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Nc s ummit us chinese 9.4.2014 final

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"Cultivating World Class Leaders in Education." Presentation at the NC Summit on US/China Education by Dr. Hiller A. Spires

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Nc s ummit us chinese 9.4.2014 final

  1. 1. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Cultivating World-Class Leaders in Education Dr. