M is for Mobile! Sesame Street Mobile Initiatives

Description of Presentation

This webinar will present Sesame Workshop’s research and key findings related to mobile learning as well as show how we are applying what we have learned through a range of educational mobile initiatives that harness the power of Muppets and mobile platforms, both in the United States and internationally.

Miles Ludwig

Miles leads a group that focuses on the intersection of emerging technologies and educational outcomes to identify key platforms for Sesame Workshop to deliver its content now and in the future, and advocates for innovation in the creation of that content. The Lab plays an additive supporting role across projects to analyze opportunities and trends, making recommendations for the achievement of greater and more sustained impact by capitalizing on the potential of technology to deliver educational experiences.

Previously, Miles led the Digital Media team that was awarded two Emmys (2009/10), a Webby (2010) and a Peabody award (2010). He was previously the Creative Director of Elias Arts’ Sound Intelligence Group, and the co-founder of Kirt Gunn & Associates, Inc. (KGA), an interactive advertising agency. At KGA, he led a team that created cross-platform campaigns for Diageo, LVMH, Ford, and Volvo.

Miles was educated at Brown University and New York University.

Anita Stewart

Anita Stewart is Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Partnerships and Development for the nonprofit educational organization Sesame Workshop.  Stewart oversees the department’s comprehensive efforts to secure funding from corporations, foundations, and government sources for national and international education programs serving young children.  Stewart’s group is responsible for developing private/public strategic partnerships for the Workshop’s signature children’s series, Sesame Street in the U.S., and international co-productions in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, India and China.  She also oversees partnership opportunities for outreach projects including Healthy Habits for Life, Sesame’s STEM initiative and a new global health initiative.  Stewart focuses on creating programs that strategically align a partner’s overall goals and objectives with Sesame Workshop’s mission.   Some of the many partnerships have included:  United Healthcare, PNC Bank, Merck Foundation, Earth’s Best, MetLife Foundation, USAID, Qualcomm, Susan & Michael Dell Foundation, Open Society Institute, and the U.S. Department  of Defense.

Previously, Stewart worked at PBS as National Marketing and Sales Director of the Sponsorship Group.  Prior to that, she served at MobileComm Inc. as Vice President, Corporate and Marketing Communications.

Stewart is a member of Women in Communications, ANA, Cause Marketing Forum, Conference Board, and Council of the Americas.

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