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Radio Smart Talk for Thursday, May 9:
William Isler, the CEO of the Fred Rogers Company and Dorothea Gillim, the Executive Producer of the children's TV program Curious George and creator of WordGirl, will appear on Thursday's Radio Smart Talk to discuss educational media, especially in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Fred Rogers, the star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, was an icon on children's TV. His legacy continues today with the Fred Rogers Company that advances Rogers' values and philosophy through a variety of media projects that support children, parents, and professionals.
Both Curious George and WordGirl are unique programs.
WordGirl is a superhero from the planet Lexicon that teaches her viewers about words and increases their understanding of vocabulary in the process.
Curious George is particularly important today. As we hear stories about how American students are falling behind the rest of the world in science and math, Curious George encourages his pre-school viewers to learn about the STEM concepts.
Early childhood education and the media on Thursday's Radio Smart Talk.
The videos below feature Dorothea Gillim, Executive Producer of Curious George, speaking during witf's Early Education STEM Summit.
What is STEM?
Curious George is a STEM learner.
Does Media Belong?
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