Thursday, July 21, 2016

A more Global Perspective

Recently I had the opportunity to attend Discovery Education's Global Education Leaders Forum.  Leaders from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Egypt, and Antigua were in attendance.  I felt honored to be invited as enjoyed the day learning.

The day, however, didn't really go as planned.  Our facilitator tried to keep us on schedule, but the conversation and curiosity was so rich it was hard to move on to other topics or speakers.  It started right off the bat when questions started for a speaker from the United States Department of Education.  Those questions started a larger conversation of curiosity in how the different countries represented do things.

The conversations on teacher training, professional development, teacher evaluation, and the work in Egypt were ones the the Secretary of Education and state level leaders should hear.  Our colleagues from Mexico and Egypt seemed to understand the importance of implementation much more than the bureaucrats here in the US.

Thank you Discovery Education for the opportunity to be a part of this great event.

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