The theme of Showcase 2017, Fearless, epitomizes Humber’s approach to teaching & learning. As educators, our faculty and staff courageously explore and support the development of all students in ways that are contextual relevant, current and creative. Humber’s Fearless inspire innovation, deep learning and a sense of purpose.
Come, explore, learn and join the ranks of the Fearless as we reflect of our journey, process and passion and celebrate our past, present and future of Humber’s 50 Fearless years.
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“In a world where knowledge has become a free commodity, only one set of skills will guarantee our students a prosperous future and that is the capacity to solve problems creatively—in a word, to innovate.” Tony Wagner
Author of the bestsellers The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators, Tony Wagner will talk about what we must do to better prepare our students to bring the skills of innovation to whatever they do.
He will also feature a short clip from the award-winning documentary film, “Most Likely to Succeed.”
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 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 just published by Scribner. Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, was published by Scribner in 2012 to rave reviews and has been translated into 12 languages. His 2008 book, The Global Achievement Gap continues to be an international best seller, with a Second Edition recently released.
Tony recently 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.