Elisabeth is a research specialist in creativity and learning at The LEGO Foundation. She is a former research fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop (2015-2017), and the lead author on the 2017 report, co-published by the Cooney Center and New America, STEM Starts Early: Grounding science, technology, engineering, and math education in early childhood. Dr. McClure received her PhD from Georgetown University, where she was trained in developmental psychology with a focus on public policy. She has conducted research on families, young children, and digital media, and her research on how babies and toddlers use video chat has been featured in The Atlantic, Science News, and on NPR, and has been used to inform policies for the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Department of Education.
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Making the iPad a Friend – Instead of Foe – for Summer Reading
by Carly Shuler | August 15, 2018
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Early Learning in the Digital Age: A Snapshot of Family Engagement Programs
by Shayna Cook | July 17, 2018
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by Kevin Levay, PhD, Andrew Volmert, PhD, and Nat Kendall-Taylor, PhD
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