Social Media and Student Wellness (4-12)


In her book, Social Media Wellness, Ana Homayoun, likens social media to a language– a language students speak fluently but one that doesn’t necessarily come naturally to teachers or parents.

Homayoun, a noted educator, speaker and author explores this major disconnect and provides strategies for bridging this growing generational digital divide. She builds upon strategies to help students manage distraction, focus on priorities, improve time management, boost productivity, decrease stress and improve empathy.

In her book, Homayoun details the unique impact social media is having on this generation of students and how it affects their learning. She then provides a solutions-orientated perspective for schools and teachers to work with students that focuses on socialization, self-regulation, safety and wellness.

Educators taking this course, through reading and research, will explore ways to minimize detrimental effects social media might have on student learning and overall wellness. Educators will also investigate special topics and integrate new learning into their teaching environment.

This course is equivalent to 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours. It is a graduate level course and intended for K-12 educators who have completed a bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that you receive board or district approval before registering with TPAI.

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