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Media Coverage | | Early Edge California, New America

Pandemic-Response Webinars Offer New Pointers on Early Ed and Tech

What is the best way to harness technology to support at-home learning? See highlights from new webinars aimed at educators and parents.

Early Edge California’s recent webinar was featured in an article from New America highlighting a number of recent webinars that support adults with using technology for Early Learning.  

A big question of the past decade is now of pandemic proportion: What is the best way to harness technology to support at-home learning for the littlest learners? Over the past month, several organizations have hosted free webinars to help educators, administrators, and parents of young children figure this out.

Early Edge webinar: Best Practices for Engaging Young Children and their Families through Technology

“Early Edge California, an organization that advocates for policies to advance high-quality early learning programs from birth to age eight, hosted a special webinar about using technology to support quality at-home learning during the crisis. I provided some frameworks for thinking about technology that go beyond narrow “child-facing-the-screen” scenarios for tech and instead extend to siblings and parents who may be learning and playing together around media, online and off, as well as the new ways that parents and teachers can communicate. Speakers also included leaders from PBS Digital Kids, PBS Education, and the Early Learning Lab, and two California educators. Early Edge is also running a series of webinars, in Spanish and English, that provide professional development to educators, such as a recent webinar on reading books aloud with infants and toddlers.”

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