Tony Wagner


Creating Innovators: Redesigning Education for the 21st Century

Thursday April 19, 2012, 7:30-9pm, Peddie School

One of the foremost proponents for change in American education describes the skills needed in the “innovation society” that is supplanting our unsustainable “consumer society” – and identifies best practices for cultivating these skills in the next generation.

What are the new career, college, and citizenship survival skills?
How can schools avoid the pitfalls of “teaching to the test”?
How do the best schools and companies elicit deep engagement?

Dr. Wagner, the founder of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, consults internationally on school improvement. His books include The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—And What We Can Do About It (2008) Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World (2012).

Click on this link to Dr. Wagner’s website