New Era, New Administration, New Opportunities
July 9th-11th, Arlington,VA
"In a 21st century world where jobs can be shipped wherever there's an Internet connection...education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity and success, it's a prerequisite for success." With these words, our new administration has issued a call to create world-class schools, benchmarked to international standards that prepare our students with the knowledge and skills they need in a new and changing world.
In 2009, as new leadership comes to Washington D.C., the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning is hosting its second annual national forum from July 9-11, 2009 at the Marriot Crystal Gateway in Arlington, VA.
The Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning conference will address these issues and more. How do we define global competence, how do we recognize it in student work and how can economic stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) be used to transform schools to produce students ready for college and a global economy? We will also address: benchmarking to world standards and practices, building the capacity of teachers to teach about the world, creating new models of elementary school, and will debut new tools for schools to assess "how global are we?".
Speakers include Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education, Stanford University; Tony Wagner, author of The Global Achievement Gap; and Andreas Schleicher, OECD's top expert on international benchmarking and best practices.
The Partnership will also seek to engage the new administration and will be looking for feedback from attendees to help shape what excellence in policy and practice to advance international education will look like in the future.
To register for the conference and become a member of the Partnership for Global Learning, please visit www.asiasociety.org/forum