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Friday Webinar: Tech + SEL = DigiCit
6/2/2023 - 6/2/2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Event Description
Seth Fleischauer, President, and Courtney Dayhuff, Director of Curriculum, Banyan Global Learning

Today's youth average 6.5 hours per day screen time. They are effectively citizens of two worlds - the flesh and blood world, and the virtual world. As tech makes the world smaller, it is more important than ever to create a culture of belonging. In addition to course and skill-specific content, educators must prepare students for responsible citizenship in both worlds. Self-awareness and relationship skills are as important in the virtual world as they are IRL. Educators have a responsibility to further the development of the whole child in both worlds. SEL and technology can combine to foster good citizenship in both. Content-driven, tech-infused classrooms often pose challenges to regularly incorporating SEL into curriculum. Participants will have opportunities to discuss their successes and challenges. Presenters will share research-informed ways, methods, and best practices they use to leverage technology to help students develop social-emotional skills and become responsible digital as well as real-world citizens. This interactive session will provide opportunities for participants to practice some of these methods.

Seth Fleischauer is a graduate of Princeton University, Queens College School of Education, and the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. He taught in NYC public schools before founding Banyan Global Learning in 2008 and establishing its unique distance learning model. Seth lives in Portland, OR but still loves the New York Mets.

Courtney earned a degree in Multilingual/Multicultural Education from Arizona State University and has worked in ESL/EFL classrooms in the U.S., Costa Rica, Taiwan, and China. She oversees Banyan Global Learning's unique daily transpacific distance learning program (Learning Live), including the facilitation of feelings-forward international student collaborations. When not in the classroom, Courtney enjoys playing music, travel, adventurous outdoor activities and time spent with family, friends, and her dog Wallace.