Digitally Smart from the Start: Digital Tools in the Early Years

It’s never too early to think about the best way to help children learn. Children start learning from birth, and it is important to be able to keep their natural curiosity alive while encouraging new skills. But teaching little learners with EdTech can be controversial.

At LEVEL 5 we understand that very young children build up an understanding of the world around them through a variety of play activities. This includes the use of digital technology. It is important, therefore, that all children become confident with this media in early years settings, especially those who do not have access to technology at home.

Digital resources need to be part of the learning environment of the current generation of children, in which the balance needs to be struck between technological confidence and screen time.

LEVEL 5 is pleased to have the leading expert on EdTech in the Early Years, Pana Asavavatana, facilitating a weekend workshop on integrating green screens, iPads, or robots in your classroom!

Pana is the PreK-1 Technology and Design Coach at Taipei American School. Prior to this she taught in early childhood classrooms for seven years. She has studied, lived, and worked on three continents in eight different cities. Pana shares insights into her teaching process on her blog, mspanasays.com. With the goal of connecting early childhood educators and classrooms, she founded the educational Twitter hashtag chat, #IntEarlyEd (International Early Educators, formerly #KchatAP), and the Traveling Teddy Project (travelingteddybear.com). Pana is an Apple Distinguished Educator, and the 2018 recipient of ISTE’s Kay L. Bitter Vision Award. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, and a M.A. in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has recently completed a second Masters in Computing in Education, also from Teachers College.

Join us on the 15th & 16th September, 2018 at LEVEL 5 to engage your youngest learners in EdTech.