Classes and Assemblies
Eileen openly shares personal stories and situations along with current research to create content for her offerings. Her sense of humor and empathy keep her lessons relatable even when discussing what can be serious, intimidating topics. She easily engages her audiences and feels comfortable talking on social media, in front of large groups, or face-to-face with individuals. Her online and education connections keep her informed of the latest happenings in the social media world as she constantly reworks parts of her classes. She encourages her audiences to stay in contact with her saying their time together is only the beginning of an on-going conversation.
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Parenting Children on Social Media
The classes that started it all
These parenting classes range from a single two-hour introduction class to three, two-hour sessions for a total of six hours of instruction spanning three weeks. Being a former educator, a social media nerd, and married to a junior high school principal, Eileen stays more than knee-deep in the world of children and online behavior. Her six hours of instruction include her personal "Appy Hour" when Eileen uses a document camera and shows popular apps on her own phone.
Winning with Empathy
Social Media 2.0
Another parenting class, usually offered after Eileen has already taught her Social Media class on a campus, this two-hour class starts with a deep dive into the complexity of relationships and friendships in our digital age. Eileen then moves on to discuss the importance of building empathy and offers specific strategies for improving this virtue in ourselves and our children. This class also offers information about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and the importance of this instruction for our schools and children.
An informal discussion about Social Media or Empathy
A key word for these talks is informal. Instead of a planned PowerPoint presentation as with Eileen's other classes, she begins this relaxed, comfortable one-hour session with answering frequently asked questions, then opens the discussion to questions from parents attending the talk. The content gets driven by the topics parents want covered. Many schools use this as an introduction for parents to get to know Eileen's personable style and what they can learn from her classes.
What it's Like to be Liked
Helping teachers and administrators understand social media
In just one short hour, Eileen demonstrates the multi-faceted dimensions of social media and the value of likes and comments known as "social currency." Participants are encouraged to pay attention to their own biases and allegiances as Eileen walks them through multiple fictitious social media posts. Once the class understands how weighted each piece of content can be, she discusses our brain activity as we use technology and offers ideas to work with students in ways they already engage with technology.
Some class topics:
things you can do NOW
best behavior online
talking with your kids
the good side of social media
brain activity on social media
Being Safe and Savvy on Social Media
Content for grades 1-12
Eileen's fast-moving, audience participation assemblies are created for ages ranging from 1-3, 4-6, and middle school/high school aged students. Through age-appropriate content, Eileen guides students through topics including online behavior and manners, brain activity on social media, keeping personal information private and more. Being a first grade teacher years ago, she understands pacing and classroom management, making sure students stay engaged and interested while offering helpful information.
Strengthening our empathy muscles
Usually performed once Eileen has already been in front of a student body, this assembly begins with instruction about perspective and what this means when referring to people and relationships. Then the content moves on to understanding and strengthening empathy through activities using emojis, emotion vocabulary, body language, and actual sneakers and flip flops to "walk in each other's shoes."