"Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" Film and Panel Discussion
We think it's so important, we're showing it twice!
SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work. What started out as a personal story for one has grown into a national movement, helping millions of teens and their families navigate growing up in a world with instant access to screens. Join us for a free screening of this powerful film plus a panel discussion following each screening. Brought to you by Edina Public Schools, Edina Community Education, Edina Parent Communication Network (PCN), and the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented CHOICES Chapter. Learn more at screenagersmovie.com.
Post-Screening Panel for Thursday, Oct 24 (Facilitated by CHOICES)
Mark Dobossy began coding at 7-years-old, coded through school up to earning a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Princeton University specializing in structural risk assessment and computational methods, while also developing curriculum and teaching computer programming courses for graduate students. Since then, he has worked as an engineering consultant and programmer, creating software including engineering simulation and analysis programs, financial portfolio modeling, and field logistics software for construction firms.
Stuart Dansinger is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed School Psychologist who has worked with gifted children since 1965 providing assessment, counseling, and coaching services for families. Currently in private practice in office or online, he has seen many changes in the use of technology and its impact on executive functioning.
Lane Davis is a writer and programmer with Concrete Software and the lead storywriter at Pistachi Studio who has been making games professionally since 2012. Double majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota, Lane brings a unique skill set to the gaming industry and his recent work on Escape Industry's game, Fingeance, has won Best Gameplay awards at conventions throughout Minnesota.
Kathryn Kaiser is a sophomore at the Blake School who has taken numerous online programming courses. Her family has a policy of open access to screen time that she feels has been valuable to her learning a variety of topics, including coding, economics, history, and politics.
Post-Screening Panel for Monday, Oct 28 (Facilitated by Edina Public Schools Media and Technology Services)
Ayomide Ayelomi, EHS student
Joe Delgehausen, Edina Police, School Resource Officer
Jon Moore, Valley View Middle School Language Arts Teacher
Charlie Omodt, EHS student
Jodi Ramirez, Edina High School Project Lead the Way Teacher
Deb Roberts, Edina Early Learning Center Parent Educator
Mike Walker, Edina Public Schools Digital Integration Specialist