With 20 members from a variety of fields related to the ELC’s work, the National Advisory Board provides their individual and collective expertise to guide the ongoing development of the project—the PlaySet apps, the outreach materials and processes, the research and evaluation, and the strategy for bringing the products to market, as we continue to break new ground in serving children and their families. Board members have committed their time to help guide the ELC’s work through the rapidly evolving technology changes in media and its uses as educational tools as well as the implications of the use of media for young learners, their parents and caregivers, and educators and their institutions.
Founder and Chief Strategist, Teachscape, Inc.
Founding Member, Maine Early Education Technology Exploration Collaborative
Ex-Officio, Program Officer, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement
Executive Director and Founding Member, The Learning Games Network, MIT
Director, Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Director, Technology in Early Childhood Education (TEC) Center/ Dean, Distance Learning and Continuing Education, Erikson Institute
Director, E3 (Excellence in Early Education) Institute, WestEd.
Director, PreK—12 Education Policy, Center for American Progress
Ex-Officio, Program Manager of RTL, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement
Executive Director, Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Executive Director, Coalition for Quality Children’s Media/ KIDS FIRST!
Co-Director, Games for Learning Institute; Director, Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technology and Education
Former Ex-Director of the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics
Jose Luis Rodriguez
CEO, Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network
Director of Early Childhood, National Center for Children in Poverty
Professor Emeritus, Rutgers Distinguished Research Fellow, NIEER
Program Director, Master’s Program in Early Childhood Education, Hunter College
Senior Program Officer, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Executive Director, National Head Start Association
Sarah E. Walzer
CEO, Parent-Child Home Program