San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Collaboratory Presents: Using Technology as a Social Tool in the Preschool Classroom-Matching Philosophy with Application
with Carlyn Bracken, Teacher & Professional Development Director at One Fifty Parker Avenue School
This workshop focuses on the application of technology through the use of an iPad as a social tool in a preschool classroom. Accessibility of technological devices and the overlap of pedagogical beliefs and purpose of technology in the classroom will be discussed. The presenter will share how, with an interactive environment and setup, the iPad can be used socially and promote shared interactions.
Participants will learn strategies to incorporate technology into their classroom by considering their pedagogical beliefs. They will come away with practical strategies for how to use technology as a tool to support and assess development.
Cost includes handouts, strategies list, and self lead tour of Cow Hollow school. Participants are encouraged to bring their Ipads. (not mandatory).
*Carlyn is a transitional kindergarten teacher and professional development director at One Fifty Parker Avenue School in San Francisco. Before she began teaching, Carlyn received her B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University where she gained hands on experience observing and interning in preschools throughout the Bay Area. In the spring of 2014 she received her M.A. in Early Childhood Education, also from SFSU. For her M.A. culminating field study project, Carlyn studied the social use of technology in a play-based curriculum. She presented her findings at the 2014 NAEYC national conference and continues to search for the most meaningful and intentional ways to incorporate technology in a preschool classroom.