Growing Up in Public: Mentoring our Students on the New Digital Milestones

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Growing Up in Public: Mentoring our Students on the New Digital Milestones

Join us on June 15!

By California Teacher Development Collaborative

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, June 15 · 9 - 11am PDT



Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join Dr. Heitner to learn how to support students on issues related to sharing, privacy, and reputation. How can we help them figure out who they really are when everything can be shared and compared? What does it mean to be "famous" these days? How can we prepare all young people for the realities of having a searchable digital reputation? What can we do when explicit or hateful images and videos circulate in our communities via social media? 

This virtual workshop will support educators and school leaders in cultivating a positive culture of mentorship and digital wellness based on understanding the latest research on kids growing up in public. Rather than encourage students to be anxious that a misstep could cause them to be “canceled” or even jeopardize their admission to college, we can reframe the conversation about “digital footprint” to be a character-based conversation. School communities can shift the focus from threatening the consequences of a digital misstep so we can be proactive rather than reactive.  


Participants will:

  • Understand the new digital milestones kids are facing (first group chat, first cloud-based game, first phone)
  • Understand the climate children, tweens and teens are facing in networked spaces from Roblox to Discord to TikTok and YouTube
  • Learn to support mindful and consistent policies around digital culture and wellness for staff as well as students
  • Connect their subject area to engaging students on issues of digital wellness, conflict resolution, reputation, character, empathy, etc.
  • Build resources they can use in advisory sessions with students
  • Create building blocks for responsible use agreements and classroom agreements


This virtual intensive is ideal for teachers, advisors, counselors, division heads, and deans of students.


This workshop will be held online via Zoom and may be recorded for CATDC's archives. By registering for this event you are consenting to be recorded and photographed by CATDC.


For our Virtual Intensives, refunds are available up to 14 days before the first session. Please contact us directly or make the request within Eventbrite.

Registration may be transferred to a different person up to 7 days before the first session. However refunds will not be given, and a session missed for any reason will not be refunded.

Please contact us by email as soon as you know you cannot attend a workshop and cannot transfer registration. This will allow us time to contact our waitlist and hopefully fill your spot.

About the organizer

The CATDC is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for teachers to grow as professionals.

$250 – $500