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Company Overview of Sesame Workshop

Company Overview

1 Lincoln Plaza

New York, NY 10023

United States

Founded in 1970

Phone:

212-595-3456

Key Executives for Sesame Workshop

President and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 71
Vice President and General Manager of Global Licensing
Executive Producer of Sesame Street
Executive Vice President
Director of Talent Relations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Sesame Workshop Key Developments

Sesame Street and WriteReader Partner to Improve Childhood Literacy

WriteReader announced the addition of Sesame Street characters to its collaborative literacy platform, which seeks to improve children’s reading and writing skills through storytelling. Children can now incorporate characters such as Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird, as they create their own multimedia books and publish them to WriteReader’s online library. The Sesame Street characters will also be featured in suggested activities and lesson plans, which will focus on friendship and empathy, created in consultation with the Education Team at Sesame Workshop. With the help of these fuzzy and familiar friends, parents and teachers can engage youngsters on important topics to promote kindness in both the digital and non-digital worlds. The launch of Sesame Street characters on WriteReader is the first time the Copenhagen-based edtech company has made third-party content available on its platform. WriteReader has been recognized with numerous honors and awards by industry analysts as well as by parents and educators around the world who have seen their children and students engage in writing – and therefore also improve their reading – with WriteReader.

Sesame Workshop and IBM Collaborate to Develop Educational Platforms and Products

Sesame Workshop and IBM highlighted a collaboration to use IBM Watson's cognitive computing technology and Sesame's early childhood expertise to help advance preschool education around the world. As part of a three-year agreement, Sesame Workshop and IBM will collaborate to develop educational platforms and products that will be designed to adapt to the learning preferences and aptitude levels of individual preschoolers. Research shows that a significant extent of brain development occurs in the first five years of a child's life1, making this window critical for learning and development. The alliance will draw from Sesame Workshop's educational content expertise garnered from over 45 years of research, and more than 1,000 studies on how young children learn best. This expertise will combine with Watson's natural language processing, pattern recognition, and other cognitive computing technologies to create highly personalized learning experiences intended to complement the roles that parents and teachers play in early development. Watson will continuously hone and improve educational activities by studying and adapting to the aggregate experiences of anonymized groups of students.

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