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InterActivity 2018

May 15, 2018 - May 18, 2018

Register for InterActivity 2018 here.

Tuesday, May 15 | 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Digital Playground: Technology and Play in Early Childhood Workshop
Pre-registration is required; registration is $50 and includes handout materials. Best for education and program staff at open museums. Join the experts from the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute for a digital play date! Learn about the appropriate use of technology in early childhood and family learning, evaluate screen-free tech tools with a takeaway you can use at your museum, and connect the role of technology to young children’s creativity and wonder.
Featuring TEC Center’s Team:
Chip Donohue, Director
Tamara Kaldor, Associate Director
Jenna Herdzina, Program Manager
Meghan Farrell, Intern


Wednesday, May 16 | 1:15p.m.-2:30p.m.
Digital Distractions: Using Technology to Engage Families
Attend this session to practice using mindful media tools for engaging families that have been tested and researched in both museum and home settings. Presenters will discuss and share lessons learned through two research-based projects to engage and empower families to play and learn together, with and without technology tools, in and outside of museums. Presenters will share field-tested scripts for engaging families in the appropriate and meaningful use of technology in museums. Participants will also practice how to be media mentors in museum and educational programming.
Tamara Kaldor, TEC Center at Erikson Institute
Meghan Farrell, TEC Center at Erikson Institute
Alexandra Pafilis Silverstein, Chicago Children’s Museum
Maureen Leary, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center


Thursday, May 17 | 3:25 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Decoding Early Coding: The Latest Practices and Research in Computational Thinking and Early Coding
Attend this session to learn how to create computational thinking and coding learning experiences that are meaningful and accessible to all children and adults, including those with disabilities. Play with screen-free and screen-based coding tools and sample materials from programs that have been implemented in a variety of settings, including a museum without internet access. Join us in connecting the latest research in children’s technology and media, computer science, and child development to educational practice, as we all work to develop digital fluency.
Tamara Kaldor, TEC Center at Erikson Institute
Becki Kipling, Museum of Science, Boston
Rebecca Attia, Museum of Science, Boston
Ericka Farag, Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago


Register for InterActivity 2018 here.


May 15, 2018
May 18, 2018
Event Category:


Association of Children’s Museums


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