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AWE Roundtable

 

As part of our commitment to education, AWE has created the AWE Roundtable to further the dialog on education. We intend for this initiative to cultivate and communicate effective educational practices—with a focus on early learning and digital learning—for the benefit of all children. 

The speakers will be dynamic industry thought-leaders from various education areas who are as passionate as we are about helping our young learners succeed and become lifelong learners. AWE Roundtable events will be held at conferences and meetings throughout the year.

"I'm hoping the AWE Roundtable will be another step toward improving our understanding of how best to provide effective education that will engage children in a love of learning that lasts," says Karl Thornton, president of AWE.

Most Recent AWE Roundtable Events:

Dr. Alice Wilder
Co-creator and head of Research and Education for Super Why!, co-creator of Think It Ink It Publishing, and former Director of Research & Development and producer of Blue’s Clues.

TCEA Official Program Track
"Using Media and Technology to Enhance Learning—In and Out of the Classroom"

3:45 p.m.
Room 12AB
February 7, 2013
Austin, TX

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Past AWE Roundtable Events:

 

Dr. Alice Wilder
Co-creator and head of Research and Education for Super Why!, co-creator of Think It Ink It Publishing, and former Director of Research & Development and producer of Blue’s Clues.
AWE Breakfast Briefing at ALA Annual
June 23, 2012

Anaheim, CA
Video of presentation

Chris Cerf
"Libraries, Multimedia, and Technology"
Christopher Cerf is an author, composer, lyricist, and producer. Known for Grammy Award-winning musical work for Sesame Street, for co-creating and co-producing PBS' Between the Lions, and for his humorous writing, he has spent his career creating educational content for children that is multimedia-based and interactive.
PLA Conference
March 15, 2012
10:45 am
Conference room 114
Philadelphia, PA
Video of presentation

Ann McCormick
Ann McCormick founded The Learning Company (TLC) in the late 1970s and became one of the most influential pioneers of interactive children's software. With Ann driving concept and design, TLC set industry standards in the early 1980s with products like Reader Rabbit, Rocky's Boots, and Gertrude's Puzzles. She and her team literally invented the "virtual world" children’s interface which has become a modern staple in software design.
ALA Annual Conference
June 25, 2011
New Orleans, LA
Video of presentation

Dr. Dexter Fletcher
Dr. Fletcher, a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, is one of the leading advocates for technology in education. He’s spent 40 years researching, developing and implementing computer-assisted instruction for a number of different organizations, dedicating the last decade to computer-assisted training for the Department of Defense.
ISTE Conference

June 27, 2011
Philadelphia, PA
Video of presentation

For more information on the AWE Roundtable: