Announcing the Kickoff of Omaha Urban Thinkscapes, a project determined to bring playful learning to the heart of our communities. Engage with project leaders in Omaha and discover how you can become a part of Omaha Urban Thinkscapes.
We will be joined virtually by Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, the pioneer of Playful Learning Landscapes.
This is a casual dress event. RSVP by Monday, Oct. 25 to Mollie Stehl: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Urban Thinkscapes.
Dr. Debora Wisneski
Chair of John T Langan Early Childhood Education
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Metro Omaha Raise Me to Read
Director of Transportation and Urban Development
Greater Omaha Chamber
Dr. Sarah Lytle
Sarah Lytle, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Playful Learning Landscapes Action Network (PLLAN). She comes to PLLAN after a decade at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, where she was most recently the Director of Outreach and Education. Sarah is an expert in child development and has conducted research on language development and children’s interactions with screen media. She has more than a decade of experience in connecting science to practice, working extensively with parents, early learning providers, and policymakers to promote evidence-based interactions with children.
Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
Dr. Hirsh-Pasek is the Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Her research examines the development of early language and literacy as well as the role of play in learning. In 2021, she was elected as a member of the National Academy of Education. She is on the advisory board for Nickelodeon, Vroom, the Boston Children’s Museum, Disney Junior, and Jumpstart. She has pioneered global initiates like Playful Learning Landscapes and was on the founding committee of the Latin American School for Educational and Cognitive Neuroscience.