ECP092 - Technology and ECE Practice

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Subject Title
Technology and ECE Practice

Subject Description
This workshop will assist the ECE professional in determining the best practice for integrating the variety of new technology into programming. Social media, curriculum planning, email communication and internet access will be discussed. The ECE Code of Ethics, programming and communication will be evaluated within the context of the appropriate use of technology.

Credit Status
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance
NOTE:  For participants who wish to use this workshop as part of their CPL portfolio, please consult with the CECE to verify it is applicable to the CPL requirements.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify a variety of social media resources for effective communication and program planning pertinent to the ECE practice.
2. Integrate social media resources with the CECE Code of Ethics’ requirements regarding confidentiality.
3. Assess the effectiveness of social media within the ECE profession.
4. Utilize social media and email to improve communication with families and staff.
5. Identify the security risk factors when using social media and email.
6. Evaluate ECE resource websites for authenticity and professionalism.
7. Use professional websites to enhance program planning.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Participants must have a current ECE diploma or are currently students in an Early Childhood Education diploma program at a recognized college or university.

Topic Outline

  1. Examples of social media and appropriate access
  2. The need within the ECE practice to disseminate information to a variety of stakeholders
  3. CECE Code of Ethics in relation to confidentiality and respect for families.
  4. Addressing security within social media and misuse within ECE practice
  5. Finding appropriate program planning websites.

Mode of Instruction
This workshop will use a variety of methods including personal experiences, hand outs, discussion, question and answer.

Prescribed Texts
Hand outs will be provided.

Participants can obtain copies of the following documents at the web sites indicated. A limited number of copies are also available for purchase at the Seneca bookstore, Newnham campus.

The Ministry of Ontario curriculum for all day kindergarten:

The ELECT document:

How Does Learning Happen?

The College of ECE of Ontario Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice:

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
A quiz will be presented at the conclusion of the workshop for a grade of SAT or UNSAT.

Approved by: Sandra Noble