The "Early Connections: Teaching in and Information Age" Conference

posted Mar 29, 2017, 9:11 AM by Professional Learning
The "Early Connections:  Teaching in and Information Age" Conference Brochure is Here!
Saturday, May 6, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plymouth State University
Harold E. Hyde Hall
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
Click here or on the picture above for a printable brochure!
Becoming Techwise Early Childhood Educators: 
Making Sense of Screen Media Use with Young Children
Keynote Speakers:
Patricia Cantor, EdD, Professor of Early Childhood Education, PSU
Mary Cornish, PhD, Professor of Early Childhood Education, PSU
Dr. Patricia Cantor and Dr. Mary Cornish first began researching and writing about the impact of screen media on young children in 2000. Since then, they have presented extensively about screen media and children at regional and national conferences and have conducted numerous workshops for families and early childhood professionals. In 2016, their book, Techwise Infant and Toddler Teachers: Making Sense of Screen Media for Children Under 3, was published by Information Age. The Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood called the book “an important read for anyone who works with young children – both those who enthusiastically embrace digital technologies and those who are concerned about their use.”

Dr. Cantor worked in publishing children’s books before changing careers to become a preschool teacher. Then, she was the director of a child care center/lab school. For the past 25 years, as a professor of Early Childhood Studies at Plymouth State University, she has taught hundreds of undergraduate students in courses on child development, inclusive early education, infant and toddler care and education, the history and philosophy of early childhood education, and early childhood advocacy and policy. Dr. Cantor frequently provides professional development for early childhood educators, including a series on the brain development of infant/toddlers. She is also involved in advocacy initiatives to promote high-quality early care and education.

Dr. Cornish has several years of experience working with diverse children and families in Head Start and military child care as an on-site professional development specialist. She has worked as an infant/toddler teacher and a child care program director. As professor and Chair in the Early Childhood Studies Department at Plymouth State University, she teaches undergraduate courses in culturally responsive early care and education and constructivist curriculum and teaching, with a focus on family engagement. Dr. Cornish edited the book, Promising Practices for Partnering with Families in the Early Years (Information Age Publishing, 2008), which is a volume in the award-winning American Education Research Association’s Research to Practice series.

Registration Information
To register click here or on the "E".  

Conference cost is $35 per person.  

Participants can receive up to 6 hours of professional development, including a welcome address and networking time.
Registration is online only and pre-registration is required.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.  
The preparation of this email was financed under a Contract with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Children, Youth and Families, Child Development Bureau with funds provided in part by the State of New Hampshire and the US Department of Health and Human Services. 
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