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What is iQ: smartparent?

Family plays a game togetheriQ: smartparent is an Emmy Award-winning program about parenting in the digital age. WQED-TV created a television series and social network for parents to empower them with new knowledge, tools, and abilities to successfully guide their children in the use of digital media and technology.  iQ: smartparents are a community of parents, caregivers, educators and experts who want to understand the opportunities and challenges of media as it relates to child development. Our show is developed in partnership among WQED's award-winning education, production, and interactive teams.

Season 1 consists of three hour-long specials on parenting in the digital age. Those episodes include:  Like, Follow, Share; Tune In, Tune Out; and Tots + Tech.

Season 2 consists of six thirty-minute shows that touch on diverse topics like how media and robotics is helping kids with autism, to how tech is changing  your child’s school experience.  Those episodes include: Apps, Gaps and the Digital Divide; Aiding Autism; iDad; Digital Badging; Flipped Learning; and Healthy Media Habits.

Season 3 consists of six programs that focus on interesting topics such as gender in the media, parent entrepreneurs and the maker movement. Those episodes include: Parent Entrepreneurs; Preventing the Summer Slide; Gaming; The Culture of Making; Girls & Media; and The Maker Movement in Schools.

Season 4 consists of six 30 minute shows that covers topics such as social-emotional learning; how education is changing in the digital age; exciting family activities to promote STEM education; and a special episode revealing how parents' media habits influence their kids!  Those episodes include: The Family Fun Guide, Celebrating Different Learning Styles, Social and Emotional Learning, Math in the Digital Age, Libraries Transform Lives, and Healthy Family Media Habits

We are currently in production on Season 5! Watch for episodes about the benefits of technology: how it helps with our health and expands our experiences and interests. Episodes include: Maker Home Make-Over; Digital Do-Gooders; Digital Artists; Technology-Health & Fitness; Tech, Stress, and Depression; Career Exploration and Virtual Job-Shadowing.

Want to know more? Contact us at education@wqed.org.

 

iq smartparent is distributed by APT                       Expertise provided by Common Sense Media

Support provided by an anonymous foundation           The Grable Foundation           Special Thanks to Shadyside Academy

Want to learn more about iQ: smartparent? Email us at education@wqed.org.

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