Monthly Archives: September 2020

ALSC Look to Libraries

Looking to Libraries in Times of Crisis

by Angela Hubbard
September 28, 2020

One could say the only constant during this unprecedented time is change. Childcare centers and schools are adjusting from one day to the next in order to keep the children and families in their communities safe. Another constant, however, is the value of connecting with well-trained children’s library professionals. This is why the Association for […]

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Playworks School Re-Opening Workbook

What Play Can Teach Us About Transitions

by Jill Vialet
September 21, 2020

This is a moment of unprecedented transition for the United States–and for the world more broadly. Reopening schools requires decisions based on incomplete information that must be made in an environment that, at best, would be described as uncertain. But while it might seem unlikely, our oldest form of connection, play, may be one of […]

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Youth Voices filmmakers and mentors

Connecting with Youth through Authenticity and Collaboration

by Keena Levert and Ashley Gain
September 15, 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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Beats Empire - studio

Exploring Data Science Through Video Games

by Marleen Villeroy
September 8, 2020

Every day, information is collected on our daily habits, from the groceries we purchase, the music we stream, the websites we visit, and even our physical locations. What happens to all this data? Some are sold for advertising purposes, some may be used for research, while other data is used by particular interest groups. It […]

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Benj's desk

What Sesame Street Means to Me

by Benjamin Prud’homme
September 3, 2020

The following post was written by the Cooney Center’s summer intern, Benjamin Prud’homme. We are grateful for his contributions this summer and for making our weekly meetings so much fun.    I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to work with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center this summer on a website […]

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