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Parent Engagement in a Digital Age: How Technology Can Ease Back-to-School
March 31, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join this edWebinar to explore how to start preparing now for a successful back-to-school by connecting schools and families online, all while navigating communication with the first-ever fully digital-native parent community. Charles Field, CEO of School Family Media, and Kara Stern, Resident Educator at Smore, will discuss how technology and communication apps are breaking down barriers that have limited parent engagement in the past and how, when schools return this fall, those same technologies will be equally crucial as the digital transformation in education continues.
They will share insights into parent expectations from their daily conversations with parent group leaders, teachers, and district staff, and discuss ways teachers and schools can become a successful part of this digital leap forward. This edWebinar will be of interest to teachers and school and district leaders of the PreK-8 grades. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenters
Charles Field is an entrepreneur and operator dedicated to leading companies as they define emerging business opportunities and scale into new markets. As Chief Executive Officer, Charles is responsible for establishing the vision for School Family Media (SFM), leading strategic initiatives, and leading the day-to-day success of the organization. Prior to SFM, Charles helped make the investment in School Family Media for Sunlight Capital Group. He has more than 10 years of direct experience building digital marketing and media businesses in the education sector. Charles received his MBA in marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in economics from Amherst College.
Kara Stern is a veteran progressive educator with a demonstrated history of creating innovative learning experiences for teachers and students at the classroom, city, and state levels. She has been a high school teacher, a middle school principal, head of school, education non-profit ED, and now in-house education expert at a tech startup. Creating, supporting, and sustaining equitable, caring school and classroom communities has been Kara’s throughline.