Free Online Course: The Swipe Generation: Best Practices with Mobile Technology for Young Children

The course will be moderated by Beth Poss from October 20, 2015 – November 6, 2015.

This three week course will cover mobile technology tools for children from birth to 8 years old. Beth Poss is a Center on Technology and Disability faculty member and the course is designed to give early childhood educators and parents a broad view of current research on the use of technology with infants, toddlers and young children. The course will discuss the implications of technology use as an early learning tool for young children with disabilities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore developmentally appropriate apps and other technology resources that support the growth of language, play, literacy and early math skills, including assistive technology tools for access and communication.

Week 1 Kick Off Webinar: Introduction to Mobile Technology for Young Learners; Week 1 Lesson Content: Recommendations for use of mobile apps for children Birth-8

The webinar will provide an overview of the recommendations of medical and educational professionals regarding the use of media by children from birth to 8 years and best practices in the use of media, including mobile technology for parents and educators. RSVP for the Kick Off Webinar

Week 2 Webinar: Mobile technology supporting early literacy, language & communication; Week 2 Lesson Content:  Exploration of Apps and other Resources for Supporting Language and Literacy in Young Children

Beth Poss will explore developmentally appropriate apps and other media resources that support the development of language and literacy in young children in alignment with best practices in media use of young children. RSVP for the Week 2 Webinar

Week 3 Webinar: Supporting Play and Problem Solving in Young Children in the Context of a UDL Early Learning Environment; Week 3 Lesson Content: Supporting Play and Problem Solving in Young Children in the cotext of a UDL Early Learning Environment

In this webinar we will explore, in the UDL context, developmentally appropriate apps and other media resources that support the development of play and problem solving in young children in alignment with best practices in media use of young children.

RSVP for the Week 3 Webinar

REGISTER FOR THE FULL COURSE

For more information contact The Center on Technology and Disability | ctd@fhi360.org |  www.ctdinstitute.org

 

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