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Alexa?: Possibilities Of Voice Assistant Technology And Artificial Intelligence In The Classroom, Patrick D. Hales, Melissa Anderson, Tonya Christianson, Amber Gaspar, Billi Jo Meyer, Beth Nelson, Krista Shilvock, Mary Steinmetz, Makenzi Timmons, Michelle Vande Weerd Apr 2019

Alexa?: Possibilities Of Voice Assistant Technology And Artificial Intelligence In The Classroom, Patrick D. Hales, Melissa Anderson, Tonya Christianson, Amber Gaspar, Billi Jo Meyer, Beth Nelson, Krista Shilvock, Mary Steinmetz, Makenzi Timmons, Michelle Vande Weerd

Patrick Hales

The following paper represents the combined effort of 10 educators exploring the experience and use of voice assistant technology in classrooms. This reflection and study of our classrooms looks to better understand both our use of technology and students’ use of technology in very specific ways. Is there a place for voice assistant technology in our classrooms? What benefits are there? What obstacles exist? We tell our stories and experiences here with the intent to provide context and continue the discussion among more of our colleagues.


Supporting Adult Learning In Early Intervention, Carol M. Trivette Mar 2019

Supporting Adult Learning In Early Intervention, Carol M. Trivette

Carol M. Trivette

No abstract provided.


Strategies To Support Families Experiencing Difficult Circumstances, Carol M. Trivette Mar 2019

Strategies To Support Families Experiencing Difficult Circumstances, Carol M. Trivette

Carol M. Trivette

One of the most challenging tasks for many early childhood providers is how to support families who are facing tough, difficult issues like death of a parent, PTSD, abuse, and neglect. Not only do these issues impact the family’s overall functioning and well being and the quality of parents’ interactions with their young children but they also affect the relationship between the family and the early childhood providers (e.g., missed appointments and adversarial interactions). Dr. Carol Trivette will cap her yearlong webinar series sharing resources and discussing evidence-based practices that providers can implement when they are working with ...


Can An Emoji Help When You Don’T Know What To Say To A Parent?, Carol M. Trivette Mar 2019

Can An Emoji Help When You Don’T Know What To Say To A Parent?, Carol M. Trivette

Carol M. Trivette

No abstract provided.


Quality Interactions Between Professionals And Families To Enhance Child Learning, Carol M. Trivette Mar 2019

Quality Interactions Between Professionals And Families To Enhance Child Learning, Carol M. Trivette

Carol M. Trivette

Young children learn through the interactions they have within their environments. These interactions include all of the people who support them (parents, family members, interventionists, therapists, childcare providers, and other practitioners). This session will focus on how practitioners can help parents, families, and other adult caregivers develop the types of interactions needed to have a lasting positive impact on the learning of their young children with disabilities.

Objectives:

  1. Explore strategies for helping families understand early communication attempts of children before language is developed or in the presence of a delay or disability
  2. Explore how adult-child interactions change to promote children ...


How To Support Parents And Professionals In Early Intervention: Principles Of Adult Learning, Carol M. Trivette Mar 2019

How To Support Parents And Professionals In Early Intervention: Principles Of Adult Learning, Carol M. Trivette

Carol M. Trivette

Young children with disabilities have better outcomes when their families and caregivers receive the necessary resources and supports to implement high quality practices. This session will set the framework for how adults learn and how they can learn to implement new practices and modify current ones to have the greatest impact on young children.

In this 90 minute interactive webinar session participants will:

  1. Discover a systematic way to develop and present new information to effect change in practice, whether in “coaching” sessions with families or professional development sessions with colleagues.
  2. Learn how to implement new practices or modify current practices ...


Engaging Families To Focus On Intervention Strategies, Carol M. Trivette Mar 2019

Engaging Families To Focus On Intervention Strategies, Carol M. Trivette

Carol M. Trivette

Young children with disabilities have better outcomes when their families are actively involved in supporting their child’s learning. This session will help Early Interventionists, private therapy providers, and other professionals working with young children with disabilities think about their interactions with the child's family and how those interactions strengthen a family’s ability to support their child’s learning.

In this 90 minute session participants will:

  1. Learn about strategies to increase parent participation in their child’s Early Intervention home visits and/or therapy sessions
  2. Explore possible strategies that can be used to engage a deployed parent in ...


Building A Supportive Professional Learning Community, Jen Jackson, Andrea Nolan, Stephen Lamb Apr 2018

Building A Supportive Professional Learning Community, Jen Jackson, Andrea Nolan, Stephen Lamb

Dr Jen Jackson

This presentation aims to help ECEC leaders and practitioners create more supportive professional learning communities, by enabling educators to better understand the relationship between who they are and what they can do. Drawing on current research, it will prompt delegates to reflect on how their own background shapes their practice, and extend this thinking to others in their professional communities. This presentation will be valuable for educational leaders, and others responsible for leading learning and professional development within diverse professional teams. It includes practical suggestions for enhancing educators’ critical reflection, taking a strengths-based approach to developing their practice.


Early Years Transitions: Supporting Children And Families At Risk Of Experiencing Vulnerability: Rapid Literature Review, Jacynta Krakouer, Pru Mitchell, Jenny Trevitt, Anita Kochanoff Apr 2017

Early Years Transitions: Supporting Children And Families At Risk Of Experiencing Vulnerability: Rapid Literature Review, Jacynta Krakouer, Pru Mitchell, Jenny Trevitt, Anita Kochanoff

Pru Mitchell

This rapid literature review on support for children and families at risk of experiencing vulnerability in early years transitions was commissioned by the Victorian Department of Education and Training. It sought to understand how Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services, professionals and teachers could better support children at risk of vulnerability, and their families, during transitions. The transitions included are from home, out-of-home care (OOHC) and other programs/services to ECEC services and to school. In particular, this review focuses on the support needs of children who have experienced trauma, children living in out-of-home care, refugee children, and children ...


