FETC 2016 - January 12 - 15 REGISTER AGENDA  
2016 Presentation Material
Early Learning Summit:
Digital Technologies for Children Ages 3-6 & Digital Sandbox
Gail Lovely Gail Lovely
Founder, SuddenlyitClicks.com   Tweet Gail Lovely
Gail Lovely is an independent educator with over 30 years of experience in education. Gail has a Master’s Degree in Educational Computing from Pepperdine University and a California K-12 Life Teaching Credential earned at University of California, Los Angeles. She has 10 years of experience in direct classroom teaching, primarily in inner city Head Start and elementary classrooms, which was followed by years of experience at school-, district-, county- and state-level positions in education. Gail has served as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University, University of Houston and University of Northern Iowa. She served as the International Society for Technology in Education’s software review editor and is the founding director of the ISTE Special Interest Group for Early Learning and Technologies. Gail is the proud recipient of the Trainer of the Year, 2006 from Texas AEYC and The Best of NECC: 2004-2010. She is known for her practical approach to education, her appreciation and admiration for teaching and learning, and her skill at making the complex understandable and the difficult manageable. Gail currently has her own consulting practice working with schools, school systems, publishers and others to encourage the rational, thoughtful and wise use of technologies by learners of all ages, but especially the littlest learners and their teachers.
Tuesday, January 12 • 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Facilitated by Gail Lovely, Founder, SuddenlyitClicks.com

Computers, tablets, smartphones, apps and other digital tools are part of our everyday lives. When used appropriately, technology can help young children explore their world, express and make sense of what they know, and interact with others. When used intentionally and with child development in mind, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development, and they can also help families support their children's at-home learning.

This free, day-long Summit will guide early childhood directors and educators as they make decisions about how and when to incorporate technology into their programs. The experts will discuss: technology’s intentional use which requires early childhood teachers and administrators to have information and resources regarding the nature of these tools and the implications of their use with children; why mindful limitations on the use of technology and media are important; the needs for digital citizenship and equitable access; and the ongoing research on technology and young children.

The Early Learning Summit is proud to partner with Califone, who is generously supplying a free headset to the first 100 registrants for the Early Learning Summit. Headsets will be distributed on-site.

FETC Full Conference registration is required to sign up for the Early Learning Summit.
Sponsored by:
GBL Summit Sponsors
George Couros Keynote
Lisa Guernsey, Director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project in the Education Policy Program at New America
Lisa Guernsey is director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project in the Education Policy Program at New America. She leads teams of writers and analysts to tell stories, examine policies and generate ideas for new approaches to help disadvantaged students succeed. Prior to her work at New America, Lisa worked as a staff writer at The New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She has also contributed to several national publications, including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, Slate, and USA TODAY, and she is the author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media – From Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child (Basic Books, 2012). She won a 2012 gold Eddie magazine award for a School Library Journal article on e-books and has served on several national advisory committees on early education, including the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Science of Children Birth To Age 8. Lisa holds a master’s in English/American studies and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia. Lisa lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her two daughters.
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