April 18, 2018

Peel Board explores the impact of technology on students at 30th annual Psychology Conference

The Peel District School Board will host its 30th annual Psychology Conference, Rewired: Understanding the Impact on Technology on our Students, featuring Dr. Larry D. Rosen, on May 1 at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Over 1000 educators, community-based health and mental health professionals and parents will attend the conference ahead of Children's Mental Health Week from May 7 to 13.

"Every year, the Peel board psychology department brings in experts from the field to speak to our educational community on relevant topics that directly impact student well-being," said Dr. Alessandra Capodilupo, conference chair. "Technology has changed the way today's youth engage, think and learn. Dr. Rosen will help us understand what to expect from these tech-driven children concerning school, homework and even socialization."

The conference will delve into how the youthful brain works, what happens when it's confronted with technology, and which behavioural strategies are effective in enhancing attention, cognition and relationships.

Dr. Rosen is a Professor Emeritus and past chair of the psychology department at California State University. He is a research psychologist who specializes in multitasking, social networking, generational differences, parenting, child and adolescent development and educational psychology. Dr. Rosen has been featured extensively in the media has recently authored his seventh book, The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World

The conference is hosted by the Peel board's Psychology Department and will take place at The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga on May 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Living Arts Centre is located at 4141 Living Arts Dr. in Mississauga.

For more information, please visit www.peelschools.org/staff/conferences.


​Media Contact: ​Dr. Alessandra Capodilupo, Conference Chair, ​​​
​905-890-1010 ext. 2050, [email protected]
​Nicole Price-Thomas, Conference Co-Chair,
​905-451-2862 ext. 4275, [email protected]
​Dr. Jack Kamrad, Chief Psychologist,
​905-890-1010 ext. 2356, [email protected] 
​Reference: ​Veronica Pang, Communications Assistant, 
​905-890-1010 ext. 2098, [email protected]
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