Cell phones are designed to improve our lives but they also can cause serious problems if used uncontrolled. This mini-course gives your later year elementary and early year middle school student a guide to find the right balance in consideration of the norms of smartphone technology.
We introduce some topics for critical thinking that can help teach them responsibility. Ultimately, the goal is to teach them to be aware of challenges and start helping them make good decisions in the future.
Young students have an average attention span of 10 to 20 minutes when concentrated on one topic. Our mini-courses for young students consider this in the design and provide information that they can effectively process and use in that time frame. This leads to more learning retention and a higher chance of application of the information acquired.
Joanne Tica is the managing director and the lead strategic consultant / corporate trainer for Certified Impact LLC, a boutique professional services practice in Chicago IL.
Tica has an M.A. in training and development (Roosevelt University, Chicago) and is currently completing a PhD in Managing Organizational Systems (Saybrook University). She specializes in helping business and nonprofit leaders build capacity in organizations through the implementation of knowledge management systems. Joanne trains facilitators to operate mastermind programming for women business leaders through the Minerva League brand and specializes in the incorporation of micro-learning systems as an aid to training.
A successful professional business consultant for over 20 years, Tica has also worked extensively in commercial real estate lending, banking and entrepreneurial education, most recently as program director and advisor for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative in Chicago.