This episode features an in-depth interview with Jessica Trybus, Senior Special Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC). She has been leading and contributing to University initiatives related to combining education and gaming technologies since 2002. Her leadership of "games-for-learning" development has contributed to Carnegie Mellon's recognition as a pioneer in using game-based learning to teach people of all ages more effectively. Additionally in this role,... [see more] Jessica was a founder of Pittsburgh's "kids and creativity" education group, which is now formalized and has attracted national funding for digital technology projects benefitting children. Jessica is also the founder of Simcoach Games (founded as Etcetera Edutainment), a Carnegie Mellon spin off company that delivers serious games - SIM (simple interactive measurable) COACH solutions - to organizations for assessing, training and coaching large workforces. This episode also features footage from the National STEM Video Game Challenge winners' event and the WQED Family Game Day event. Guests: ?Jesse Schell, Schell Games; Michael Angst, E-Line Media; Mark German, E-Line Learning; Michael Levine, Joan Ganz Cooney Center; Allison Mishkin, Joan Ganz Cooney Center
A 2015 Emmy Award-winner, IQ: SMARTPARENT equips parents and caregivers with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully guide their children in the use of digital media and technology. The series, which was co-created and executive produced by Peabody Award winner Angela Santomero, addresses children's media consumption, from helping them discern between fiction and reality to safeguarding their online identities.