Amanda Armstrong, M.S., is program coordinator for the TEC Center (Technology in Early Childhood) at Erikson Institute.

Amanda has come to TEC Center with an interest in learning how modern technological devices can assist young children’s learning as well as build foundational skills for their future. As program coordinator, she assists early childhood professionals in building their digital literacy and discovering the many ways that digital tools can enhance children’s development and build on their everyday experiences.

Previously, Amanda conducted research for Erikson’s Early Math Collaborative, designing research methods and analyzing how early math is taught at the community college level as well as examining early math teaching in public schools. She has taught Scratch and SAM animation at Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development, and has worked with several nonprofit organizations on improving after school programs.

Currently, Amanda is enrolled in Michigan State University’s educational technology program. She is a leadership team member of the Early Learning and Technology special interest group for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and a member of the Technology and Young Children Interest Forum for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Education

  • B.A. in English with creative writing concentration, Bradley University, 2006
  • M.S. in child development with administration specialization, Erikson Institute, 2012