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Chip Donohue, co-author of the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center Joint Position Statement on Technology Tools and Interactive Media in Early Childhood Programs, will share key messages and guidelines from the Statement and discuss implications for educators, parents, children’s librarians and other adults who care for and about young children. He will address both common concerns about children and technology and the potential benefits when adults select, use, integrate and evaluate technology in effective, appropriate and intentional ways that support development and learning. Obstacles and opportunities for children’s librarians and libraries in providing developmentally appropriate experiences for young children will be explored.
- Receive information about of the key messages, principles and guidelines of the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center Joint Position Statement
- Explore the applications and implications of principles and guidelines in the context of children’s libraries and librarians
- Learn about current research about technology and media with young children
- Gain an understanding of cautions and concerns about technology and young children
- Be shown how effective, appropriate and intentional uses of technology can support child development and learning
- Consider the obstacles and opportunities for librarians and libraries in providing developmentally appropriate experiences for young children.
About the Authors
Chip Donohue, PhD, is the Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education and the Director of the TEC (Technology in Early Childhood) Center at Erikson Institute. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media, where he: co-chaired the working group that revised the NAEYC/FRC Joint Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs serving children from Birth through Age 8; is helping to develop the Framework for Quality in Digital Media for Young Children; and serves on the Early Learning Environment (Ele) Advisory Committee.
For more than eight decades, librarians from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) have intensely scrutinized the children's books published each year, selecting the winning and honor books for the Newbery and Caldecott Awards. In addition, the ALSC division of the ALA is committed to creating a nation of readers, starting with the youngest. ALSC supports all those providing library services to children, including youth librarians, teachers, families, literature experts, publishers, and child advocates.