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Partnership for Global Learning Conference

by Allison Mishkin
July 29, 2012

The Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning annual conference focuses on preparing American students to be globally competent and college-ready. With a theme of “Pathways to Global Competence,” this event invites educators, business leaders, policymakers and more to network and discuss pathways to global competence. For more information please visit … 







Psychology of Mathematics in Education

by Allison Mishkin
July 18, 2012

The Psychology of Mathematics Education invites its members to Taipei for a discussion of “Opportunities to Learn in Mathematics Education.” The conference hopes to spark innovation in how math education is developed and promoted. For more information please visit







iPad and Skills: Not Just A Cool Toy

by Sarah Vaala
April 3, 2012

Part Two of Cooney Center Fellow Sarah Vaala’s day spent observing children with developmental disabilities and iPads. Part One focused on the affordances of the iPad. Part Two focuses on specific skills that are fostered through using an iPad. Part Three addresses the limitations. During my day at the Mary … 







iLearn More

by Carly Shuler
January 13, 2012

Carly Shuler is a researcher, developer, and author in the children’s media and toy industry. As our inaugural Fellow, Carly has researched and authored a number of Cooney Center reports, including D is for Digital, iLearn and Pockets of Potential. Since her fellowship, Carly has continued her work with the … 







Entrepreneurship Meets Education

by Carly Shuler
August 30, 2011

Technology has transformed many things.  Most things. I remember one of my amazing professors at the Harvard Ed School, the venerable Chris Dede, asking us to imagine walking into a number of different spaces.  Picture a movie theater.  A bank.  An airport.  A living room.  Can you tell whether you … 







More on E3 and the Games and Learning Summit

by Zachary Levine
June 20, 2011

Last week, Zachary Levine shared his thoughts on the future of educational games after attending the E3 Expo in Los Angeles. Here is his report on the Games and Learning Summit and the highlights from the Expo. The 2nd annual Games and Learning Summit, organized by the Entertainment Software Association … 







Learning from Learning from Hollywood

by Meryl Alper
May 20, 2011

While managing the @cooneycenter Twitter feed and live blog during this week’s Learning From Hollywood Forum, my mental gears were continuously whirring.  Rich threads of conversation spun back and forth online and in face-to-face conversation, through the #cooneyforum hashtag and the generous physical space provided by the USC School of … 







The Wall Must Come Down

by Gary E. Knell
April 14, 2011

This May, a group of leaders from the creative media industries, education, research, policy, and philanthropy will come together at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center’s Leadership Forum, where we will spend two days considering innovative ways to support young people’s learning with and through … 







The Reformers Are Leaving Our Schools in the 20th Century

by Marc Prensky
March 1, 2011

Why most U.S. school reformers are on the wrong track, and how to get our kids’ education right for the future What President Obama said: “We need to out-educate.” What Obama should have said: “We can’t win the future with the education of the past.”   This is an unprecedented … 







The iTot Challenge: Getting Young Children Ready in the Jetsonian Age

by Michael H. Levine, Ph.D.
January 26, 2011

Reprinted from Huffington Post. As President Obama discusses our State of the Union with a much needed focus on innovation, education and investment in America’s future, let’s focus on one area that is ripe for radical change: how digital media can be used for education and hands-on, lifelong learning beginning …