Another EMMY Nom for Design Squad!

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Design Squad has been nominated in the Outstanding Interactive Media category for this year’s Emmy awards!!

http://emmyonline.com/day_45th_nominations

Congratulations to everyone on the team!

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Because Birds Get Headaches Too

The new-medical approved birdfeeder for the stressed out urban birdlife.

Helps eliminate bird flu!

Patent Pending 2018

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Disclaimer: Fictional Prototyping as part of a rapid-fire workshop in Design Thinking at PRX.

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At SXSW Edu

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WGBH Children’s Media and Education is in Austin, Texas this week participating in three sessions at the 8th Annual South by Southwest Education Conference and Festival. A component of the South by Southwest family of conferences and festivals, SXSWedu “cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning.”

·      Integrating 2018 Space News Events into Your Curriculum: Rachel Connolly (WGBH Education STEM Director); and C. Alex Young (Associate Director for Science in the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center)

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Photo: @thomascmurray

·      The Best Internet Filter is Between a Child’s Ears: Bill Shribman (WGBH Children’s Media Senior Exec Producer and Director of Digital Partnerships); and Kerry Gallager (Connect Safely, and a past PBS Massachusetts Digital Innovator)

·      Bringing the Science: Teaching with Authentic Data: Rachel Connolly (WGBH Education STEM Director); C. Alex Young (Associate Director for Science in the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center); and Javier Montiel (Educator, Brazosport Independent School District and WGBH Teacher Advisor)

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Ruff Goes to Kentucky

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For a week in January, the South Central Regional Library in Louisville transformed into a science learning center for almost 30 kids and their families. The KET Early Childhood Education team partnered with the library and their pal, Ruff Ruffman to create a fun environment for science inquiry and engineering design processes. Each night featured a new concept: mixtures, materials, friction, and structures. The camp was made possible through the Ready To Learn grant which helps support families’ development of STEM and literacy skills.

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We’d like to thank the NETA Academy…

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… for three dangerously heavy, but beautiful awards.

For Community Engagement – Community Impact with “Design Squad Global Clubs. “ 

For Instructional Media – Open Educational Resources with “Arthur Interactive Media (AIM) Buddy Project”  

For Instructional Media – Games & Apps with “Arthur Interactive Media (AIM) Buddy Project”