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Educator Tony Wagner on Nov. 7

Start Date: November 07 6:00 PM
This event is open to the public

How can educators nurture the creativity and spark the imaginations of young people? How can forward-thinking schools develop cultures of innovation and inspire their students to become innovators?

Members of the public and the Phillips Academy community are invited to join PA trustees and members of the Alumni Council on Friday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. in Cochran Chapel to hear Dr. Tony Wagner, prominent educator, author, and founder of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group, discuss innovative answers to these and other important questions. Wagner’s two most recent books, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World and Global Achievement Gap, are on reserve in the OWHL and will be available for purchase at a book signing following the presentation.

Currently serving as Expert in Residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab, Wagner was the first Innovation Education Fellow at the university’s Technology & Entrepreneurship Center and codirector of the Change Leadership Group for more than a decade. Additionally, he worked for 12 years as a high school teacher, K–8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility.

The event is sponsored by John Palfrey, Head of School, and the Phillips Academy Board of Trustees. Books will be available for purchase and signing.