TECPlay: How is children’s play impacted by technology?

Join the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute for a one-day symposium, TECPlay: How is children’s play impacted by technology? Erikson Institute Technology in Early Childhood Center Symposium on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 8:30am – 3:30 pm.

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We are thrilled to announce the keynote speaker is Lydia Plowman, PhD, Fellow of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences and Chair in Education and Technology at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Who should attend?

• formal and informal educators

• technology and digital media developers

• researchers

Join us for a day of connecting the latest early childhood development and technology research to practice. CPDUs will be available.

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Speakers

Lydia Plowman, Phd

Keynote Speaker: Professor Lydia Plowman is a Fellow of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences and Chair in Education and Technology at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. For more than 20 years her research has focused on young children playing and learning with digital media, particularly at home. As well as involving children as active participants in research, she aims to involve family members and educators in such a way that we can gain insights into their practices, values and attitudes and understand more about the ways in which technology is integrated into young children’s lives.

David Kleeman

David Kleeman is Senior Vice President of Global Trends for Dubit.  David is advisory board chair to the international children’s TV festival (Prix Jeunesse) and a board member of the National Association for Media Literacy Education and the Children’s Media Association. He is a past Governor of the Television Academy, a 2013 Senior Fellow of the Fred Rogers Center and received the 2014 “Pioneer” Award from Kids @ Play Interactive. For 25 years, he was President of the American Center for Children and Media. He writes extensively for trade and general press, including frequent commentaries for the Huffington Post and Kidscreen.

Laura Zimmerman

Dr. Laura Zimmermann is an IES Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Child’s Play, Learning, and Development Lab at the University of Delaware. Her work with Dr. Roberta Golinkoff and Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek examines strategies to teach spatial skills to preschoolers in concrete and touchscreen puzzle formats as well as the relationship between spatial skills and later math readiness. Laura received her PhD in Psychology at Georgetown University with a concentration in Human Development and Public Policy where she studied how young children transfer learning from touchscreens and develop executive functioning skills. Professionally, she has consulted with organizations including PBS KIDS, New America Education, Joan Ganz Cooney Center, and Reflection Sciences.

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