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Expanding Minds and Opportunities

Expanding Minds and Opportunities Launch & Webcast

Feb 5 2013 | Washington, DC
Fee: No
Open to public: Yes
Category: Cooney Center

Join the Expanded Learning & Afterschool Project at the National Press Club on Tuesday, February 5 for the launch of Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success, edited by Terry K. Peterson, Ph.D. Expanding Minds is a groundbreaking compendium of studies, reports and commentaries by more than 100 thought leaders including elected officials, educators, researchers, advocates and other prominent authors. The Cooney Center’s Executive Director Michael H. Levine has co-authored a chapter…







breakthrough learning forum

Educational Media Use in America: A Breakthrough Learning Forum

Jan 24 2014 | New York
Fee: No
Open to public: No
Category: Cooney Center

On January 24, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center will host a forum featuring a cross-section of leaders from education, media, research, policy, and philanthropy at a forum in New York City as we release the results of the first national survey on children’s educational media use.  Conducted by the Cooney Center and renowned children’s media researcher Vicky Rideout, the nationally representative survey of nearly 1,600 parents of children ages 2-10 will provide a provocative platform for a day of action…







Young Learners Congress and Expo

1 - 3 Apr 2014
Fee: Yes
Open to public: Yes
Category: Cooney Center

On April 1, Michael Levine will be the opening keynote speaker at the Young Learners Congress and Expo in Sydney, Australia. The founding director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center will speak the challenges of transforming teaching for today’s tech-savvy students. The three-day event will feature other case studies and activities. Featured speakers include Warren Buckleitner of the Children’s Technology Review and Rick Fernandez of the Fred Rogers Center. For more information, please visit the Young Learners website. The presentation…







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

Apr 23 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…