World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System Webinar/EventJune 18, 2018
In this webinar panelists will discus the key question behind Andreas Schleicher’s new book, World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System. He writes, “Every economic age has its core asset. In the agricultural age that asset was land; in the industrial age it was capital; and in our times, it is the knowledge, skills and character qualities of people. This core asset remains largely untapped and undervalued. It’s time for us to change that.” Schleicher examines the many successes from which to learn, looking seriously and dispassionately at good practice in countries around the world, all to understand what works in which contexts. Join the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) for a spirited and thoughtful conversation between Schleicher and All4Ed’s president Bob Wise.
This webinar, cohosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), focused on a new report from the OECD, "Students’ Well-Being: PISA 2015 Results," which analyzes for the first time students’ motivation to perform well in school, their relationships with peers and teachers, their home life, and how they spend their time outside of school.
Global Lessons for America’s High Schools Webinar/EventApril 24, 2017
This webinar, cohosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education and America Achieves, focused on how high schools are using global best practices to change classroom instruction and improve student outcomes.
A Global Test: The OECD Test for Schools Webinar/EventMay 16, 2013
How does your high school stack up against the best in the world? In 2012, more than 100 U.S. high schools took part in a pilot study to measure their students’ abilities to apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems and compare their performance to countries that took part in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a sixty-nation assessment administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). Findings from the test, known as the OECD Test for Schools, provides participating schools with a wealth of information on teaching and learning and shows that some schools performed quite well. Beginning next school year, all U.S. schools can participate in the test.
Over two hundred educators, advocates, and other key stakeholders gathered on December 4 to discuss the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results in reading, mathematics, and science. The event—cohosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education, Asia Society, Business Roundtable, Council of Chief State School Officers, ED in ‘08, and the National Governors Association—featured a dynamic presentation by Andreas Schleicher, PISA’s director and head of the Indicators and Analysis Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s (OECD) Directorate for Education; reactions from each of the hosting organizations; and an engaging question-and-answer session with the audience.