[+a]rts Education

As an art student, I understand the importance of having an artistically enriched education. This short public service announcement that I wrote, directed, edited, and filmed is the product for my Graduation Project....

Cool Region ’09 ‘Arts meets science

In 2007 Cityregion Arnhem Nijmegen wanted to put themselfs on the map national and international as a ‘Cool Region’. To bring that message we made a strong telling movie. Now in 2009 the Cool Region made the statement and wanted to make a more visual...

Through The [+a]rts

A documentary showing how teachers at one Orlando elementary school have improved the education of their students in all areas by including the arts in their everyday instruction and in their core curriculum. Math, science, and english....

STEM to STEAM Animation

This is an animation short i made for a STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) to STEAM (A=Art) conference that happened here at the Rhode Island School of Design this past week, which focused on finding new ways for arts and sciences to collaborate and co-inhabit one another in...

Creative Learning Programs for Middle and High School Students

Vector Art & Product Design: At FAB LAB @ UCSD Extension, students learn how to design shapes in 2D in order to translate their designs into 3-dimensional objects, using a vector editing software such as Adobe Illustrator to create products that they cut using a...

Sesame Innovations: Four Decades of Helping Kids Know and Grow Around the Globe

Google Tech Talks

Sesame Innovations: Four Decades of Helping Kids Know and Grow Around the Globe
Presented by Gary Knell

Sesame Street was founded in 1969 on the simple and then novel premise that if children could remember the “jingle plop, plop, fizz, fizz,” then they could learn letters, numbers and vital social skills from television viewing, when presented in an engaging way. Forty years after the Muppets were tapped to build young children’s school readiness skills in the US, Sesame Street programs are now in over 140 countries, spanning six continents, reaching nearly 100 million children and families. As media’s ubiquity in children’s lives has taken hold during the digital revolution, the Workshop has pioneered innovative educational campaigns and research-based content on new platforms using breakthrough technologies like mobile phones, virtual worlds and video games. In addition, the Workshop has launched a new multimedia production of the iconic children’s literacy program The Electric Company. Gary E. Knell, President and CEO, will the share insights on how Sesame Street is educating children around the globe and provide an inside look at the Workshops newest campaign to help struggling readers.

Gary Knell is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sesame Workshop. Mr. Knell leads the nonprofit educational organization in its mission to create innovative, engaging content that maximizes the educational power of all media to help children reach their highest potential. He has been instrumental in focusing the organization on Sesame Street’s global mission, including groundbreaking co-productions in South Africa, India, Northern Ireland, and Egypt. He also helped found PBS Kids Sprout, a 24-hour domestic cable channel in the U.S.

Symphony of Science – The Poetry of Reality (An Anthem for Science)

The Poetry of Reality is the fifth installment in the Symphony of Science music video series. It features 12 scientists and science enthusiasts, including Michael Shermer, Jacob Bronowski, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Jill Tarter, Lawrence Krauss, Richard Feynman, Brian Greene, Stephen Hawking,...

Art in Language

Language is a learning key component covering all disciplines....