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Results of the OECD’s 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey Webinar/Event

May 13, 2014

American teachers participated for the first time in the 2013 round of TALIS, which focuses on teachers’ professional context and the conditions of the learning environment in which they teach. TALIS captures the perspectives of practitioners on key topics, including the degree to which teachers’ professional development needs are being met, insights into the beliefs and attitudes about teaching that teachers bring to the classroom, and the role that school leaders play in fostering an effective teaching and learning environment.


PISA: What It Measures, Why It Matters Webinar/Event

November 12, 2013

What can the United States learn from the highest-performing nations in the world? On December 3, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will release the results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an assessment of reading literacy, mathematics, and science given in 2012 to fifteen-year-olds in sixty-five nations. While most of the focus on the release of the results will likely be on the international rankings, PISA provides a great deal of information on student learning and teaching and the policies and practices of high-performing countries.


Advancing Global Competency: Assessing Student Learning of Twenty-First-Century Skills Webinar/Event

November 05, 2013

The Alliance for Excellent Education and Asia Society cohosted webinar on measuring twenty-first-century skills—the central focus of a RAND report presented at the October 2013 meeting of the Global Cities Education Network in Singapore. The Asia Society organized the Global Cities Education Network, which works to identify internationally informed practices in urban school systems in North America and Asia to transform learning and achieve equity.


Leveraging Linguistic Diversity: Lessons from International Schools Webinar/Event

October 08, 2013

This webinar is on the innovative design of international schools that support the use of students’ heritage language as well as English in the context of a rich academic curriculum. Using Seattle Public Schools as a model, a new Alliance report, Embracing Linguistic Diversity: The Role of Teacher Leaders in Building Seattle’s Pipeline of International Schools, describes how international schools cultivate a schoolwide focus on bilingualism and global competency as part of a challenging curriculum to develop students’ cognitive and interpersonal skills.

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