2010 Global Education Conference, November 15-19

Teaching Matters has been selected to participate in the 2010 Global Education Conference being held November 15 - 19, 2010. The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, world-wide community effort to increase opportunities for globally-connecting education activities and initiatives.

The conference currently has scheduled 50 keynote addresses and over 300 general sessions  from 62 countries.  Sessions will focus on teachers, students, curriculum, policy and leadership and global issues.

On Thursday, November 18 at noon, John Clemente, Teaching Matters' Director of Educational Services, will faciliate a session entitltled "Assessing Your Innovation Capabilities." Participants will learn how Teaching Matters' Rubric for School Innovation can be used to move schools toward becoming sucessful 21st century learning environments.

The conference will take place in multiple time zones and multiple languages over five days.There is no formal registration required for the conference, as all the sessions will be free and online, broadcast live using the Elluminate platform, and available in recorded formats afterward.  Actual session links will be posted the week of the conference. See the full hour-by-hour schedule in your time zone at http://www.globaleducationconference.com/schedule.html.


Session Details--
Thursday, November 18, 2010, Noon

Assessing your Innovation Capabilities

John Clemente, Director of Educational Services, Teaching Matters

Imagine a successful 21st century school in this flat world. What does it look like? Does it include a balance of core academic content and digital literacy? Does it involve global collaboration? Teaching students to be creative, critical thinkers, problem-solvers and collaborators has been a goal of education for a long time but to do it with technology innovations and collaborate globally is an entirely new skill for many students and teachers. Find out how to assess your school’s progress in innovating for the 21st century and how this can help you move your school, teachers and students forward in their thinking.