June 2015

Fred Rogers Center’s Michael Robb Contributes To Journal Article

LATROBE, PA – Dr. Michael Robb, director of digital learning and research at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, co-authored an article, “Putting Education in ‘Educational’ Apps: Lessons from the Science of Learning” in the current issue (vol. 16, no. 1, April 13, 2015) of Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a unique journal featuring...

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Open-Ended Questions – “What Do You Think?”

I came back from this month's NAEYC Professional Development Institute with a renewed appreciation for open-ended questions, after hearing a number of speakers emphasizing them in all kinds of situations -- for story time, for STEM concepts, and for social-emotional development. There's a real concern that teaching has become "asking a question so you can get the right answer." But think about...

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Staying Connected: June 2015

Despite classes being out, June has been a remarkably busy month for us. Our Center's Co-Director, Dr. Junlei Li, spent the early part of this month in China building a partnership with the China Welfare Institute at the Soong Ching Ling Child Development Center. Through this collaboration, Junlei will integrate his Simple Interactions approach to support child development in urban and rural China. The programmatic work will...

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