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Idit Harel Caperton

Edu-Tech Innovator, Founder of the World Wide Workshop & STEM Education Advocate

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Dr. Idit Harel is an Israeli-American tech entrepreneur and a visionary edtech pioneer in inventing new-media technology for cultivating creative learning, innovative thinking, and globalization through constructionist learning theory. She is an award-winning learning scientist and founder and CEO of several edtech startups, most recently Globaloria.

During 1985-1994, Idit conducted breakthrough research at the MIT Media Lab that led to publishing many articles about learning computer programming and education technology, including a special issue about her research by the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, an article in the inaugural issue of a new learning sciences journal called Interactive Learning Environments, as well as the book Constructionism she edited with Seymour Papert, and her book Children Designers received the 1991 Outstanding Book Award by the American Education Research Association (AERA). She was a Research Scientist and Lecturer at MIT from 1988-1994.

In 1994, at the birth of the Internet, Idit left academia to impact the real world by pioneering constructionist Internet media for kids. With Papert on her Advisory Board, she launched MaMaMedia.com as a media lab for kids on the Net, ConnectedFamily.com for parents of digital kids, and Papert.org for academics and scholars of learning. MaMaMedia established how to engage kids online in creative learning and participatory communities, long before Web2.0 and the rise of social networks. MaMaMedia was a trailblazer with its first-of-its-kind online global distribution partnerships and online kids-advertising methods and won numerous honors for its original internet magazine for kids, online programming, products, and services for first-generation digital kids and parents including: the Computerworld-Smithsonian Award (1999), the Internet industry’s coveted Global Information Infrastructure Award (1999), and the 21st-Century Achievement award from the Computerworld Honors Program (2002). In 2002, she was also honored by the Network of Educators in Science and Technology and MIT “for devotion, innovation, and imagination in science and technology on behalf of children and youth around the world.”

In 2004, Idit Harel and Seymour Papert were called to help Nicholas Negroponte write the first educational proposal for the “$100-Laptop-Project” to the Chinese Ministry of Education. In 2007, a suite of MaMaMedia activities were selected for One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) to be customized for worldwide use by thousands of kids in developing nations. In 2005, Idit taught in China educational software engineering (a graduate course she called From Confucius to Papert in 120 Days), and she introduced Papert and Constructionism into the Chinese education system, as well as to tech entrepreneurs, and academic scholars.

To incubate inventions of global constructionist learning projects, and to leverage her award-winning research, business acumen, and constructionist education leadership, Idit founded the World Wide Workshop in 2004, again with Papert on her Advisory Board, for spreading innovative digital learning projects to benefit youth and communities around the world. The Marvin Minsky Music Education Project (Music, Mind, and Meaning) was also incubated at the World Wide Workshop from 2012-2016.

By 2014, after a decade of research, development, and pilot trials, the Workshop was ready to spinout Globaloria as an independent company, to scale its impact globally. Today, Globaloria is a leading provider of STEM and Computer Science Education in PreK-12 schools and districts nationwide, teaching kids how to think, and preparing youth for the global innovation economy. In Texas, for example, Idit created Papert-style school-wide and district-wide implementation of CS integration into every subject and every grade level, becoming the first model for making CS mandatory for all teachers and students in PreK-12 grades that will impact statewide policy in years to come.

Idit was named the 2010 Recipient of the Jessie McCanse Award for Individual Contribution to Media Literacy by the National Telemedia Council, and was named an Education Innovation Disruptor Fellow by the Tribeca Film Institute. She is a published author, blogged, and speaker worldwide, and has been a major contributor to inventing new higher-ed degree programs by serving on Advisory Boards and Committees at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, CUNY Macaulay Honors College, Colorado University’s ATLAS Institute, and MIT Media Lab. Over the past two decades, Idit has mentored young women entrepreneurs and CEOs, and inspired new media initiatives globally on boards such as PBSKids Next Generation Media, MEET in Israel, TIG in Canada, and Saybot in Shanghai. Idit is a former competitive gymnast on Israel’s national modern gymnastic team, professional dancer, mother of three, grandmother of two, and holds degrees from Tel Aviv University (BA, 1982), Harvard University (HGSE EdM; CAS 1985), MIT Media Lab (PhD, 1988), and Stanford (Business School Executive Education, 2008).

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Idit Harel Caperton Biography

Dr. Idit Harel is an Israeli-American tech entrepreneur and a visionary edtech pioneer in inventing new-media technology for cultivating creative learning, innovative thinking, and globalization through constructionist learning theory. She is an award-winning learning scientist and founder and CEO of several edtech startups, most recently Globaloria.

