Jeremy Brueck

Associate Director, Center for Literacy

The University of Akron

Jeremy Brueck serves as associate director of the Center for Literacy at The University of Akron where he provides strategic direction and coordination of services in the design of professional development for pre-K-16 teachers. He began his career as an elementary teacher and holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. Currently, Jeremy is a doctoral candidate who is researching the use of ebooks and mobile devices in early literacy learning. He has presented on a wide variety of education and technology topics to audiences both nationally and internationally. His blog, Raised Digital, can be found at http://brueckei.org.

On the Road to Reading with Ebooks

Ebooks are rapidly spreading into the early childhood classroom, inviting young children to interact with books in ways they have not done before. But what does this mean for learning to read in a digital age? This session takes a close look at the emerging role of ebooks in the teaching of early literacy. It explores the design quality of ebooks as children’s first readers; describes the potential of good ebooks for learning to read and reading in P-2 classrooms; and presents an ebook instructional routine that guides the use of ebooks in early literacy instruction. It also offers a glimpse into the future of digital reading with ebooks.

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