TARGET AUDIENCE: ALL EDUCATORS, PARENTS, COMMUNITY WORKERS, PRESCHOOL TEACHERS, EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS, TRUSTEES, PRE SERVICE TEACHERS AND DAYCARE STAFF
Do you have questions about the use of digital devices and the impact on children’s physical development, oral language, and behaviour? If so, join us for this session where we will debunk myths by exploring the research, paired with opportunities for questions and conversation. Using research as a guide, we will provide practical recommendations around the use of digital devices with young children in the home and at school. Let’s team up to provide a digital device plan in the best interest of our children’s healthy brain development!
Specific session learnings:
Miriam Ramzyis the Director of Student Learning, Jr K - 6, for the Foothills School Division. The focus of her education, teaching practice, and professional development endeavours has been on early learning and literacy. Miriam has her PhD from the Werklund School of Education; her doctoral work looked at early literacy learning in a grade one setting, with an emphasis on writing instruction, and the role of printing and word study. Her passion for supporting teachers in building powerful literacy classrooms, where all learners experience success, drives her work.
Michelle Bence's passion is early literacy. She is an enthusiastic educator with over 18 years of teaching experience. Over the past few years, Michelle has worked extensively with several school boards in Alberta, investigating professional teacher learning and evidence-based early literacy practice. Currently, Michelle is a Ph.D. student at the University of Calgary, examining the connection between oral language development and early literacy acquisition.
This session will be recorded and available to all registrants for 2 weeks after the session occurs.