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New Research on Teacher Practices and Use of Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom
December 1, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
More and more, early childhood programs are including technology in the classroom, especially newer devices like tablet computers. Courtney Blackwell, Ph.D., will reveal findings from recent studies showing what types of technology are most often selected in early childhood classrooms, the ways teachers are using these tools, and the effects these tools have on children’s learning. In this webinar, you will learn:
- Factors that influence early childhood educators’ decisions about technology
- How technology integration impacts the classroom
- Effective strategies to integrate technology to support children’s learning and development
All event times use Central Daylight Time Zone (Chicago, GMT-5:00).
Learn more about the presenter:
Courtney K. Blackwell, Ph.D. recently graduated from the Media, Technology, and Society program at Northwestern University where she worked with Dr. Ellen Wartella. Her research focuses on the integration of technology in early childhood education, including teacher practices with technology and the effect of technology on student achievement. Dr. Blackwell has presented research at the American Educational Research Association, Society for Research on Child Development, and the International Communication Association annual conference, and recent publications include empirical research articles in Computers & Education and the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. She also has experience interning at the Center for Children and Technology and consulting with app developers as well as large school districts and state departments. Dr. Blackwell earned her Master’s in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her B.A. in English and Theatre (Summa Cum Laude, with honors) at Northwestern University.