Kirstin McGinnis, a Kindergarten teacher and blogger from Berwyn IL, shares her fantastic recap of her day in our workshop, Play, Technology and Innovation in Early Childhood, with Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) annual conference. This off-site workshop hosted at the TEC Center at Erikson Institute on February 24, 2016 gave educator’s a deep dive into understanding how to use technology appropriately with young children in early childhood play-based experiences. The day was filled with important conversations and plenty of time for hands-on play, teacher connections, and planning for integrating tech in children’s learning and playing experiences. TEC Center’s Chip Donohue, Tamara Kaldor and Katie Paciga had terrific day of leading, learning and sharing with our fantastic attendees! We love Kirsten’s recap on her blog Hip Hooray in K!
ICE 2016 Early Childhood Play, Tech and Innovation Workshop #TeacherTakeaway with Hip Hooray K
January 9, 2016
In summarizing our observations from the December 10, 2015 #TechEarlyLit forum, we note: "Nudging parents/caregivers to continue to make progress toward their goals and providing positive encouragement is not new or revolutionary. What’s unique about these projects with strong ratings is how the technology was leveraged in the process." As we turn our calendars from 2015 to 2016, we invite you, the TEC Center community, to reflect on your relationships with parents and caregivers. Read, reflect, and respond. Read more →
November 24, 2015
Erikson Institute's Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center team had a blast at NAEYC 2015! Read more →
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