Educating kids. Changing lives.
We have experience managing large-scale educational media projects and can partner on the full range of production elements, from concept development and fundraising to production, distribution, and impact evaluation.
We believe developing educational media that entertains requires a collaboration among equals. We catalyze those relationships, create coalitions, and build capacity to sustain projects for the long term.
We can help you improve the impact of your educational media project, reaching more children and changing more lives.
A selection of recent projects that have benefited from Blue Butterfly’s expertise.
Blue Butterfly produced five training videos for Haitian teachers as part of the Read Haiti literacy initiative led by the Alliance for Catholic Education (an initiative of the University of Notre Dame). The videos, hosted by Lakou Kajou’s animated gecko Zandolin, are as engaging as the core Lakou Kajou video series, thus helping teachers enjoy learning as much as their students.
Blue Butterfly are cultural advisors for DreamWorks Animation‘s new Where’s Waldo? series for children. Each episode sends the popular character and his best friend Wenda on adventures around the world. Blue Butterfly provides cultural advising on the show’s scripts, helping to ensure that each episode represents the local cultures accurately and appropriately.
The Maine Department of Education commissioned Blue Butterfly to conduct an assessment of Meridian Stories, a blended learning tool that delivers student engagement, curricular proficiency, and 21st-century skills by offering creative digital storytelling units in language arts, history, science, technology, arts, and math.
Na2ure has devised a “pattern alphabet,” a system for teaching visual/spatial awareness to preschool children. Blue Butterfly collaborated with Dr. Dina Borzekowski of the University of Maryland on a research study on the educational impact of implementing the pattern alphabet in classrooms in Tanzania.
Blue Butterfly provided curriculum development and technical assistance for Viamo’s Mobile Ticha project, winner of a USAID All Children Reading Prize. The project tested the feasibility of using mobile phones to teach science to middle-grade students during an emergency situation. Over 600 students from eight schools in four regions of Sierra Leone participated.
Blue Butterfly provided technical assistance to WhizKids Workshop for its Tsehai Loves Learning educational television program. We trained writers in the craft of developing content that is both entertaining and educational. We also oversaw an evaluation of the educational impact of the series.