America's schools face the critical challenge of preparing today's youth to succeed and lead in the complex world of the new century. To meet that goal, the Scarsdale School District has launched initiatives such as the Global Learning Alliance, its international benchmarking effort, and the Center for Innovation, a K-12 think-tank dedicated to broad-scale school improvement. To the best of our knowledge, these are global and national firsts, respectively.
Our commitment to prepare graduates for an increasingly interdependent world has also led us to reach out to Scarsdale and beyond for perspective and advice. As a result of that outreach, tonight, Wednesday December 5, the Center for Innovation is hosting "An Evening with Tony Wagner," author of Creating Innovators and The Global Achievement Gap.
Dr. Wagner will speak and take questions from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the High School auditorium.
This free presentation is open to all members of the Scarsdale community. (Register now at: www.scarsdaleschools.org/tonywagner.)
Tony Wagner is 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. His most recent book, Creating Innovators, addresses the challenge of preparing children for the workplace of the future.
More information about Tony Wagner can be found at www.tonywagner.com.