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Save the Date for our 10th Annual Outside the Lunchbox Luncheon with keynote speaker and guest Dr. Devorah Heitner. A noted expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology, Dr. Heitner is the authority that parents turn to for empowering, research-based advice on raising resilient and kind kids in our always-connected, increasingly challenging world. Advocating for mentoring, not (just) monitoring.
Dr. Devorah Heitner is the authority that parents turn to for empowering, research-based advice on raising resilient and kind kids in our always-connected, increasingly challenging world. Advocating for mentoring, not (just) monitoring, her keynotes engage audiences with fresh insights about Digital Natives, communication across the generations and what it’s really like to grow up in the digital age. Dr. Heitner addresses common fears and concerns with research-based, realistic approaches, and a developmentally-focused, tech-positive mindset. Her talks take on common issues ranging from repairing digital mistakes and increasing empathy in our digital interactions to understanding changing conceptions of personal privacy and creating a culture of responsible, digital citizenship. All while validating parents with a timeless takeaway: Your lifetime of social wisdom is powerful, relevant and more valuable than ever. Now, share it to mentor your tech-savvy kids.
A noted expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology, Dr. Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives, a resource for schools and organizations wishing to cultivate a culture of responsible digital citizenship. Her curriculum, (co-authored with K. Jacobson) Connecting Wisely: Social Emotional Insights and Skills for Plugged in Kids is used by schools to cultivate a culture of empathy and social/emotional literacy.
Dr. Heitner’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, TIME magazine and Education Week. She has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern. Dr. Heitner is delighted to be raising her own digital native, too. Dr. Heitner has spoken at many national and international conferences including, SXSW EDU, TEDx, NAIS, ISTE, NCAIS, AAUW and to numerous groups of parents, educators, students, and employees (at Google, Northern Trust, etc.), consistently earning rave reviews.
Described by one client as “engaging, interesting, relevant and collaborative,” Dr. Heitner is lauded for translating the digital world “in ways that honor children and adults, and that offers a vision for nurturing sound judgment and independence as they grow.” Where they once felt overwhelmed, parents and educators leave informed and empowered to mentor children through the increasingly complex digital world.
Carla Brozovich & Emilie Petty • Kim Lewis and Jessica & Clint Worth
Mays Family Foundation • Silver Eagle Distributors • Wells Fargo
Frost Bank • Guido Building Visions • Gus Owen Stephens Foundation • Suzanne & Jimmy Goudge • Howard Energy Partners • Jefferson Bank • Marsh Wortham • Elizabeth Marceau • NuStar • Chris Pettit • Elizabeth & Scott Stephens • Spurs Sports & Entertainment • Lorien & Marc Whyte
Nancy & Charles Cheever • Olive Anne and Tres Kleberg • Lew & Laura Moorman • Corinna Holt Richter