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ACS ICT Educators’ Global Leaders Series – Professor Mitchel Resnick
November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mitchel Resnick is an outstanding professional in childhood education — a world leader in developing 21st century skills in primary and secondary school students. You may know his work through Scratch, the programming language used to teach students code worldwide and in nearly every Australian school.
Author of Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passions, Peers, and Play, and engaging several partnerships, Professor Resnick is LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, Director of the Okawa Center, and Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. He undertook his PhD under the supervision of the late Professor Seymour Papert — one of the most celebrated thought leaders in education in recent times (Artificial Intelligence, Logo, Constructionism).
Professor Mitchel Resnick is the winner of the 2011 McGraw Prize in Education, the AACE EdMedia Pioneer Award in 2013, and has been listed as one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2011.