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.
Lauricella, A. R., Herdzina, J., & Robb, M. (in press). 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.