• Barnes and Noble
  • Connect to Lisa on LinkedIn
  • Follow Lisa on Twitter


Lisa Guernsey speaks frequently to audiences of parents and educators about young children, technology and learning. As director of the New America Foundation's Early Education Initiative in Washington, DC, she also gives talks and participates in panels about trends in education policy and new research on early learning.

To inquire about a speaking opportunity, please contact the communications department at the New America Foundation.

March 4, 2014

Failing, Sharing and Data @ Pre-K Tablet Games Frontier 

SXSW EDU, Austin, TX
August 7-8, 2013

Screen Time: Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Arapahoe Library District, Centennial, CO
July 8, 2013

Education Policy Forum

American Educational Research Association - Education Policy Forum, Washington, DC
November 14, 2012

Screen Time: How Electronic Media Affects Your Young Child

National Child Research Center, Washington, DC
November 14, 2012

How is Screen Time and Interactive Media Affecting My Child's Development? 

Working Family Resource Center and MN Department of Education, Webinar
November 8, 2012

Setting Illinois's Next Target: Building an Aligned and Sustainable Birth-to-Third-Grade System

Voices for Illinois Children, Chicago, IL
October 9, 2012

Digital Intersections: Where and How Digital Technology Should Meet Early Childhood Policy

Council of Chief State School Officers - Early Childhood, Indianapolis, IN
June 29, 2012

Technology and Early Literacy: Scanning the Landscape

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Denver, CO
May 15, 2012

More Than 'Drive-By' Observations: New Trends in Watching and Measuring Good Teaching

Education Writers Association, Philadelphia, PA
May 11, 2012

Federal Actions and PreK-3rd Reforms: Where Do They Fit Together?

Harvard PreK-3rd Institute, Cambridge, MA
April 15, 2012

Watching Teachers Work: What Teacher Observation Means for Policy and Practice

American Educational Research Association meeting, Vancouver, CANADA
April 10, 2012

Screen Time: Surprises and Suggestions from the Science on Kids' Media

Falls Church PTA, Falls Church, VA
March 27, 2012

Baby Brains and Video Games

New America NYC
March 27, 2012

Watching Teachers Work: Reframing the Teacher Debates by Using Data from Classroom Observations

NYU's Steinhardt School, New York, NY
March 16, 2012

E-Books: Can They Help Students' Reading Comprehension?

New York Educational Media Organization, Syracuse, NY
March 16, 2012

Media and Its Impact: The Impossible Task of Assessing How it's Changing Todays' Students

New York Educational Media Organization, Syracuse, NY
February 29, 2012

A Next Social Contract for the Primary Years of Education

National Defense University, Washington, DC
February 23, 2012

Local Innovations in Child Care & Early Learning

New America Foundation, Washington, DC
January 26, 2012

Watching Teachers Work: Using Data from Classroom Observations to Improve Teaching

New America Foundation, Washington, DC
November 15, 2011

How Screen Time Affects Kids: What Do Scientists Really Know?

HATCH Early Childhood Webinar Series
November 6, 2011

Children's E-Picture Books: Can They Help Children Learn to Read?

Library 2011 International Online Conference
November 5, 2011

One Size Doesn-t Fit All: Evaluating Teachers in PreK-3rd

Webinar hosted by Education Commission of the States and Pre-K Now
October 25, 2011

Zero to Eight: Children-s Media Use in America

Common Sense Media Panel, Washington, DC
October 2011

Put the Kids' Needs First: A Modest Proposal for Digital Media

Fort Hunt Preschool, Alexandria, VA
September 2011

Moderator, afternoon discussion

Fred Rogers Roundtable, Arlington, VA
June 15, 2011

Put the Kids' Needs First

NAEYC Professional Development Institute, Rhode Island
May 2011

Moderator, Learning from Hollywood

JCC Leadership Forum, Los Angeles
May 5, 2011

New Ideas for Early Learning

High Scope Educational Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI
April 7, 2011

A Bird's Eye View of PreK-3rd

Erikson Institute, Chicago, IL
March 3, 2011

Before Birth & Up Through Third Grade: A Forum on Education Policy Connections

New America Foundation, Washington, DC
November 5, 2010

Starting Young: The Pre-K-3rd Strategy

Ed Trust National Conference, Arlington, VA
November 4, 2010

Teachers, Leaders and Data: Three Key Pieces of an Effective PreK-3rd Education System

National Black Child Development Insitute Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA
November 3, 2010

Setting the Stage: PreK-3rd  at the Federal and National Level

NAEYC annual meeting, Anaheim, CA
March 30, 2010

The Next Social Contract for the Primary Years of Education

New America Foundation, Washington, DC

Appearances previous to 2010 include Dust or Magic, Sandbox Summit, Cooney Center symposia, the Parents Journal with Bobbi Conner, Sandbox Summit, Divalysscious Moms, NAEYC-s annual meeting, the National Head Start Leadership Institute, and talks at multiple preschools, libraries and parent groups around the country.

Screen Time

How Electronic Media – From Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child

Screen Time

Recent Articles