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Texting Parents to Get Kids Ready 4K!

by Shayna Cook
August 4, 2015

During my teaching career, I taught pre-K in high-poverty areas in the District of Columbia, but I also taught for a year in a high-income, suburban area in Maryland. There was a stark difference in students’ vocabulary and background knowledge. Most of my students from a low-income background didn’t have … 







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Publications

Aprendiendo en casa

Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Learning Tool among Hispanic-Latino Families

by June Lee and Brigid Barron

The Hispanic-Latino population is one of the largest—and most diverse—demographics in the U.S. Aprendiendo en casa reveals findings from a national survey of Hispanic parents about their home media environments and practices, and their perceptions of their children’s use of educational media across a range of different platforms. The report … 







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Initiatives

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Spotlight on Hispanic-Latino Families and Digital Media

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has always been interested in how children—especially those who are struggling—learn across both formal and informal environments, whether they are interacting with media on their own or together with teachers, family members, or their peers. In June 2012 we deepened our commitment to learning more … 







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Events

Teaching & Learning with the iPad

Teaching & Learning with the iPad 2015

12 - 14 Nov 2015

Teaching & Learning with the iPad began four years ago to provide teachers, administrators, schools and school districts guidance as they implemented the use of iPads in the classroom. The conference has grown in attendance and breadth of content covered including keynotes, concurrent sessions and, new this year, extended workshop … 







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