Monthly Archives: June 2011

Photos from the 2011 Leadership Forum

by Catherine Jhee
June 8, 2011

Photos by Matt Beard Photography. Learn more about the 2011 Leadership Forum at

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Families Matter

Heads-Up, Media Producers: Families Still Matter Most in a Digital Age

by Michael H. Levine, Ph.D.
June 7, 2011

This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post.   On Tuesday, June 7, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop will present a report at the E 3 Expo in Los Angeles that may surprise media designers and cause policymakers to step back from their current concerns about kids’ digital multitasking addiction, cyber-bullying, violent […]

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What We’re Reading this Summer

by Meagan Bromley
June 6, 2011

At long last, summer is finally here. And while things don’t necessarily slow down for us here at the Cooney Center, we still think of summer’s longer days as a time to tackle some new books – titles we’ve been meaning to read for awhile, perhaps, or have been recommended by friends and colleagues. We […]

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Digital Games as Assessment?

by Jennifer Kotler, Ph.D.
June 1, 2011

In January, I attended a workshop dedicated to games, assessment and learning hosted by the MacArthur and Gates Foundations and the USC Game Innovation Lab. The workshop brought together game designers, educators, and researchers to work together on designing games around various curricula topics that would be engaging, educational, and contain features to allow for […]

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