Peel Elementary Teachers' Local (PETL)
With more than 7,000 members, the ETFO Peel Elementary Teachers' Local is the second-largest teacher local in Canada. As a Local Union, our primary goal is to provide quality service to all public elementary teachers in Peel, as well as offering a wide range of supports and services to our teacher members. Through our commitment to social justice and equity, professional learning opportunities provided for our members enable us to positively impact student learning in Peel schools. We actively support the communities in which we teach, including providing support for the United Way of Peel, and local breakfast programs, while also sponsoring various activities for youth in Peel.
November 4 -- Keynote speaker:
Parenting Social Media and Mobile Technologies:
Community Standards, Understanding the Trends, Evaluating the Connections, and Communicating Expectations of Use
Youth today are connected to one another, and to the world via digital technology, more than any previous generation. For kids, social media is an essential part of their connected lives, and the use of mobile technology to tether a child to real-time information and content sharing is a concern for many parents and community leaders in schools.
While youth may seem to be more digitally savvy than their parents, a lack of life experience and assessment ability can quickly get a young person into trouble with social media communications at their fingertips. It is imperative that parents talk with their children of all ages about social media use and trends, opening dialogues that promote safe communication spaces that help children navigate digital communications and associated internet use.
Learning more about social media trends and communications can help parents talk with their kids about social media concerns and how to source avenues that are mutually beneficial for the family. This keynote will focus on how to support connected children and how parental communication about digital expectations needs to be met with an understanding of how children use digital technology - because, without digital literacy, digital communication expectations are not effective in a connected world.
Hosted by Jesse Miller (MA. PgDip) from www.mediatedreality.com
Jesse Miller (MA. PgDip) is a recognized authority on the topics of Internet safety, social media education, and digital literacy trends. Based in Vancouver, Jesse is an international speaker who has addressed thousands of participants in primary, secondary, and post-secondary education. Jesse is in high demand as a keynote speaker and consultant within education and public safety delivering presentations to schools and non-profit groups who seek to facilitate change for youth online, and because of this specific audience, his presentations are continually developing as social media and communication trends evolve with youth.