Integrating Common Sense Media into the classroom

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Integrating Common Sense Media into the classroom

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I am delighted that there is a common sense media in our world for schools as a resource and for parents and grandparents and families too. As children are in an increasingly digital world, they're exposed to all kinds of media, advertisements, films, games - just everything. And some of what they're exposed to is just plain inappropriate for their age and stage. And so to have common sense media out there doing learning ratings for school, having graphite by common sense media for the educational community where teachers can go online and submit reviews and also share the kinds of best practices and lessons that they're doing are effective and give all of us some advice about these resources in the digital world that need to be a part of the learning environment for kids. So the digital passport is a way to empower kids in their own digital learning. It's a way to give them standards for their own behavior, rules, and also opportunities to learn to be good digital citizens with all the power and access they have in the digital world. So for me, common sense media is an opportunity for me as an administrator to learn, for my parent body to learn, for my children to learn better and more appropriate practice, and for me to give opportunities to grandparents and parents to have a trusted partner in what their children should and shouldn't see or be exposed to.

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Reveta Bowers

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Now starting her forty-second year, Reveta Bowers is the Head of School at The Center for Early Education, an urban pre-school through 6th grade Los Angeles independent school with 538 students. Devoted to children and education, Ms. Bowers served and has served on a number of boards. She is currently on Board of Overseers of the UCLA Healthcare System, on the founding board of the African American Board Leadership Institute and the board of the FEDCO Charitable Foundation. She just completed serving as Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the California Community Foundation. A past president and former secretary of The Educational Records Bureau Board, Reveta Bowers was also a member of the Advisory Board to the Klingenstein Center at Teacher’s College for ten years. She served as an outside director on the Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company for ten years and is a former member of the Harvard-Westlake, Brentwood and Windward School boards. Reveta was on the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education board, and the boards of the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls and the Country Day Headmaster’s Association. She served as a trustee and treasurer of the NAIS Board, and as past president of the California Association of Independent Schools. For the past thirteen years she has also been on the faculty of the NAIS Institute for New Heads where she serves as the Lead Faculty member. One of her proudest career moments was receiving the NAIS Diversity Leadership Award in 2009. She has had a long and rewarding career in independent schools and finds her work with organizations supporting education, students, parents, community and Board work to be continually inspiring.

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