In October, I was lucky to watch the live streamed event: Stand Up to Cyberbullying Town Hall Meeting at the Fields Museum in Chicago. I was amazed that I was in Connecticut and still able to participate in this critical conversation. During the event, I thought we need to engage more people in this conversation all over the country and world! The very next day, I started planning how we could have a Town Hall Meeting on our campus. Thrilled that it has become a reality! Please use #iCit21 to follow and live tweet our Town Hall Meeting. The event will be live streamed on http://dialogue21.wordpress.com.
The School of Education at Saint Joseph College presents:
iCitizenship Town Hall Meeting
Moderated by Brad Drazen – NBC Connecticut News Anchor
Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Bruyette Athenaeum’s Hoffman Auditorium
1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford
WEST HARTFORD, CONN. – The School of Education at Saint Joseph College, in collaboration with SAGE (Student Advisory Group in Education), will present an iCitizenship Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in The Bruyette Athenaeum’s Hoffman Auditorium located on the College’s West Hartford campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue. Admission is free of charge and the community is cordially invited to participate. Join us for this event which will engage students, teachers, parents, administrators and policy makers in a conversation on creating a positive school climate to address bullying and cyberbullying issues.
Many positive opportunities have resulted from advances in technology. While computers and digital devices are constantly evolving, parents and educators need to help children use technology as socially responsible online citizens, promoting healthy interpersonal relations with their peers and avoiding inappropriate behavior that can lead to cyberbullying.
Moderated by Brad Drazen, weekday morning co-anchor of NBC Connecticut News Today, Saint Joseph College’s iCitizenship Town Hall Meeting Panel on February 9 will feature:
- Dr. Jo Ann Freiberg, associate education consultant; School Climate, Bullying, and Character education at the Connecticut Department of Education
- Dr. Jordan Grossman, assistant superintendent, Canton Public Schools; adjunct professor – School of Education at Saint Joseph College
- Donna Sodipo, director of education services, Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
- Craig Outhouse, assistant principal, Woodland School, East Hartford
- Ryan Brown, behavioral intervention specialist, McDonough Expeditionary Learning School, Hartford
- Nicholas Howley, Saint Joseph College graduate student and Admissions Officer at Goodwin College
- Quinn McDonald, Saint Joseph College freshman and student representative from the College’s First-Year seminar entitled, “Pleased to Tweet You: Are You a Socially Responsible Digital Citizen
Best part of our Town Hall Meeting? We will be Skyping in with Beth Sanders and her students in Birmingham, AL! They will kick off our panel with positive solutions on how students can collaborate on #digcit projects to make a difference. Quinn McDonald will represent our First Year Seminar’s class: Pleased to Tweet You: Are You a Socially Responsible Digital Citizen? For more information about our iCitizen project: Be The Change.