Marc Prensky
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Marc Prensky

"We all want our kids to be educated. What's changing is what an education is, and what 'being educated' means."

Education Leader, Author, Founder, The Global Future Education and Foundation Institute

Marc Prensky offers us a lucid, inspiring, optimistic, doable and crucial blueprint for how we can build the future with the schools children desperately need in our modern, high-risk, highly complex, fast-changing and imperiled world.

James Paul Gee, Mary Lou Fulton presidential professor of literary studies, Arizona State University

Expertise In:

  • Children's Issues
  • Education
  • U.S. Education
  • Happiness and Mindfulness
  • STEM

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Corporations
  • Lecture Series
  • The Technology Industry

A visionary whose themes focus on the phrase "think beyond" as he offers pathways to actionable steps that can be taken immediately.

Marc Prensky shares an “Empowered-to-Accomplish” approach that directly improves our students’ world and bolsters individuals through a process of doing real-world projects. He outlines a a clear and better alternative to our current approach to academic education, and compellingly explains why we should adjust education to prepare students for where the world will be in 10-20 years.

Prensky has taught at all levels, from elementary to college and has been acclaimed as a true “thought leader” -– a forward-thinking innovator with ideas for educating kids that are typically years ahead of the rest of the world. His latest book, Education to Better Their World: Unleashing the Power of 21st Century Kids, won the Forward Indies Book of the Year Award 2016 Gold Prize for Education.

Why Book Marc Prensky for Your Event
Having helped popularize the term "digital native," Marc Prensky often sees the world in ways others do not — or do not yet. He views education from new perspectives, most particularly from the point of view of students. He offers provocative advice for companies seeking to create new educational technology and individuals and educators eager to widen the way we all must continue to learn.

Featured Videos

Marc Prensky's Speech Topics

What the World Needs from Education

Our most pressing problem everywhere is how to get ready for a quickly arriving technology-filled future that will be very different from what we know from our own experience. Our young people are already busy preparing themselves for their fast-arriving times and we need to help them.

Today's Digital Natives -- and Tomorrow's

There are many more dramatic positive changes to come and Marc Prensky shows just how much the world's culture and context are in rapid flux because of technology and how the concept of Digital Natives has evolved.

The World Needs a New Curriculum

It is time to rethink our 19th century education for the future, not in terms of marginal fixes but from first principles. Global education needs a New Goal, a New Pedagogy and a New Sense of what is important to teach.

Works by Marc Prensky