On Thursday, March 13th, Village Elementary will celebrate Unity Day along with "Disconnect to Connect." The premise is to motivate the students and staff at Village to utilize different methods of communication for twenty-four hours. While this may seem a little unusual for such a technology forward school, we believe that it will promote more face to face interactions.
What is the goal? Connection. After the day, we hope that people might think about the times in their day or week that they would like to disconnect. While we adopted this idea as part of being a caring school (caring is the March IB Learner Profile trait), we recently found out that March 7th is actually National Unplug Day. It is exciting to read posts and pledges from people who have committed to unplug.
Link to the pledge poster: Unplugged Poster Template
If you would like to email a picture of your family making a pledge to unplug, I will post them in the school and on my blog.
Email me: email@example.com
Here are a few examples: