WACDFW – Tony Wagner – Creating Innovators

« Back to Events
This event has passed.
WACDFW – Tony Wagner – Creating Innovators
April 2, 2013 11:30 am
April 2, 2013 1:00 pm
January 21, 2013
Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Lone Star Ballroom
Google Map
400 North Olive Street, Dallas, 75201, United States
TEDxSMU is proud to be a Cooperating Organization for the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Forth Worth’s International Educator of the Year Luncheon! Join us for lunch featuring Tony Wagner, best-selling author and leader in education.
International Educator of the Year Award – Creating Innovators
Tony Wagner recently accepted a position as the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard. Prior to this, he was the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade.
Tony consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations around the country and internationally. 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 also a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a widely published author.His work includes numerous articles and five books. Tony’s latest, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, has just been published by Simon & Schuster. His recent book, 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 has been a best seller and is being translated into Chinese. Tony’s other titles include: Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming Our SchoolsMaking the Grade: Reinventing America’s Schools, andHow Schools Change: Lessons from Three Communities Revisited. He has also recently collaborated with noted filmmaker Robert Compton to create a 60 minute documentary, “The Finnish Phenomenon: Inside The World’s Most Surprising School System.”
Tony earned an M.A.T. and an Ed.D. at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.