What’s Everyone Watching? The Role of Technology and Media in Teaching & Learning
Abstract: Because of the ubiquity of technology and digital media in children’s lives and in the practices of educators, this keynote will explore how issues of equity, social justice, content design, and storytelling are addressed and explored in teaching and learning. Biography: Kevin Clark, PhD is a children’s media producer and creative executive. Kevin was previously a Director of Original Animation, Preschool at Netflix. Prior to joining Netflix, Dr. Clark was a professor and founding director of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity at George Mason University. Dr. Clark’s scholarly work focused on diversity and inclusion in children’s media and STEM in education. His work was recognized by the Obama administration as a White House Champion of Change. In addition to his academic experience, Kevin has worked with organizations like: PBS KIDS, Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Junior, YouTube Kids, Netflix, and Amazon Studios. Some of Dr. Clark’s credits include: Creative Producer on Netflix’s, NAACP Image Award nominated, preschool children’s series, Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (Lupita Nyong’o won an Emmy for Outstanding Limited Performance In a Children’s Program); Co-writer of Arthur on Racismshort; and Consultant on Amazon’s movie adaptation of Ezra Jack Keats’, The Snowy Day. Dr. Clark holds both a B.S. and M.S. in computer science from North Carolina State University, where he is a member of the Board of Visitors, and an inductee into the Computer Science Alumni Hall of Fame; and a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from Pennsylvania State University.