Clark Hosts International Educator Charlotte Cole
Friday, February 22, 2013
The free program is open to the public and will run from 4-7 p.m. in the Triana Center for Arts and Razzo Hall at 92 Downing Street. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the beloved educational show “Sesame Street,” will have its very own Charlotte Cole, the senior vice president of global education in the organization, give the keynote address.
As a consultant on several child-health studies in Thailand for the Harvard Institute for International Development and as a senior researcher on a study of families of children with acute and chronic illness at Boston’s Joslin Diabetes Center, Cole already had outstanding insight on global health and educational concerns before joining the Sesame Workshop. She earned a doctorate in human development and psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Cole has also taught at several colleges, including Boston College, and serves the Journal of Children and Media as a member of the editorial board.
At Sesame Workshop, Cole oversees the company-wide global education strategies, as well as leading the curriculum and research development of the workshop’s international projects. The nonprofit itself is involved in the development of educational children’s television programs in 30 countries. Anyone curious about how the Muppets are used to promote education and global health issues should definitely be in attendance at this event for Cole’s talk at 6 p.m.
At Clark University’s “The World is Yours” event, attendees can attend two 30-minute workshops led by local entrepreneurs, including Alex Dunn and Sam Shepler from Skyscope Creative, in Worcester; Bill Jacobson from The Work Bar, in Boston; Ateet Adhikari from Healthbox, in Boston, Chicago and London; Ryan Leary from Running Start, in Worcester; Shawn LaCount and Sarah Shampnois from Company One Theater, in Boston; and Ja-Nae Duane, author and founder of The Revolution Institute, in Boston.
Pre-registration is required for the event is required, attendees can fill out the online registration form. For more information, call 508-421-3730. Refreshments will be served.
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