Dr. Chip Donohue speaks at EETC 2012





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Published on Mar 27, 2012

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Dr. Chip Donohue presents "Intentional and Appropriate Use of Technology Tools and Interactive Media: The NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center Position Statement" at the 2012 Early Education and Technology for Children conference.

NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center have recently revised the Joint Position Statement on Technology and Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. Chip Donohue from Erikson Institute, and a Senior Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center, has co-chaired the working group and has provided leadership through the 30-month revision process to update the 1996 technology statement. He will identify key issues related to technology and young children, share the principles and recommendations from the 2012 Position Statement, and discuss how the statement can provide guidance to early childhood educators about the intentional and appropriate use of technology and interactive media tools in ways that can optimize opportunities for young children's cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and linguistic development.


Chip Donohue is the Director of Distance Learning at Erikson Institute where he is developing an online Master's degree for experienced early childhood teachers as well as online certificate and professional development programs. Dr. Donohue is a Senior Fellow of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media; he is co-chair of the working group that is revising the NAEYC/Rogers Center Joint Position Statement on Technology in Early Childhood Programs serving children from Birth through Age Eight. Dr. Donohue is internationally recognized as a leader in the innovative use of technology and distance-learning methods to increase access, enhance learning, and improve teaching practices. He has served on the Office of Head Start Professional Education Network and is a member of the international advisory committee for The Science of Child Development project and the national advisory board for Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Dr. Donohue currently serves on the editorial advisory panel of the International Journal of Innovation in Education.

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