Category Archives: Leadership Forum

Photos from the 2011 Leadership Forum

by Catherine Jhee
June 8, 2011

Photos by Matt Beard Photography. Learn more about the 2011 Leadership Forum at www.learningfromhollywood.org.







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Learning from Learning from Hollywood

by Meryl Alper
May 20, 2011

While managing the @cooneycenter Twitter feed and live blog during this week’s Learning From Hollywood Forum, my mental gears were continuously whirring.  Rich threads of conversation spun back and forth online and in face-to-face conversation, through the #cooneyforum hashtag and the generous physical space provided by the USC School of … 







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Video: Joan Ganz Cooney Center Leadership Forum: Learning from Hollywood

by Catherine Jhee
May 17, 2011

These videos are courtesy of Scott Traylor, 360kid.com.







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Pittsburgh’s Ecosystem for Kids+Creativity

by Administrator
May 15, 2011

Merriam Webster defines an ecosystem as “the complex of a community of organisms and its environment functioning as an ecological unit.” The Kids+Creativity movement in Pittsburgh is creating a new kind of ecosystem for learning in and out of school, beginning with children in the earliest years and continuing through … 







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Meeting Kids Wherever They Are

by Francie Alexander
May 15, 2011

Scholastic has a 90-year history of helping kids learn to read and encouraging them to love to read. A recent New York Times editorial asks, “Should we be alarmed?” about the availability of e-books. I would respond, quickly and succinctly, no — and yes. No—because at Scholastic, we are committed … 







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The Thin Line Between Education and Entertainment

by Scott Traylor
May 13, 2011

If you were challenged to define what math is, what would you say? How about science? What makes the two different, or maybe even the same? I started exploring the idea of what makes up these educational disciplines as a result of hearing the term STEM more and more in … 







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Q&A: Susan Hildreth

by Administrator
May 10, 2011

Susan Hildreth is the director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She was appointed to the position by President Obama, and has previously served as the city librarian in Seattle, California’s state librarian, deputy director and city librarian of San Francisco Public Library, as well as on staff … 







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Comics in the Classroom

by Jacob Blackstock
May 5, 2011

Jacob Blackstock is a cartoonist and animator who created Bitstrips for Schools, an online tool that makes it easy for kids to create their own web comics. He explains how his own obsession with comics led to an inadvertent breakthrough: by encouraging kids to produce their own comic strips, teachers … 







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Then and Now

by Lewis Bernstein
May 4, 2011

This post was written for the Learning at Hollywood Forum that took place at USC in May 2011.   My hope for this forum is that it helps realize, in some concrete way, the vision of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. At this moment in time — the birth of … 







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Then and Now

by Lewis Bernstein
May 4, 2011

This post was originally published for the Learning from Hollywood forum held in Los Angeles in May 2011. My hope for this forum is that it helps realize, in some concrete way, the vision of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. At this moment in time — the birth of the … 







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