Saturday, May 04, 2013

Beyond These Times: Reimaging School

This second event in a 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.

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.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Navy Pier

Tony Wagner
Constance Yowell

Admission: free

"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.

Register online:,2,10,4

The first event in this series was held March 22 and featured educational futurist James Gee and Illinois Math and Science Academy founder Stephanie Pace Marshall: