Dover Citizens Discuss 21st Century Learning

Dover Citizens Discuss 21st Century Learning

March 14 - SEED, Dover Listens, and the Dover STEAM Initiative recently hosted several area civic and business leaders in a Celebration of Education, held at Liberty Mutual, in Dover, NH.

Sponsored by Liberty Mutual, D.F Richard, Relyco, Bank of New Hampshire, Measured Progress, and Envoy Mortgage, the event celebrated the many successes of education in Dover and explored a cutting edge vision of 21st century teaching and learning gaining nationwide acceptance in educationally oriented communities across America. “We felt it was important to share these concepts with area business and civic leaders as Dover continues to emerge as ‘The Education City’,” said David Bamford, event organizer. “We each have a role to play in meeting the needs of the 21 st century workforce in this rapidly changing world.”

More than 50 guests were in attendance and heard from featured speakers John Shea and Stephen Abbott, both of whom are school reform leaders who have worked at the regional and national levels. Shea is a highly regarded education innovator and co-founder of High Tech High, which was featured in the film “Most Likely to Succeed.” Abbott, from the Great Schools Partnership, has focused many of his efforts on elevating the voices of students, families, and community members in decision making and the learning process to support college and career readiness in all of our students.

The conversation continues with a series of discussions hosted by NH Listens. Schools Can’t Do It Alone is a the 3-part event that kicks off Saturday March 18 from 9:00am-12:00pm in the McConnell Center Cafeteria where attendees will share ideas to make Dover schools stronger and build a stronger relationship between schools, business, and community. The series goes on Thursday, March 23, 2017 and wraps up on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

To register for the free event, contact Michelle Holt-Shannon at