Kistler-Gilliland Center presents Marc Prensky
Posted on: Jan 23, 2015
How do you help your child thrive in a Digital World?
Holland Hall and the Kistler-Gilliland Center for the Advancement of Learning would like to extend an invitation to you to attend a special presentation from renowned author and speaker Marc Prensky.
Helping Parents and Students Navigate a Digital World
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Walter Arts Center, Holland Hall
Parents Casual Q&A session on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 2-3 p.m. in the Alumni Center.
Marc Prensky is an internationally acclaimed thought leader, speaker, writer, consultant and designer in the field of education. He is the author of five books: From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom, Teaching Digital Natives, Digital Game-Based Learning, Brain Gain: Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom and Don’t Bother Me, Mom, I’m Learning. He is also the author of the 2001 article, “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants”. Marc’s books and articles have been translated into over 10 languages.
Marc’s ideas are both practical and visionary. He has recently founded THE INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL FUTURE EDUCATION, a not-for-profit organization devoted to advancing the powerful ideas of A New World Curriculum, Future-Oriented Education, and Accomplishment-Based Education in primary and secondary education around the globe. He has spoken in over 35 countries and presents regularly around the world. His two newest books: Practical Future-Education, and New Basics and New Balance for a New Age, are in progress and will appear shortly.
Marc is also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Spree Learning Games, a new “curricular games” company. Previously he founded and ran Games2train, a corporate game-based-learning company whose clients included IBM, Bank of America, Pfizer, the U.wS. Department of Defense and the L.A. and Florida Virtual Schools.
Marc holds an MBA from Harvard and a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Yale. His ideas, writings and videos can be found at http://www.marcprensky.com.