Rosenthal ’18, a graduate in both Communication, Media Arts and Directing, will soon travel to Cambridge, Mass., To study Learning Design, Innovation and Technology (LDIT) at Harvard‘s Graduate School of Education.
The program focuses on innovating educational technologies, harnessing the science of learning, and developing powerful pedagogies to improve learning outcomes. Rosenthal first discovered the LDIT program at Harvard during his internship at Sesame Workshop, completed during his final year at MMC. The program, she says, is the perfect next step in her career as it combines her passion for creativity and content creation with educational media. âAfter working for a few years, I’m very happy to be back in class with students from all over the world,â says Rosenthal. “I am excited to be moving to Cambridge, but I know nowhere will ever be as amazing as New York.”
Throughout her time at MMC, Rosenthal completed a number of internship programs including with Sesame Workshop as a Creative Development Intern and Primary Stages as an Education Intern. In 2018, she graduated magna cum laude and quickly began working with B’nai Jeshurun, one of the oldest Ashkenazi synagogues in the country, serving the community through the temple’s various engagement programs. Rosenthal has also been able to conduct independent theatrical productions throughout New York City in addition to his synagogue work.
âMy experience at MMC sparked my interest in the opportunities and special community that academia can offer. The Communication and Media Arts Department provided me with a foundation of media skills, research experience and internship opportunities prepared me for my next step.