Jessica Kubacki

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Jessica Kubacki

Jessica Kubacki, MS, is the Program Manager for the TEC Center at Erikson Institute. Jessica’s work focuses on Universal Design for Learning, assistive technology, informal learning, professional development, and developmentally appropriate practice with technology tools. Jessica served as an education intern with the TEC Center and Kohl Children’s Museum where she designed and implemented an early coding program, Toying with Tech, as part of the museum’s STEM initiative.

She is a certified secondary education teacher and taught Child Development and Culinary for two years. Her interest in adaptive cooking and technology led Jessica to work with Northern Suburban Special Education District where she taught in the Education and Life Skills program for three years. Jessica served as a signing assistant for individuals with hearing impairments while developing a cooking curriculum to support fine motor and social skills, as well as math/science enrichment. She implemented developmentally appropriate coping play plans for hospitalized children as a child life volunteer at Rush University Medical Center.

Jessica holds a MS in Child Development and a specialization in working with children who have special needs from Erikson Institute and a BS in Family and Consumer Science Education from Illinois State University. Follow Jessica’s adventures in tinkering with tech @JesKubacki.

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Recent posts by Jessica Kubacki

September 19, 2017
Apps to Robots Part 1: Resources
Claudia Haines, of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), and J. Elizabeth Mills, of the University of Washington, share resources for evaluating media and what the role of media mentorship has in child-family interactions in Read more →
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September 18, 2017
Student Inquiry: October Butterfly Migration
Sydney E. Spann, Kindergarten Teacher and Innovation Coach's story connecting the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center's joint position statement on Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Program to practice. She shares a reflection on her students' inquiry supported with appropriate technology integration. Read more →
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