EETC 2015 Schedule, November 18

Research meets reality: How tech is shaping the present and future in early childhood.


8:00AMWelcome
Dr. Benjamin HeustonPresident, Waterford Institute
8:15AMKeynote
Schoolhouse slate or digital distraction? Technology in the preschool classroom
Dr. Michael Rich “The Mediatrician”Director and Founder, Center on Media and Child Health, Boston Children’s Hospital
Segment I
Engaged learning and development:
Cutting through the noise
9:00AMFeatured Speaker
Auditory processing in noise: A preschool biomarker for literacy
Travis White-SchwochResearch Data Analyst, Northwestern University Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory
9:45AMFeatured Speaker
Putting the education back in “educational apps”
Dr. Kathy Hirsh-PasekDirector of the Infant Language Laboratory, Temple University
10:30AMBreak
Segment II
Panel discussions: Digital initiatives for young children
10:45AMPanel I
Digital initiatives for young children: Policy and practice
Rhian Evans Allvin (Panelist)Executive Director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Dr. Chip Donohue (Panelist)Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education; Director of Technology in Early Childhood Center, Erikson Institute
Dr. Benjamin Heuston (Panelist)President, Waterford Institute
Diane Weaver (Moderator)Director, Waterford Institute
11:30AMPanel II
Digital initiatives for young children: i3 Investing in Innovation
Nadya Chinoy Dabby (Moderator)Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Claudia Miner (Panelist)Vice President Development, Waterford Institute
Dr. Lydia Carlis Senior Advisor of Programs & Strategy, AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation
12:00PMBreak and Lunch
12:15AM
Early Childhood Education: A View from the Hill and Beyond
Dr. Katharine StevensResearch Fellow, Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institut
Rich StombresVice President, Penn Hill Group
Segment III
STEM for young and diverse learners
1:00PMFeatured Speaker
Early childhood engineering: Why kids should be making technologies, not just using them
Dr. Christine M. CunninghamFounder and Director, Engineering is Elementary; Vice President, Museum of Science, Boston
1:45PMFeatured Speaker
Images in STEM media: Is not seeing believing?
Dr. Kevin ClarkProfessor and Director of Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity, George Mason University
2:30PMLooking Forward
Bringing it all together
Dr. Chip DonohueDean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education; Director of Technology in Early Childhood Center, Erikson Institute
2:45PMCapstone
Where do we go from here?
Dr. Benjamin HeustonPresident, Waterford Institute
3:10PMDepart for NAEYC Opening Keynote Address