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Presentation: Stepping into STEM: Using Technology as a Catalyst for Early Learning
November 24, 2014
Early childhood educators live and work at the intersection of children development, early learning, STEM concepts and children’s media. The 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, identifies both the opportunities and the obstacles of selecting, using, integrating and evaluating technology tools and interactive media in early childhood settings and for using technology as a catalyst for STEM concepts in the classroom with young children. Chip Donohue, Phd, co-author of the position statement, will highlight what we know and what we still need to learn about technology and digital media in the early years. He will highlight key messages, share findings from children’s media research, identify best practices and offer guidance for educators about intentional and appropriate use of technology that supports healthy child development, promotes early learning, encourages interactions that support social-emotional development, and how to use technology as a catalyst for early learning and STEM.
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