Deputy Assistant Secretary Libby Doggett: "High Tech Tots: Opportunities & Challenges"
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM (MDT)
Salt Lake City, UT
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"Touch screens, mobile devices and other media are impacting families and early educators. How are parents and teachers responding? What is actually happening in classrooms and homes? What types of research and policies are needed to undergird the use of electronic media with our youngest children? How can we assure that the technology revolution lifts all children and doesn’t increase the country’s economic divide?"
Dr. Libby Doggett, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy and Early Learning at the U.S. Department of Education, will present “High Tech Tots: Opportunities and Challenges” Tuesday, April 1 at 4:15 p.m. at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center downtown. Her presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with other early learning experts and an open Q&A session.
Doggett’s talk is sponsored by Waterford Institute, a nonprofit educational product and research company based in Salt Lake City, UT. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so attendees will need to register here to reserve a spot. No children please.
Doggett was appointed to her current role in late August 2013, and has been working on President Obama's early education initiative, which, in part, aims to provide all low- and moderate-income 4-year-old children with high-quality preschool.
A Texas native, Doggett began her career in the classroom as a first grade teacher in Austin. She has since worked with the National Head Start Association and directed Pre-K Now, a national preschool campaign. Just prior to her federal appointment, she led The Pew Charitable Trust’s campaign to expand home visiting programs for expectant mothers and mothers with young children living in poverty.
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Waterford Institute is a nonprofit research center that creates personalized cloud-based instruction through award-winning curriculum, content and assessment for children age PreK to 2nd grade. As a nonprofit, Waterford is uniquely focused on providing accessibility, equity and excellence for our youngest learners to position them for a lifetime of learning and success. For more information, visit www.waterford.org or call 801-349-2200.