Early Childhood Technology Webinar Series

Join us for a series of webinars presented by DevTech Researchers and Early Childhood Technology (ECT) Graduate Certificate alumni and instructors on early childhood education with a focus on technology. These activities will be useful for learning at home and at school.

Date

Details

Recording/Slides

12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

ScratchJr at Home: Tips and activities for using ScratchJr at home.

2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

ABC’s of STEAM: Tips and resources for early childhood STEAM activities at home.

1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

KIBO at Home: Tips and activities for using KIBO at home.

1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

How to Talk to Your Kids Without Giving Them the Answer: Discussion, activities, and resources for adults to encourage creative thinking and problem solving.

1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

Unplugged Activities: Resources for activities that do not require electronic technology.

1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

Makerspaces: Resources and suggestions for creating an at home makerspace.

1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

Round Table: A discussion to address questions related to early childhood technology.

DevTech Summer Professional Development

This year, there will be two summer professional development programs.

The first program dates are July 7 – 10, 2020 and will cover hands-on introduction and curriculum integration with KIBO and ScratchJr.

The second program dates are July 20 – 21, 2020 and will cover hands-on introduction and curriculum integration with ONLY ScratchJr.

Both programs runs from 9am-3pm each day with lunch provided. Our PD is open to educators and practitioners working with young children pre-K through second grade. You are welcome to attend either program based on your needs and interests.

Sign up here today. Spots fill up quickly!

The cost is $100 per day or $350 for all four days of the first program. 

Questions? Please email riva.dhamala@tufts.edu. We hope to see you this summer! 

Graduate Certificate Program in Early Childhood Technology

The Early Childhood Technology (ECT) certificate program is designed for educators and practitioners working with young children in pre-kindergarten through second grade in diverse educational settings such as schools, museums, libraries, and daycares. The program will develop students’ knowledge and skills in technology and engineering with a focus on early childhood.

Curricula Resources

Computer programming is becoming an essential skill in the 21st century. Through developmentally appropriate platforms such as KIBO and ScratchJr, DevTech has created comprehensive coding curricular resources to enable teachers to help young children start learning about programming and develop computational thinking skills.

There is no prior coding experience necessary!

Our lesson plans and classroom activities are designed to support both you and your students! We’ve developed engaging educational content that uses KIBO, ScratchJr, and the Coding as Literacy (CAL) approach using both KIBO and ScratchJr. Additionally, through the David Lear Sulman Fund, we’ve also begun developing a Jewish Curricula Series that integrates ScratchJr coding curricula with Jewish education. Find here a summary of all of our freely-available curricular resources for ScratchJr and for KIBO.

Grant Resources