Empowering students to be digital leaders
11:00am - 12:15pm EST
Grab a warm drink and join Let's Talk Science for our free Coffee and Keynote professional learning series for Canadian educators every Saturday in March. Join us as we welcome Jennifer Casa-Todd for her keynote, Empowering students to be digital leaders.
Are you worried about the impact technology and social media are having on our learners? Jennifer Casa-Todd will inspire you to think differently about the role of technology and social media in our classrooms and in our schools. She highlights student Digital Leaders who are using technology and social media to learn & share learning, address social inequality, and be a more positive influence in the lives of others.,She will talk about WHY digital leadership is important, WHAT it looks like, and HOW we can begin to empower our students to become digital leaders when they are young enough for it to make a difference. Let’s stop focusing on what kids CAN’T do online and focus on what they CAN do and how they can make a difference in the world. (based on the book, Social LEADia)
The presentation will be approximately 40 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Q&A hosted by Dr. Alec Couros.
Jennifer Casa-Todd is a wife, mom, and a Teacher-Librarian and former Literacy Consultant from Newmarket, Ontario Canada. She is the author of the books, Social LEADia : Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership, Raising Digital Leaders, and co-author of the children's book, Aubrey Bright in Stories that Connect Us. Jennifer is an Ontario Google Educator Group leader, a Google Certified Innovator, the co-founder of the Global Educational Student's chat, and the lead organizer for the Digital Citizenship Toronto Summit. Jennifer has a Masters in Curriculum and Technology with a specialization in social media in education and digital citizenship. Jennifer is the recipient of the 2020 ISTE Digital Citizenship PLN award. She has had the honour of being a presenter, featured speaker, and keynote speaker at conferences throughout Canada, the U.S., and even China. She is passionate about showing teachers, parents and students how they can use technology and social media to make the world a better place.