Category Archives: People

Video games can unleash a learning revolution

This op-ed was originally published in the Boston Globe’s “The Podium” on September 25, 2011.   For decades, America’s educational leadership has been the envy of the world. But now, in the face of globalization and economic realignment, adaptation and innovation are urgently needed. Retooling our education engine to produce better outcomes will drive our […]

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Teaching Harry Potter

Rebecca Herr Stephenson, Cooney Center fellow, has been in the New York office for a few days this week working with the Research team on the e-book QuickStudy out at the New York Hall of Science. We were thrilled that she brought a copy of her newly released book, Teaching Harry Potter: The Power of […]

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The End of Summer: Reflections on My Cooney Center Internship

As I finish up my last week at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, I cannot help but reflect on my experiences as an intern over the last few months.  When I came into the office on the first day I didn’t know what to expect, or even what type of work I would be given. […]

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Announcing Our New Cooney Center Research Fellow, Sarah Vaala

We are proud to announce our Cooney Fellow for 2011! Sarah Vaala will be joining the Joan Ganz Cooney Center in October of this year from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah will be completing her Ph.D. in Communication this summer, with various research work surrounding the issue of how […]

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Report from Sunny Wisconsin: My Time at GLS 2011

I always love going to the Games, Learning and Society (GLS) conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Where else are you guaranteed access to a lakeside terrace, local microbrews, and warm Midwestern hospitality? In addition to these welcome amenities, GLS is also a place where games are taken quite seriously, albeit in a playful way. This year […]

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What We’re Reading this Summer

At long last, summer is finally here. And while things don’t necessarily slow down for us here at the Cooney Center, we still think of summer’s longer days as a time to tackle some new books – titles we’ve been meaning to read for awhile, perhaps, or have been recommended by friends and colleagues. We […]

Michael Levine on The Open Mind

Tune into PBS this weekend to see Joan Ganz Cooney Center’s Executive Director Michael H. Levine, PhD on Richard Heffner’s The Open Mind. The program airs on Channel 13 in New York (check your local listings) this Saturday, April 23rd at 12:00 p.m. Together, Michael and Richard discuss some of the top concerns about kids, […]

The New Coviewing Workshop at DML 2011

How can technology allow us to provide teachable moments and meaningful interactions across challenges of everyday life? How can a single parent who works until 9:00 at night help a child with homework assignments after school? Is there a way for distant relatives to read story books together with young children despite being far apart? […]

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A Cooney Center Fellow’s Confession: I Came for the Muppets

Editor’s Note: Want to join the Joan Ganz Cooney Center team? Apply to be the 2016-2017 Cooney Center Fellow! We are accepting fellowship applications now through April 4, 2016. I’ll be honest—I applied for the Cooney Center Fellowship for the Muppets. As a lifelong fan of Sesame Street, the idea of working in an environment […]

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Video: Generation Mobile Panel

In December, Michael Levine participated in Generation Mobile, a panel discussion hosted by the FCC in Washington, DC. Watch the video from the panel discussion after the jump.       (This video will begin with the “Ask the Experts About Generation Mobile” panel. View the full video on YouTube.)  

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