Technologies and Literacy in Early Learning

Thinking beyond "engaging", with Gail Lovely
More than Cool: FETC's Discussions on EdTech with Leading Educators

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Date: Wednesday, November 30
Time: 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific Time
We know that the early years set the foundation and have enormous influence on academic and life achievement.

They can't read (yet)... can they be purposeful tech users? What are the principles for designing and implementing tech experiences for the littlest learners.

This session will be an exploration of the potential and possibilities of using technologies with early learners ages 3-7 with a focus on Literacy:
  • What evidence exists that shows what is and is not effective?
  • How do we know which apps to use?
  • How do we use apps to create engaging and effective learning experiences for students?
  • How can we integrate handheld devices into our instruction?
We will discuss tips, tricks, tools to share ideas and best practices from the field. Please register below.

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Gail Lovely is a former classroom teacher of students 4 to 13 years old. She believes that teaching is her calling and a deep part of who she is. Gail taught in schools for 9 years before moving into district and county-level positions in staff development and technology integration in the classroom. She is an early adopter of technology, earning her Master’s Degree in Educational Computing from Pepperdine University in the early 1980s. Following her graduation she was an Adjunct Professor there for many years, teaching graduate level technology integration courses. After moving to Texas Gail returned to university teaching at the University of Houston and teaching online courses in the selection and integration of technology for the University of Northern Iowa. Along the way Gail has hosted an online community for teachers on Scholastic Network, founded the K2 Email List for Classroom Connect, and written ongoing columns in Learning and Leading with Technology, Instructor Magazine, Electronic Learning, and Curriculum Administrator Magazine.

She was honored to receive recognition as the Trainer of the Year for the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children and to be named “Best of NECC/ISTE” for her sessions at several NECC/ISTE Conferences. Gail has shared her knowledge and ideas as a featured or keynote speaker in numerous states and countries over the last few years, including her presentation for the Ministry of Education of The Bahamas, Keynote at the TCEA Tech for Tots Conference, and as a featured or spotlight speaker at FETC and ISTE for the past 8 years.

For more information, see Gail’s complete CV here: http://LovelyLearning.com
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