PAC Parent Workshop:Children’s Healthy Use of Digital Devices and the Internet April 25th 2016 !

Hello parents,

More and more exciting programs are on the way !

We are pleased to announce our second PAC parents workshop for 2016.

Details are below. We look forward to seeing you all on April 25th !!!

Free childminding is provided, proudly sponsored by U- Hill PAC !

PAC Executive Team


PAC Parent Workshop

Children’s Healthy Use of Digital Devices and the Internet

Date: Monday April 25th, 2016

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: UHill Library

 Topics include:

–  What digital devices children are using in their learning at UHill, and what they are doing with them

–  Some safe online resources children can use for their research

–  Building healthy, safe and responsible use of technology early

–  What does research say about the increasing presence of technology in children’s lives

–  Online safety

This session is provided free for UHill families by the PAC. As seats are limited, please reserve your seat by emailing

This is an adult only event– childcare for school-aged children will be provided on the premises (Lori Freeze’s classroom).

The Speakers:

Jorden Covert has been an elementary school teacher for 7 years. This is his 5th year at UHill and 3rd year as the teacher librarian. Jorden is a continued member of the PILOT (Professional Investigating Learning Opportunities in Technology) series which provides workshops for teachers and administrators but also brings people together to explore using technologies in our classrooms. Jorden has given several workshops on using iPads in the classroom and supports staff at UHill in using technology in the classrooms.

Rachel Baitz is a researcher and doctoral student, currently enrolled in the PhD program of Human Development, Learning, and Culture at UBC, where she also completed her Master’s degree. Her research focusses on adolescents and their use of technology, as well as relational issues such as cyberbullying. She is an active member of the community, and volunteers with the YWCA and PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network) in her spare time. Her hope is to be a part of the collective effort in reducing the negative impacts of aggressive online behaviours among children and adolescents. 


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