Technology as a Learning Asset
This café conversation is designed to offer an opportunity for parents to explore how the use of technology continues to be a learning asset by:
exploring the relevance and importance of technology in their child’s education.
exploring their role in ensuring a positive application of technology by focusing on productive activities, safety, and ongoing monitoring.
sharing and discussing strategies and resources available for both parents and children in support of technology for learning.
Parent leaders and educators will find a thought provoking question to inspire parent conversation, followed by discussion points that can be used to add to and further stimulate the conversation. It is Cafe’s experience that together most parents, given the opportunity, will raise many of the suggested discussion points. In this way the capacity of the group is built, while highlighting collective wisdom. The questions have been designed to lead from one to another but remember this is meant only as a guide to conversation. All of the questions may not be needed to reach the goals of the conversation and your conversation may naturally follow a different path.
For facilitators leading a conversation Café, the conversation guide below is presented in a Power Point, 2 slides/page format, that permits easy reference between questions and suggested discussion points.
The following set of notes provide additional information for facilitators leading the Technology Café, or parents wishing to delve further into the topic - each page corresponds with one question. Technology as a Learning Asset facilitator notes coming soon!
Technology as a Learning Asset: Accompanying Resources
These suggested quality resources are a starting point to guide parents in making connections with schools and community organizations and institutions working to provide support for learning. Resources are organized in the order they appear and are suggested throughout the conversation notes. Café graciously accepts suggestions of additional quality resources focusing on the parent-school partnership. Do you have a resource to share?