PRLog - Jan. 23, 2012 - MAE RIM, Thailand -- MAE RIM, CHIANG MAI - Tony Wagner, an American educator and best-selling author, will visit PTIS International School in Chiang Mai on February 1 to discuss how teachers and parents can prepare students to succeed in a globalized economy that demands innovation and collaboration.
Tony Wagner to speak at PTIS
Dr. Wagner’s speech, “Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World,” will explore ideas from his new book of the same title. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. in the PTIS auditorium and is free to teachers, parents, and the public. The Krapood restaurant is open for business for anyone that would like to dine after the event. It is conveniently located on the Greenburi Estate, next to the PTIS campus in Mae Rim district.
An internationally renowned education consultant and speaker, Dr. Wagner has spent his career researching the most effective educational practices for the 21st century. He is the inaugural Innovation Education Fellow at Harvard University’s Technology & Entrepreneurship Center, the founder and former director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group, and the executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility, an organization dedicated to school reform. He has also worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Department of Education. Wagner’s other books have been translated into many languages, including Chinese. They include: The Global Achievement Gap, Change Leadership, How Schools Change, and Making the Grade. He was the co-creator of the documentary film The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System.
The talk is presented by THINK Global School (http://thinkglobalschool.org), which offers students the unique opportunity to study an International Baccalaureate curriculum in 12 international cities over the course of four high school years. It is hosted by PTIS International School, a K-12 day and boarding school that teaches the IB Diploma Programme to students from more than 35 nations.
Press Contact for more information:
PTIS International School
Telephone Number: 053 301 500 (ext. 5031)
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Established in 2001, PTIS International School is one of the most prestigious international schools in South-East Asia and one of only a few boarding schools in Asia offering the International Baccalaureate Program (IB).
Residing on the tropical grounds of Traidhos Three-Generation Community for Learning, PTIS provides a holistic (Pre K-12) IB education on a spacious, nature-filled campus, with comfortable boarding facilities to accommodate international students from across Asia and beyond.
More than 35 nationalities make up the international school student body. At Traidhos, visiting students and adults of all ages can also enjoy specialized professional sport academies in Tennis, Golf, Cricket and Football.
With a 100 acre campus admired by international schools of Thailand and across the world, the school prides itself on its peaceful and studious environment along with famous Thailand hospitality to help nurture the students' growth and development.