Sowing the Seeds for a More Creative Society

Yes, you heard it here… from me, the art faculty turned faculty director for the CTL at Mott. But I couldn’t resist. There’s a great Webinar from an Adobe series called #CreateEdu which will be held Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1 pm PDT (about 4 pm EDT) which blends computer sciences with creative approaches to learning.

Led by MIT’s Mitch Resnick, a computer scientist with the famous MIT Media Lab, this Webinar session explores how new technologies can engage students in creative learning experiences. Resnick, author of several books, won the McGraw prize in Education. His focus in this week’s session will be on “Scratch” described as a “new programming language and online community that enables young people to create their own interactive stories, games, and animations” which can then be shared. Just think of the possibilities for YOUR classroom!

Here’s a link to the webinar description and registration.

And here’s a link to his TED Talk that you may enjoy, as well!

 


Young people today have lots of experience … interacting with new technologies, but a lot less so of creating [or] expressing themselves with new technologies. It’s almost as if they can read but not write.


~ Mitch Resnick

You can find more webinars from Adobe by visiting their Professional Development section of their website at: https://edex.adobe.com/professional-development/events

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