Sunday, August 09, 2009

Local presentation on The Global Achievement Gap

From the New Trier Parents' Association News Update: Thursday, August 20, The Global Achievement Gap, 7:00 PM, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer Rd., Northbrook, 60062.

Tony Wagner, Ph.D., has served as Co-Director of the Change Leadership Group (CLG) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education since its inception in 2000. An initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CLG is an "R & D" center that helps teams to be effective change leaders in schools and districts. Dr. Wagner will discuss his new 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. The book outlines a bold new plan to teach and test the competencies that matter most for the 21st Century and to motivate the Net Generation to excellence.

This book and related titles such as Disrupting Class (Christensen), A Whole New Mind (Pink), Outliers (Gladwell), and The Six Secrets of Change (Fullan) are available this Fall through New Trier's Library -- check out the new look for our catalog here.

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