Chip Donohue, PhD

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FOUNDING DIRECTOR
Chip Donohue, PhD

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

 

Chip Donohue, PhD, is Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education and Founding Director of the TEC Center at Erikson Institute in Chicago. He is a Senior Fellow and Member of the Advisory Board 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. Chip is the editor of two books, Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning (2015) and Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors (2017), co-published by Routledge/NAEYC. In 2012 he received the Bammy Award and Educators Voice Award as Innovator of the Year from the Academy of Education Arts & Sciences. In 2015, he was honored as a children’s media Emerging Pioneer at the KAPi (Kids At Play International) Awards. Follow Chip’s digital footprints as he travels the globe at @chipdono.

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Recent Publications

Donohue, C. & Shomburg, R. (in press). Technology and Interactive Media in Early Childhood Programs: What We’ve Learned from Five Years of Learning, Research and Practice. Young Children.

Paciga, K., & Donohue, C. (2017) Technology and interactive media for young children: A whole child approach connecting the vision of Fred Rogers with research and practice. Latrobe, PA: Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College and Chicago, IL: Technology and Early Childhood Center at Erikson Institute.

Donohue, C. (2017). Putting the “T” in STEM for the youngest learners: How caregivers can support parents in the digital age. Zero to Three Journal, 37(5), 45-52.

Donohue, C. (Ed.). (2017). Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors. 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.

NAEYC & the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College. 2012. Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. Joint position statement. Washington, DC: NAEYC; Latrobe, PA: Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College.

 

Recent Presentations

 

Donohue, C., Fernandes, R., Friedman, S., & Paciga, K.A. (2017, November). The NAEYC and Fred Rogers Center joint position statement on Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs turns 5- Guiding educators in the digital age. Featured presentations, NAEYC Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Paciga, K.A., Donohue, C., & Fernandes, R. (2017, November). Final report ofTechnology and interactive media for young children: A whole child approach connecting the vision of Fred Rogers with research and practice. Paper presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Donohue, C. (2017, October). Digital Age Family Engagement and the Role of Media Mentors. National Center for Families Learning Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Donohue, C. (2017, July 26). Back to the Future: Truths, Trends, Innovation and Impact at the Intersection of Early Learning and Technology. Keynote presentations, Education Impact Symposium, San Francisco, CA.

Donohue, C. (2017, July 26). Plugging into the Digital Age: Libraries, Family Engagement and Media Mentorship. Invited panel member, Charlene Rollins President’s Program on Families & Digital Technology, American Library Association, Chicago, IL.

Donohue, C. (2017, June). An Emerging Role for Educators in the 21st Century: Media Mentorship as an Essential Aspect of Family Engagement. 2017 NAEYC Professional Learning Institute, San Francisco, CA.

Donohue, C. (2017, May 3). Take it Outside or Leave It at Home: Reflections and Nudges on Nature Play, Technology and Media Mentors. Keynote, Inspiring Nature Play: Inside Out, Alliance for Early Childhood, Winnetka, IL.

Donohue, C., & Kaldor, T. (2017, April 27). Media Mentors and the Digital Play Framework. Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center and Smithsonian Learning Lab, Washington, DC.

Donohue, C. (2017, April 9). Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors. National Head Start Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Recent posts by Chip Donohue, PhD

November 2, 2018
15 Media Literacy Week Resources 2018
TEC Center has UPDATED the list of media literacy resources for parents, educators, and direct service providers working with young children. Read more →
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October 18, 2018
Early Digital Citizenship: Creating Engaged and Informed Lifetime Citizens
Digital citizenship has been on the tips of everyone’s Twitter thumbs this week for Digital Citizenship Week 2018. While learning about digital citizenship, often educators realize they are already facilitating many of the skills in their early childhood setting. These questions and explanations serve as a guide for a beginning understanding of digital citizenship. Read more →
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