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Takeuchi, Lori; Martin, Caitlin K.; Barron, Brigid – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2021
In July 2020, Dr. Brigid Barron and her team at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center convened a virtual workshop to mobilize a community of investigators to explore innovative methods for studying family and community learning during the pandemic. Participants included research teams from Stanford…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Innovation, Educational Research
Bulger, Monica; Madden, Mary; Sobel, Kiley; Davison, Patrick – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2021
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting have partnered to better understand how young people are engaging with media today in order to help public media better serve Gen Z. As part of our By/With/For Youth: Inspiring Next Gen Public Media Audiences, we spoke with tweens and teens across the U.S. about how they spend…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Adolescents, Mass Media Use, Use Studies
Berdik, Chris – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2020
When "Sesame Street" launched in 1969, it was the first show to attempt to teach young children school-readiness skills with catchy songs and playful Muppets. Not only did it revolutionize the children's media landscape, the program sparked a love of learning among generations of children all over the world. For "Revisiting the…
Descriptors: Educational Television, Public Television, Educational Media, Technology Uses in Education
Takeuchi, Lori; Sobel, Kiley – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2020
The aim of the Families Learning Across Boundaries Project (FamLAB) is to create an ecosystem that can enable and encourage young children's interest-driven learning across settings. With this in mind, the authors surveyed 407 professionals working in libraries--including librarians, media specialists, circulation managers, directors, and outreach…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Role, Student Interests, Childhood Interests
McClain, AnneMarie – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2020
Parents and caregivers are a child's first teachers. The Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) Project surveyed 407 library professionals, 1,550 parents, and 600 pre-K through grade 8 teachers in the United States about how they support 3-12-year-old children's learning in their communities. This two-page tipsheet provides some…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Sobel, Kiley; McClain, AnneMarie – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2020
Libraries are learning hubs that connect families to free resources, activities, and services to cultivate children's learning about topics that excite them. Despite recent technological developments which have revolutionized how we read and access information, libraries continue to evolve in order to serve their communities, especially families…
Descriptors: Library Role, Library Personnel, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
McClain, AnneMarie; Grimm, Susana Beltran – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2020
Public media stations play a powerful part in connecting families with broadcast and digital resources, local activities, and events that inspire children to learn about the topics that excite them most. The Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) Project surveyed more than 400 library professionals, 1,550 parents, and 600 pre-K through grade…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Library Personnel
Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2020
Teachers do much more than instruct children in the classroom. They also play an important role in supporting learning across settings: at school, home, and throughout the community. The Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) Project surveyed 407 library professionals, 1,550 parents, and 600 pre-K through grade 8 teachers in the United…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Preschool Education, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
Davison, Patrick; Bulger, Monica; Madden, Mary – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2020
The tween and teen years are critical as youth explore and begin to form their identities. With "By/With/For Youth: Inspiring Next Gen Public Media Audiences," the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame workshop and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting seek to more deeply understand the current media habits of tweens and teens in order to…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Early Adolescents, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects
Cooney, Joan Ganz – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2019
In 1966, Joan Ganz Cooney was a documentary producer at Channel 13 when Lloyd Morrisett, then Vice President at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, offered her an opportunity that would change the landscape of children's media forever. The Carnegie Corporation provided funding for a three-month study during which Joan traveled the country to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Audiences, Basic Skills, Disadvantaged Youth
Sobel, Kiley – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2019
What do we know about immersive media--virtual, augmented, mixed, and cross realities (VR, AR, MR, and XR)--and young children? So far, designers, developers, and media producers have been focusing on creating hardware, software, and content for and conducting studies with adolescents and adults--but children find these technologies incredibly…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Young Children, Child Development
Takeuchi, Lori; Vaala, Sarah; Ahn, June – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2019
This report presents findings from separate surveys of 1,550 U.S. parents and 600 pre-K-8 teachers on whether, to what extent, and how U.S. children ages 3-12 are linking their learning experiences across home, school, and community settings. The inquiry paid particular attention to the ways in which caregivers and teachers support and, in some…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Parent Role
Shapiro, Jordan – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2018
"Digital Play for Global Citizens" is an introduction to how educators and parents can use a multitude of innovative technology tools to help their students and children learn about, understand, and engage with our increasingly interconnected world. Educating students to become "macro-minded" (habits of mind that are associated…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Global Approach, Citizenship Education
McClure, Elisabeth R.; Guernsey, Lisa; Clements, Douglas H.; Bales, Susan Nall; Nichols, Jennifer; Kendall-Taylor, Nat; Levine, Michael H. – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2017
Tomorrow's inventors and scientists are today's curious young children--as long as those children are given ample chances to explore and are guided by adults equipped to support them. "STEM Starts Early" is the culmination of a deep inquiry by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and New America embarked on an exploratory…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Early Childhood Education, Interviews, Teacher Educators
McClure, Elisabeth R.; Guernsey, Lisa; Clements, Douglas H.; Bales, Susan Nall; Nichols, Jennifer; Kendall-Taylor, Nat; Levine, Michael H. – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2017
Tomorrow's inventors and scientists are today's curious young children--as long as those children are given ample chances to explore and are guided by adults equipped to support them. "STEM Starts Early" is the culmination of a deep inquiry by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and New America embarked on an exploratory…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Early Childhood Education, Interviews, Teacher Educators
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