Our founder, Ana Homayoun, regularly speaks at schools and conferences, providing parent education, faculty and staff professional development, and book talks related to her three books. To inquire about a speaking engagement, please visit here.

January 26, 2022 Managing the Overwhelm: Five Tips to Support Students Around the College Application Process | Details

"Managing the Overwhelm: Five Tips to Support Students Around the College Application Process"

Join noted author, educator and academic counselor Ana Homayoun as she discusses how we can support high school juniors as they embark on the college application process. This event is open to students and their families and caregivers.

This discussion will be pragmatic, and viewers will come away with prescriptive ideas and strategies as they support current high school juniors and their overall wellness.

As we look toward next fall and beyond, we'll reflect on both immediate and longer-lasting shifts in the applications process, including early action/early decision, the remarkable increase in overall applications and the impact of test optional on the application cycle. She will offer tips for students and families. The webinar will be around 45 minutes with time for Q&A.

February 2, 2022 Friends, Frenemies and Social Media Wellness: Helping Students Navigate Online and IRL Relationship | Details

"Friends, Frenemies and Social Media Wellness: Helping Students Navigate Online and IRL Relationships in 2022"

Over the past two years, noted author, speaker and educational consultant Ana has received requests from around the world to discuss social media socialization. Working with kids in today’s digital world has never been so complex, and keeping up with the latest social media trends can seem like a never-ending challenge.

At the same time, many teens and young adults have found online tools to be the critical lifeline for promoting and maintaining community.

In this discussion,  Ana Homayoun leans into the advice from her latest book, Social Media Wellness, and provides practical tips on how we can all work to make better choices around navigating friendships and managing social media use  to support overall wellness.

February 17, 2022 The Marin School | Social Media Wellness | Details

"Social Media Wellness: Understanding the Intersection of School, Stress and Social Media"

Working with kids in today’s digital world has never been so complex, and keeping up with the latest social media trends can seem like a never-ending challenge. Today’s technology-infused learning environments play host to many distractions, including social media. Many teens and young adults typically use online tools to promote and maintain community, and with that opportunity comes potential challenges. Ana Homayoun helps parents and educators understand the new world of social media socialization, and provides practical tips on how we can all work to make better choices around social media use and overall wellness.

March 14, 2022 Town School in San Francisco | Crumpled Papers, Missing Files, and Fortnite | Details

"Crumpled Papers, Missing Files, and Fortnite: How to Help Students Manage Distractions and Develop Executive Functioning Skills in Middle School"

Middle school students face a challenging paradox: the very tools they use to get their work done — tablets and computers — often provide the biggest distraction from completing their work and retaining information. We all want to set our middle school students up for success, but what time, structure and support can we put in place? In this presentation, author and educator Ana Homayoun (That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last WeekThe Myth of the Perfect GirlSocial Media Wellness) provides practical, implementable tips on how to encourage students’ development of executive functioning skills, and addresses some of the real life dilemmas in the new paradox of educational technology and social media distractions. She provides background and research around the importance of supporting middle school boys to develop critical executive functioning skills, and discusses strategies for promoting good technology habits in and outside of the classroom. Learn more about Ana’s work at www.anahomayoun.com

April 27, 2022 Park School of Baltimore | Social Media Wellness | Details

"Social Media Wellness: Understanding the Intersection of School, Stress and Social Media"

Working with kids in today’s digital world has never been so complex, and keeping up with the latest social media trends can seem like a never-ending challenge. Today’s technology-infused learning environments play host to many distractions, including social media. Many teens and young adults typically use online tools to promote and maintain community, and with that opportunity comes potential challenges. Ana Homayoun helps parents and educators understand the new world of social media socialization, and provides practical tips on how we can all work to make better choices around social media use and overall wellness.

May 25, 2022 4Front Baltimore | Social Media Wellness | Details

"Social Media Wellness: Understanding the Intersection of School, Stress and Social Media"

Working with kids in today’s digital world has never been so complex, and keeping up with the latest social media trends can seem like a never-ending challenge. Today’s technology-infused learning environments play host to many distractions, including social media. Many teens and young adults typically use online tools to promote and maintain community, and with that opportunity comes potential challenges. Ana Homayoun helps parents and educators understand the new world of social media socialization, and provides practical tips on how we can all work to make better choices around social media use and overall wellness.

June 24, 2022 Now What? Helping Students Prepare for College and Beyond | Registration Link Here | Details

"Now What? Helping Students Prepare for College and Beyond"

College has always been a time of transition, exploration, and opportunity. Under the best of circumstances, the transition to college life can feel exciting, stimulating...and overwhelming.

Today, many students are arriving on campus having spent at least part of their high school experience learning online. Attention spans, study habits, interpersonal skills, and basic executive functioning capabilities have been significantly impacted.

Join Ana Homayoun, author, educator, and founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, for a frank conversation on preparing our students for college and beyond. Today’s students need more time, structure, and guidance than in previous years, so how can we support them?

Ana Homayoun is the author of three acclaimed books: That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last WeekThe Myth of the Perfect Girland Social Media Wellness. She is also the founder and executive director of Luminaria Learning Solutions, a non-profit organization.

Parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.

September 27, 2022 The Parent Education Series | High School 101: Preparing for a Successful High School Experience | Registration Link Here | Details

Tue, September 27, 2022

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

High school has always been a time of transition, exploration, and opportunity. Under the best of circumstances, the transition to high school can feel exciting, stimulating...and overwhelming.

Today, many students are arriving on campus having spent at least part of the pandemic years learning online. Attention spans, study habits, interpersonal skills, and basic executive functioning capabilities have been significantly impacted.

Join Ana Homayoun, author, educator, and founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, and Allia Griffin, PhD, award-winning lecturer at Santa Clara University, for an informative conversation on preparing your students for high school and beyond.

Ana Homayoun is the author of three acclaimed books: That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week, The Myth of the Perfect Girl, and Social Media Wellness. She is also the founder and executive director of Luminaria Learning Solutions, a non-profit organization.

Allia Griffin, PhD, is an award-winning lecturer in the Department of Ethnic Studies at Santa Clara University. Dr. Griffin also serves as a Faculty Associate for the Faculty Collaborative for Teaching Innovation on pedagogy, inclusive teaching practices, and creating community.

Parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission.

This special presentation is sponsored by Fremont Union High Schools Foundation - Parent Resource Network, in collaboration with The Parent Venture.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), cmargot@parentventure.org, or Fremont Union High Schools Foundation, info@fuhsfoundation.org.

 

October 4, 2022 Organizing the College Application Process | Registration Link Here | Details

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

12:00PM - 1:00PM PDT/ 3:00PM-4:00PM EST

Join us as noted author, educator and academic counselor Ana Homayoun discusses how organize the college application process. This event is open to students and their families and caregivers - and is aimed towards students.

Ana Homayoun worked with students for over two decades, and visited schools around the world. Her approach is student-centered, research-based and focused on supporting students in developing their own blueprint for success, and highlights the importance of executive functioning skills development.

She will reflect on both immediate and longer-lasting shifts in the applications process, including early action/early decision, the remarkable increase in overall applications and the impact of test optional on the application cycle, as well as offering specific strategies around organizing the process. The webinar will be around 45 minutes with time for Q&A.

The talk is free, though spots are limited.

About Ana Homayoun:  Ana Homayoun is a noted author, speaker and educator. She is the founder of Silicon Valley-based Green Ivy Educational Consulting and the author of three books - That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last WeekThe Myth of the Perfect Girland Social Media Wellness - and is currently working on her fourth book. She works with schools all around the world on issues related to organization, time-management, and overall wellness. More about Green Ivy Educational Consulting work and philosophy can be found here.

Ana is also the founder and executive director of Luminaria Learning Solutions, a non-profit program designing the Life Navigator Middle School Program, which brings practical life skills and social and emotional skills into public middle schools.

Learn more about her work and find extra resources at www.greenivyed.com and www.anahomayoun.com.

October 26, 2022 Crumpled Papers, Missing Files and Endless Distractions: Helping Students Learn to Organize, Plan, Prioritize and Get Work Done | Details

Wednesday October 26, 2022

6:00PM - 7:00PM EST

Join noted author and educator Ana Homayoun as she discusses critical ways to help your student build executive functioning skills and successfully navigate this school year. Learn more about her work and find extra resources at www.greenivyed.com and www.anahomayoun.com.

November 11, 2022 Social Media Wellness: Helping Children and Adults Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World at Mark Day School

December 7, 2022 Social Media Wellness: Helping Children and Adults Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World at Common Ground Speaker Series

January 19, 2023 5 Tips To Help College Students Navigate this School Year | Registration Link Here | Details

Thursday, January 19, 2023

12:00PM - 1:00PM PDT/ 3:00PM-4:00PM EST

By popular demand, noted author, educator and academic counselor Ana Homayoun will offer strategies to help students navigate college. This event is open to students and their families and caregivers, and is especially helpful for college students.

Ana Homayoun has worked with students for over two decades, and her approach is pragmatic, student-centered, and research-based.

It is focused on supporting students in developing their own blueprint for success, and promoting wellness strategies.

The talk is free, though spots are limited.

About Ana Homayoun:  Ana Homayoun is a noted author, speaker and educator. She is the founder of Silicon Valley-based Green Ivy Educational Consulting and the author of three books - That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last WeekThe Myth of the Perfect Girland Social Media Wellness - and is currently working on her fourth book. She works with schools all around the world on issues related to organization, time-management, and overall wellness. More about Green Ivy Educational Consulting work and philosophy can be found here.

Ana is also the founder and executive director of Luminaria Learning Solutions, a non-profit program designing the Life Navigator Middle School Program, which brings practical life skills and social and emotional skills into public middle schools.

Learn more about her work and find extra resources at www.greenivyed.com and www.anahomayoun.com.

January 26, 2023 Social Media Wellness: Helping Children and Adults Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World at Woodland Hill

January 31, 2023 Social Media Wellness: Helping Children and Adults Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World at Palmyra-Macedon Central School District