Presented by Grae Baker (Head of School), Sveta Pais (Parent Partnership Coordinator), and Bill Sneed (Adolescent Community Pedagogical Coordinator and Guide).
Austin Montessori School is proud to join Association Montessori International and the American Academy of Pediatrics in endorsing Screen Free Week
which falls between April 29th and May 5th, 2019. Please join us for a special presentation to commemorate this week.
The rapidly changing landscape of technology/media and its applications have challenged schools to explore ways in which parents, teachers, and school administration can enter into a dialogue with the goal of equipping students to become intentional users of technology without falling prey to its persuasive presence in their lives. Over the past year, Austin Montessori School has been working to review the research on exposure to entertainment screens and digital devices from early childhood to adolescence – its effects on development, the risks associated with a child's well-being, its seductive qualities, as well as reflecting on how society is adapting to this changing landscape. This presentation will provide a summary of the research and clarify the school's position on how to aid the development of children and adolescents in a digital age.