[ONLINE] - LSX Summit

Innovative Ways to Communicate the Science of Early Learning

This event was originally scheduled to be held on June 17, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 social distancing measures, it was moved to August 26, 2020 as a virtual event. A recap of the event was published August 31, 2020 on the Education Policy Program's blog, EdCentral.org.

For the past two years, the Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX) fellows program has brought together 12 experts in Europe and North America across disciplines—research, policy, journalism, and entertainment—to design innovative projects that translate childhood development research for parents, educators, and the public. Watch them showcase their ground-breaking work, ask them questions about their projects, and join New America, the International Congress on Infant Studies, and the Jacobs Foundation in an interactive discussion on why it is critical to elevate and improve early learning and science communication.

Join the conversation with #LSXSummit and by following @LSXfellowship and @NewAmericaEd.


Welcome & Introduction to the Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX)

Anne-Marie Slaughter
, @SlaughterAM
Chief Executive Officer, New America

Lisa Guernsey, @LisaGuernsey
Director of Teaching, Learning, and Technology, New America

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, @KathyandRo1
Professor and Director of the Infant Language Laboratory, Temple University

Roberta Golinkoff, @KathyandRo1
Professor and Director of the Child’s Play, Learning, and Development Lab, University of Delaware

Urs Arnold, @DrUrsVArnold
Chief Operating Officer, Jacobs Foundation

Panel Discussion: The Science Communication Imperative

Madeline Di Nonno,
Chief Executive Officer, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Joan Lombardi, @joan_lombardi
Director, Early Opportunities

Ralph Smith, @readingby3rd
Managing Director, The Campaign for Grade-Level reading

Anya Kamenetz, @anya1anya (moderator)
Education Correspondent, NPR

Introduction to Inaugural LSX Fellows’ Projects

Lisa Guernsey
, @LisaGuernsey
Director of Teaching, Learning, and Technology, New America

Group #1 Presentation

Rob Carpenter
, @RobertMarkCarp1
LSX Entertainment Fellow
Director, USC Media Institute for Social Change

Sujata Gupta, @sujatagupta
LSX Journalism Fellow
Social Sciences Writer, Science News

Lisa Scott, @lisascottbcd
LSX Research Fellow
Professor of Psychology, University of Florida

Katie Whitehouse, @katielianetx
LSX Policy Fellow
Senior Legislative Assistant, Council of the District of Columbia

Audience Q&A

Group #2 Presentation

Catherine de Lange
, @catdl
LSX Journalism Fellow
Editor, New Scientist

Megan McClelland, @meganmcclellan8
LSX Research Fellow
Professor of Healthy Children and Families, Oregon State University

Janna Pahnke, @KleineForscher
LSX Policy Fellow
Head of Research and Monitoring, Stiftung Haus der kleinen Forscher

Jill Shinderman, @Books2GrowOn
LSX Entertainment Fellow
Principal, Barclay Square Media

Audience Q&A

Group #3 Presentation

Melissa Hogenboom
, @melissasuzanneh
LSX Journalism Fellow
Editor, BBC Reel at BBC Global News Limited

Sacha Kyle, @sachakyle
LSX Entertainment Fellow
Director and Creator of Children’s Content and Media

Meredith Rowe, @meredithlrowe
LSX Research Fellow
Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Elizabeth Shuey, @OECDEduSkills
LSX Policy Fellow
Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Audience Q&A

Open Discussion

Concluding Remarks

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