Lessons in Early Learning from Austin, TX to Pittsburgh, PA
Shimira Williams shares reflections on her participating in SXSW EDU 2018 and how insights and questions from the event are shaping her work in early learning back home in Pittsburgh.
Guest Post: Let's Talk Technology & Young Children
Tanya Baronti of the Fred Rogers Center and Jordan Lippman of ISA Learning report on the ongoing conversation about the role of technology in early childhood learning.
From Pittsburgh On Up: Catching Up With Michelle Figlar
We caught early education expert Michelle Figlar in a moment of major transition. The executive director of the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children is headed to Harrisburg this month, as she has been named deputy secretary for the Office of Child Development and Early Learning at the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Fred Rogers’ Legacy in the Digital Age
The Fred Rogers Center marks their 10th anniversary this week as media creators, scholars, educators, and advocates meet in Pittsburgh for the 2014 Fred Forward Conference. We spoke with the Center’s new executive director, Rick Fernandes, about their work to build the next generation of “Freds.”
How Can Adults Help Young Children Learn From Screens?
In Mister Roger’s Neighborhood, experts gather to help educators, parents, and media developers make better decisions on kids and media.
How Early Should We Be Teaching STEM?
Sesame Street thinks students should understand the word “hypothesis” at age 4. Do experts agree?
At Clinton Global Initiative, an Alliance for Early Learning in the Digital Age
Unique partnerships at this year’s CGI America conference aim to support quality early childhood education and showcase Pittsburgh as an early learning innovation hub.
Occupy the Classroom: A Solution to Bridging the Gap
Beginning on Wall Street, the Occupy protests are popping up all over the nation. Although many media outlets would have you believe otherwise, the protesters have a unified message: it’s time to bridge the economic gap. Most talk about socioeconomic inequalities focuses around jobs and unfair lending practices, but as one New York Times columnist […]