Glenbard parent webinar to help students organize real-life, digital worlds

GLEN ELLYN – The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present “That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Distracted Students Organize/Integrate Their Online and Real-Life Worlds” at noon and 7 p.m. Oct. 20, via Zoom.

Visit glenbardgps.org for the link to the webinar. To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or to submit a question in advance, send an email to gilda_ross@glenbard.org.

In today’s digital landscape, teens and adults must navigate a wide variety of technological and organizational challenges. It’s important to help young people integrate and organize their real-life and digital worlds. Ana Homayoun, a noted educational consultant, will offer strategies to support students in building and improving executive functioning skills – persistence, time management, working memory and self-control, a news release stated. Homayoun will share tips for young people to make better choices related to social media use, managing distractions and overall wellness.

Homayoun, founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based educational consulting firm, is an author and speaker. Her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World,” discusses social media dilemmas and offers prescriptive solutions. Her first book, “That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life,” quickly became a classic among families and educators for the pragmatic approach to executive functioning issues.

For information, visit glenbardgps.org or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7668 or gilda_ross@glenbard.org.