Top of the Class Newsletter

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the fourth Global Ed Talks interview of 2020, Anthony Mackay is joined by James Spillane, Professor in Learning and Organizational Change at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. Spillane’s work explores the education...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Educators around the world are asking themselves how to safely and responsibly open schools, but also grappling with the reality that as the coronavirus pandemic continues in much of the world, schools may never look exactly the same...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="22121" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Education systems across the globe have undeniably faced many challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. But it is possible that the pandemic will also produce some positive, long-lasting changes, according to a recent report...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Monica Pfister[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="22093" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Following extended school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic this spring, top-performing education systems are taking different approaches to support student learning and wellbeing over the summer. The Canadian province of Ontario...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the third Global Ed Talks interview of 2020, Anthony Mackay is joined by Michael Fullan, recognized as an international authority on educational reform and co-director of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global initiative, for a discussion...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Nathan Driskell[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]From May 17-20, leading thinkers on education system transformation convened under the banner of the Global Education Leaders Partnership. While the meeting was originally scheduled to be hosted at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, because...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Monica Pfister[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="22070" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Hong Kong—where schools closed in late January for a scheduled break but have not yet reopened due to the coronavirus—has implemented distance learning this year for longer than almost all other jurisdictions....

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Monica Pfister[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="22057" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]While almost all U.S. states have recommended or required that schools stay closed until summer, many international jurisdictions have already begun reopening schools or are planning to do so by the end...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Monica Pfister[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="22043" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Top performers use a range of approaches to prepare educators to use technology for teaching and learning. One key strategy is facilitating peer mentoring. Korea, for example, piloted and then fully launched...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the second Global Ed Talks interview of 2020, Anthony Mackay is joined by Andreas Schleicher, director of Education and Skills at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and member of CIEB’s International Advisory Board, to...