Keynotes/Trainings for: Regional, State, National, and International Conferences
In 1987 I left my work as a school district administrator to devote my time to helping parents and educators deal proactively with media-related issues. Since screen-machine saturation affects so many of parents’ daily decisions and since screen machines dominate so much of children’s and teens lives, I came to believe that this is one of the most critical issues of our times. If we get this one right, many current challenges will resolve.
For instance, research shows that by reducing time with TV, video or video games we will see increased attention span, literacy skills, and motivation for school learning along with decreased obesity, bullying, and discipline problems. Children and teens tethered to screen machines miss out on a myriad of other experiences crucial to their well-being and optimal development.
During my keynotes, I share ideas for meeting the Vital Five —five human needs that often get shortchanged in our media saturated society. By focusing on what parents and educators can amplify with youngsters I believe we can confront the complexities of media issues with confidence and creativity—ensuring that we do not relinquish our humanity in the Age of the Screen Machine.
My talks emphasize meeting children’s developmental needs through a living systems approach and a pro-active positive change process that I successfully use in training parent coaches at the Parent Coaching Institute (PCI).
In fact, many graduates of the PCI, after receiving Parent Coach Certification® use what they learned from me about media-related issues in workshops they give. I believe every professional working with parents and children or teens today need the information I provide. In addition to media-related topics and media literacy, I speak on will development, identity formation, and the individual’s relationship to the common good—all themes which help me to support professionals to infuse a living systems paradigm in the work they do with children and parents.
When you contract with me…
I will provide one or two workshops on the same day of the conference as well as the keynote address. When I am in a city I am happy to offer an additional 1.5 – 2 hour community presentation either the evening before or after the conference.
I customize every keynote and workshop I give based on what you want for your conference participants. After we agree to work together, I e-mail you a draft of the working title and the description to make sure my address will be both inspiring, informative, and specifically practical for your audience.
To get started, please review my most popular keynote topics listed below:
I am sure you will agree that my message is a vitally important one for all of us working toward a better world for children.
Please contact me at info@GloriaDeGaetano.com or 425-753-0955 and we will begin to shape your customized conference keynote and workshops today!
All Best Wishes,
Healthy Brain Development in a Media Age
Parenting Well in a Media Age
Screen Smarts: Raising Media Literate Kids
Will and Willingness: Building Individual Participation for the Common Good
Media Violence, Trauma, and the Developing Brain
Emotional/Social Intelligence: Where the Cortex and Human Heart Come Together
The I’s That Form the I: Building Children’s Self-Identity from the Inside Out