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Early Childhood Conference at Manhattanville College Focuses on the Latest Innovations in Technology
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 12:49

Purchase, NY The Early Childhood Education Department, the Early Childhood Education Alumni Association and CDW-G Inc. is sponsoring the "Using Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom" conference at Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, Saturday, October 1, 2011, from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Robb is a media specialist and Program Manager for the Early Learning Environment at the Fred Rogers Center in Pennsylvania. He has published research on the impact of electronic media on young children and has done educational outreach for KCET/PBS. He will talk about the ways new technology can be included in early learning classrooms and what research says about using technology with young children. A panel discussion will follow his presentation focused upon the pros and cons of using technology in the early childhood classroom.

Conference topics include using interactive white boards and tables such as the Smart Board and Smart Table, iPads, new software, smart phone apps and robots to teach young children.

Presentations include: Teaching Phonics, Creating Big Books and Making Mini -Lessons on the SMART Board, Kim Diveaux; Tech for Tots: Introducing Technology to Early Learners, Corrine Doron; Building a Blue Print for Early Math Learning Through the Use of Technology, Kris Golden; How to Enhance Handwriting Skills with Digital Teaching Tools, Barbara Johnson; How Teachers Can Use Technology to Enhance Beginning Reading Skills, Dr. Diane Lang; Role of the School Leader in Developing a Technology Program in Early Childhood Settings, Dr . Paul Lynch.

A variety of cutting-edge products will be displayed by vendors including Apple, Inc.; Children's Progress, Inc.; Educational Tools and Toys; Handwriting Without Tears; Starrmatica Learning Systems; and Sylvan Learning.

For more information or to register, call Dr. Patricia Vardin, Chair, Department of Early Childhood Education, Manhattanville College, (914) 798-2714.

The Early Childhood Education Department at Manhattanville College is recognized as a "nationally recognized program of excellence" by the National Association of Early Childhood Education and the National Collegiate Accreditation for Teacher Education. The program offers New York State certification for birth through grade two at the undergraduate and graduate level.

About Manhattanville College:

Manhattanville College ( is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution located just 30 minutes from New York City serving 1,700 undergraduate students and nearly1,000 graduate students from 66 countries and 33 states. The student body provides more than 30,000 community service hours annually reinforcing Manhattanville's commitment to civic engagement and social action. The College offers more than 50 undergraduate courses of study, ranging from traditional Bachelor's to accelerated programs geared to adult learners. Manhattanville also offers a wide variety of Master's programs including degrees in management, Sports Business Management, and Creative Writing, as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.


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