Ted Dintersmith, Ph.D.
Author, Educator, Film Producer and Venture Capitalist
What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America
Ted Dintersmith, Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading voices on innovation and education, took an unprecedented road trip throughout the 2015-2016 school year in which he visited 200 schools across all 50 states to discover inspiring educators who courageously break from what, he argues, is an obsolete education model. His latest book, What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America, presents stories of teachers in ordinary circumstances doing extraordinary things in elementary schools, secondary schools, colleges, and places not often thought of as “school.”
The book takes on the core issues shaping our nation’s future – human potential, social equity, the achievement gap, and the underpinnings of a healthy democracy. It makes the case that education could be better and more equitable if schools challenged students with real-world problems. It explains the urgency in ending our nation’s all-in focus on “college-ready” curriculum tied to high-stakes tests of low-level skills.
NOTE: Dr. Dintersmith spoke at two FAN events on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
Event 1: 12:00 PM, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson St., Chicago.
Event 2: 7:00 PM, New Trier High School, Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium, 7 Happ Rd., Northfield.