Dr. Rima Shore, Adelaide Weismann Chair in Educational Leadership at Bank Street College of Education, is the author of the Cooney Center’s inaugural “new directions” report on learning for elementary-aged kids in a digital age. The paper reflects a field scan that the Center staff and Dr. Shore conducted during the summer of 2007, including interviews with more than 50 experts on literacy, educational media, children and family policy, and industry innovations. Dr. Shore nests these leaders’ observations about research, practice, and policy trends in a highly accessible framework for action, including key challenges and recommendations. This paper was released at our inaugural Leadership Forum on May 9th.