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ISACS Webinars for Parents

ISACS is offering two webinars for parents, teachers and administrators in mid-November. The upcoming presentations by Carrie Goldman and David Walsh have been designed especially for parents. 

Cyberbullying & Social Media:
How to Create Good Digital Citizens with Carrie Goldman

Audience: Parents, Faculty and Administrators - All grades, PS-12
Wednesday, November 12 * 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central/4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern

This webinar will provide tools to educate kids on how to discern between online drama and true bullying while showing kids how to be good digital citizens -- those who do not contribute to a culture of cruelty. Carrie will teach adults how to talk to kids about online behaviors without alienating kids.  Concrete steps for cyberbullying prevention, intervention and response will be provided as participants learn about popular social media sites for kids and how kids circumvent controls placed by adults. Also included will be ways to help kids deconstruct the rampant messages of sexualization and violence in our culture that are conveyed through the Internet and the media.  Learn how to partner with kids to use social media as a tool to prevent cyberbullying. All are welcome.

Carrie Goldman is the award-winning author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear (Harper Collins, August 2012).  Carrie is the Co-Founder of the Antibullying Coalition and works with top bullying prevention groups around the country to educate kids and adults about bullying and social conflict. Carrie blogs regularly for ChicagoNow,, the Huffington Post and  Her parenting expertise has been featured on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, the BBC, FoxNews, HLN, and many other media outlets.  She travels around the country giving keynote addresses and running workshops for companies, universities, schools and community groups about issues such as bullying prevention, intervention, and reconciliation; digital citizenship in an age of cyb erbullying; restorative justice; resolving normal social conflict; and the cultural effects of gender-based marketing. She received her B.S. from Northwestern University and her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.  

iBrain: Guiding Students to Success in the Digital Age with David Walsh

Audience: Parents, Faculty and Administrators (Middle & Upper School)
Thursday, November 20 * 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central/4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern

The digital revolution is wiring this generation’s brains differently. Children and teens routinely multi-task, play on-line video games, create their own YouTube videos, text their friends, hang out on social networking sites and surf the Internet. Dr. David Walsh will explain how technology is changing the ways that young people live, learn, and socialize. More importantly he will identify the three major strategies to assure that they maximize the digital benefits while avoiding the risks. This webinar will answer important questions like:

  • Are children and youth really good multi-taskers?
  • How can we teach children to concentrate in a culture of chronic partial attention?
  • Is cyberaddiction real? What are the signs and symptoms and what can parents do?•   How can we teach kids to use technology to connect rather than disconnect?
  • Is the time youth spend online affecting their real world social skills?
  • What are healthy boundaries and parameters around technology use? How can parents use Love and Logic strategies to foster “digital discipline?” 
  • What are the three pillars for digital success and how can we make sure our children and teens develop them?

David Walsh, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading authorities on children, teens, parenting, family life, and the impact of technology on children’s health and development. He spent 10 years teaching and coaching high school students before joining Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis to develop and direct innovative counseling programs for youth and families. In 1995, Dr. Walsh founded the internationally renowned National Institute on Media and the Family.  He recently founded Mind Positive Parenting to help caring adults better understand how to help kids thrive in the 21st century.  He is the author of nine books, including the national best sellers Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen and No: Why Kids – of All Ages – Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It. His latest book is Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Br ain Book You Need to Help Your Child Grow Brighter, Healthier, and Happier. Dr. Walsh has authored columns on numerous topics and his articles have appeared in newspapers across the country, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and others.  He is a frequent guest on the radio and on television including NBC’s Today, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Dateline NBC, 20/20, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition, and has been featured on three nationally broadcast PBS specials. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, serves on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, and is a senior advisor at Search Institute. He is active in many professional associations, is a licensed psychologist and has been the recipient of awards and an honorary doctorate. 

*The live presentations will be offered on Wednesday, November 12 and Thursday, November 20 when you can post questions to the presenter in real-time. If those dates are not convenient, members of your school community can access the recorded presentations within four weeks of the live webinar.

The standard fee is $75 per webinar.

