Jenna Herdzina, MS

Program Manager
Jenna Herdzina, MS

Jenna Herdzina, MS, is the Program Manager of the TEC Center at Erikson Institute. Jenna’s work focuses on improving human services by connecting research to practice and policy. As Program Manager, Jenna empowers early childhood educators to make informed decisions about the appropriate use of technology and media with young children. She develops and delivers professional development for early childhood professionals. She also assists in grant proposals and research processes. Through a focus of inclusion and the whole child, Jenna has informed the design of TEC Center’s Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant-funded media literacy in early childhood project and co-authored the Media Literacy in Early Childhood Report

Previously, Jenna was the Early Childhood Education Policy Intern at Latino Policy Forum. She has worked with children and families for over a decade in a variety of settings including early childhood education centers, a crisis nursery, and a hospital. Jenna earned her Master’s in Child Development from Erikson Institute.

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Recent Publications

Lauricella, A. R., Herdzina, J., & Robb, M. (2020). Early childhood educators’ teaching of digital citizenship competencies. Computers & Education.

Herdzina, J. & Lauricella, A. R. (2020). Media Literacy in Early Childhood Report. Chicago, IL. Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center, Erikson Institute.

Lauricella, A. R., & Herdzina, J. (2020, December). Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy in Early Childhood. Paper to be presented at the Annual Pediatrics and Neonatology Summit, Newton, Boston, MA. *Rescheduled Due to Covid.


Recent posts byJenna Herdzina, MS

July 22, 2020
Remote PD Workshop Series with TEC Center
We are excited to share that we will be continuing our educator professional development offerings with a monthly two-part professional development series. Space limited- Register today! Read more →
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July 16, 2020
Peer to Peer Research Project
Funded by the Susan Crown Exchange through their Youth Voice Challenge, Erikson Institute’s Alexis Lauricella, PhD  will launch a two-year pilot research and development project that empowers adolescent youth in Evanston, IL to help each other use digital technology in healthy and productive ways. Read more →