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International Educator of the Year Award - Creating Innovators
Featuring Tony Wagner, Innovation Education Fellow, Technology & Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University; Author, The Global Achievement Gap

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Tony Wagner

How can society foster and cultivate innovative thinking? Tony Wagner contends that we must nurture the only thing certain in our future - our children. In his latest book, Creating Innovators, he postulates that the current system of education is slowly failing kids by emphasizing individual achievement, hyper-specialization and an aversion to risk. He believes America lacks key elements in its school systems and explores what teachers, parents, and employers can do to combat these failures by adopting patterns and ideas from forward-thinking colleges and successful young innovators. Tony Wagner argues that American society must concentrate on ways to inspire creativity in our youth by enabling more play, passion and purpose in their lives.

Tony Wagner has worked for more than thirty-five years in the field of school improvement. He recently accepted a position as the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard. He was the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of education for more than a decade. In addition to all of this, his previous work experience includes eleven years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility.

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Rotary Int'l

Time: 11:30 AM
12:00 PM
Program, Luncheon & Book Signing
Place: MAP Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Lone Star Ballroom
400 North Olive Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Tickets: $55
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