Pana is the PreK-1 Technology and Design Coach at Taipei American School. Prior to this, she taught in early childhood classrooms for seven years. She has studied, lived, and worked on three continents in eight different cities. Pana shares insights into her teaching process on her blog, mspanasays.com. With the goal of connecting early childhood educators and classrooms, she founded the educational Twitter hashtag chat, #IntEarlyEd (International Early Educators), and the Traveling Teddy Project (travelingteddybear.com #GlobalEdTed). Pana is an Apple Distinguished Educator and the winner of ISTE's 2018 Kay L. Bitter Vision Award for excellence in technology-based PK-2 education. Pana holds a B.A. in Psychology, and an M.A. in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. In 2018 she completed a second Masters in Computing in Education, also from Teachers College.
Seesaw can be so powerful for our earliest learners because it draws upon a literacy they are ready to decode: visual literacy. Join this 30 minute course to understand the purpose and function of various icons that young learners use to begin building strategies for digital fluency that can be transferred from one platform to the next. Also, learn a little bit about how our brains receive information from a screen so we can present learning in effective ways for our students. *Courses are video-based and structured like sessions.*