What if students could get certified to help run their school’s IT department as part of their coursework? Or had the opportunity to build technology projects that address a social need, in partnership with a real-world organization? Or decided they wanted to hold a festival to celebrate young people’s work created with digital media? And all of this while having FUN.
Marc Lesser and his team at Mouse design programs that enable young people to do all of the above. Mouse is a national youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good. They empower all students to create with technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world. They are committed to creating more diversity in STEM, and opening opportunities for students from underserved communities across the country.
Join us for this very special littleBits Community Call to talk about the role of play in learning, program design that supports positive youth development, how to spot the most important kinds of making in schools and afterschool programs, and more. We hope to see you there!
More about Marc!
Marc is an experienced specialist in the fields of education, technology, and youth development with broad experience designing programming and learning spaces in local and national learning contexts. Since March of 2008, Marc directs the design and development of web-based and live learning environments for Mouse’s national program network. His experience designing learning environments is shaped by previous roles as an educator, trainer, and specialist in the area of arts, media, and technology education. Marc holds a Master’s degree from NYU’s Digital Media Design for Learning program, is the co-founder of Emoti-Con! NYC’s Youth Digital Media and Technology Festival, and in 2012 was named a National School Boards Association “20-to-Watch” among national leaders in education and technology.
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