Shelley Pasnik

director & vice president

sp@edc.org
tel: (212) 807-4255
fax: (212) 633-8804

Shelley Pasnik is the Director of the Center for Children and Technology and a vice president of the Education Development Center. Her research is devoted to understanding how cultural institutions—especially public media, private foundations, and corporate philanthropies—can use emerging technologies to support teaching and learning. She has collaborated with the U.S. Department of Education, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Intel Foundation, the American Museum of Natural History, WGBH, Carnegie Hall, Thirteen/WNET, Global Kids, and IBM, among others. She serves as the Principal Investigator for the summative evaluation of the Ready to Learn Initiative, a federal research and development program that uses transmedia to improve the math and literacy skills of children ages 2–8, especially those living in poverty.

In addition to research and evaluation, Ms. Pasnik has helped shape national policy, developed public education campaigns, and guided the production of children's educational services, both in the United States and abroad. She served for a decade on the board of the Global Action Project, and currently sits on the Apple ConnectEd Advisory Board and the board of Games for Change. Ms. Pasnik has written extensively for a range of organizations and companies, including PBS, for which she created the Parent's Guide to Children and Media. She also speaks frequently to national and local journalists, but hasn't given up the habit of poking fun at the news media coverage—especially of her own performance—that follows.

 

SHELLEY'S PROJECTS

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Pasnik, S. (Feb 2015). For the Love of Routines—and Research.

Post about Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids, published on the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop blog.


http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/2015/02/24/for-the-love-of-routines-and-research/
Pasnik, S. (Jun 2014). Six Questions for the EdTech Field to Think About When Designing for the 0 to 8 Set.

Post on the importance for researchers of keeping equity at the forefront when studying media for early learning, on the Fred Rogers Center blog.


http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/blog/six-questions-for-the-edtech-field-to-think-about-when-designing-for-the-0-/
Pasnik, S. (Nov 2013). Study Shows Tech in the Classroom Boosts Math Skills for Youngest Learners.

Post on findings from the Ready To Learn Prekindergarten Transmedia Mathematics Study, in the Fred Rogers Center Blog.


http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/blog/study-shows-tech-in-the-classroom-boosts-math-skills-for-youngest-learners
Pasnik, S. (Jun 2013). Imagining Math—4-Year-Old Style

Post on teaching early math skills in the preschool classroom, on the Fred Rogers Center blog.

Penuel, W. R., Bates, L., Gallagher, L. P., Pasnik, S., Liorente, C., Townsend, E., Hupert, N., Dominguez, X., VanderBorght, M. (Dec 2011). Supplementing literacy instruction with a media-rich intervention: Results of a randomized controlled trial,

Early Child Research Quarterly, 27:1 (pp. 115-127)


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0885200611000585
Pasnik, S. (Jun 2009). Location, Location: Combining data with digital mapping tools can get students thinking about a whole new sense of "place."

Cable in the Classroom Magazine. Washington, DC: Cable in the Classroom.


http://www.ciconline.org/cicmagazine-jun09
Pasnik, S. (Dec 2008). Can social entrepreneurs deliver more than Santa this December?.

Cable in the Classroom Magazine. Washington, DC: Cable in the Classroom.


http://www.ciconline.org/cicmagazine-dec08
Pasnik, S. (Sep 2008). Keeping Score of Sports.

Cable in the Classroom Magazine. Washington, DC: Cable in the Classroom.


http://www.ciconline.org/cicmagazine-sept08
Pasnik, S. (Jul 2008). Start Your Search Engine.

Cable in the Classroom Magazine. Washington, DC: Cable in the Classroom.


http://www.ciconline.org/cicmagazine-july_aug08
Pasnik, S. (May 2008). The Numbers Game.

Cable in the Classroom Magazine. Washington, DC: Cable in the Classroom.


http://www.ciconline.org/cicmagazine-may08
Pasnik, S. (Apr 2008). Get Down to Earth.

Cable in the Classroom Magazine. Washington, DC: Cable in the Classroom.


http://www.ciconline.org/cicmagazine-apr08
Pasnik, S. (Jan 2008). New Year! New You!

Cable in the Classroom Magazine. Washington, DC. Cable in the Classroom.


http://www.ciconline.org/cicmagazine-jan08
Pasnik, S. (Dec 2007). Media-licious: Helping students cut through advertising gluttony and all-you-can-eat information buffets.

Cable in the Classroom Magazine. Washington, DC: Cable in the Classroom.


http://www.ciconline.org/cicmagazine-dec07
Pasnik, S. (Nov 2007). Bye-Bye Byline? What does it mean to be an author in today's Web 2.0 world?

Cable in the Classroom Magazine. Washington, DC: Cable in the Classroom.


http://www.ciconline.org/cicmagazine-nov07
Pasnik, S. (Jul 2007). Claiming Space.

Cable in the Classroom Magazine. Washington, DC. Cable in the Classroom.


http://www.ciconline.org/cicmagazine-july_aug07
Honey, M., Pasnik, S., & Fasca, C. (Jul 2007). Survival of the Skilled.

School Counselor. Alexandria, VA: American School Counselor Association.


http://cct.edc.org/publications/survival-skilled
Fadel, C., Honey, M., Pasnik, S. (May 2007). Assessment in the Age of Innovation.

(Commentary) Education Week. Bethesda, MD: Editorial Projects in Education.


http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2007/05/23/38fadel.h26.html
Pasnik, S. (Apr 2007). Celebrity vs. Celebrated Acts.

Cable in the Classroom Magazine. Washington, DC. Cable in the Classroom.


http://www.ciconline.org/cicmagazine-Apr07
Pasnik, S. (Mar 2007). iPod in Education: The Potential for Teaching and Learning

Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA.

Pasnik, S. (Jan 2007). A Mindful MLK Day.

Cable in the Classroom Magazine. Washington, DC. Cable in the Classroom.


http://www.ciconline.org/cicmagazine-Jan07
Pasnik, S. (Oct 2006). Columbus Day Close-up.

Cable in the Classroom Magazine.Washington, DC: Cable in the Classroom.


http://www.ciconline.org/cicmagazine-oct06
(Jun 2006). PBS Parents Guide to Children and Media
http://www.pbs.org/parents/issuesadvice/childrenandmedia
Honey, M., Pasnik, S., & Fasca, C. (May 2006). Is having the right answer enough?

Threshold. Washington, DC: Cable in the Classroom.


http://www.ciconline.org/thresholdspring06
(Jan 2006). EdWeek Online Chat: "The Benefits and Drawbacks of Electronic Textbooks"
http://www.edweek.org/chat/transcript_01_12_2006.html
Pasnik, S. (Nov 2005). The Big Picture: Rich Media, Deep Learning.

Discovery Education. St. Peterborough, NH: United Streaming.

Pasnik, S. (Jun 2003). Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Channel: An experiment in youth governance.

In K. Tyner (Ed.) A closer look: Media arts 2003 - case studies from NAMAC's youth media initiative. San Francisco: National Alliance for Media, Arts and Culture.