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Internationally known scholar, author, and speaker to meet DCSD teachers and leaders

CASTLE ROCK– Internationally known education expert, Dr. Yong Zhao, is slated to visit Douglas County School District (DCSD) teachers and leaders this week. Zhao will meet with teachers, district leaders, appear as a guest on “Let’s Talk Education,” and will be the keynote speaker at an educator forum.
“Dr. Zhao is passionate about the transformation of education to better prepare our students for the future,” said DCSD Development and Innovation Officer Pat McGraw.  “Much of his work informs our strategic plan."
McGraw points to Zhao’s latest book, “World Class Learners:  Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students,” as an influential resource for teachers developing the DCSD Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum.
According to McGraw, Zhao’s visit is all about sustainable learning.  “These two days will frame all of the work we will be doing with teachers during the summer and next school year,” continued McGraw.
In addition to meeting with teachers, Dr. Zhao will be a guest on the “Let’s Talk Education” radio show with host, DCSD Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen. Listen to the show live at 3 p.m. Wednesday May 1 at
Afterwards he will be the keynote speaker at a forum with teachers. The event will be streamed live on the web at beginning at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.  
Closed captioning will be available via the following link:
May 1, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category: Communications

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