Roy Pea will moderate a panel discussion on several LIFE Center related projects on this topic. Participants to include (invited): Carlin Llorente and Savitha Moorthy (SRI International), and Lori Takeuchi (Joan Ganz Cooney Center, Sesame Workshop).
Carlin Llorente is a researcher and evaluator in SRI International’s Center for Technology in Learning. He studies media and technology supported learning, afterschool programs and other informal and casual learning environments, informal science learning, and non-traditional forms of assessment. His interests center on how current and emerging technologies may support new opportunities for learning (and teaching), especially for the economically and socially disadvantaged.
Carlin leads and contributes to a range of research, evaluation, and consulting projects, including the summative evaluation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Ready to Learn initiative, the research study on Joint Engagement with Media within the Learning in Formal and Informal Environments (LIFE) Science of Learning Center, and the After School Science Networks study.
Prior to joining SRI, he was a project director and research and development associate at Education Development Center.
Llorente has a self-designed B.A. degree in liberal arts from The Evergreen State College and an Ed.M. degree in human development and psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Lori Takeuchi, PhD is Director of Research for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, where she oversees research projects, partnerships, and publications. A learning scientist by training, she conducts research on how children use digital media across the various settings of their lives, and the implications these tools hold for their cognitive, social, and identity development. Before earning her PhD from Stanford’s Learning Sciences and Technology Design program, she designed science simulations and visualization software for companies including BBN Educational Technologies, Logal/Riverdeep, and WorldLink Media. Lori began her career managing the Instructional Television Department at New York’s Thirteen/WNET.
Savitha Moorthy is an education researcher at SRI’s Center for Technology in Learning. Her research focuses on how media and technology can support STEM instruction across a variety of grade levels, from preschool to middle school.
Savitha’s recent projects emphasize new directions in science education. Her work explores the orchestration of classroom talk in the context of media rich activities can support science teaching and learning, and engage students in scientific reasoning, explanation, and argumentation. She is interested in understanding how science classrooms can be organized so that students are doing science, and thinking and talking like scientists.