Live Virtual Sessions with Toddlers and Preschoolers Amid COVID-19: Implications for Early Childhood Teacher Education
Judit Szente, University of Central Florida, United States
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 28, Number 2, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
This paper shares reflections on over 50 live Zoom instructional lessons with toddlers and preschoolers amid the first three weeks of school closures due to COVID-19 in the State of Florida. Reflections resulted in three themes such as 1) Implementing digital sessions with young children; 2) Establishing and maintaining home-based child engagement through technology; and 3) Ensuring family involvement/engagement through technology. Implications and recommendations are provided for early childhood teacher education programs and in-service professional development opportunities to ensure that teachers are better prepared for teaching and learning in an online environment.
Szente, J. (2020). Live Virtual Sessions with Toddlers and Preschoolers Amid COVID-19: Implications for Early Childhood Teacher Education. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 28(2), 373-380. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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