News

Finding Their Way to Spatial Skills
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Our research on tablet apps to help young children develop spatial skills is featured in a new blog post on the Global Family Research Project website.

Growing Plants—and Minds—in Preschool
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Researchers from the Next Generation Preschool Science project have just published an article in the NSTA journal Science and Children.

New Report on the State of Cyberlearning
Monday, October 2, 2017

EDC researchers and colleagues from the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL) have released a new report on six emerging design themes from NSF-funded projects.

Robin Hood Announces First Three Grants
Thursday, September 21, 2017

CCT will receive one of the first-ever grants from the Robin Hood Learning+Technology Fund.

New York Teachers Join Games in Education Satellite Sessions
Monday, August 7, 2017

CCT researchers presented two workshops on effective use of digital games and gameplay data at the annual Games in Education Symposium.

Preschoolers, Monkeys, Computers, and TV
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

An article on EdSurge.com describes an EDC project to use an animated TV program to teach computational thinking skills to preschoolers.

ISTE, BSCS, and CCT All Over
Friday, June 23, 2017

This week, we're presenting our work at three diverse conferences across the US.

RTL Q&A
Thursday, April 20, 2017

In an interview published today by New America, CCT director Shelley Pasnik discusses the Ready To Learn Initiative and a wide range of related edtech subjects.

Monkeying Around with the NYT
Thursday, April 6, 2017

In an article on teaching computational thinking, the New York Times gives a shout-out to our project for preschoolers.

CCT on CLT
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dr. Jim Diamond has contributed a chapter to a new book on culture, learning, and technology (CLT).

NSF Supports the Youngest Scientists
Friday, February 17, 2017

The National Science Foundation will fund new initiatives by CCT and WGBH to help 3- to 5-year-olds develop science and computational thinking skills.

8 New Directions for EdMedia Producers
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CCT and SRI Education have issued a new summary of eight ways in which educational media producers can foster school readiness and success for young children.

Engaging Preschoolers in STEM at ECSTEM
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

CCT research scientist Naomi Hupert will present a workshop this week at the Early Childhood STEM Conference.

Computer Science for All ... at the White House
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CCT director Shelley Pasnik joined other EDC experts at the White House as an invited presenter at the Expanding Computing Education Pathways Summit.

Primary Researchers for Primary Sources
Monday, August 8, 2016

CCT has been selected by the Library of Congress to be its research collaborator for the Teaching with Primary Sources program, which helps teachers use the Library's collection of digitized primary source materials in their classrooms.

Young Children + Digital Games = Early Learning
Thursday, July 28, 2016

CCT research scientist Naomi Hupert will lead a symposium on "Designing Educational Games for Early Learners" at the upcoming Games+Learning+Society Conference.

Digital Badges for Teacher PD
Thursday, June 30, 2016

CCT researchers James Diamond and Pilar Gonzalez are co-authors of a chapter on digital badges for teacher PD in the new book, Foundation of Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials.

Fostering Early STEM Learning for All Young Children
Friday, May 27, 2016

Shelley Pasnik, EDC vice president and director of CCT, will be a featured speaker at a panel on "Fostering Stem Trajectories: Bridging ECE Research, Practice, & Policy," a forum hosted by New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, in Washington, DC, on May 31. 

Presenting our Research, Celebrating the Pre-K Caucus
Thursday, April 14, 2016

EDC vice president and CCT director Shelley Pasnik presents our Ready To Learn research at the U.S. Dept. of Ed. today, then attends a reception for the Congressional PreK Caucus.

U.S. Dept. of Education Highlights Impact of Ready To Learn
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

This week's "Early Learning at Ed" newsletter features new reports about the impact of the Ready To Learn Program.