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Diverse Families and Media: Using Research to Inspire Design

Oct 30 2015
Fee: No
Open to public: No
Category: Community

On Friday, October 30, the Families and Media Project is hosting a morning of discussions about the need to create diverse media for children and families and to launch our newest publication, Diverse Families and Media: Using Research to Inspire Design. The panels are: Designing for Diverse Families Kevin Clark George Mason University Claudia Haines Association for Library Service to Children Aaron Morris PBSKids Michael Levine Joan Ganz Cooney Center (moderator) Opportunities to Support Home-School Connections Using Technology Brigid Barron…







Digital Equity: Technology & Learning in the Lives of Lower Income Families

Aug 18 2019 | Washington, DC
Fee: No
Open to public: No
Category: Cooney Center

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center, Rutgers University, and New America are hosting Digital Equity: Technology & Learning in the Lives of Lower Income Families on February 3, 2016. The forum will highlight the results of a nationwide survey of lower-income families, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will deliver opening remarks. Key topics include: Demographic differences in families’ online connectivity Presence of digital devices and Internet connections in the home Use of libraries and…







Webinar: How and Why to Integrate STEM into Early Childhood Education

Mar 15 2017
Fee: No
Open to public: No
Category: Cooney Center

Wednesday, March 15 | 6pm ET This online event is open to the public. Researchers and educators agree: Children demonstrate a clear readiness to engage in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning early in life. And, just as with language and literacy, STEM education should start early in order to maximize its benefits and effectiveness. So why is STEM not woven more seamlessly into early childhood education? What can we do — in the classroom, in homes, in museums, in…







Webinar: What’s Next for STEM Education? Boosting Teachers and Teaching

Mar 16 2017
Fee: No
Open to public: No
Category: Cooney Center

Thursday, March 16 | 1pm-2:30pm ET This online event is open to the public. There is a national consensus that today’s students need more opportunities to build skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across the PreK-12 grade span. Teachers are a critical piece for providing those opportunities, but barriers abound. How are teachers recruited? How are they trained? Should education schools approach preparation differently? And what about educators in the early grades, kindergarten, and pre-K? What stands in the…







WQED Session: Digital Innovation as a New Approach in Family Engagement

Apr 25 2017
Fee: No
Open to public: No
Category: Cooney Center

This event is open to the public.  







Children and Families in the Digital Age Book Launch Event

Mar 14 2018 | Redwood City
Fee: No
Open to public: No
Category: Cooney Center

The Bay Area Children’s Media Group, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, Digital Promise and Common Sense Media present Children and Families in the Digital Age. Join us for a panel conversation with researchers who are exploring the ways in which families with young children are using media together for learning and communication. The session will highlight research conducted as part of the Families and Media Project that is featured in the new book Children and Families in the Digital…







Future of Childhood Salon: Immersive Media and Child Development

7 - 8 Nov 2018
Fee: No
Open to public: No
Category: Cooney Center

On November 7 and 8, 2018, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, and Dubit will host the inaugural Future of Childhood Salon on Immersive Media and Child Development. At this day-and-a-half workshop, we will proactively plan for the future of immersive media—i.e., virtual, augmented, and mixed realities—in the lives of preadolescents before these technologies become ubiquitous among children this age. A cross-sectoral group of approximately…







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Reframing Learning Across Boundaries: Building Public Understanding and Support

Jun 6 2019
Fee: No
Open to public: No
Category: Cooney Center

We know that children spend more than 80% of their time outside of school. But research indicates that millions of preschool and school age children—especially those from low-income communities—too often lack access to the connected, intentional, evidence-based educational nourishment that is needed to propel lifelong learning. To combat these inequities, policymakers and program developers have targeted expanded learning opportunities as a national priority. But research by the FrameWorks Institute has identified a disconnect that needs to be addressed: most people…







Immersive Media Design and Children Workshop

Jun 15 2019
Fee: No
Open to public: No
Category: Cooney Center

Immersive Media Design and Children is a one-day workshop to be held at the 2019 Interaction Design and Children Conference in Boise, Idaho. Co-hosted by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and foundry10, this workshop will bring together a community of researchers, designers, practitioners, and other experts who are interested in the responsible design of immersive media—or augmented, virtual, mixed, and cross reality—for children, while taking into account children’s developmental needs, equity, and inclusivity. At the workshop, participants will discuss and…







The Education Market: VR’s Best Hope? at XR for Change Summit

Aug 18 2019
Fee: Yes
Open to public: Yes
Category: Cooney Center

On Monday, June 17, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center presents a panel discussion at the XR for Change Summit in New York City. For years, experts have been predicting that immersive technologies like AR and VR are on the cusp of breaking into the mainstream market. But despite the dazzling experiences that users may encounter when they first try a VR headset, industry reports suggest there continue to be signs of instability in the hardware marketplace, and that consumer demand…