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Posted June 8, 2016

Content in Context Conference

Lisa Guernsey  and Michael H. Levine will be hosting a session titled, “Screens Aren’t the Issue – Understanding 21st Century Literacy,” at the 2016 Content in Context conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lisa and Michael will discuss the new vision and techniques the digital reading revolution requires from learning resource creators — and define what they think are best practices for creating effective educational content in any environment.  


Posted June 6, 2016

NAEYC PDI: Tap, Click, Read: Critical Literacy for the Class of 2030

At the annual professional development institute of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Lisa and Michael will be speaking about the research behind their book. Learn about approaches to literacy development that use new tools but put the power in the hands of educators and families. Watch and discuss short videos that spotlight how community organizations are harnessing technology in new ways. Get insights from new studies on what works and what doesn’t in using digital media to promote language development and early literacy. Explore new policies that could ensure all children have opportunities to be part of ecosystems of language development and literacy using print and digital media of all kinds.


Posted April 24, 2016

“Dust or Magic” Highlights Foundation Retreat

 Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine will be speaking at the “Dust or Magic” Highlights Foundation retreat in Boyds Mills, Pennsylvania April 24 – 26, 2016.  During the 3-day retreat participants review the latest in children’s digital products from the recent Bologna Children’s Book Fair, with live demos and in-depth discussions of the products that won the 2016 BolognaRagazzi digital prize. The digital products that will be reviewed have an emphasis on language, children’s literacy, and digital storytelling.              


Posted April 5, 2016

Tap, Click, Read at the CoSN 2016 Annual Conference

Michael and Lisa will be talking about Tap, Click, Read at the CoSN 2016 Annual Conference being held April 4 -7, 2016 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. Their session will take place on April 5, 2016 from 9:15 am to 10:15 am on the main stage of the Columbia Ballroom.    


Posted March 29, 2016

Common Sense Education webinar

Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine will be speaking during a webinar with Common Sense Education, a partnership with edWeb, about their research on children’s screen time and early literacy, including findings from “Tap, Click, Read.”


Posted March 13, 2016

2016 SXSW Interactive Festival

Lisa Guernsey will be a panelist at the “Screen Time, Real Talk” session on March 13, 2016 at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. In this session the panel will discuss how screen time should be addressed in the modern age, including the impact technology has in children’s literacy.  


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Posted January 20, 2016

Getting the InTEL: Interactive Map Highlights Tech-Integrated Early Literacy Programs

Last month, New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop released Integrating Technology in Early Literacy, an interactive map showing more than 30 parenting and early education programs across the country that are embedding new technologies in their efforts to support language development and early literacy.


Posted January 12, 2016

Early Learning Summit at FETC 2016

Lisa Guernsey will share insights from her new book Tap, Click, Read during the Early Learning Summit at the 2016 Future of Education Technology Conference.


Posted December 10, 2015

Breakthroughs in Parent Engagement and Early Literacy

Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine will be featured speakers at a half-day forum hosted by New America, The Joan Ganz Cooney Center and The Erikson Institute on December 10, 2015 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.


Posted December 9, 2015

Tap, Click, Read – And Connect: Early Literacy in the Digital Age

  The Joyce Foundation will be holding a cocktail reception to celebrate the book, “Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens,” and a new project that maps the most innovative digital tools used for childhood development. During the event, co-hosted by LEAP Innovations, authors Michael H. Levine, the Founding Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and Lisa Guernsey, Director, Learning Technologies Project at New America, will discuss the project and sign copies of the new book.   Event Schedule: 6:00 pm –  Cocktail reception 6:30 pm –  Program Welcome – Phyllis Lockett, CEO, LEAP Innovations Introduction – Jeff Schoenberg, advisor to The J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, which funded the book. Panel discussion and Q & A with Michael Levine and Lisa Guernsey, led by Stephanie Banchero, Joyce Foundation Education Senior Program Officer