Dr. Michelle Zimmerman

Renton Prep

Dr. Michelle Zimmerman

Renton Prep

Biography

Dr. Michelle Zimmerman, author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning received her PhD in Learning Sciences and Human Development from University of Washington, College of Education. She has spoken around the world including London’s BETT and Croatia’s CARNET, as well as Taiwan. With 12 years of conducting original research at the intersection of technology and socio-cultural perspective, and implementing research into practice, she has also served on the University of Washington, College of Education Advisory Board, and adjunct, Concordia University. 18 years in the classroom (PreK -10th), her students gained international recognition through global school visits hosting Ministries of Education and Delegates at Renton Prep from China, Pakistan, Serbia, Australia, UK, Japan, Brazil, France, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Netherlands, and U.S.A. She is published in Springer’s International Human-Computer Interaction Series and press such as VentureBeat. She has collaborated with industry leaders from Pixar to Lockheed Martin, Valve, and Scientific American. As a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, she’s been selected three consecutive years as Microsoft MVP for global impact, has briefed Satya Nadella and his executive team, and was invited to contribute at a Microsoft Leadership Summit in Singapore in 2018 and Paris in 2019 and her leadership has led to her school, Renton Prep, being the first K-12 school in operation in the United States to be selected among 17 global schools to be identified as part of the Microsoft Flagship School Program.