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NAEYC Professional Development Institute

June 8, 2014 - June 11, 2014

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Association for the Education of Young Children

If you will be attending the National Association for Early Childhood Professional Development, join our TEC Center team for presentations on topics of technology leadership in early childhood programs.


Media Manager, Mediator and Mentor: 3 Key Roles for Educators in the Multi-Screen, Multi-Touch Digital Age, Chip Donohue

Participants will: reflect on the way digital tools have become integrated in their personal and professional lives; identify and discuss common concerns about technology and young children; learn about recent children’s media research, reports, policy statements, recommendations and international perspectives from the World Forum on Early Care and Education; examine key points from the National Association for the Education of Young Children/Fred Rogers Center Joint Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs serving children from Birth through Age 8 that guide professional practice; discuss the potential benefits when educators select, use, integrate and evaluate technology in appropriate and intentional ways; and identify and describe four key digital age roles for educators – media Manager, Mediator, Mentor and Maker – that can help early childhood educators, informal educators, parents and families establish a healthy media diet for young children, and create a positive media ecology in the classroom and at home to support digital age “wellness” for young children.


Integrating Digital Media Literacy and Technology into Early Childhood Standards and Practice Tanya Smith, Mike Robb, Amanda Armstrong, Chip Donohue

Participants will: examine and discuss the case for integrating digital media literacy into standards-based early childhood educational practice; identify opportunities to integrate digital media literacy in their own programs, using a newly created rubric for identifying best practices; be able to analyze and choose apps appropriate for young children, using a newly created matrix based on 40 children’s app review sites and Lisa Guernsey’s 3 Cs: content, context, and the child.


June 8, 2014
June 11, 2014
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