Episode 142 - Tony Wagner, Ed.D.
Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Tony Wagner, Ed.D.
A globally recognized voice in education, Tony Wagner currently serves as a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute, founded by Linda Darling-Hammond in 2015. Prior to this appointment, Tony held a variety of positions at Harvard University for more than twenty years, including four years as an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab and the founder and co-director, for more than a decade, of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 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 a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a widely published author. His work includes numerous articles and seven books, including three best-sellers: Most Likely To Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for The Innovation Era, co-authored by Ted Dintersmith, was published by Scribner in 2015. Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, was published in 2012 to rave reviews and has been translated into 17 languages. His 2008 book, The Global Achievement Gap continues to be an international best seller, with more than 140,000 copies in print.
Tony’s memoir, Learning By Heart: An Unconventional Education, is published by Penguin/Random House.
Tony served as the Strategic Education Advisor for a major new education documentary, “Most Likely to Succeed,” which had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and has since been shown in more than 8000 communities. He also collaborated with noted filmmaker Robert Compton to create a 60 minute documentary, “The Finland 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.
Purchase new book, Learning By Heart: An Unconventional Education: https://www.tonywagner.com/learning-by-heart
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Issues in Education founder Dennis Young interviews recovering high School English teacher, education visionary and EDspaces keynote speaker Tony Wagner, who shares his insight into how leaders in education can shape the young people who will change the world.
In this episode, Dr. Tony Wagner, a global voice in education, shares insights from his best-selling books, The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, and highlights the importance of seven survival skills for the 21st century that include: 1) Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; 2) Collaborating Across Networks and Leading by Influence; 3) Agility and Adaptability; 4) Initiative and Entrepreneurship; 5) Effective Oral and Written Communication; 6) Accessing and Analyzing Information; and 7) Curiosity and Imagination. Dr. Wagner also discusses how we can create innovators in our schools through creativity, intrinsic motivation and the principles of play, passion and purpose. Twitter: @DrTonyWagner. Website: www.tonywagner.com.
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