Register now for a free screening of LIKE, an iMPACTFUL film
about the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain.
Learners Edge has teamed up with iMPACTFUL to offer educators and administrators a free screening of the film, LIKE. This film explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain.
"More hopeful in tone than ‘The Social Dilemma’, LIKE weaves in the stories and reflections of teenagers, and the perspectives of both brain scientists and Silicon Valley creators, who explain how our online behavior is affected by algorithms, from being compelled to respond to notifications, to manipulating ourselves to gain more 'likes'. It introduces JOMO - the Joy Of Missing Out, along with simple tips for taking back control over our devices and our free time. Subtitled into three languages, it has screened to over 10,000 communities across eight countries." - https://www.impactful.co/like
This film screening will provide not only resources, strategies, and tools, but also inspiration, solutions, and hope.
Following the screening, join us for a short panel discussion with the filmmaker, Scilla Andreen, and Director of Professional Programs at Learners Edge, Keely Keller. You will also receive a Certificate of Attendance via email the following day.
Scilla Andreen is an award-winning Producer, Director, Emmy nominated Costume Designer, Author, CEO & Co-Founder of iMPACTFUL, formerly IndieFlix Group Inc., a global, streaming and offline screening distribution service that focuses on content for a purpose. Her work has been covered by such publications as The New York Times, and Good Morning America to the South China Morning Post. She’s produced and/or distributed social impact films, Nevertheless, Screenagers, Angst, and Empowerment Project. Scilla directed and distributed two feature documentaries; one about the impact of social media on our lives, LIKE (2019), and the other about cyber-bullying, The Upstanders (2020), which shares stories about resilience and the power of connection to end bullying. Scilla is Included in Screen International’s Women to Watch, Variety’s Women’s Impact Report and PSBJ Women of Influence. She is a popular speaker at Sundance, Cannes, CES, SXSW, BeBold and Women in Film. Scilla is also the Founder of IF Foundation.
Keely Keller holds a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from St. Cloud State University and a Master of Arts in Education from Hamline University. Keely is certified in three special education categories and holds a Director of Special Education and Principal License. Throughout her teaching career, Keely served students with special needs and subsequently served as a Special Education Coordinator in a suburban Minnesota school district. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at St. Mary's University of Minnesota. Keely joined Learners Edge in 2016 and has developed numerous courses, trainings, and content pieces on a variety of topics in support of educators. Currently, Keely serves as the Director of Professional Programs at Learners Edge.
Exploring the Impact of Social Media on Students, Wellness, and Society
Course 5115 | 3 Credits | Gr. 5-12+
For digital natives, social media has become the primary way to communicate. It has also become a big obsession: keeping up with one another, using photos and “likes” as currency. Exploring the Impact of Social Media will help educators and in turn, digital natives, understand the effects of social media on the brain, and how the coding in apps aim to keep us paying attention. Social media is a tool, not good or bad, but too much use can be detrimental to health and self-identity. This course illuminates the benefits and the drawbacks of our online interactions so we can all learn to regulate our use of social media, along with several creative ways to keep technology in its place.