GHOSTWRITER Planning Grant/Science and Mathematics on the Plot Line

September 15th, 1994 - June 30th, 1997 | PROJECT

Children's Television Workshop will plan how science and mathematics can be incorporated into the plot line of the series, GHOSTWRITER. The major work to be undertaken during this planning phase will be to assemble a group of science and mathematics educators to work with a subgroup of the existing series advisory board and with series content and research staff to: o examine the interrelationships among disciplines such as science, mathematics, and English and language arts within the context of GHOSTWRITER, o explore the integration of science and mathematics into GHOSTWRITER and devise educational goals that reflect the outcome of this exploration, and o generate content topics and presentation techniques that will address these mathematics and science goals in GHOSTWRITER.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Joel Schneider, Principal Investigator, Sesame Workshop
Eve Hall, Former Principal Investigator, Sesame Workshop
Helen Lester, Co-Principal Investigator, Sesame Workshop
Marjorie Kalins, Co-Principal Investigator, Sesame Workshop
Edward Atkins, Co-Principal Investigator, Sesame Workshop
Rita Weisskoff, Co-Principal Investigator, Sesame Workshop


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9452915
Funding Amount: 49990


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: General STEM | Mathematics
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology