Tech in the Early Years
Author Profile: Ed Greene
Educational Outreach and Partnerships, Hispanic Information Television Network (HITN)
Brooklyn, New York
Ed Greene, Ph.D. facilitates communication, capacity building, and strategic approaches to program implementation and professional development.
Currently, he serves as Senior Consultant for Educational Outreach and Partnerships at the Hispanic Information Television Network (HITN), Brooklyn, New York. Prior to his work at HITN Ed served for five years as a senior adviser and consultant to Cito USA (a subsidiary of Cito, the Netherlands) and its Piramide Approach to Early Learning. Ed is a former director of global outreach with Sesame Workshop; providing technical assistance and managing educational outreach strategy development projects in Central America and the Andes, and educational outreach projects with co-productions in India, Jordan, Kosovo. He has also worked as a professional development and PreK-2nd grade instructional leadership consultant in Detroit Public Schools with Teachscape, an online and face-to-face company providing staff and professional development focused on teacher effectiveness and data-driven instructional decision making, using state-of-the-art web-based platforms including a variety of digital, case-based learning resources.
Over his forty- year career, Ed has worked directly with infants, toddlers, preschool children, adolescents and families, as well as in a variety of roles and capacities in the philanthropic, private, the public sectors and higher education. He currently serves on the board of the Council for Professional Recognition and is a former elected member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Governing Board, and the boards of the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, The American Camp Association and the Advisory Council of The Educational Equity Center at FHI360.
Originally from Inkster, Michigan, he attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., where he earned a Bachelor’s of Music. He received his M.A. in Child and Human Development from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, Calif. and completed his Ph.D. in elementary and early childhood education at Indiana State University.
Excerpts from Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning
This book places the reader at the feet of some of the most gifted, insightful and sincere contributors to the work in child development, early learning and children’s media. The chapter authors are the respected researchers, teachers, and thought leaders to whom we turn for direction, guidance and hope about technology and interactive media focused on young learners, and for those who work for and with young children… As a practitioner in the field, I strongly recommend this publication as a “must-read.” It provides provocative and practical ways to think about creating a blueprint for action positioned to improve program quality by intentionally leveraging the potential of technology and media for the benefit of every child.
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