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Dr. Tony Wagner’s Visit to Florida Gulf Coast University
Hosted by College of Education
March 18-24, 2018

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The author of “Most likely to Succeed” (2015), “Creating Innovators” (2012), and “The Global Achievement Gap (2008), Dr. Tony Wagner, will be visiting FGCU to engage in a week-long conversation with students, faculty, staff, administrators, educational and industry leaders from the community along with various FGCU constituents.

     Please join the conversation with Dr. Wagner as we envision much needed transformative practices in PreK-20 education and beyond.

Event Details

You, your students, and your guests are invited to the following events:

Monday, March 19, 2018

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Emergent Technologies Institute 118
Keynote speech: “Creating Innovators – The making of young people who will change the world.”
Invited Audiences: FGCU Students, Faculty, Staff, Administrators, and Guests from the community

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Reception & open conversation
Emergent Technologies Institute Courtyard
Send RSVP to Bridget Bloomster, by March 10, 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Lunch & Conversation with faculty from Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, & Health and Human Services.
Cohen Center 214
Invited Audiences: FGCU Faculty
Send RSVP to Bridget Bloomster, by March 10, 3:00 p.m.

6:00 -8:00 p.m.

Film “Most Likely to Succeed” showing to the public & open discussion
Where: Edwards Hall 112
Invited Audiences: FGCU students, faculty, staff,and guests from community

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Classroom visit:
Visit COE undergraduate classes and engage open conversation with future teachers
Where: Various classrooms (TBA) – COE Faculty – Contact Bridget Bloomster for your classroom visit availability arrangement by January 16, 2018. 

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Classroom visit:
Conversation with COE Master’s and Doctoral program students
Where: Merwin Hall 203

Thursday, March 22, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Casual Gathering
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Film “Most Likely to Succeed” showing to FGCU invited guests & open discussion
Sovi Private Dining Room
Invited Audiences: FGCU invited guests from the community (COE Dean’s Advisory Council, Donors, Superintendents of School Districts, Community Partners, & FGCU Leaders)
Send RSVP to Bridget Bloomster, by March 10, 3:00 p.m.

Friday, March 23, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Workshop with College of Education faculty
Creating Innovative PreK-20 Education & COE PDS-Based Integrated course design
Participants: COE Faculty
Where: Grandezza

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. COE Faculty Meeting & COE Strategic Plan
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Conversation with Tony Wagner
“Creating Innovative PreK-20 Education”
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 3:30 p.m. COE PDS-Based Teacher Education and Educational Leadership Programs and Integrated Field Experience

About Tony Wagner

A globally recognized voice in education, TONY WAGNER is currently 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 six books. Tony’s latest, 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 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. 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” in 2010.

Tony earned an M.A.T. and an Ed.D. at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. 

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