The Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning annual conference is dedicated to preparing 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 2014 Partnership for Global Learning annual conference (PGL14) will be an exciting one. Please join us June 27–28 in New York City.
Success in college and the workplace now require global knowledge and skills. PGL14 shares effective approaches in elementary, secondary, and after-school 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 schools 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 deliver a world-class education—and help your students succeed:
Gain the teaching skills and knowledge that an ever-changing world demands.
This strand focuses on curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies related to global competence. 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.
Examine critical questions and themes to gain a better understanding of the world.
This strand is about topics and events that are globally significant—and how they’re being taught. Life-long learning comes from questioning how the world works. But how do educators instill this sense of curiosity in students? At the dawn of the global knowledge age, students need to know how to ask questions, seek solutions, and apply thinking and skills on a global stage. Get to know how students can best learn about—and take on—issues of global significance.
A Digital World
Create a truly global environment, right in your own classroom.
This strand is dedicated to using technology and media to go global with learning. Technology provides tools to help students investigate the world, analyze information critically, and weigh perspectives. It allows students to connect directly with peers and experts worldwide. It’s also a powerful platform for students to reach a broad audience on issues that matter the most to them.
Help students thrive with multilingualism—at school and in the world beyond. More students than ever are learning a second or third language. Some are learning English while speaking a heritage language at home and in their community. What are the best ways to drive proficiency and give students real-world experiences using languages? This strand examines big ideas, research-driven design, and other best practices that allow the whole-school community—not just the language teachers—to support and benefit from a multilingual environment.
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