During 1985-1994, Idit conducted breakthrough research at the MIT Media Lab that led to publishing many articles about learning computer programming and education technology, including a special issue about her research by the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, an article in the inaugural issue of a new learning sciences journal called Interactive Learning Environments, as well as the book Constructionism she edited with Seymour Papert, and her book Children Designers received the 1991 Outstanding Book Award by the American Education Research Association (AERA). She was a Research Scientist and Lecturer at MIT from 1988-1994.

In 1994, at the birth of the Internet, Idit left academia to impact the real world by pioneering constructionist Internet media for kids. With Papert on her Advisory Board, she launched MaMaMedia.com as a media lab for kids on the Net, ConnectedFamily.com for parents of digital kids, and Papert.org for academics and scholars of learning. MaMaMedia established how to engage kids online in creative learning and participatory communities, long before Web2.0 and the rise of social networks. MaMaMedia was a trailblazer with its first-of-its-kind online global distribution partnerships and online kids-advertising methods and won numerous honors for its original internet magazine for kids, online programming, products, and services for first-generation digital kids and parents including: the Computerworld-Smithsonian Award (1999), the Internet industry’s coveted Global Information Infrastructure Award (1999), and the 21st-Century Achievement award from the Computerworld Honors Program (2002). In 2002, she was also honored by the Network of Educators in Science and Technology and MIT “for devotion, innovation, and imagination in science and technology on behalf of children and youth around the world.”

In 2004, Idit Harel and Seymour Papert were called to help Nicholas Negroponte write the first educational proposal for the “$100-Laptop-Project” to the Chinese Ministry of Education. In 2007, a suite of MaMaMedia activities were selected for One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) to be customized for worldwide use by thousands of kids in developing nations. In 2005, Idit taught in China educational software engineering (a graduate course she called From Confucius to Papert in 120 Days), and she introduced Papert and Constructionism into the Chinese education system, as well as to tech entrepreneurs, and academic scholars.

To incubate inventions of global constructionist learning projects, and to leverage her award-winning research, business acumen, and constructionist education leadership, Idit founded the World Wide Workshop in 2004, again with Papert on her Advisory Board, for spreading innovative digital learning projects to benefit youth and communities around the world. The Marvin Minsky Music Education Project (Music, Mind, and Meaning) was also incubated at the World Wide Workshop from 2012-2016.

By 2014, after a decade of research, development, and pilot trials, the Workshop was ready to spinout Globaloria as an independent company, to scale its impact globally. Today, Globaloria is a leading provider of STEM and Computer Science Education in PreK-12 schools and districts nationwide, teaching kids how to think, and preparing youth for the global innovation economy. In Texas, for example, Idit created Papert-style school-wide and district-wide implementation of CS integration into every subject and every grade level, becoming the first model for making CS mandatory for all teachers and students in PreK-12 grades that will impact statewide policy in years to come.

Idit was named the 2010 Recipient of the Jessie McCanse Award for Individual Contribution to Media Literacy by the National Telemedia Council, and was named an Education Innovation Disruptor Fellow by the Tribeca Film Institute. She is a published author, blogged, and speaker worldwide, and has been a major contributor to inventing new higher-ed degree programs by serving on Advisory Boards and Committees at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, CUNY Macaulay Honors College, Colorado University’s ATLAS Institute, and MIT Media Lab. Over the past two decades, Idit has mentored young women entrepreneurs and CEOs, and inspired new media initiatives globally on boards such as PBSKids Next Generation Media, MEET in Israel, TIG in Canada, and Saybot in Shanghai. Idit is a former competitive gymnast on Israel’s national modern gymnastic team, professional dancer, mother of three, grandmother of two, and holds degrees from Tel Aviv University (BA, 1982), Harvard University (HGSE EdM; CAS 1985), MIT Media Lab (PhD, 1988), and Stanford (Business School Executive Education, 2008).

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  • How to book Idit Harel Caperton?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Idit Harel Caperton for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Idit Harel Caperton, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Idit Harel Caperton or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Idit Harel Caperton?

    Booking fees for Idit Harel Caperton, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Idit Harel Caperton, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Idit Harel Caperton?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Idit Harel Caperton for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Idit Harel Caperton for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Idit Harel Caperton or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Idit Harel Caperton or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Idit Harel Caperton is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Idit Harel Caperton for your event is available upon request. Idit Harel Caperton generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jim Brazell, Michael Bodekaer, Danielle Feinberg, Joanne Manaster and Linda Darling-Hammond. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Idit Harel Caperton for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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