Today at New America, we will be exploring what exactly well-designed, mindful media looks like in early education at our event, Beyond Screen Time. Many of the experts speaking at today’s event have provided glimpses of how these screen technologies are being used in an array of early childhood programs.
Further, today’s convening will explore the role of policy in guiding implementation of new technologies in early childhood education contexts. To coincide with the event, New America’s Lisa Guernsey published a policy brief, Envisioning a Digital Age Architecture for Early Education, which is designed to jumpstart this new conversation around learning technologies in the field of early education. The report focuses on five essential areas that policymakers need to address for the field to both benefit from the opportunities of the digital age, as well as withstand the potential challenges:
- Aim high
- Boost the workforce
- Tap hidden assets
- Connect to information and each other
Today’s event will be streaming live beginning at 1 p.m. on New America’s Beyond Screen Time event page. An archived video of the event will also be posted after the convening has ended. Follow the conversation on twitter using the hashtag #BeyondScreenTime. "