Shanghai approached teacher professional development by building on tradition and adapting what they saw as the best ideas from other countries, including England, Finland, and the United States. Learn more.


Can one be globally competent without leaving the country? We explore this question.


Chinese and American English languages both evolved in an effort to increase literacy rates. An interesting historical perspective.


Why computer programming is the "it" language for the global innovation age.


A new graduate-level teaching certification focuses on the knowledge and skills needed for the global innovation age.


It is time to debunk the myths around student teaching abroad, perpetuated by colleges of education. I often meet with teacher educators who express an interest in providing overseas student teaching opportunities, but find the barriers too great. As I listen to these challenges, I have started to see a pattern emerging of commonly cited barriers—most of which are viewed as impossible to overcome. Not so. I have done research on international student teaching in the United States in order to get a better grasp on the availability of these programs and a better sense of how they operate....


New report highlights global best practices in recruiting and inducting new teachers into the teaching profession.


What skills and knowledge does it take to go from learning about the world to making a difference in the world? Two Cincinnati teachers tell us about one change they made in their teaching to help their students make this transformation.


A virtual exchange, or a project done in collaboration with global peers using technology, gives youth an opportunity to build friendships and mutual understanding across countries. It takes time, planning, and patience, however, to build partnerships for effective global project-based learning. These five steps outline the most important things to know for finding, building, and strengthening partnerships with global peers to lead to a successful and meaningful project exchange experience.


We conducted a comprehensive review of assessments of 21st century competencies, including widely used measures and some that are in development, and talked with educators about how these measures are being used and the challenges and limitations associated with them. Based on this review, we identified a set of key lessons learned for those who develop or implement these new assessment systems.


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