March 22: SSK will be hosting a documentary viewing of the Media Education Foundation's Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood at the Beaman Memorial Library in West Boylston, MA at 6:00 pm. If you have ever felt like the odds are stacked against you as a parent when it comes to media and your kids, then this is a film that you don't want to miss! This event is free and open to the public. Click here for a copy of the event flyer or Contact me to learn more!
April 5: SSK will be offering a parent presentation at the Forbes Memorial Library in Oakham, MA. This event is free and open to the public. More information coming soon!
October 21: Meaningful Media Use in Early Education will be presented by SSK's Jennifer Ladner at Early Learning N.H.'s Annual Conference. After discussing media effects research and reviewing some media literacy tips and resources, participants in this workshop will explore media-related activities aimed at fostering the development of young children’s communication and critical thinking skills. Click here for a link to the conference brochure with a full description of this workshop. Follow this link to register for the conference.
April 24: Body Image and the Media. This is a private event being held at 6:30 in West Boylston, MA. Follow this workshop description link to learn more about this event or send an email to inquire about hosting a Screen Savvy Kids' workshop.
June 3: Children's Media and Literacy in the Digital Age from 9:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Beaman Memorial Public Library in West Boylston with SSK's Jenn Ladner. The morning begins with a presentation for parents on research trends and recent changes in the children's media landscape. Afterwards, preschoolers and their caregivers will come together for a media adventure that offers children a chance to take and print digital photos, record an audiobook to take home, use tablets and computers to tell stories, and explore a media literacy library. This workshop is an opportunity for caregivers and parents with young children to gain tips and explore tools for raising screen savvy kids, right from the start. Click here for more information and/or send an email to email@example.com with any questions.
May 12: Blogging Basics from 7 to 8:30pm at Technocopia, a non-profit makerspace in Worcester, MA. If you have been thinking about starting a blog, but you're not sure where to begin, this is the right opportunity for you. In this 1.5 hour workshop you'll use fun and simple tools designed specifically for blogging, coupled with the step-by-step instructions that will help you get your blog started immediately! Learn how to set up a profile, customize themes, navigate the dashboard and add posts to your blog using Wordpress.com. Bring a few digital photos and your mobile device (such as your laptop, smartphone or tablet) or email in advance to reserve a desktop computer space. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
*The May 12th workshop will be include a brief networking opportunity from 6:30-7:00pm at Technocopia's Open Hacks & Crafts night. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided. For directions and to learn more, visit technocopia.org.
Create, Print, Play: An Introduction to 3D Printing at Worcester Think Tank beginning March 21st (2-3:30 pm). This class emphases creativity, self-reflection and fun! In this 6 week workshop, students (ages 6-9) will collaborate on the invention of a new game using 3D printed dice that they design and print themselves! Click here to learn more and to register.
3D Printing at
Worcester Think Tank on Mondays from 12:30 - 2:00 PM.
Click here for more information.
3D Printing: Storytelling and Art. For students 6- to 9-yrs-old at Worcester Think Tank on Mondays from 2:00 - 3:30 PM. Click here for more information.
Fall: Digital Storytelling at the Worcester Area Think Tank. Meets Thursdays from 4 - 5:30 pm, begins 10/23 More Information
November 5: ABCs of Media Literacy for Young Children. Sponsored by CFCE. 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Brookfield, MA.
November 18: My First Media Adventure at the Princeton Public Library. Starts
at 10 AM. More Information.
June 18: My First Media Adventure at 10:00 AM (for
children ages 3-5 and an adult) at the Rutland Library. Event sponsored by
Wachusett CFCE. More
June 10: My First Media Adventure (for children ages 3-5 and an adult) at
the Beaman Library. Event sponsored by West Boylston CFCE. More Information
May 7: Becoming Screen Savvy: The ABC's of Media Literacy for Young Children at the Beaman Library. Event Sponsored by West Boylston CFCE. More Information
April 10: Becoming Screen Savvy: The ABC's of Media Literacy for Young Children, Kid's Unlimited, Charlton, MA,
January 14: Technology in Education Conference, "The ABCs of Media Literacy for Young Children" More Information
Spring 2014: Digital Artists Club at the Worcester Area Think Tank