Thursday, January 23, 2014

Young Children in the Digital Age: Using New Tools to Support Early Literacy and Engagement

Chip Donohue, PhD is the keynote speaker at the 2014 Growing Wisconsin Readers Early Literacy Symposium. To launch the day’s discussion about engagement, Mr. Donohue will address the role children’s librarians and early childhood advocates play as curators of content and sources of information for parents. Register now to take part in this incredible professional development opportunity!

Chip Donohue, PhD, is the Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education at Erikson Institute where he is leading the development of online Master's degree programs, Infant Specialist and Bilingual/ESL certificates and continuing education programs. He is also the Director of the TEC (Technology in Early Childhood) Center at Erikson. Chip is 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 2012 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. In 2012 he received the first Bammy Award and the Educators Voice Award as Innovator of the Year from the Academy of Education Arts & Sciences.