Educators have always had a lot to juggle when it comes to creating good work in the classroom but what complications have been added with the emergence of social media in the last 20 years? In the recent surgeon general’s address on Capital Hill, Dr. Vivek Murthy reported on the state of youth mental health so far in 2023. He mentions that social media spaces are especially impactful for early teens “[whose] identities and sense of self-worth are forming, [and whose] brain development is especially susceptible to social pressures, peer opinions and peer comparison.”
How should we engage with this topic as teachers, administrators, parents, and as the larger church body? What are the nuances of this topic that we as Christians need to be mindful of as we teach and care for our young adults? Join Denver Institute for Faith & Work on Thursday, Oct 5th for “The Impact of Social Media: Education Edition” as we seek to address these questions. For this event we will hear from: Julie Hoag, school board member, Steve Cutillo, high school teacher, and Marinda Peak, mental health counselor. Colorado Conversations are a great opportunity to learn from experts in their field and in the context of community–bring a friend and participate in the conversation! What: Colorado Conversations are relational event gatherings that focus on practical themes that integrate our faith and work.
Thursday, Oct 5th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Denver Seminary | Leadership Center Room #116
Your ticket includes light appetizers and drinks. Monthly Partners attend for free!
Denver Institute for Faith & Work