Fox Joins Panel to Address President Obama

On Tuesday, ailment March 24, 2009, Tenafly High School in Tenafly, New Jersey will host a landmark evening of conversation entitled: Dear Mr. President: Illuminating the Current Landscape of Education & Igniting its Future Trajectory

The conversation will offer insights and unique perspectives on the current landscape of education and provide a vision for its future trajectory. The insights and perspectives will emerge from an esteemed panel of some of the greatest thinkers in education, our leaders in developing the minds and hearts of future generations and providing hope for tomorrow. The conversation is intended to offer President Barack Obama a framework of educational issues and recommendations to consider in shaping the future of education.

The panel will be comprised of educators and authors who have made significant contributions to the discussion about education in the United States. Maurice Elias, Jenifer M. Fox, Andy Hargreaves, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Robyn R. Jackson, Linda Lantieri, Deborah Meier, Stephanie Pace Marshall, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Grant Wiggins , Judy Willis, and Patricia Wolfe will all answer questions regarding teaching, technology, trends, research, schools and communities, child development and leadership as it pertains to the future of education. The evening’s conversation will be moderated by ABC news anchor, Lori Stokes.

In these times of financial constraints in public education and our economy at large, it was necessary for the event to take place without any funding. The panelists have agreed to participate simply out of their devotion to the field of education and the children in our schools.

This filmed event will play host to an intimate audience of approximately 200 by-invitation-only guests who will be able to move the conversation past the New York Metropolitan area and into the ears of our President. The Strengths Movement in Schools will no doubt continue to have a central role in influencing the future of our classrooms.

Jenifer Fox is an internationally published author, educational keynote speaker and leading innovator on 21st Century Learning. Her groundbreaking book, Your Child’s Strengths, a Guide for Teachers and Parents (Viking/Penguin) is widely accepted as the definitive guide to developing success through a focus on strengths for children. Jenifer authored The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists (Wiley) and has created Differentiated Instruction, an online professional course for teachers.

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