Tony Wagner was recently appointed to the position of Expert in Residence at Harvard's new Innovation Lab. Previously, he served as the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard and 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, was recently published by Simon & Schuster to rave reviews and has been translated into 9 languages. His 2008 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 an international best seller, and a second edition was just released. Tony's other titles include: Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming Our Schools, Making the Grade: Reinventing America's Schools, and How 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.
To learn more about Tony's work, visit www.tonywagner.com.
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