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Thursday, June 23 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Panel - More Than Child's Play: Games for Early Learners

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Play is a powerful way to engage young learners eager to explore and create. We'll explore what we've learned about the needs of early learners and creating effective age-appropriate content that supports their growth.

Moderators
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Katrina Stevens

Deputy Director, U.S. DoE
Katrina Stevens, Deputy Director in the Office of Educational Technology, leads the work of Future Ready, rapid cycle tech evaluations, education innovation clusters and developer outreach. Katrina has extensive experience in multiple roles in the ed tech ecosystem: teacher, administrator, startup cofounder, consultant, advisor, angel investor, journalist and community organizer. Throughout these roles, including 20 years as a teacher and... Read More →

Speakers
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Sara DeWitt

Vice President, PBS KIDS Digital
Sara DeWitt leads innovative strategies to build connected educational experiences for kids of all income levels across media platforms. In her 16+ years in public media, DeWitt has led the extension of PBS KIDS content into new frontiers, from websites and mobile apps to streaming video, augmented reality games, 3D-rendered experiences, and wearable technologies. She oversees the Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org website, PBS KIDS... Read More →
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Ellen Doherty

Executive in Charge of Production, The Fred Rogers Company
Ellen Doherty is Executive in Charge of Production for The Fred Rogers Company, overseeing creation of television and digital content, as well as developing new properties. She is an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer with more than 20 years’ experience in children's and family media. Previously, Ellen was Executive Producer and Story Editor of the popular PBS KIDS series Cyberchase, where she oversaw production of television and... Read More →
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Joe France

Game Designer, codeSpark
Joe France is a game designer who has been creating education and health games since 2009.  He’s made games for teaching physics through space golf, alleviating concussions through time management, and exploring science with Marvel superheroes.  He’s currently the game designer at codeSpark in Pasadena working on The Foos - a game that teaches kids as young as 5 to program their own video games.  He finds play... Read More →
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Ingrid Simone

Editorial Director, Toca Boca
Ingrid Simone, executive editor at Toca Magazine, joined Toca Boca in 2014, bringing a passion for quality content focused on kids, family and learning in the digital age. As a mother of two, these topics resonate with her personally and professionally. | For four years, Ingrid was senior editor for apps at Common Sense Media. Immersed in kids’ media, she evaluated and curated the best digital content for kids. | Previously, Ingrid... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Starr Foundation Hall 63 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Attendees (53)