This article appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of the Erikson on Children newsletter, under the headline “News of the world...” More from this issue

The World Forum on Early Care and Education met in Hawaii in May and Chip Donohue, director of distance learning at Erikson, was in charge of organizing the technology track. Each of the sessions will lead to a companion article in Exchange during 2011–12 as a follow-up to the article Donohue coauthored with Fran Simon on technology trends in early childhood education.

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Once back from Hawaii, Donohue headed for USC and the Cooney Center Leadership Forum, where he was one of 200 invited participants from the creative media industries, education, research, policy, and philanthropy who met to consider innovative ways to support young people’s learning with and through media.

Donohue is managing all this while ushering drafts of the NAEYC and Fred Rogers Center Joint Position Statement on Technology in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age Eight through the preliminary approval process. The working group hopes for approval in time for the NAEYC conference in November.

Review and comment on the Position Statement »