Academic Innovation


Dover Sherborn Public Schools

“We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist … using technologies that haven’t been invented … in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” Richard Riley, former Secretary of Education

preparing students for the innovation era

What skills do graduates need for success in college, career and life in the 21st century?

"IF WE TEACH TODAY'S STUDENTS AS WE TAUGHT YESTERDAY'S, WE ROB THEM OF TOMORROW" John Dewey

tony wagner presents To DS

TRANSFORMING EDUCATION IN THE INNOVATION ERA

JANUARY 18, 2019

A globally recognized voice in education, Tony Wagner is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute. Prior to this appointment, Tony held a variety of positions at Harvard University, including an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab and the founder 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 books, such as Most Likely To Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for The Innovation Era, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, and The Global Achievement Gap

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

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." Albert Einstein

COMING SOON...

POrtrait of a ds graduate

According to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), a “Vision [Portrait] of the Graduate emphasizes a holistic view of expectations for students, including the transferable skills, content, understandings, and disposition that students should have by the time they graduate and a method of assessing a student’s progress toward that vision.”

Dover Sherborn Class of 2018

"EDUCATION IS NOT THE FILLING OF A BUCKET, BUT THE LIGHTING OF A FIRE." WB YEATS

INDUSTRY THINK TANK

MARCH 21, 2019

Community members from various fields discuss the job market of the future and skills required by an evolving workforce.

DEEPIKA BHAYANASenior Managing Legal DirectorIntellectual Property
ERIC DOWLEYSenior Vice PresidentFidelity Investments
ROBIN HAUCKDirector of Strategic Partnerships & Business DevelopmentEF & Go Ahead Global Tours
HEATHER LITTLEFIELDProfessor, Head Adviser & Asst. Director of LinguisticsNortheastern University
HAZEL KEATINGSenior DirectorHuman ResourcesPega
SUSHIL KUMARInnovation Technology LeaderPhilips Healthcare
JOSEPH SHANAHANCaptain, Infantry US Army;Regional DirectorHealthcare Alliances
KATHERINE WELLMANVice President of ProductCambridge Mobile Technologies

"Our job is not to prepare students for something. Our job is to help students prepare for anything." AJ Juliani

COLLEGE IN THE 21ST CENTURY PANEL

APRIL 10, 2019

College admissions representatives and post-secondary educators discuss the changing application process and the key attributes of a collegiate scholar.

MEREDITH ATKINSAssociate DeanUndergraduate Medical EducationHarvard Medical School
CHRISTIAN BEATOAssistant Director of AdmissionUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
ZOE CARTERSenior Assistant Director of AdmissionsBoston University
VICKY CARTSOS-ZAVRASAssociate Professor School of Dental MedicineTufts University
JOSEPH DiCARLODirector of AdmissionsWorcester State University
MARY FRENCHDirector of Academic ServicesBoston College
CHRISTINE HAMILTONAssociate Director of AdmissionsBabson College
MEGAN LISAGOR STOESSELAssistant ProfessorCollege of Arts & SciencesJohnson & Wales University

"TELL ME AND I'LL FORGET, TEACH ME AND I'LL REMEMBER, INVOLVE ME AND I'LL LEARN." BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

DOVER SHERBORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Chickering Elementary School * Pine Hill Elementary School

Dover Sherborn Middle School * Dover Sherborn High School