Early Years Transitions: Supporting Children And Families At Risk Of Experiencing Vulnerability: Rapid Literature Review, Jacynta Krakouer, Pru Mitchell, Jenny Trevitt, Anita Kochanoff Apr 2017

Early Years Transitions: Supporting Children And Families At Risk Of Experiencing Vulnerability: Rapid Literature Review, Jacynta Krakouer, Pru Mitchell, Jenny Trevitt, Anita Kochanoff

Jacynta Krakouer

This rapid literature review on support for children and families at risk of experiencing vulnerability in early years transitions was commissioned by the Victorian Department of Education and Training. It sought to understand how Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services, professionals and teachers could better support children at risk of vulnerability, and their families, during transitions. The transitions included are from home, out-of-home care (OOHC) and other programs/services to ECEC services and to school. In particular, this review focuses on the support needs of children who have experienced trauma, children living in out-of-home care, refugee children, and children ...


Afterword, Kelly Heider Dec 2016

Afterword, Kelly Heider

Kelly Heider

Service-learning pedagogy, whether traditional or critical, provides early childhood students and teachers with the opportunity to engage with the community ina “real-world” context. The result is a “deeper commitment to communities, better preparation for careers, improved conflict management, and greater understanding of community problems” (Deans 2000, p. 4). Early childhood educators who are currently employing service-learning pedagogy should consider moving to a critical approach that encourages students to examine themselves and their value systems in relation to social justice issues around the world. By doing so, “classrooms can be places of hope, where students and teachers gain glimpses of the ...


Service Learning As Pedagogy In Early Childhood Education: Theory, Research, And Practice, Kelly Heider Dec 2016

Service Learning As Pedagogy In Early Childhood Education: Theory, Research, And Practice, Kelly Heider

Kelly Heider

This book presents the most recent theory, research, and practice on service learning as it relates to early childhood education. It describes several service learning programs, many of which were developed to better prepare pre-service teachers for the challenges they face in today’s early childhood classrooms, including class size, ever-changing technology, diversity, high-stakes testing, parental involvement (or the lack thereof), and shrinking budgets. The book shares stories of positive outcomes from pre-service teachers who, having participated in service-learning programs, report a shift in their attitudes and beliefs including an increased empathy for others, a heightened sensitivity to student differences ...


Cybersafety In Early Childhood: What Parents And Educators Need To Know, Kelly Heider Dec 2014

Cybersafety In Early Childhood: What Parents And Educators Need To Know, Kelly Heider

Kelly Heider


The internet provides wonderful learning opportunities that were not available to previous generations; however, there are also drawbacks to allowing young children to use internet-capable technology. This best practices session will identify the specific dangers associated with online play and learning; review the international laws, government regulatory practices, and professional standards that protect children from online dangers; and provide tips and resources that educators can employ/access to ensure that young children use technology safely and responsibly.


Young Children And Families In The Information Age: Applications Of Technology In Early Childhood, Kelly Heider, Mary Renck Jalongo Dec 2014

Young Children And Families In The Information Age: Applications Of Technology In Early Childhood, Kelly Heider, Mary Renck Jalongo

Kelly Heider

This edited book presents the most recent theory, research and practice on information and technology literacy as it relates to the education of young children. Because computers have made it so easy to disseminate information, the amount of available information has grown at an exponential rate, making it impossible for educators to prepare students for the future without teaching them how to be effective information managers and technology users. Although much has been written about information literacy and technology literacy in secondary education, there is very little published research about these literacies in early childhood education. Recently, the National Association ...


Implementing Professional Development To Promote Literacy Practices, Carol M. Trivette Apr 2010

Implementing Professional Development To Promote Literacy Practices, Carol M. Trivette

Carol M. Trivette

No abstract provided.


Information Literacy: The Missing Link In Early Childhood Education, Kelly Heider Dec 2008

Information Literacy: The Missing Link In Early Childhood Education, Kelly Heider

Kelly Heider

The rapid growth of information over the last thirty or forty years has made it impossible for educators to prepare students for the future without teaching them how to be effective information managers. The American Library Association refers to those students who manage information effectively as information literate. Information literacy instruction has been a priority in many secondary schools since the American Association of School Libraries published the Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning in 1998. Although these standards were written for grades K-12, information literacy is still not the focus in many early childhood classrooms. This article discusses the ...


A Research Review Of Technology In Early Childhood Education: Implications For Best Practice, Deanna Laverick, Kelly Heider, Deanna Gay Dec 2007

A Research Review Of Technology In Early Childhood Education: Implications For Best Practice, Deanna Laverick, Kelly Heider, Deanna Gay

Kelly Heider

The purpose of this review of research is to describe the integration of technology in the early childhood curriculum. The review presents issues surrounding the use of technology in early childhood education; synthesizes research findings on the impact of technology use on young children’s educational achievement; provides professionals in the field with instructional strategies for integrating technology in a variety of content areas within the early childhood curriculum; and shares recommendations for the developmentally appropriate and effective use of technology for young children. This review supports the professional growth of early childhood professionals by facilitating their understanding of research-based ...