The MIT Club of Hong Kong cordially invites alumni and friends to a dinner talk by MIT Media Lab Professor Mitchel Resnick, developer of the Scratch programming language!
The world is changing more rapidly than ever before. Today’s children will be confronted with a never-ending stream of unknown, uncertain, and unpredictable situations throughout their lives. Their success and happiness will depend upon their ability to think and act creatively. In this presentation, I will discuss technologies, activities, and strategies for helping children develop as creative thinkers. I will focus especially on examples from the Scratch programming language and online community (scratch.mit.edu), developed by my research group at the MIT Media Lab and used by millions of children around the world.
Biography of Prof. Mitchel Resnick
Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, develops new technologies and activities to engage people (particularly children) in creative learning experiences.
His Lifelong Kindergarten research group develops the Scratch programming software and online community (scratch.mit.edu), used by millions of young people around the world. The group also collaborates with the LEGO Company on the development of new educational ideas and products, including LEGO Mindstorms and WeDo robotics kits. Resnick co-founded the Computer Clubhouse project, an international network of 100 after-school learning centers where youth from low-income communities learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies.
Resnick earned a BA in physics at Princeton University (1978) and MS and PhD degrees in computer science at MIT (1988, 1992). He worked as a science-technology journalist from 1978 to 1983. He is author of Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams (1994), co-editor of Constructionism in Practice (1996), as well as co-author of Adventures in Modeling (2001) and The Official ScratchJr Book (2015). He was awarded the McGraw Prize in Education in 2011 and the AACE EdMedia Pioneer Award in 2013.
· When: Thursday May 18, 2017, 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Dinner starts at 7:00pm)
· Where: Chariot Club, 3/F., Melbourne Plaza, 33-33A Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong (Central MTR station Exit D2) | Phone: +852 2521 6271
· Who: MIT alumni and friends
· Event fees (including Chinese sit-down dinner):
EARLY BIRD (online on or before May 10): USD 68
REGULAR (online before May 17): USD 78
WALK-IN (subject to availability): HKD 650
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