Get Ready for Our Upcoming Book Discussion

Join us on November 4th and November 11th around the campfire at 2DP for a practical discussion of this powerful book, “The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—And What We Can do About It” by Tony Wagner.

After the book discussion, the MD/VA Leadership Council members will lead breakout sessions on the seven skills outlined in the book. Each small group will brainstorm learning strategies to be used NOW in the classroom to help students develop these skills.  Come learn, exchange and leave with a few learning strategies that you can implement in your classroom tomorrow.

In his book, Wagner argues for the “Seven Survival skills”—the core competencies he deems necessary for success both in college and in the twenty-first-century workforce. These encompass problem solving and critical thinking, collaboration across networks, adaptability, initiative, effective oral and written communication, analyzing information, and developing curiosity and imagination….He stresses the importance of being able to analyze new information and apply it to new situations in the “global knowledge economy,” then details the programs, including team teaching, at a few innovative schools that are effectively meeting this challenge.” –Deborah Donovan for BOOKLIST (NY Times Magazine)

TIME:  5 p.m. SLT (7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST)


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