About the TEC Center

Collecting, Curating, Connecting, Creating = Igniting

The TEC Center at Erikson Institute empowers early childhood educators to make informed decisions about the appropriate use of technology with children from birth to age 8. Through carefully selected resources and real-world examples, the Center strengthens educators’ digital literacy and their ability to intentionally select, use, integrate, and evaluate technology in the classroom and other early childhood settings. The TEC Center was launched with the support of The Boeing Company.

The TEC Center at Erikson Institute is an innovative approach to professional development and an online community for early childhood educators dedicated to:

  • enhancing the technology skills, experience, and digital media fluency
  • increasing the intentional, appropriate, and effective use of technology and interactive media with young children
  • promoting the use of technology tools for effective, engaging and empowering teacher preparation and professional development.

Addressing these needs through the innovative use of technology tools and proven distance education methods, translating research into effective practices, and empowering educators and parents through digital media fluency are goals of the TEC Center.

The world for EC tech at your fingertips

 

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Meet the TEC Center Leadership Team

<h4><strong>TEC CENTER DIRECTOR</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Chip Donohue, PhD</strong><br />
<p>Chip Donohue is the Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education at Erikson Institute in Chicago, where he is leading the development of online Master's degree, certificate and continuing education programs. He is also the Director of the TEC (Technology in Early Childhood) Center at Erikson </p>

TEC CENTER DIRECTOR

Chip Donohue, PhD

Chip Donohue is the Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education at Erikson Institute in Chicago, where he is leading the development of online Master’s degree, certificate and continuing education programs. He is also the Director of the TEC (Technology in Early Childhood) Center at Erikson

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<h4><strong>TEC CENTER ASSISTANT DIRECTOR</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Tamara Kaldor</strong></p>
<p>Tamara Kaldor, M.S., is the Assistant Director of the TEC Center (Technology in Early Childhood) at Erikson Institute. Tamara has collaborated with such organizations as UNICEF, UNESCO, International Society for Technology and Education (ISTE), NAEYC, the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL), and Common Sense Media.

TEC CENTER ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Tamara Kaldor

Tamara Kaldor, M.S., is the Assistant Director of the TEC Center (Technology in Early Childhood) at Erikson Institute. Tamara has collaborated with such organizations as UNICEF, UNESCO, International Society for Technology and Education (ISTE), NAEYC, the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL), and Common Sense Media.

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TEC Center Program Manager Jessica Kubacki Jessica Kubacki, MS, is the Program Manager for the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute. Jessica’s work focuses on Universal Design […]

TEC Center Program Manager Jessica Kubacki Jessica Kubacki, MS, is the Program Manager for the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute. Jessica’s work focuses on Universal Design […]

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