International Summit Opening and Framing Sessions, March 14, 1:00pm-2:30pm
International Summit Closing Session, March 15, 3:30pm-5:00pm
|WHAT:||Opening & Closing Sessions|
|WHEN:||March 14, 1:00pm and March 15, 3:30pm|
Education is recognized around the globe as a driver of economic growth and social change, and it is high-quality teaching that enables students to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the 21st century. At the 2012 Summit, participants will examine how to improve teacher preparation and the development of school leaders to better address the needs and expectations of today's and tomorrow's learning environments. This year's theme, Preparing Teachers and Developing School Leaders, was chosen based on feedback from many of last year's participants and will build upon the conversation that was started in 2011.
Twenty four countries and regions will participate: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the People’s Republic of China, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The U.S. Department of Education
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Education International (EI)
American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Council of Chief State School Officers(CCSSO)
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
National Education Association (NEA)