Summer Internship Opportunities

Summer’s just around the corner, and we’re gearing up for an exciting project! We’re looking for a few pairs of helping hands as we develop a new digital brand with fun new characters for a mobile preschool initiative.

Be part of this exciting process as a legal intern! The internship focus primarily on a project called Next Generation Preschool Math, a 4-year research study of the effectiveness of a media-rich math curriculum for preschoolers. In addition to collaborating with the legal department to copyright digital materials, we hope to explore innovative ways to get our brand out into the world. Experience with legal matters and copyrighting is very welcome.

Also for this project, we’re looking for short-term help preparing digital and non-digital materials for the research study. This internship is perfect for a student looking to get some quick hands-on experience in educational media production or education research before the start of the term, with full-time work for three weeks in August or September.

Interested? Send us a note!

Tech for Tots! Making math apps that tickle the brain!

The WGBH Kids Next Generation Preschool Math development team and research partners want to offer a behind-the-scenes look at making preschool apps for math, and they need your support.

Everyone is encouraged to vote for NGPM to present at SXSWedu to help them shape the future of technology in education: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/15119

(Note: You’ll be asked to sign up and sign in before you can click on the thumbs up to vote for NGPM. Voting ends Oct. 5.)

Check out the NGPM blog or follow NGPM on Twitter!

Next Generation Preschool Math

Work continues with our Next Generation Preschool Math project, It’s a 4-year, $3.5m research project for which WGBH (in partnership with research scientists from the Center on Children and Technology at EDC and SRI International) is designing a blended learning suite with eight iPad apps for preschool math learning. The apps will be complemented by non-digital materials designed to integrate with the rhythms and spaces that make a preschool classroom tick – learning centers, snack time, circle time, and playground time.

The NGPM team is Christine, Jillian, Dan, Kevin, Jolin, Bharat, Caz, Frank, Chi-Yun, Jeff, Mary, Sonja, & Ayelet.