The Future of Learning: Transmedia in Education

Latino youth are over indexing in the use of technology and media.  This can either be condemned or perhaps it can be maximized as an opportunity to bring learning right where their interests are. Recent emphasis on the importance of expanded learning opportunities, as well as research evidencing children’s deep and constant involvement with new media have prompted producers, educators, policymakers, developers and parents to consider new ways of bridging the perceived gap between media and education.
This panel will explore scalable models of how the creative media industries can help incite educational change by leveraging their personalization power, persuasive tools, wide reach, and brilliance at engaging young people’s attention while driving their aspirations.


Jose Luis Rodriguez – President at HITN

Jennifer Rodriguez – Content Manager at PBS Kids

Erica Branch-Ridley – Assistant Vice President, Platform Innovations at Sesame Workshop


Target Audience: General Public, Educators, Parenting Bloggers

What will you learn?

  • How to use technology and media for education of Latino youth
  • Ways to bridge the perceived gap between media and education
  • Showcase of examples