Impact of Screen Time on Early Learning
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Impact of Screen Time on Early Learning
Presented by: Miriam Ramzy & Michelle Bence
Wednesday, December 01, 2021 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Do you have questions about the use of digital devices and the impact on children’s physical development, oral language, and behaviour? If so, join us for this session where we will debunk myths by exploring the research, paired with opportunities for questions and conversation.  Using research as a guide, we will provide practical recommendations around the use of digital devices with young children in the home and at school. Let’s team up to provide a digital device plan in the best interest of our children’s healthy brain development! 

Specific session learnings: 

  • Synthesis of the current literature on technology/devices and learning
  • Contributing factors to digital use
  • How technoference interrupts interactions and time spent together/learning
  • Impacts of digital devices 
  • Managing digital device use 
About the Presenter(s):
Miriam Ramzy

is the Director of Student Learning, Jr K - 6, for the Foothills School Division. The focus of her education, teaching practice, and professional development endeavours has been on early learning and literacy. Miriam has her PhD from the Werklund School of Education; her doctoral work looked at early literacy learning in a grade one setting, with an emphasis on writing instruction, and the role of printing and word study. Her passion for supporting teachers in building powerful literacy classrooms, where all learners experience success, drives her work.

Michelle Bence

's passion is early literacy. She is an enthusiastic educator with over 18 years of teaching experience. Over the past few years, Michelle has worked extensively with several school boards in Alberta, investigating professional teacher learning and evidence-based early literacy practice. Currently, Michelle is a Ph.D. student at the University of Calgary, examining the connection between oral language development and early literacy acquisition.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
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This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

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This session will be recorded and available to all registrants for 2 weeks after the session occurs.