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Tahoe 21st Century Education Speakers Series: Author Bernie Trilling to speak Nov. 8 and 9



INCLINE VILLAGE -– Community educators are joining forces to bring another 21st Century Education Speakers Series to the Tahoe Basin.

This year’s series kicks off with author Bernie Trilling on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 6:30 TO 9 p.m. at Sierra Nevada College in the Tahoe Center for Environmental Education. Trilling is a key organizer of the nation-wide Partnership for 21st Century Skills initiative – 33 organizations advocating education readiness by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders.

Trilling will talk about the profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and what is needed for a thriving 21st century community and workplace.

Trilling is a 21st century learning expert, advisor, author and the former global director of the Oracle Education Foundation, where he directed the development of education strategies, partnerships and services for the Foundation and its ThinkQuest programs. He has served as board member of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and co-chaired the committee that developed the highly regarded “rainbow” learning framework.

Trilling co-authored the seminal book on the subject, 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in our Times. Through a rich multi-media and interactive presentation he will help participants both envision and experience the skills and capacities that children need to be successful adults in our rapidly changing society.

Join local educational leaders in a community discussion following Trilling’s presentation. This event is free and open to all community members — students, parents, teachers and administrators are encouraged to attend. Trilling’s book will be available for purchase.

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Trilling will facilitate a teacher development day for all local educators to focus more deeply on means and methodologies for implementation of these new ideas. The teacher workshops are free to local educators and will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Parasol Foundation, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village.

For more information about the sessions and to reserve a seat, visit www.sierranevada.edu/21stCentury.

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