Rick Lavoie will present 'Educating for the 21st Century: Challenges and Changes' – April 18

Monday, April 18, 7 to 8 p.m. Lakeside Hall Meeting Rooms (212, 213, 214)

Esteemed educator Rick Lavoie will give a public presentation titled “Educating for the 21st Century: Challenges and Changes.”

This presentation explores the drastic cultural changes of the century and the ways that educators can meet the associated challenges. Parents and teachers must come to understand that today’s kids live in a social and academic environment that is radically different from the world that we knew as children. The session makes the argument that the Information age demands that all people (despite their occupation or profession) must be lifelong learners. Every field and profession is exploding with new information that must be learned, understood and embraced by tomorrow’s workers. Therefore, the primary goal of today’s teachers is to motivate their students to view “learning” as a lifelong process. Lavoie will introduce an innovative motivational system that represents a paradigm shift in the way that we motivate our students in any classroom at any level.

Lavoie served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs for 30 years. He holds three degrees in Special Education and holds two Honorary Doctorates in Education from the University of Massachusetts (2003) and Mitchell College (CT – 2007). He has served as a visiting lecturer at numerous universities including Syracuse, Harvard, Manhattanville College, University of Alabama, University of Melbourne and Georgetown. His numerous national television appearances include The TODAY Show, CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, ABC Evening News and Walt Disney Presents.

Learn more about Dr. Lavoie at ricklavoie.com