Category Archives: Leadership Forum

Remarks of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel delivered the keynote address at the Cooney Center’s Learning at Home forum on Friday, January 24, 2014.

Learning at Home: Vicky Rideout Presents Survey Findings

Vicky Rideout, author of Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America, presents some of the key findings from the report at a Cooney Center Forum in New York.

Action! An update from TASC on its Action Group.

In 2011, The Cooney Center formed six action team, based on geographical location.  The teams were charged with building promising practices and scalable models of the ways that media, and particularly digital media, can promote children’s learning in environments outside of school. These teams were an integral part of the Learning From Hollywood Forum where […]

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Green Machines and Hackasaurus Jams

This post originally appeared in TASC’s “The ExpandED Exchange” blog. Read more to find out what our New York Action Team members have been up to! Wouldn’t you love to be a kid in one of these two new pilot after-school programs at Quest to Learn, a tech-powered public middle school in New York City? […]

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Philadelphia’s Action Team

The Philadelphia Action Team is comprised of a set of core partners, Philadelphia Academies Inc., the City of Philadelphia, the Urban Affairs Coalition, Philadelphia Youth Network, Drexel University, and the Knight Foundation.  We attended the Joan Ganz Cooney Center’s 2011 Leadership Forum, “Learning From Hollywood: Can Entertainment Media Ignite a New Learning Revolution?” hosted by […]

Do We Have the Will to Help Guide the Digital Natives?

Dale Lipschultz, Literacy Officer for the American Library Association, was a panelist in the “Targeted Public Engagement Campaigns” session at the Learning from Hollywood Forum. She is also helping to guide our Action Teams as they work to turn their collective energy into collaborative projects. I came to the Forum with an open mind tempered […]


Taking Action in New York with TASC

We were thrilled by the energy and enthusiasm that the Action Teams brought to the Cooney Center Leadership Forum last May. The seven groups that we brought together willingly embraced our call to work as local networks of organizations dedicated to making an impact on the future of children’s learning in their communities. We have […]


Presentations from the Leadership Forum Available Online

Lots of people have asked us when speaker presentations from last month’s Leadership Forum would be available online. It’s taking us awhile to get the video edited down, but we are pleased to say that many of our speakers’ presentation slides are now available online. You can see them now on If you’re wondering […]

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The Power of Storytelling

According to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the typical American child — age 8 to 18 — spends no less than seven and a half hours a day engaged with media. According to research from Sesame Workshop and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, younger children are also consuming media heavily — about 4 hours […]

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Reflections on the Learning from Hollywood Forum: Storytelling and Collaboration

Makeda Mays Green is the Director of Education and Research for Digital Media at Sesame Workshop. We were lucky to have her join us in LA for the Leadership Forum in May. She shares her thoughts on the event and some of her favorite takeaways.   The “Learning from Hollywood” forum was nothing short of […]

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