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Wedge Visiting Scholar Presentations


1 Million Reasons for Hope: Where Education Meets Exploration

Vicki Phillips

Join Executive Vice President and Chief Education Officer for the National Geographic Society as she explores education strategy and programs focused on transforming the classroom experience and inspiring the next generation of planetary stewards. This event is free to attend and open to the public. 

About the Presenter

Vicki Phillips holds and Ed.D. in international leadership and management from the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom, and an M.A. in school psychology and B.S. in elementary education and special education, K-8, K-12, from Western Kentucky University.

About the Wedge Visiting Scholar Presentations

The Wedge Visiting Scholar Presentations, a free evening lecture and all-day workshop for educators and the public, has been presented each year since 2003 through a gift from the Wedge family. Presentations have included Dr. Carol Tomlinson on “Defensible Differentiation: What Will It Take to Get It Right?”; Dr. Donald Treffinger on teaching children to think critically and creatively; Jonathan Plucker on excellence gaps; Bronwyn MacFarlane on “Curriculum for Every Student to Succeed: Integrating Best Practices from Gifted Education in the Content Areas; and Barbara Kerr on “From Imagination to Innovation: Encouraging Students in STEM.”



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