Mary Jalongo, Professional Studies in Education,
is working with Children’s Television Workshop to advise them on the
educational content of Sesame Street.
This popular program for young
children has been in existence since 1969 and offers similar programs
throughout the world. The goal of the project is to plan episodes of the
program Sesame Street that focus on building vocabulary, particularly
for young English language learners. Through the support of a PNC grant,
families and teachers will be supplied with free resources that include
books, games, and mobile apps related to the program’s content.
Jalongo also served as a consultant for PBS Boston’s Martha Speaks!,
another show that supports early literacy.
Professional Studies in Education