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Evanston Township High School will host “The End of Education, The Future of Learning” on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00pm, in the school auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Family Action Network convenes a panel of adventurists, provocateurs, advocates, and futurists for a conversation about the intersection of design, learning, wonder, and curiosity. Acknowledging that we live at a moment in history when the world is dramatically changing, the program invites a new perspective on education. Learning is no longer about getting the right answers. It is about asking the right questions. Educating is no longer about efficiency and expediency. It is about wandering and discovering.

The discussion will explore key questions: In what ways do the structures and aims of education need to shift? Which of our previous practices and programs must we retain to anchor us in the work ahead? And which habits and hallowed traditions will we need to relinquish so that something transformative can have the space, naturally and with urgent patience, to come into being?

Panelists include WONDER, By Design founding partners Christian Long, Ed.M. and Trung Le, AIA and new partner Sam Chaltain; Jaime Casap, Google’s Chief Education Evangelist; Liz Gerber, Ph.D., faculty founder of Design for America, Associate Professor of Design at Northwestern University, and FAN Advisory Council member; Michael Kosko, Career and Technical Education Coordinator at Al Raby School for Community and Environment in Chicago; and Nichole Pinkard, Ph.D., founder of Digital Youth Network and Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University.

The February 17 presentation is sponsored by Family Action Network (FAN), in partnership with Wolcott School, WONDER, By Design, and Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.).

ETHS is located at 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, 60201. The auditorium is wheelchair accessible. Guests should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to 7:00pm to find parking and seats. Parking is recommended in the lot across from the main entrance, off of Dodge Avenue, or in the lots behind the high school. Parking is also available along Dodge Avenue according to posted City of Evanston signs.

For more information about FAN events and sponsors for the 2015-16 presentations, visit www.familyactionnetwork.net.