Tony Wagner | Harvard's Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center

Tony Wagner

Harvard's Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center

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Tony Wagner

TONY WAGNER currently serves as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University's new Innovation Lab. Prior to this appointment; Tony was the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, and the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. His previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility.Tony is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a widely published author. His work includes numerous articles and six books. Tony's latest, Most Likely To Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for The Innovation Era, co-authored by Ted Dintersmith, was just published by Scribner. Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, was published by Scribner in 2012 to rave reviews and has been translated into 12 languages. His 2008 book, The Global Achievement Gap continues to be an international best seller, with a Second Edition recently released. Tony recently served as the Strategic Education Advisor for a major new education documentary, "Most Likely to Succeed," which had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. He also collaborated with noted filmmaker Robert Compton to create a 60 minute documentary, "The Finland Phenomenon: Inside The World's Most Surprising School System" in 2010.Tony earned an M.A.T. and an Ed.D. at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

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Learning, Leading, and Teaching in the 21st Century

In America today, there is a new Achievement Gap: it is the gap between the new skills that all students need in the 21st century versus what is tested and taught even in our best schools. There is also a Learning Gap—between how the Net Generation is learning and collaborating out of school versus what they do all day in classrooms. In his presentation, Tony Wagner will help educators to understand these gaps and then explore the most effective strategies for preparing all students for careers, college, and citizenship in the new global knowledge society.

Creating Innovators.

When information is ubiquitous and free, and when basic education is available to billions of people worldwide, only one set of skills can ensure this generation's economic future: the capacity for innovation. What must parents, teachers, mentors, and employers do to develop the capacities of many more young people to be the innovators that they want to be—and that we need them to become? What do the best schools and colleges do to teach the skills of innovation? In a talk based on his most recent books, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, and Most Likely To Succeed, Tony Wagner addresses questions vital to the future of our country.

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Why Change? Motivating Adult Learning

Reinventing' America's High Schools

The Challenges of Change Leadership

How Can Business and Community Leaders Support Education Reinvention?

Standards for the Head & Heart

Accountability: Moving Beyond Standardized Testing

Building Community Through School ‘Reinvention’

Educating for Citizenship in a Changing World

Lessons from Columbine and Sanati: What Students Are Trying To Tell Us

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Need a Job? Invent It

Article from WHEN Tony Wagner, the Harvard education specialist, describes his job today, he says he’s “a translator between two hostile tribes” — the education...
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Educating the Next Steve Jobs

Taken from Article Most of our high schools and colleges are not preparing students to become innovators. To succeed in the 21st-century economy, students must learn...
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Reimagining Education for the 21st Century [VIDEO]

In this Skype interview with Ryan Giffen, Dr. Tony Wagner explains what changes should be made to educational practices in the 21st Century. Dr. Wagner's...
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