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Bringing Drama (and Literacy) to Early STEM—and Vice Versa

by Lisa Guernsey
September 26, 2017

Opening minds to new ways of thinking about STEM for young children Researchers who study children often point out that teaching science and math in the early years is also a great way to support children’s literacy skills. But teachers and administrators lament that it is not so easy to … 

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The App Fairy Interviews Originator

by Carissa Christner
May 15, 2017

The “Endless” apps by Originator (Endless Alphabet, Endless Numbers, etc.) all follow a reliable and effective formula: genuinely funny antics + solid educational content = learning that sticks.  Most of their apps feature a lovable and irreverent cast of cute monsters who help to illustrate the definition of words, the meanings of sentences … 

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Sowing the Seeds for Successful STEM Learning in Early Childhood

by Elisabeth McClure
February 2, 2017

Whether it is gardening, building forts, stacking blocks, playing at the water table, or lining up by height in the classroom, children demonstrate a clear readiness to engage in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning early in life. STEM Starts Early is the culmination of a deep inquiry supported … 

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Language Development and Family Engagement in the Digital Age

by Administrator
August 15, 2016

On August 2-3, 2016, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and New America co-hosted a network building and leadership development institute for community leaders, policymakers, and researchers in the fields of family engagement and early literacy. Read on for highlights from the event. Day One Lisa Guernsey of New America, Michael … 

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Enter to Win a Copy of Tap, Click, Read

by Administrator
June 13, 2016

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Jossey-Bass for a Goodreads giveaway! Enter now for a chance to win a copy of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens by Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine now through July 8, 2016. Learn more about the book at … 

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Para asegurar un comienzo justo, necesitamos equidad digital.

by Administrator
February 4, 2016

Este post ha sido publicado originalmente por Common Sense Media y aparece aquí con permiso. Lea la versión en Inglés aquí. En la sociedad de hoy, el acceso a la tecnología es la puerta a las oportunidades académicas y económicas. Esto es especialmente cierto en el caso de los niños, … 

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Cooney Center 2016-17 Fellowship: Now Accepting Applications

February 1, 2016

Want to join the Joan Ganz Cooney Center team? Apply to be the 2016-2017 Cooney Center Fellow! The Cooney Center Fellows Program encourages research, innovation, and dissemination to promote children’s learning. Fellows participate in a wide range of projects and, in doing so, develop broad exposure to scholarship, policy, and … 

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Getting the InTEL: New Map Highlights Tech-Integrated Early Literacy Programs

by Shayna Cook
December 10, 2015

Today, New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop announce the release of Integrating Technology in Early Literacy, an interactive map showing more than 30 parenting and early education programs across the country that are embedding new technologies in their efforts to support language development and early … 

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New Stakes in the Market: A Researcher and New Parent “Gets a Read on” the App Stores

December 9, 2015

Today, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and New America are releasing a report of our recent market scan and content analysis of language- and literacy-focused apps for young children. The report, Getting a Read on the App Stores, presents our key findings regarding the characteristics in the apps’ in-store descriptions … 

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Walking the Diversity Talk

by Sandhya Nankani and Kabir Seth
November 18, 2015

Over the past year, the conversations around diversity in children’s media have reached a crescendo. Players and consumers have set forth a clear challenge to industries ranging from tech to publishing: Create media and content that inspires and reflects the diverse learners—children and families—who are consuming your content. According to … 

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