The Symposia provide a time specifically dedicated to special topics related to classical education at Great Hearts Irving Upper School.

The Technology Symposium will be held on Thursday, November 2nd at 6pm in the Upper School Gymnasium. We will hear from Drs. John and Amber Dyer about the latest in tech, education, the adolescent brain, and ways of human flourishing as they think about the questions:

“Why do Silicon Valley executives and coders send their children to low-tech, high-human schools like Great Hearts?”

“What are some practical ways to together navigate the digital age as a community of Great-Hearted parents?”

Dr. John Dyer has written, edited, and contributed to several books on technology and human flourishing (his most recent was published by Oxford University Press in 2023). Dr. Dyer has been a technology creator for more than twenty years, building tools used by Facebook, Google, Apple,

Anheuser-Busch, the Department of Defense, and the Digital Bible Society. His open-source code is now used on more than forty percent of websites. Like many Silicon Valley executives and tech creators, he sends his kids to a low-screen, high-human school… In this case, his wife (Dr. Amber Dyer) happens to be the Headmaster! You can read more about Great Hearts Irving Upper School Headmaster, Dr. Amber Dyer’s, work as a Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture here. The Drs. Dyer are proud Great Hearts Irving Upper School parents!