Monthly Archives: August 2020

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Seeing and Hearing Our Diverse, Compassionate Gen Z Storytellers

by Leah Clapman
August 31, 2020

The following post is part of a series springing from the Cooney Center’s joint initiative with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, By/With/For Youth: Inspiring Next Gen Public Media Audiences. This is a project aimed at exploring the role of public media in the lives of young people by taking stock of the current landscape and […]

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Partnering for a Summer at Home: Camp TV, Public Media, and Out-of-School Enrichment

by Sandra Sheppard
August 24, 2020

The following post is part of a series springing from the Cooney Center’s joint initiative with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, By/With/For Youth: Inspiring Next Gen Public Media Audiences. This is a project aimed at exploring the role of public media in the lives of young people by taking stock of the current landscape and […]

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Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Children’s Lives

by Catherine Jhee
August 12, 2020

On July 29, 2020, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center hosted a virtual book release party for our friends Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross, authors of Parenting for a Digital Future. We invited Anya Kamenetz, an education reporter for NPR and the author of The Art of Screen Time, to join us in a conversation about […]

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Claudia Haines and Kathleen Gustafson of KBBI sit in the studio during a recent Radio Storytime. | Claudia Haines

Radio Storytime: A Librarian’s Solution to a Pandemic Problem

by Claudia Haines
August 10, 2020

This article was originally published on PBS SoCal’s At-Home Learning, an early childhood education resource (for ages 2-8) providing families, educators and community partners with at-home learning activities, guides, and expert advice.   Each Thursday morning at 10 a.m., kids and grown-ups across Alaska’s Southern Kenai Peninsula join me for an hour-long storytime—on the radio. Yes, […]

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Insights into Social Media and Youth Wellbeing

by Claire LaBeaux
August 3, 2020

It’s interesting how much coronavirus has both distanced and gathered people. While we’re distanced physically, many have been connecting in online gathering places. Since April, I have joined video hangouts with five of my siblings and started sharing frequent updates in our new “family group chat”—although the last time we saw each other collectively in […]

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