Carly Shuler


Hoot Reading

Carly Shuler is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Hoot Reading, the leader in online reading education. Hoot Reading offers one-on-one lessons with experienced classroom teachers that are completed online over their proprietary video chat App, which was designed based on a research project at Sesame Workshop (the creators of Sesame Street). Their customized reading programs ensure that all readers (of any age or level) receive the attention and help they deserve. Hoot Reading’s mission is to close the gap on the 4th grade reading gap and help all kids learn to read. Prior to Hoot Reading, Carly spent over a decade working as a researcher, developer, and author in the children’s media and toy industry. Most recently, as the inaugural fellow at The Joan Ganz Cooney Center, Carly researched and authored a number of notable Cooney Center reports, including D is for Digital and Pockets of Potential. Carly led The Cooney Center’s early industry focused initiatives and research projects with a particular focus on consumer trends, informal learning, and mobile devices.Throughout her career, Carly has worked with a host of children’s media and entertainment groups, including Sesame Workshop and Spin Master Toys. She holds a master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied how media and technology can be used to educate children effectively. Carly frequently tweets, blogs, and speaks at conferences worldwide on the topic of children’s informal learning through technology. Carly is passionate about the magic that happens when fun, research, and education converge, and is dedicated to working on quality children’s products that inspire thought and creativity.