Parent Events

Research shows that parent engagement in schools is closely linked to better student behavior, higher academic achievement, and enhanced social skills. Parent engagement also makes it more likely that children and adolescents will avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as sexual risk behaviors and tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use. Garnet Valley understands that working hand in hand with our parent community to support our students with their learning, development, and health is a critical component to remaining one of the best school districts in the country. This relationship between schools and parents cuts across and reinforces children’s health and learning in multiple settings—at home, in school, in out-of-school programs, and in the community.


Stress Less About Addressing Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Unwise Social Media Use: The Role of Parents

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D.; Florida Atlantic University

Cyberbullying Research Center

7:00pm Monday, March 4, 2019 @ GVMS Auditorium

This presentation will cover a broad overview of cyberbullying, including issues parents, educators, and teens need to know about how youth use and misuse technology to cause harm to their peers.  The presentation will define and provide examples of cyberbullying and discuss the role of parents in preventing and responding to inappropriate online behaviors.  It will also describe many of the online environments popular among adolescents today and strategies to use to make sure they are used safely and responsibly.  Dr. Sameer Hinduja is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social media use. He has written seven books, and his interdisciplinary research is widely published and cited in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals. As a noted speaker and expert on teens and social media use, Dr. Hinduja trains students, educators, parents, mental health professionals, and other youth workers how to promote the positive use of technology. His work has been featured in venues that include CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, NPR’s All Things Considered, the BBC, and The New York Times. Recently, he received Auburn University’ Global Anti-Bullying Hero Award, won Florida Atlantic University’s Researcher of the Year award, presented on cyberbullying at a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill, testified in front of the Attorney General and the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security, and served as a Fulbright Specialist Scholar at Dublin City University. Dr. Hinduja is also the Co-Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Bullying Prevention, a new peer-reviewed journal from Springer.

LINK to Dr. Hinduja’s website and information

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The Future of Teaching & Learning in Garnet Valley

informational and interactive workshop for all parents with children in grades 3-12

6:30 pm Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ Garnet Valley Middle School

Garnet Valley remains a destination school district for families throughout the country due in part to the push for personalized learning and cutting-edge instructional technologies. Join us at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Garnet Valley Middle School for an interactive presentation and discussion led by Mr. Samuel Mormando, Director of Technology, Innovation, and Online Learning. Topics will include Garnet Valley’s work to personalize learning for all students, new classroom technologies such as AI (artificial intelligence), AR (augmented reality) & VR (virtual reality), and new educational programs including eSchool@GarnetValley and blended learning options now offered at the high school.


The New Realities of Parenting

informational and interactive workshop for all parents with children in grades 3-12

7:00 pm Tuesday, January 2, 2019 @ Concord Elementary School

The GV-CTC is looking forward to its next New Realities of Parenting event on January 2nd at 7PM. The event will take place at Concord Elementary School. Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard will be our keynote speaker. See our flyer for more information!

Register HERE

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Dr. Dahlsgaard is Clinical Director of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic and the Picky Eaters Clinic. She is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology with a specialization in behavioral and cognitive psychology. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with anxiety disorders, particularly selective mutism, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, panic disorders, and generalized fears.

Dr. Dahlsgaard also frequently treats children with disorders that commonly present alongside anxiety, such as food selectivity and sleep problems.

Dr. Dahlsgaard teaches courses in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to interns and fellows at CHOP and supervises their CBT cases. Dr. Dahlsgaard is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker and has published widely in scientific journals, books and mainstream media on the topics of child development, psychopathology, mental health and human virtue.


Screenagers Viewing - October 2, 2018

We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.