Shelley Pasnik investigates how technology can improve teaching and learning within classrooms, schools, and communities. During her career, she has helped shape national policy on educational media, developed public education campaigns, and guided the production of children’s educational services.
At EDC, Pasnik has led several multi-year research and development projects that have advanced the knowledge base about what works in educational technology. She writes extensively for a range of organizations and companies, including PBS, for which she created the original Parent’s Guide to Children and Media. A spokesperson for the thoughtful integration of digital media in education, she is regularly featured on radio, TV, and Internet news outlets, including the New York Times, the Financial Times, EdWeek, NPR, and the Huffington Post.
Pasnik’s career began in Washington, D.C., at the Center for Media Education. She holds an MA from the University of Maryland, College Park.
“We must use all we know to create equitable learning opportunities, making sure children—all children—have a chance to flourish.”
Pasnik, S., Moorthy, S., Llorente, C., Hupert, N., Dominguez, X., & Silander, M. (2015). Supporting parent-child experiences with PEG+CAT early math concepts: Report to the CPB-PBS Ready to Learn Initiative.