Kerry McDonald

Session Title:

parent Supported Learning

Session Description: Kerry McDonald shares how parents can use technology, the internet, and various other tools to support family-wide learning.

What You Can Expect:

  • Learn about the importance of family-wide learning
  • Discover the different educational uses and tools that can be used
  • Understand the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in learning
  • Learn how to better support your child’s learning through a shift in mindset

Kerry McDonald

Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (Chicago Review Press, 2019). She is regular contributor at Forbes and a board member at the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, NPR, Education Next, Reason Magazine, and Entrepreneur, among others. She has an Ed.M. from Harvard University and a B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College. Follow her on Twitter @kerry_edu and at her website

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Education has become synonymous with schooling, but it doesn’t have to be. As schooling becomes increasingly standardized and test driven, occupying more of childhood than ever before, parents and educators are questioning the role of schooling in society. Many are now exploring and creating alternatives.

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