Featured Keynote Programs
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.
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.
Other Keynote Topics
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