Category Archives: Conferences and Community Events

A Piece of the Puzzle: How Media Can Support the Development of Empathy, Tolerance, and Prosocial Values in the Classroom

by AnneMarie McClain and Lacey Hilliard
June 25, 2018

Last month, researchers AnneMarie McClain and Lacey Hilliard presented some exciting findings from a a study they conducted around classroom media and socio-emotional learning among elementary school students at the International Communication Association Conference in Prague. We invited them to share details of the project as well as the findings that … 







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Photo: Marc Franklin - Stanford

FamLAB: Learning Across Boundaries

by Catherine Jhee
November 16, 2017

Children’s learning experiences in home, school, and community settings are often disconnected from one another, and this challenge particularly affects those who are already under-served. How might learning be better linked to support children’s development? How are some communities innovating to address this persistent challenge and how can digital technologies … 







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Playing together: Using Apps to Augment Relationships Between Adults and Children

by Catalina Naranjo-Bock and Jennie Ito
November 1, 2017

The Interaction Design and Children Conference took place in June 2017 at Stanford University. The conference brought together a multidisciplinary community, focused on multiple aspects related to the design of technology for children. As part of the conference, we put together a workshop to discuss Joint Media Engagement (JME) as … 







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Reflections from a Participant in the Equity and Inclusivity Workshop at IDC  

August 16, 2017

It is not often that I come across workshops specifically related to the intersection of the design of children’s media and the issues surrounding diverse representations of children, critical race theory, and inclusivity. When I saw the call for proposals to the Equity and Inclusivity workshop at the 2017 Interaction Design … 







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Equity & Inclusivity at IDC: A Workshop at the Interaction Design & Children Conference

by Kiley Sobel
August 8, 2017

The 2017 Interaction Design and Children (IDC) conference took place at Stanford University in California this past June. The conference brought together an amazing community of researchers, designers, educators, and industry specialists who are interested in designing (primarily technology and new media experiences) for and with children. Before the conference began, various … 







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A Scientific Approach to Raising Successful Children

by Jordan Shapiro
August 8, 2016

In their new book, Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek ask what it would “take to help all children be happy, healthy, thinking, caring, and sociable children who enjoy learning and who move toward becoming collaborative, creative, competent, and responsible … 







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Teaching STEM to Young Children: An International Perspective

by Vivien Stewart
June 23, 2016

On May 31-June 1, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and New America co-hosted Fostering STEM Trajectories: at a two-day event in Washington, DC. Vivien Stewart, Senior Advisor for Education and former Vice President of Asia Society, delivered these remarks on how an international perspective on STEM education for young children may … 







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Fostering STEM Trajectories: A Plan of Action

June 13, 2016

Picture this: You enter a preschool classroom and hear the splashes and giggles of children around a water table. You approach an elementary school and see a small group of children on a guided nature walk, investigating the blossoms on a flowering tree, while another group is measuring the dimensions … 







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Fostering STEM Trajectories Panel

Fostering STEM Trajectories: Bridging ECE Research, Practice, & Policy

by Administrator
June 13, 2016

On May 31-June 1, 2016, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and New America co-hosted an early STEM convening in Washington, D.C. funded by the National Science Foundation. Read on for highlights from the event. Day One The event kicked off with a warm welcome from Lisa Guernsey, Deputy Director of … 







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The Aprendiendo Juntos Council Welcomes New Voices

June 1, 2016

On May 10, the fourth annual meeting of the Aprendiendo Juntos Council took place at Northwestern University. The Aprendiendo Juntos Council brings together researchers, practitioners, media producers, and educators in an effort to form a united coalition to advance learning in Hispanic and Latino families. Returning participants were excited to … 







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