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April 15, 2014

Arne Duncan on the International Summit on the Teaching Profession

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan shares his report from the 4th International Summit on the Teaching Profession.

April 03, 2014

Lessons From Shanghai's Professional Learning System

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.

March 28, 2014

Is Travel Necessary?

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

March 01, 2014

Myths and Realities of International Field Experiences

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. I learned that many of the commonly perceived challenges are, in fact, overcome in institutions all over the country.

February 26, 2014

A Strong Start for Teachers

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

February 22, 2014

Student Leadership: Fostering True Change

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.

February 18, 2014

Global Partnerships: 5 Steps to Success

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.

February 08, 2014

Diversity Education Goes for the Gold!

Through Olympic-themed lessons, you can promote respect for religious and other forms of diversity while developing healthy habits, good character, and essential academic skills. Such lessons can easily be integrated into the regular school day because of their academic content and their potential for alignment with Common Core State Standards. They also lend themselves well to afterschool programs, which can put more emphasis on physical movement and interaction.

January 22, 2014

Classrooms at the Front Line of Reform

A new report highlights classrooms at the frontlines of innovative school reform, and offers ideas and actions so all students can take full advantage of the global innovation age.

January 11, 2014

Sprouting Ideas: Integrate Global Agriculture Into Teaching

Previously, we shared how food production and distribution is—and has for centuries—been a global issue. Today's blog post is dedicated to putting those ideas to practice in the classroom.

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