On Thursday, September 20, 2018, the Brookline High School Innovation Fund kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration with innovation expert and author Ted Dintersmith, who spoke about his new book, What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America. The event was moderated by WBUR host Meghna Chakrabarti. More than 400 people, including parents, students, teachers, residents, administrators, and town officials from Brookline as well as attendees from all around Boston and the New England area, came to hear Mr. Dintersmith discuss key learnings and insights from his year-long experience meeting with students and teachers across the country.

The discussion focused on how to improve the current education system to meet the evolving demands of an increasingly innovative and rapidly changing world. Mr. Dintersmith shared his views on three core concepts that he believes can change the current teaching and learning paradigm for the betterment of students—trusting teachers to lead the way, letting students have a voice in their education, and aligning learning to what’s important in life. Mr. Dintersmith praised Brookline High and the Innovation Fund for leading the way by supporting teachers who champion innovative courses and initiatives that engage students and provide deep learning and a sense of purpose.

The author talk was the first in a series of events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Innovation Fund, which invests in new ideas, programs, and initiatives that foster a culture of innovation at BHS and prepare students to thrive in the 21st Century. The Innovation Fund is a 501 (c)(3) organization supported by private donations. All gifts are tax deductible.

Learn more about the Innovation Fund’s programs.

Donate to the Innovation Fund to support new courses and initiatives.

Read what The Boston Globe has to say about innovation at Brookline High.



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