Research on technology use in early childhood education from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Common Sense Media will provide the framework for this webinar. Presenters will discuss the best practices for technology use with young children (birth through age five) and their families, as well as how to support early childhood educators in grades K-3 with effective technology strategies.

With digital devices becoming more readily available in school settings, the logistics of implementing technology in the classroom as a tool for learning must be examined in order to utilize emerging technology most effectively. The webinar will share insights from a roundtable facilitated by Hi5!, a kindergarten readiness and registration campaign in the Greater Pittsburgh region. The roundtable served as a professional development and networking event for over twenty school districts to share best practices for how they are using technology to support the transition to kindergarten for students and families. The discussion included developmentally appropriate technology use across the early childhood continuum.