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.
“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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
How Do You Find a Great Educational App?
Last month, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and New America released a report of our recent market scan and content analysis of language- and literacy-focused apps for young children. The report, titled Getting a Read on the App Stores, presented our key findings regarding the characteristics in the apps’ in-store descriptions as well as various features within their actual content.
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.
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.
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