Chip Donohue


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TEC CENTER DIRECTOR

Chip Donohue, PhD
Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education
Director, TEC Center
Erikson Institute
Senior Fellow, Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College

 

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 where he works to empower early childhood educators to make informed decisions about the appropriate and intentional use of technology with young children. Chip is a Senior Fellow of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, where he co-chaired the working group that revised the 2012 NAEYC & Fred Rogers Center Joint Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs serving children from Birth through Age 8. In 2014, Routledge and NAEYC will publish a book he edited, Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning, that features contributions from thought leaders working at the intersection of child development, early learning, teacher education, research, children’s media, and technology for young children.

Chip is a member of: the National Advisory Board for HITN Early Learning Collaborative; the National Advisory Committee of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center; the National Education Advisory Committee for Bright Horizons Family Solutions; the International Advisory Group for the World Forum on Early Care and Education; and the International Advisory Committee e for the Science of Early Child Development.In 2012 he received the first Bammy Award and the Educators Voice Award as Innovator of the Year from the Academy of Education Arts & Sciences.

 

Recent Publications

Donohue, C. Ed. (2015). Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning in the Early Years. New York: Routledge and Washington, DC: NAEYC.

Donohue, C. (2014, April 15). Early Leaning in the Digital Age: What We Know and Why it Matters, The Alliance for Early Childhood Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2014, Winnetka, IL: The Alliance for Early Childhood.

Donohue, C., & Armstrong, A. (2014, February 21).Building Healthy Media and Technology Habits Starts at Home by Chip Donohue & Amanda Armstrong, Screen Break 2014 Guide, Winnetka, IL: The Alliance for Early Childhood.

Donohue, C. (2014, Winter). Early Learning in the Digital Age: What We Know and Why It Matters. Hartford: CT: Birth through 5 news, State Department of Education Early Childhood Special Education Program and the Connecticut Birth to Three System, 13(3).

 

Recent Presentations

Donohue, C. (2014, June) Media Manager, Mediator and Mentor: 3 Key Roles for Educators in the Multi-Screen, Multi-Touch Digital Age. Workshop presentation, NAEYC Professional Development Institute, Minneapolis, MN.

Smith, T., Polojac, S., Armstrong, A., & Donohue, C. (2014, June). Integrating Digital Media Literacy and Technology into Early Childhood Standards and Practice. Workshop presentation, NAEYC Professional Development Institute, Minneapolis, MN.

Donohue, C., Chung, A-M, Randall, R., & Washington, V. (2014, June). Professional Development: Early Childhood-Media Partnerships, Invited panel presentation, Fred Forward Conference, John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Donohue, C. (2014, May). Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: New Opportunities to Apply Old Ideas. Invited presentation, Oregon Early Childhood Funders’ Learning Circle, Portland, OR.

Donohue, C. (2014, May). What is the goal for information and communication technology in early childhood education? Invited presentation, Bridging the Digital Divide: A Forum on Using Technology in Early Childhood Education, RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA.

Donohue, C., Armstrong, A., & Greene, E. (2014, May). Digital Age Leading and Learning: New Tools for Early Childhood Programs, Leadership Connections, Wheeling, IL

Johnson, P., Lowenstein, D., Donohue, C., McCarthy, B., Pasnik, S., & Swartz, M. (2014, April). A Closer Look: Enhancing Instructional Practices with Interactive Content and Technology, Featured presentation, National Head Start Association, Long Beach, CA.

Donohue, C. (2014, April). Trends and Issues in the Professional Preparation and Development for Educators on the Use of Technology in Teaching Young Children. Invited panel presentation, Institutes of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies, Board on Children, Youth and Families. Committee on the Science of Children – Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success, Irvine, CA.

Donohue, C. (2014, April). Digital Media and Early Learning: What We Know and Why it Matters to Children’s Librarians, Educators and Parents. Keynote presentation, Early Learning Symposium,Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, KS.

Donohue, C. (2014, April). Everything I Needed to Know About Tech and Young Children I Learned from Mr. Rogers. Keynote speaker. Connecticut Together We Will Conference, Hartford, CT.

Donohue, C. (2014, March. Young Children in the Digital-Age: Using New Tools to Support Early Literacy and Engagement. Keynote speaker. Growing Wisconsin Readers Symposium, Stevens Point, WI.

Donohue, C. (2014, March). Teaching with Technology: A Hands-on/Minds-on PlayDate. Workshop presentation. Teaching with Technology in Reggio-Inspired Environments. University Lake School, Hartland, WI.

Donohue, C. (2014, January). Early Learning in the Digital Age: What Educators Need to Know about Intentional and Appropriate Teaching with Technology. Invited speaker and facilitator. First Relationships: Building Better Futures for Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families. Phoenix, AZ.

Donohue, C. (2014, January). Finding the Balance Between All Tech and No Tech: Raising Healthy Young Children in the Multi-Screen, Multi-Touch Digital World. Invited speaker. The Alliance for Early Childhood. Wilmette, IL.

Donohue, C. (2014, January). Early Learning in the Digital Age: What Educators Need to Know about Intentional and Appropriate Teaching with Technology. Keynote speaker. The Alliance for Early Childhood. Wilmette, IL.

Recent posts by Chip Donohue 

August 17, 2015
How do we connect the dots between research, child development and appropriate practices with technology and digital media? Join the conversation in our September 16, 2015 webinar!

Connecting the dots between research and practice – What do we know and why does it matter?

How do we connect the dots between research, child development and appropriate practices with technology and digital media? Join the conversation in our September 16, 2015 webinar! Read more →

July 31, 2015
Chip Donohue shares new occurrences at the TEC Center in this blog post.

TEC Center Updates and Transitions

Chip Donohue shares new occurrences at the TEC Center in this blog post. Read more →