The keynote speaker Tony Wagner has designed and led numerous highly interactive workshops for schools, districts, foundations, professional associations, and state agencies. Tony’s team-centered approach is known for generating new motivation and momentum for systemic improvements. Tony’s clientele includes the State of Hawaii, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education.
Our keynote speaker Tony Wagner currently serves as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab. Prior to this appointment, Tony was the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, and the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. 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 Wagner is 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, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2012 to rave reviews and has been translated into ten languages. His 2008 book, The Global Achievement Gap, continues to be an international bestseller with a Second Edition recently released.
The sought-after speaker Tony Wagner recently collaborated with noted filmmaker Robert Compton to create a 60 minute documentary, “The Finland Phenomenon: Inside The World’s Most Surprising School System.” He also served as the Education advisor for a major new education documentary, “Most Likely to Succeed,” which had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Simon & Schuster will publish Tony’s sixth book, by the same title and co-authored by Ted Dintersmith, in August 2015.
Tony Wagner earned an M.A.T. and an Ed.D. at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
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