Sir Ken Robinson to speak at Sacred Heart Prep on Nov. 9
by Linda Hubbard Gulker on November 6, 2011
Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., considered one of the world's leading thinkers on creativity, innovation, and 21st century learning, will appear at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton on November 9 at 7:00 pm. Part of the Common Ground Speaker Series, Robinson's topic will be Creative Edge: Inspiring Innovative Thinkers. The promotional materials describe Robinson as "a witty and incisive speaker, he challenges parents and educators to rethink their expectations for today's youth and to embrace a new paradigm of passion-based learning that enhances talent, achievement and a sense of personal fulfillment. Sir Ken's visionary plan includes practical steps to help families and schools harness the power of creativity and innovative thinking." His books include The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything and Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative. The event is free to parents of participating member schools, to all Bay Area teachers. The wider community can attend for $20. More information is available on the Common Ground Speaker website.