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Author & Journalist; Author of "The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World"

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Jordan Shapiro, PhD is a globally celebrated American thought leader. He's currently senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, and Nonresident Fellow in the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. His Forbes' column (2012-17) on global education, learning through digital play, kids and culture was read by over 5 million people around the world. He is an international speaker and consultant whose fresh perspective combines psychology, philosophy, and economics in unexpected ways. His most recent book, The New Childhood: Raising Kids To Thrive in a Connected World, was published by Little, Brown Spark on December 31, 2018.

Shapiro has worked an adviser and strategist to the United States Air Force, helping Air University’s eSchool develop pedagogical practices that promote sophisticated 21st century “habits of mind.” He created Thomas Edison State University’s flagship online course, “Critical Thinking with Video Games,” an interdisciplinary learning experience designed for adult learners, that draws connections between the classic texts of the Western academic tradition and the narrative and mechanic components of today’s most popular video games.

During the week, you can find him in the classroom at Temple University, where he teaches in the Intellectual Heritage Program and developed the online version of the university's core curriculum. Asked to list his favorite texts to teach, he doesn’t hesitate, “Plato’s Republic and Freud’s Civilization and its Discontents. It’s amazing to see young adults discover how old ideas can remain so relevant even in such a new world.”

Shapiro is a member of Teach For All's Global Advisory Council, an expert adviser to the World Economic Forum, and a participant in China's Taihe Civilization Forum. He’s also a member of the academy that judges the Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize. And he serves on the advisory board of the exclusive global think tank, Symi Symposium, led by former Greek prime minister George Papandreou. He regularly travels around the world, delivering keynote addresses at international conferences hosted by organizations like UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP).

A Philadelphia native, Shapiro is a graduate of Friends Select School, a small Quaker college preparatory school. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Bard College, where he studied closely with Lithuanian filmmaker/artist Adolfas Mekas and Judaism/religion scholar Jacob Neusner. He earned his doctorate in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, where he studied phenomenology with influential American philosopher Edward S. Casey (former president of the American Philosophical Association).

Before graduate school, Shapiro dreamed of becoming a chef. His first job, as a teenager, was as a prep-cook at Jack’s Firehouse, a long-time Philadelphia institution. He quickly worked his way up to the position of head line cook. And then, he decided to take a gap year between high-school and college, to work with celebrity chef Bobby Flay at New York City’s Mesa Grill and Mesa City restaurants. After college, Shapiro became owner/operator of the Reading Terminal Market's Down Home Diner. In 2008, he sold his stake in that business to shift his focus to education and public service.

At parties, Shapiro has been known to humble-brag about winning the $10,000 grand prize on Television’s America’s Funniest People when he was thirteen years old. Along with his best friend, he sang an original song called “What Part of the Pig Does the Hot Dog Come From?”

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The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World

The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World

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Jordan Shapiro

Author & Journalist; Author of "The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World"

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Jordan Shapiro Biography

Jordan Shapiro, PhD is a globally celebrated American thought leader. He's currently senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, and Nonresident Fellow in the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. His Forbes' column (2012-17) on global education, learning through digital play, kids and culture was read by over 5 million people around the world. He is an international speaker and consultant whose fresh perspective combines psychology, philosophy, and economics in unexpected ways. His most recent book, The New Childhood: Raising Kids To Thrive in a Connected World, was published by Little, Brown Spark on December 31, 2018.

Shapiro has worked an adviser and strategist to the United States Air Force, helping Air University’s eSchool develop pedagogical practices that promote sophisticated 21st century “habits of mind.” He created Thomas Edison State University’s flagship online course, “Critical Thinking with Video Games,” an interdisciplinary learning experience designed for adult learners, that draws connections between the classic texts of the Western academic tradition and the narrative and mechanic components of today’s most popular video games.

During the week, you can find him in the classroom at Temple University, where he teaches in the Intellectual Heritage Program and developed the online version of the university's core curriculum. Asked to list his favorite texts to teach, he doesn’t hesitate, “Plato’s Republic and Freud’s Civilization and its Discontents. It’s amazing to see young adults discover how old ideas can remain so relevant even in such a new world.”

Shapiro is a member of Teach For All's Global Advisory Council, an expert adviser to the World Economic Forum, and a participant in China's Taihe Civilization Forum. He’s also a member of the academy that judges the Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize. And he serves on the advisory board of the exclusive global think tank, Symi Symposium, led by former Greek prime minister George Papandreou. He regularly travels around the world, delivering keynote addresses at international conferences hosted by organizations like UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP).

A Philadelphia native, Shapiro is a graduate of Friends Select School, a small Quaker college preparatory school. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Bard College, where he studied closely with Lithuanian filmmaker/artist Adolfas Mekas and Judaism/religion scholar Jacob Neusner. He earned his doctorate in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, where he studied phenomenology with influential American philosopher Edward S. Casey (former president of the American Philosophical Association).

Before graduate school, Shapiro dreamed of becoming a chef. His first job, as a teenager, was as a prep-cook at Jack’s Firehouse, a long-time Philadelphia institution. He quickly worked his way up to the position of head line cook. And then, he decided to take a gap year between high-school and college, to work with celebrity chef Bobby Flay at New York City’s Mesa Grill and Mesa City restaurants. After college, Shapiro became owner/operator of the Reading Terminal Market's Down Home Diner. In 2008, he sold his stake in that business to shift his focus to education and public service.

At parties, Shapiro has been known to humble-brag about winning the $10,000 grand prize on Television’s America’s Funniest People when he was thirteen years old. Along with his best friend, he sang an original song called “What Part of the Pig Does the Hot Dog Come From?”

Jordan Shapiro Videos

  • How to Raise Successful Kids Who Play Video Games | Jordan Shapiro,...
    How do you raise successful kids who play video games? How do you keep gaming to be fun and healthy and avoid video game addiction issues? Jordan...
  • Jordan Shapiro - The School of the Future
    Jordan Shapiro, PhD is a globally celebrated public intellectual. He's currently senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop,...

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  • How to book Jordan Shapiro?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jordan Shapiro for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jordan Shapiro, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jordan Shapiro or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jordan Shapiro?

    Booking fees for Jordan Shapiro, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jordan Shapiro, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jordan Shapiro?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jordan Shapiro for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jordan Shapiro for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jordan Shapiro or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jordan Shapiro or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jordan Shapiro is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jordan Shapiro for your event is available upon request. Jordan Shapiro generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lucy Hone, Mike Seidenberg, Michele Gelfand, Dr. Roger Pierangelo and Kira Banks. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jordan Shapiro for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jordan Shapiro Speaker Videos

  • How to Raise Successful Kids Who Play Video Games | Jordan Shapiro, PhD
    How do you raise successful kids who play video games? How do you keep gaming to be fun and healthy and avoid video game addiction issues? Jordan Shapiro is here to help.
    Jordan Shapiro - The School of the Future
    Jordan Shapiro, PhD is a globally celebrated public intellectual. He's currently senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, where he coordinates research and advocacy around...

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