. Find out how education is changing, what the digital revolution means for our schools, and what we can (and should!) be doing today. The Future of Education presentation runs from 4.30 to 5.30pm, with a Pop-up Lab from 5. 30 to 6.30pm, both are at the Wellington College Library, 15 Dufferin Street, Mount Victoria, and are free (refreshments and materials provided). Please RSVP using this Google Form.
(*The event is aimed at educators but others are welcome to attend.)

Technology brings positives, negatives and no simple answers. During the screen time seminar Understanding the Impact – A Neuroscience Session, mother of two Kathryn Berkett who has a Masters in Educational Psychology will explain the neuroscience behind the complex world our children are living in, and why and how gaming and social media make us feel good about ourselves (and how for some people, this can lead towards addiction). Discussion will cover what the brain needs from the environment in order to develop to its full potential, and how screens can both support and inhibit this. Kathryn has been working in this area and training international audiences for over 15 years and you will leave her session with practical tips and access to tools that you can use immediately. The session runs from 6.30 to 8.30pm at Avalon Pavilion, 61 Taita Drive, Avalon, Lower Hutt City; tickets are $20.00 available here, or there will be limited door sales.