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Saturday, February 22 • 7:45am - 8:45am
Brave New Worlds: The Gifted, Gaming and Social Media

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Social media is ubiquitous and pervasive, but its fluid, magnetic and chaotic nature affects the gifted and talented in distinctive ways. Brave New Worlds offers a synopsis of the roles it plays in the lives of students, educators and families. Impacts of social media use on mental and physical well-being; cognitive and socioemotional development; creativity and critical thinking; perfectionism/impostor syndrome; dual exceptionality; cultivating resilience and growth mindset; technology overuse/addiction; among others will also be explored.

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Morgan Appel

Assistant Dean, Education and Community Outreach, UC San Diego, University of California, San Diego
Morgan Appel is Assistant Dean for Education and Community Outreach (ECO) at UC San Diego Extension, overseeing programming for PK-post retirement. He previously served as Director of Education Programs at UC Irvine’s Division of Continuing Education following a research appointment... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am PST