An Evening with Ken Kay
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About The Event
WEF is proud to sponsor An Evening with Ken Kay. This presentation is open to the entire WPS community. Ken will lead the audience through a provocative and interactive session as he explores the following questions:
- How do we define student success in the 21st century?
- What are 21st century skills?
- Why are these important for our students?
- What knowledge, skills and habits of mind do we want all of our WPS graduates to have?
Ken Kay is the Chief Executive Officer of EdLeader21, a professional learning community for education leaders committed to 21st century education.
Ken co-founded the Partnership for 21st Century Skills in 2002 and served as its President for eight years. Prior to his work on 21st century education, Ken served as executive director of the CEO Forum on Education and Technology. He co-authored The Leader’s Guide to 21st Century Education: 7 Steps for Schools and Districts, released in 2012, and the foreword to the book, 21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn. Currently, he serves on the board of the Buck Institute for Education (www.bie.org).
Beginning in February, Ken will work with a cross-sectional team of WPS students, educators, parents, and community members to build a WPS 21st Century Profile of a Graduate (POG). A POG includes a finite list of competencies that Wellesley deems most important for our Wellesley High School graduates to master as they prepare for college, career, and life in the 21st century. Please visit the WPS website to learn more about the newly formed Profile of a Graduate Task Force and how you can participate.