Guest Don Moody & Ira Sockowitz discuss a new “transmedia” project to improve youth literacy! (listen to the show below) Don, is an Emmy award winning children TV producer and his new project is moving way beyond just the traditional realm of TV. His current, hugely successful show Word World is broadcasted in over 100 countries. On the show Don unveils his newest initiative, a new transmedia project to use technology, the internet, gaming and comics to bring new 21st century learning to the classroom. It’s called “R U There” with music for the show composed by Randy Jackson of American Idol and the video Directed by fashion mogul and multimedia icon Marc Ecko, Don has acquired all the support to make this a truly transformative learning experience. Don, is also joined by his partner Ira Sockowitz. Mr. Sockowitz is the EVP of Public Affairs for the Ready To Learn Partnership (RTLP) and the Co-Project Director of a $70 million federal grant from the US Department of Education. The RTLP makes and evaluates literacy-oriented media-based interventions for children ages 2-8, with a focus on low income children. Programming from the RTLP currently airs on PBS nationally. Mr. Sockowitz administers the grant and works to build public-private partnerships to provide outreach services in Title 1 communities across the country.
Later, in the show we speak with guest Dr. Patricia Raymond, who is a medical Humorist and real life Physician- we are all dealing with the heat and just finished pigging out over the 4th of July weekend- Dr Raymond will provide some useful and humorous lifestyle medical tips.
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Here are some snapshots from the “R U There?” video game. TO LEARN MORE goto XOOSH.net Be one of the 1st to start playing the game!