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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
6:30 – 8:30pm

The Speakeasy at Local 121
121 Washington Street
Providence, Rhode Island
Tickets are $15.
Includes appetizers. Cash bar.
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This panel discussion will be focused on “Raising Kids in a Digital World.”  This topic will address the ways in which we can educate, guide and shape the next generation to be conscientious online and savvy users of social media and technology tools.

RKIDW-2010-panelWe invite you to shape the conversation. What are your thoughts on this subject? Are your kids online yet? Are you concerned about safety? Play? Education? Sharing your laptop and smartphone? Please post your questions in here: Join the Conversation: Raising Kids in a Digital World. We will select as many questions as possible to be answered during the event.

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As always, there is the opportunity to sponsor this event as an individual or business.  Being a sponsor is a tangible way to foster a deep community connection amongst Kidoinfo readers as well as align your business with an extensive community of in-the-know parents.  Please click here for Sponsor details.

Please meet our panelists:

Alice Wilder, Ed.D.

Alice is chief content officer for Kidos, a global digital learning and entertainment platform providing children’s content to parents and kids. She is the co-creator and head of research and education for Super Why!, a PBS property that helps preschoolers learn reading fundamentals through interactive stories. Alice is also the co-creator of Think It Ink It Publishing, a venture designed to promote creative writing for kids.

For more than 10 years Alice served as a producer and the director of research and development for Nick Jr.’s Blue’s Clues and developer of Blue’s Room. She conducted the formative research used in the creation and ongoing production of the series and its ancillary businesses, including publishing, online, magazine, consumer products and special events. Her ground-breaking work was cited in Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point. Alice has been nominated for Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Preschool Children’s Series as well as Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series.

Prior to joining Nickelodeon, Alice served on research teams at Children’s Television Workshop (CTW), Columbia University and Skidmore College.

Alice is a graduate of Skidmore College and Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she earned her doctorate in educational psychology and was awarded the Miriam Goldberg Research Award for her dissertation and the 1999 Early Career Award. She is past president of the Teachers College Alumni Council and sits on the advisory boards for The Business Innovation Factory, The Teachers College School Partnership Advisory Council, the Speyer Legacy School, Sandbox Summit, and the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at the New York Botanical Garden.

Kate McMahon Macinanti

Kate is a WAHM (Work At Home Mom) of three kids: two girls ages 15 and 7 and one boy age 5. She has an undergraduate degree in early childhood and elementary education and a master’s degree in adult education focused on technology. She is currently in the process of obtaining a second master’s in educational psychology focused on gifted and talented. In her “spare time,” she is on the path to receiving a black belt in Muay Thai kickboxing; currently she is preparing to test for her orange belt.

Jennifer Robbins

In the world of web design, Jennifer Robbins is an old-timer. She started designing commercial websites in mid-1993 as designer of O’Reilly’s Global Network Navigator (GNN). She is the author of best-selling books on web design, including Web Design in a Nutshell and Learning Web Design. Jennifer formed Littlechair Studios in 1996, where she designs for both web and print. She combines her passions for cooking and indie-rock music in her project, Cooking with Rockstars. Her latest production is a son named Arlo, who doesn’t leave her much time for all of the above. You can visit Jennifer online at jenville.com.

Trevor O’Driscoll

Trevor is a teacher of unbelievably tech-savvy sixth graders at the Wheeler School and a parent of an 18-month-old who inexplicably already knows how to use an iPhone.  He is a technophile in his own right and trains others in the world of social media–sharing his hands-on experience in what it is, what it does, and why to use it.

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