EVENTS

January 26, 2022 3pm PST / 6pm EST | Managing the Overwhelm: Five Tips to Support Students Around the College Application Process | Registration Link Here | Details

"Managing the Overwhelm: Five Tips to Support Students Around the College Application Process"

Join noted author, educator and academic counselor Ana Homayoun as she discusses how we can support high school juniors as they embark on the college application process. This event is open to students and their families and caregivers.

This discussion will be pragmatic, and viewers will come away with prescriptive ideas and strategies as they support current high school juniors and their overall wellness.

As we look toward next fall and beyond, we'll reflect on both immediate and longer-lasting shifts in the applications process, including early action/early decision, the remarkable increase in overall applications and the impact of test optional on the application cycle. She will offer tips for students and families. The webinar will be around 45 minutes with time for Q&A.

February 2, 2022 6pm PST / 9pm EST | Friends, Frenemies and Social Media Wellness: Helping Students Navigate Online and IRL Relationships in 2022 | Registration Link Here | Details

"Friends, Frenemies and Social Media Wellness: Helping Students Navigate Online and IRL Relationships in 2022"

Over the past two years, noted author, speaker and educational consultant Ana has received requests from around the world to discuss social media socialization. Working with kids in today’s digital world has never been so complex, and keeping up with the latest social media trends can seem like a never-ending challenge.

At the same time, many teens and young adults have found online tools to be the critical lifeline for promoting and maintaining community.

In this discussion,  Ana Homayoun leans into the advice from her latest book, Social Media Wellness, and provides practical tips on how we can all work to make better choices around navigating friendships and managing social media use  to support overall wellness.

February 17, 2022 6:30pm PST / 9:30pm EST | The Marin School | Social Media Wellness | Details

"Social Media Wellness: Understanding the Intersection of School, Stress and Social Media"

Working with kids in today’s digital world has never been so complex, and keeping up with the latest social media trends can seem like a never-ending challenge. Today’s technology-infused learning environments play host to many distractions, including social media. Many teens and young adults typically use online tools to promote and maintain community, and with that opportunity comes potential challenges. Ana Homayoun helps parents and educators understand the new world of social media socialization, and provides practical tips on how we can all work to make better choices around social media use and overall wellness.

March 14, 2022 Town School in San Francisco | Crumpled Papers, Missing Files, and Fortnite | Details

"Crumpled Papers, Missing Files, and Fortnite: How to Help Students Manage Distractions and Develop Executive Functioning Skills in Middle School"

Middle school students face a challenging paradox: the very tools they use to get their work done — tablets and computers — often provide the biggest distraction from completing their work and retaining information. We all want to set our middle school students up for success, but what time, structure and support can we put in place? In this presentation, author and educator Ana Homayoun (That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last WeekThe Myth of the Perfect GirlSocial Media Wellness) provides practical, implementable tips on how to encourage students’ development of executive functioning skills, and addresses some of the real life dilemmas in the new paradox of educational technology and social media distractions. She provides background and research around the importance of supporting middle school boys to develop critical executive functioning skills, and discusses strategies for promoting good technology habits in and outside of the classroom. Learn more about Ana’s work at www.anahomayoun.com

April 27, 2022 Park School of Baltimore | Social Media Wellness | Details

"Social Media Wellness: Understanding the Intersection of School, Stress and Social Media"

Working with kids in today’s digital world has never been so complex, and keeping up with the latest social media trends can seem like a never-ending challenge. Today’s technology-infused learning environments play host to many distractions, including social media. Many teens and young adults typically use online tools to promote and maintain community, and with that opportunity comes potential challenges. Ana Homayoun helps parents and educators understand the new world of social media socialization, and provides practical tips on how we can all work to make better choices around social media use and overall wellness.

June 24, 2022 12pm PDT - 3pm EDT | Now What? Helping Students Prepare for College and Beyond | Registration Link Here | Details

"Now What? Helping Students Prepare for College and Beyond"

College has always been a time of transition, exploration, and opportunity. Under the best of circumstances, the transition to college life can feel exciting, stimulating...and overwhelming.

Today, many students are arriving on campus having spent at least part of their high school experience learning online. Attention spans, study habits, interpersonal skills, and basic executive functioning capabilities have been significantly impacted.

Join Ana Homayoun, author, educator, and founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, for a frank conversation on preparing our students for college and beyond. Today’s students need more time, structure, and guidance than in previous years, so how can we support them?

Ana Homayoun is the author of three acclaimed books: That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last WeekThe Myth of the Perfect Girland Social Media Wellness. She is also the founder and executive director of Luminaria Learning Solutions, a non-profit organization.

Parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.

Ana has successfully spoken at and consulted with a wide range of public, private, parochial, charter and independent schools and organizations throughout the United States and abroad.

A partial list of previous Speaking and Consulting clients:

American Camp Association National Conference
American School of Dubai
Annie Wright Schools
Athenian School
Barclay’s Bank
Burlingame High School
Bret Harte School
Brown Deer School District
Capital One
Card Carrying Books and Gifts
Carlmont High School
Carmel Middle School
Central Middle School
Charlotte Country Day School
Charlotte Prep
Connect Summit County
Convent of the Sacred Heart (NYC)
Convent of the Sacred Heart (SF)
Crystal Springs High School
Crystal Springs Uplands School
Cupertino High School
The Dalton School
Derby Academy
Design Tech High School
Divine Savior Holy Angels High School
Durham Academy
Egan Junior High School
Grant Halliburton Foundation
Greene Middle School
Harpeth Hall
Highland Park/Dallas Unified School District
Hillside Family Agencies
Hutchison School
Instagram
Jordan Middle School
Katherine Delmar Burke School
Learning and the Brain Conference
Live Oak School
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Los Lomitas Elementary School District

The Lovett School
Marin Primary and Middle School
Memphis University School
Menlo-Atherton High School
Menlo School
Mill Valley Elementary School District
Mill Valley Middle School
Mountain View Public Library
Mount Tamalpais School
Mt. Tam High School
National Charity League
New Canaan Country School
Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS)
Notre Dame des Victories School
Office of Women's Policy, Santa Clara County
Pace Academy
Pacific Ridge School
Peninsula Bridge
Penn Charter School
Pine Crest School
Pinewood School
The Presentation School
Quail Hollow Middle School
Ramsey School District
Ridgewood Public Schools
Roland Park Country School
Safe Community Coalition of McLean
Santa Clara Public Library
Sequoia High School
Sonoma Valley Schools
St. Francis High School
St. Hilary School
St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's
St. Michael's Catholic Academy
Stuart Country Day School
Thomas Jefferson Schools
Town School
Trinity School (Austin)
Trinity School (New York)
Tri-State Camp Conference
University Prep
Woodside High School
Woodside Priory
Year Up Bay Area

“Ana is a dynamic, engaging speaker who accurately portrays the challenges teens face in a 24/7 digital world.”

- Dean of Students, St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA

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