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PDS to Host Best-Selling Author on Protecting Children, Family Relationships in Digital Age
PDS to Host Best-Selling Author on Protecting Children, Family Relationships in Digital Age
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Providence Day School is serving as host and sponsor of a Joined in Education (JIE) event featuring nationally renowned author Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair on campus Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Providence Day School is serving as host and sponsor of a Joined in Education (JIE) event featuring a nationally renowned author.

Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, a clinical psychologist, school consultant, author and teacher devoted to working with children, parents and schools, will present a keynote address based on her recent book, “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Children and Family Relationships in the Digital Age” in the McMahon Fine Arts Center theater on campus at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Related workshops also will be held at Shalom Park Feb. 4. Topics include technology and the brain; navigating screen time with children; appropriate, interactive and responsible ways to integrate technology into classrooms; and the lost potential of video games.

PDS is committed to giving its community the tools it needs to successfully navigate a digitally-connected world. The school’s heightened focus this year on “digital citizenship” ties directly into its ongoing One2World initiative.

JIE, a joint project of the Charlotte Jewish Day School, the Charlotte Jewish Preschool and the Jewish Preschool on Sardis, brings top tier educators to Charlotte to engage the community in dialogue and action that improves outcomes for children in the classroom and at home.

The event is expected to sell out, so interested participants are encouraged to secure their tickets soon. The keynote and workshops are intended for parents; however, Upper School students may find the keynote of interest.