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Sarah Wallis of Antoch University Midwest and Jennifer Berman of Antioch College are organizers of the upcoming education conference, : Safe School Climate: Making the Invisible Visible."

Sarah Wallis of Antioch University Midwest and Jennifer Berman of Antioch College are organizers of the upcoming education conference, : Safe School Climate: Making the Invisible Visible."

AUM, Antioch College collaborate on education conference

An upcoming education conference at Antioch University MIdwest and Antioch College seeks to address topics of critical interest to local parents and educators. Klm John Payne, an international expert on school climate and Dr. Lowell Monke, a Wittenberg specialist on the effects of technology on children, will be featured.

The “Safe School Climate: Making the Invisible Visible” education conference will kick off Wednesday, May 8, with a half-day session at Antioch College featuring Payne, the author of Simplicity Parenting and founder of the Center for Social Sustainability. Payne has been featured as an expert on school climate on ABC, NBC and CBS, along with Time Magazine, the Chicago Tribune and the L.A. Times.

That evening, he will give a free talk to the community.

The conference continues with a daylong series of workshops with Payne on Thursday, May 9, to take place at Antioch University Midwest. Cost for the workshop is $125 for both days, and $75 for one day only. Interested persons may register by going online to http://midwest.antioch.edu/education-conference.

A related event is a free talk to the community by Dr. Lowell Monke of Wittenberg University, to take place Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at Antioch University Midwest. Monke, who has focused on the effects of technology on children, will speak on “Unplugging Narcissus: Why a High Tech Society Needs a High-Touch Childhood.” The event will include a dialogue with audience members, who are encouraged to share their own stories and concerns.

The education conference is a collaboration between Antioch College and Antioch University.

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