Cooney Center Prizes for Innovation: Breakthroughs in Mobile Learning

Got this from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center via Liz Kolb yesterday:

We are thrilled to announce that the Cooney Center Prizes for Innovation in Children’s Learning and are now accepting applications! We are hoping to get applications from a large and diverse group of researchers, developers and entrepreneurs from around the country. For our largest prize this year, we are awarding $50,000 to an innovation in mobile learning.Breakthroughs in Mobile Learning and Breakthroughs in Literacy Learning. Up to five finalists in each category will be invited to pitch their ideas to media industry and education leaders at an event held at this year’s E3 Expo. This year’s prizes include $50,000 in the Mobile Learning category and $10,000 and the opportunity to work with Sesame Workshop to turn a literacy idea into a product for national dissemination via Sesame Workshop’s revival of the iconic literacy show, The Electric Company.

The national competition is intended to identify, inspire, nurture, and scale breakthrough ideas in children’s digital media and learning.  The competition will award cash prizes and provide ongoing business planning support to innovators in children’s educational media.  The Cooney Center is challenging innovators in two categories:

Looks like an interesting competition….

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