The Fred Rogers Center Accepting Applications for 2012 Early Career Fellows Program

The Fred Rogers Center is announcing a special competition for the 2012 Early Career Fellow in Early Literacy.  This Early Career Fellow, to be selected from the southwestern Pennsylvania region, will be awarded a $10,000 stipend and will work with a team of videographers and an established expert in early childhood education to create a series of videos designed to demonstrate best early literacy and digital media literacy practices, in cooperation with the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC).

Since 2009, the Early Career Fellows program has supported 12 new and aspiring creators of children’s media, who have produced an array of creative projects—in robotics, interactive sculpture, media-based curriculum development, assistive technology, web blogging, and mobile gaming.  The program provides a unique career development opportunity for new and aspiring professionals who demonstrate a commitment to the same principles that guided Fred Rogers in his work.

Qualified candidates should  submit applications for the 2012 Early Career Fellow in Early Literacy.  The announcement and the application form are attached and also are available through the Fred Rogers Center’s website.

The submission deadline for applications is December 22, 2011.

For background information on all of our work at the Fred Rogers Center, including past years’ Early Career Fellows, please see our Center video on YouTube.

 

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  1. Just as a side note, I am reading a book that clams that the ineasrce of shyness and social anxiety in North America can be related to the ineasrce of tech taking over for human interactions in day to day transactions like the ones you refer to but also to all the tech that allows you to more efficiently live your life but at the same time reduces all the daily contact with your neigbours. Even big deptment stores taking taking over for a few small stores where your contact is reduced from a few people to one person. As your interactions with people are reduced then your practise and confort levels are decreased.

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