Date: September 12, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 3:30PM Eastern Time
In this session you will learn how to use an exciting new resource, the Early Learning Environment™, (Ele) in ways to promote professional development, classroom learning, and school-home connections. Ele is a free innovative online space where adults can find high-quality digital resources that support early literacy, media literacy, and other learning and development for children for birth to age five. This new online resource helps early childhood educators and families learn to use media in developmentally appropriate ways. Ele highlights ways to turn media into language-rich, adult-child interactions and provides a set of fun and engaging activities, resources, and other materials for adults that move beyond “tip sheets.” Ele resources are designed to answer not just how to support early print and media literacy, but also why.
This webinar will include a live demonstration of Ele that will introduce participants to the site, In this practical webinar, you will learn:
– about the print and technological literacy needs and challenges facing children, families, and educators, and learn how Ele is addressing those needs.
– how to incorporate specific resources into learning in schools, early childhood programs, and family child care homes, and extend the impact into homes.
– how to use Ele effectively
– the array of free resources available on the site.