Save the Date!

Supporting and mentoring kids in the digital age is a community effort. St. Vrain Valley Schools is pleased to partner with Dr. Devorah Heitner in hosting a family engagement night this spring for parents of current and incoming middle school students.

photo of Devorah HeitnerAn expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology, Dr. Devorah Heitner is the  author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World  and founder of Raising Digital Natives. Her mission is to cultivate a culture of empathy and social/emotional literacy. Dr. Heitner’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal,  TIME magazine and Education Week. She has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern. She is delighted to be raising her own digital native.

Join us Tuesday March 12th at 6:00 pm at Trail Ridge Middle School as we engage in meaningful conversations, learn from one another, and better understand both the challenges and opportunities facing our students, parents, and educators around technology use.

If you are interested in attending, please let us know by filling out the form at The first 50 families who respond will receive a copy of Dr. Heitner’s book, Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World.

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    • Heidi Lieber on February 7, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    I am interested in this event and was wondering if we should bring our teen with us to the event? And is this a free event?

    Thank you


    1. Hi Heidi,
      Yes, the event is free! While the presentation content and conversations will be directed towards parents, you are welcome to bring your teen with you if you’d like.
      Thanks for reaching out, and we look forward to working together with you!

    • Tami on February 27, 2019 at 11:37 pm
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    I see this is for incoming and current Middle School parents. I have Elementary kids (1st and 3rd), but this is still a topic I am interested in. Is this something parent with younger kids are welcome to attend too?

    1. Hi Tami,
      Of course! Anyone interested in attending is welcome to come. Thanks for checking!

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