"Beyond These Times" represents a working collaboration between three Chicago landmark nonprofit organizations—the Golden Apple Foundation, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and National Louis University—all committed to improving the educational experience of Chicago's students.
Please join us for "Beyond These Times: Reimagining School." This two-part series brings together nationally recognized visionaries for cutting-edge conversations about how advances in technology, increased globalization, and other major forces of change will shape the schools of tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Internationally recognized thinker and speaker Tony Wagner, author of the recently released Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, explores what schools must offer to develop students’ capacity to innovate. Wagner will be joined by Constance Yowell, Director of Education at the MacArthur Foundation, who is spearheading a unique partnership of thirty-four local organizations to help Chicago youth become tomorrow’s creative innovators and thrive in our digital economy. WBEZ arts and culture journalist Alison Cuddy will moderate.
The forums will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, at 800 East Grand Avenue. An informal reception follows each session. Reservations are recommended and available at right.
Seating is general admission. Lobby opens at 5:30 p.m. Please arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. for will-call.
Monday, March 18, 2013
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
James Paul Gee
Stephanie Pace Marshall
James Gee —researcher, scholar and nationally renowned author and speaker—is passionate about how the learning principles behind video games can be applied to the K-12 classroom. In his recently released book, The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Technology, Gee makes the case that we need an entirely new approach to schooling if we are to prepare students to resolve complex global challenges. At this event, he is joined in conversation by Stephanie Pace Marshall, founding president of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and author of The Power to Transform: Leadership That Brings Learning and Schooling to Life. Together they will explore what school in the future must look like to prepare students for rapid advances in technology, globalization, and economy. WBEZ arts and culture journalist Alison Cuddy will moderate.