The Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning annual conference is dedicated to preparing American students to be globally competent and ready for college. The two-day event connects educators, business leaders, policymakers and resource providers to share best practices, build partnerships and advance policies to ensure the next generation is ready to lead in an interconnected world.

The 2013 Partnership for Global Learning annual conference (PGL13) will be an exciting one. Please join us June 28–29 in New York City. There is an optional pre-conference workshop day on June 27.

Engage the World

Success in college and the workplace now require global knowledge and skills. PGL13 shares effective approaches in elementary, secondary, and afterschool programs to prepare students for these new realities.

The conference features big-name innovators as well as dozens of hands-on workshops. Master teachers from high-performing countries will share their models of high achievement and global competence. Policymakers will come to hear what you advocate to improve student achievement. Perhaps most important of all is a chance for educators to meet and to collaborate.


Four intertwined strands will help you—and your students—engage the future:

Deeper Learning

The skills and knowledge an ever-changing world demands.

Help students learn how to learn. Give them opportunities to apply critical thinking and decision-making skills to real-world issues and projects. Design learning experiences that allow them to work collaboratively and effectively with peers and experts around the world. Moreover, see how this type of education can benchmark a student’s academic growth—and meet the Common Core standards to boot—to ensure they’re on the right track to success.

Expanded Learning

Creative approaches to global competence in out-of-school time.

Adopt a global learning framework and open a world of opportunities for youth engagements. See how afterschool and summer programs, internships, service learning projects, and other out-of-school time activities can bolster academic success.

A Digital World

Create a truly global environment, right in your own classroom.

Integrate technology and media to create a truly global learning environment. Technology provides tools to help students investigate the world, analyze information critically, weigh perspectives, and communicate ideas. It’s also an all-powerful platform for students to reach a broad audience on issues that matter the most to them.

Take Action

Students create their own future through real-world projects.

Globally competent students are change makers—they are not bystanders. They’re keenly able to recognize opportunities and problems and have the capacity to act on and defend their beliefs. A well-rounded global education not only opens student’s eyes, but also sets the stage for them to act in ways that are inspired by their course of study and driven by a desire to make a difference locally, regionally, and globally.

The conference is made possible by the vision and generosity of:

Founding sponsor

MetLife Foundation supports education, health, civic and cultural organizations. It seeks to increase opportunities for young people to succeed, encourage leadership development for teachers and principals, and connect schools, families and communities. Its funding for education is informed by findings from the annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher. For more information visit www.metlife.org

Lead Sponsors

The NEA Foundation is an independent, public charity supported by contributions from educators, corporate sponsors, and others.  We partner with education unions, districts, and communities to create powerful, sustainable improvements in teaching and learning. For more information visit www.nea.org.


The students of today are the workforce of tomorrow. State Farm and the State Farm Insurance Companies Foundation proudly support the Asia Society and their focus on quality education. We believe it’s more important than ever to invest in our education system and ensure our students have the necessary tools for success. For more information, visit www.StateFarm.com.

Interested in sponsoring the annual conference?

Please contact Jessica Kehayes at 212-327-9227 or [email protected].