Upcoming Events

October 20: SSK's Jenn Ladner will be presenting "ABCs of Media Literacy with Young Children" at Early Learning NH's annual conference. The session includes a review of media effects research and an exploration of media-related activities to assist parents and caregivers with raising screen savvy kids right from the start! To learn more about the conference and to register, visit: https://earlylearningnh.org/ 

November 5: Jenn Ladner is pleased to be sharing an SSK workshop called Ad Savvy Kids with 4th graders at the Guiteras Elementary School. This private event will be held in the school library. Click here for a description of the Ad Savvy Kids Workshop. 

November 10: SSK's Jenn Ladner will be presenting "Meaningful Media Use in Early Education" at the Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference in Providence, RI at the URI/Providence campus. This year's theme is "Media Literacy in Times of Uncertainty." Educators, administrators and library/media specialists looking to incorporate media literacy into their curriculum and professional development are encouraged to attend. Visit: https://northeastregionalmedialiteracyconference.com/ to learn more and/or to register for the conference. 

Previous Events

April 5: ABCs of Media Literacy for Young Children will be presented at 6 PM in Oakham, MA at Fobes Memorial Library. This event is free and open to the public. Click here or contact me for more information!

March 22: SSK will be hosting a documentary viewing of the Media Education Foundation's Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood at 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!


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 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 jladner@screensavvykids.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 jladner@screensavvykids.com or lmonroe@technocopia.org

*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.

Fall 2015

November 21: Presenting "Meaningful Media Use in Early Education" at the International Media Education Summit. Workshop description available here.

3D Printing at Worcester Think Tank on Mondays from 12:30 - 2:00 PM. 
 here for more information.

Spring 2015

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.

January 15: MA Technology in Education Conference. Presentations include "Meaningful Media Use in Early Education" and "Student Voices: Digital Literacy in Action."


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.

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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 Information

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