About the Center
Christina Hinton

Christina Hinton, Ed.D

Research Fellow

Dr. Hinton is a research fellow at the Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and a faculty member at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Her research focuses on educational media, neuroscience and education, and global education. She completed her doctorate and master’s at Harvard in mind, brain, and education.

Prior to this, Dr. Hinton worked in multilateral diplomacy and international policy-making at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Center for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) in Paris. In this capacity, she was a primary editor and author of the books Understanding the Brain: The Birth of a Learning Science and Languages in a Global World: Learning for Better Cultural Understanding. She also worked at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), specializing in early childhood education in developing countries. Dr. Hinton lectures internationally on education and neuroscience, and has presented at numerous international, governmental, and academic institutions across the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Recently posted by this author:

The Scoop on Our Fellowship Program

March 25, 2013

Interested in applying for a fellowship at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center? Former fellows Christina Hinton and Anna Ly have the scoop. Here they answer some frequently asked questions about the program and provide a tour of our office space at Sesame Workshop! And see a special message by our … 







Join Us at the DML Conference! Getting Global With It: Youth Global Participation in the Digital Age

March 13, 2013

Cooney Center fellow Christina Hinton is moderating a panel at the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference called Getting Global With It: Youth Global Participation in the Digital Age With an internationally interdependent economy, unprecedented levels of migration, and a continuous stream of information circulating the planet, children are growing … 







Innovate to Educate: Designing Video Games to Teach Math

November 6, 2012

The Cooney Center has just kicked off an exciting multi-sector partnership with experts in neuroscience and learning, seasoned video game designers, and impact game publisher E-line Media to create an innovative video game that teaches fundamental math skills. This "Gut Sense" team brings together some of the world's foremost experts in learning, brain plasticity, and videogames (Daphne Bavelier and Sean Green); number sense and its relation to school math achievement (Justin Halberda); children's media (Michael Levine and Lori Takeuchi); media law (George Rose); designing action videogames (Sean Vesce and Mike Wikan); and publishing of learning games (Mike Angst and Alan Gershenfeld). This all-star cast is poised to create a videogame for children ages 7-11 that develops the brain's numerical intuitions.  

Introducing Our New Fellows

October 22, 2012

The Cooney Center is thrilled to introduce our new fellows, who have joined us in our New York City office this month. Please join us in giving them a warm welcome!   Hello all! I am Anna Ly, one of the fellows here at the Cooney Center, and it is …