Michael Cohen | The Tech Rabbi: Designer and Technologist Turned Educator

Michael Cohen

The Tech Rabbi: Designer and Technologist Turned Educator

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Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen, known as The Tech Rabbi, is a designer and technologist turned educator. As a speaker, writer and creativity instigator, he's on a mission to help young people develop the creative confidence they need to become challenge seekers and solution designers. He is the author of the book Educated By Design, which outlines his principles for revealing and nurturing our innate creative courage and capacity. He works with schools, institutions and businesses to help them create or refine opportunities for students to leverage technology, media creation and digital age skills in ways that foster inquiry and the drive to solve the complex challenges of our global society. Cohen shares his story of design and creativity through social media, keynote addresses and featured talks on international stages, including ISTE, SXSW EDU, Congreo Mexico, EdTechTeacher Summits and Apple Education events. He currently serves as the director of innovation at Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys School (YULA), where he manages and teaches at the Schlesinger STEAM and Entrepreneurship Center. He's also an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Trainer, Adobe Certified Trainer, has been ranked as one of today's top 50 EdTech influencers, and was recognized as Tech & Learning magazine "Most Inspiring in EdTech in 2019."

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Educated By Design
Designing The Space To Cultivate Creative Capacity

In today’s world, we have an incredible opportunity to provide students with resources and experiences that will help them develop strong creative and critical thinking skills to solve interesting problems in the world. Opportunities to leverage academic skills and knowledge to practice entrepreneurship in order to create meaningful experiences that can positively impact those around them. In this session, Michael will share what that innovative practice looks like and how it can advance forward to new frontiers that can better prepare our students for a future that is unscripted and unknown.

Igniting The Spark
Empowering Students Through Media Creation With Adobe Spark

Ads, Billboards, and Magazines, it seems the world has mastered the art of visual storytelling, and more importantly effective and engaging communication. The World Economic Forum says that by 2020 creativity will be one of the “10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. How are we preparing our students to visually communicate beyond powerpoint slides? Discover how Adobe Spark’s simple and powerful app suite can prepare our students to master the art of visual communication through imagery, color, and text to develop a creative and visual foundation for their future.

Everyone Should Create
Exploring Creativity Apps On The iPad

Creativity is the way you look at the world. As educators, we have an incredible opportunity to teach our students how to leverage technology to see the world differently and engage with it. Their ability to communicate their ideas through video, photography, drawing, music, and more, gives their work a sense of personalization, empowerment, and opportunity. Come learn how Apple’s iPad and a suite of creativity apps can help teachers give students the tools to let their creativity flourish and a chance to create work that can positively impact those around them.

Using Design Thinking and Technology To Foster Creative Problem Solving

Design thinking is a powerful framework that, when used, can help students create real impact in the world. In this session, participants will learn about how design thinking and technology can help build and improve communities both in school and beyond. Using a design-driven experience curriculum, administrators and education leaders will learn how to introduce this approach in their classrooms to help students use academic skills and knowledge to ideate the solutions to help communities around them.

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Educated by Design: Designing the Space to Experiment, Explore, and Extract Your Creative Potentialby Michael Cohen

Educated by Design: Designing the Space to Experiment, Explore, and Extract Your Creative Potential

by Michael Cohen

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5 Things Educators Can Learn From Creative Professionals

his week I attended the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles. The experience has left me humbled as a creator and inspired as an educator to continue my work bridging these two...
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Why creative thinking might be our strongest asset

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