The Frances Xavier Warde School’s Social Emotional Development and Technology Program (SET) is a collaboration among the Academic Technology Coordinator, Library & Media Specialist, and FXW Psychologists at each campus. This partnership allows for discussions that cover the overlap between the devices we use, the social media we participate in, the multiple forms of media surrounding us in our everyday lives and nurturing healthy families. SET is an outreach program that brings discussions and resources to our FXW families through presentations, grade-level coffee talks, and a resource library.
The SET Program would like to welcome back our FXW students and families! for the 2018-2019 school year we are excited to continue our conversations at parent coffees and to bring back FXW alumnae as part of a Teen Panel offering insights into the digital lives of high school students. We’d also like you to save the date for our SET-sponsored speaker Dr. Jean Twenge who will join us for a parent presentation the evening of February 6, 2019. Dr. Twenge is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the author of more than 140 scientific publications and numerous books. Her popular book, iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood, will serve as a guide for SET discussions around how our current generation of students is being impacted by forces such as technology. More information on Dr. Twenge’s book and visit is available here.