The DevTech Research Group at Tufts University offers a number of opportunities for educators, administrators, children, families, parents, and students alike! For educators we offer professional development workshops in the summer months, as well as at various events we attend throughout the year. Additionally, we proudly launched the Early Childhood Technology (ECT) Certificate Program, designed for educators and practitioners working with young children in pre-kindergarten through second grade in diverse educational settings such as schools, museums, libraries, and daycares. The program will develop students’ knowledge and skills in technology and engineering with a focus on early childhood. We hold weeks of summer programs with hands-on exposure to different developmental technologies for young children, led by experienced DevTech members! Furthermore, the DevTech Research Group employs Tufts University students, giving them the opportunity to work in a collaborative, creative environment. Check out the links below to see what's happening at DevTech now!New Graduate Certificate Program in Early Childhood Technology!
The newly launched Early Childhood Technology (ECT) certificate program is designed for educators and practitioners working with young children in pre-kindergarten through second grade in diverse educational settings such as schools, museums, libraries, and daycares. The program will develop students’ knowledge and skills in technology and engineering with a focus on early childhood. Apply now to begin in Fall 2016!DevTech Summer Programs
DevTech Summer Programs! This past summer, we held two weeks of half-day sessions at Tufts University revolving around technology-based educational programs. If your child will be entering Kindergarten-3rd grade, look out for information on the 2017 programs, coming soon!
DevTech Summer Professional Development
DevTech held two days of training this summer: a one-day ScratchJr workshop on August 8th, 2016 and a one-day KIBO Robotics workshop on August 9th, 2016. Each workshop provided hands-on training and an in-depth understanding of how to use these tools in a developmentally appropriate way with young children. Participants learned teaching pedagogy and explored strategies for integrating the ScratchJr and/or KIBO teaching materials with traditional early childhood content. We will post information about the 2017 workshops soon! Each workshop is perfect for educators, program coordinators, and technology specialists who work with young children 4 to 7. All participants will leave with fully developed programming and robotics curricula, ready to implement in the fall!