For more information and to REGISTER: visit:

“Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.”

Prologue, 1

“This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice.”

Prologue, 1

“First of all, every time you begin a good work, you must pray to him most earnestly to bring it to perfection.”

Prologue, 4

“If you desire true and eternal life, keep your tongue free from vicious talk and your lips from all deceit; turn away from evil and do good; let peace be your quest and aim. (Ps 33[34]:13)”

Prologue, 17

“Clothed then with faith and the performance of good works, let us set out on this way, with the Gospel for our guide, that we may deserve to see him who has called us to his kingdom (1 Thess 2:12).”

Prologue, 21

“If we wish to dwell in the tent of this kingdom, we will never arrive unless we run there by doing good deeds.”

Prologue, 22

“What is not possible to us by nature, let us ask the Lord to supply by the help of his grace.”

Prologue, 41

“Therefore, we intend to establish a school for the Lord’s service.”

Prologue, 45

“The good of all concerned, however, may prompt us to a little strictness in order to amend faults and to safeguard love.”

Prologue, 47

“The reason why we have said all should be called for counsel is that the Lord often reveals what is better to the younger.”

Chapter 3, 3

“Your way of acting should be different from the world’s way; the love of Christ must come before all else.”

Chapter 4, 20-21

“Never give a hollow greeting of peace or turn away when someone needs your love.” –Chapter 4, 25-26

“Bind yourself to no oath lest it prove false, but speak the truth with heart and tongue.”

Chapter 4, 27-28

“Place your hope in God alone.”

Chapter 4, 41

“Respect the elders and love the young.”

Chapter 4, 70-71

“Pray for your enemies out of love for Christ. “

Chapter 4, 72

“If you have a dispute with someone, make peace with him before the sun goes down.”

Chapter 4, 73

“The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience, which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.”

Chapter 5, 1-2

“Speaking and teaching are the master’s task; the disciple is to be silent and listen.”

Chapter 6, 6

“The first step of humility, then, is that a man keeps the fear of God always before his eyes (PS 35[36]:2) and never forgets it.”

Chapter 7, 10

“Let us consider, then, how we ought to behave in the presence of God and his angels, and let us stand to sing the psalms in such a way that our minds are in harmony with our voices.”

Chapter 19, 6-7

“On arising for the Work of God, they will quietly encourage each other, for the sleepy like to make excuses.”

Chapter 22, 8

“Every age and level of understanding should receive appropriate treatment.”

Chapter 30, 1

“Above all, let him be humble. If goods are not available to meet a request, he will offer a kind word in reply, for it is written: A kind word is better than the best gift (Sir 18:17).”

Chapter 31, 13-14

“Let all the rest serve one another in love.”

Chapter 35, 6

“Indeed, nothing is to be preferred to the Work of God.”

Chapter 43, 3

“Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore, the brothers should have specified periods for manual labor as well as for prayerful reading.”

Chapter 48, 1

“The life of a monk ought to be a continuous Lent.”

Chapter 49, 1

“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matt 25:35).”

Chapter 53, 1

“Proper honor must be shown to all, especially to those who share our faith (Gal 6:10) and to pilgrims.”

Chapter 53, 2

“(B)ecause wherever we may be, we are in the service of the same Lord and doing battle for the same King.”

Chapter 61, 10

They should each try to be the first to show respect to the other (Rom 12:10).”

Chapter 63, 17

“We wish this rule to be read often in the community, so that none of the brothers can offer the excuse of ignorance.”

Chapter 66, 8

“Trusting in God’s help, he must in love obey.”

Chapter 68, 5

Never to do another what you do not want done to yourself (Tob 4:16).”

Chapter 70, 7

“No one is to pursue what he judges better for himself, but instead, what he judges better for someone else.”

Chapter 72, 7

“Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ, and may he bring us all together to everlasting life.”

Chapter 72, 11-12

“What page, what passage of the inspired books of the Old and New Testaments is not the truest of guides for human life?”

Chapter 73, 3

“What book of the holy catholic Fathers does not resoundingly summon us along the true way to reach the Creator?”

Chapter 73, 4


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