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Advancing Children's Learning In A Digital Age

Written by witf.org, | Mar 14, 2014 2:41 PM
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The Hourglass Foundation convened educators and community leaders on March 12, 2014 to discuss and learn about Advancing Children’s Learning In A Digital Age. The forum, held at the Ware Center in Lancaster, featured Dr. Michael Levine and several Lancaster County educators. Dr. Michael Levine is the founding director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, an independent non-profit organization based at Sesame Workshop. The Center conducts research and builds multi-sector partnerships to scale innovation and investment in promising educational media technologies for children.

Dr. Michael Levine, director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, highlights research around technology and young children, with a focus on helping families and educators navigate the digital learning landscape.

Patrick Jinks, President and CEO of the United Way of Lancaster County, speaks about the value of early literacy and getting involved in having books in the homes of young children as ways to promote school readiness.

Dr. Brenda Becker, superintendent of Hempfield School District, Dr. Michael Leichliter, superintendent, Penn Manor School District, and Pedro Rivera, superintendent of the School District of Lancaster, participate in a question and answer section with the audience and Dr. Levine.

Vickie Hallock, the elementary supervisor in Penn Manor School District, shares about the school district’s partnership with Millersville University in exploring the “flipped classroom model”.

Dr. Brenda Becker, superintendent of Hempfield School District, discusses innovation in education design and changing the agricultural and industrial model of education.

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