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Building Together on 10 Years of Innovation and Research

by Catherine Jhee
December 6, 2017

Attention all designers, developers, and researchers: Almost 50 years ago, Joan Ganz Cooney submitted a proposal to the Carnegie Corporation that led to the creation of Sesame Street. Inspired by a conversation with Lloyd Morrisett about how children were so captivated by television that they were effortlessly learning advertising jingles, … 







Remarks at the White House Summit on Early Education

by Administrator
December 10, 2014

On December 10, 2014, President Obama hosted the White House Summit on Early Education. Michael Levine was invited to participate in a panel on Equity and Excellence in the Earliest Years hosted by Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States and Shannon Rudisill, Director of the Office of … 







Education Techology Innovation Summit

by Allison Mishkin
July 25, 2013

The 2013 Education Technology Innovation Summit is a one-day summit for educators to better understand what is new, trending, and innovative in education technology. ETIS 2013 will provide attendees the chance to hear from and network with industry leaders who are pioneering new products in the EdTech space. Sadaf Sajwani, … 







SXSWEdu

by Administrator
March 4, 2013

SXSWedu seeks to converge the wide variety of stakeholders who share an interest in 21st Century innovation and best practices. The attendees represent not only education professionals including teachers, administrators and university professors, but also business, industry and policy leaders who all share a keen interest in modernizing teaching and … 







National STEM Video Game Challenge

by Administrator
March 24, 2012

Presented by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media, with founding sponsor the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the STEM Challenge was launched in 2010 as part of the White House’s Educate to Innovate Campaign. The Challenge was designed to motivate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) among youth by … 







Producing and Researching Transmedia with The Electric Company’s Prankster Planet

by Mindy Brooks
May 2, 2011

Today, The Electric Company will re-launch its third season with an all new transmedia story, “The Adventures of The Electric Company on Prankster Planet.”  Airing in a new segment at the end of the TV series and a new area of the website, this transmedia story engages and immerses participants … 







Cooney Center Fellows Program: Now Open for Applications

by Lori Takeuchi, Ph.D.
February 2, 2011

Want to join the Cooney Center Team? Apply to be the 2011-2012 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 practice in … 







Apps for Healthy Kids Winners Announced!

by Marj Kleinman
October 1, 2010

On Wednesday, the White House announced the winners of the Apps for Healthy Kids competition ― part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign. Our Executive Director, Michael H. Levine, was honored to be involved, as one of the judges. Congrats to all the winners and runner-ups! Earlier this month, … 







Cooney Center Prizes Wrap Up

by Ann My Thai
July 14, 2010

The 2010 NBA Championship was not the only prize on the line at the Los Angeles Staples Center, on June 16, as four finalists competed in a quick pitch competition to win the first-ever Cooney Center Prizes for Innovation in Children’s Learning. Hosted by the Entertainment Software Association at its … 







2010 Cooney Center Prizes for Innovation in Children’s Media

by Dan Rabinowitz
June 7, 2010

The goals of the Cooney Center Prizes for Innovation are to identify, inspire, nurture, and scale breakthrough ideas in children’s digital media and learning. The program will annually award cash prizes and provide ongoing business planning support and mentorship to a new generation of children’s media entrepreneurs and visionaries. Prize …