How education has changed in the digital age

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How education has changed in the digital age

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Classrooms all over the country are being impacted by this digital age in which we're currently living. One of the things that schools have begun to recognize is they don't always have the assets to be able to provide the kind of digital services and opportunities for kids. They're not wired in the way they'd like to be wired, and they don't have access to digital media in quite the same way. But one of the things that I see, and I've seen it more in the last 5 years than I ever have in my entire community, is how excited these digital natives really are. Those of us that are immigrants to the digital world, that didn't grow up with technology in our lives, come to it with a very different attitude than those kids who were exposed to it every day and across all kinds of different mediums. So one of those things that institutions really need to discover for themselves is how to have their asset allocation lined up with giving children appropriate digital experiences. Exposure to media though it's very important that it be monitored by parents and by schools. There's a lot out there in the digital world that children at different ages and stages should never be experiencing or exposed to. So take great care in what you expose your children to in the digital world.

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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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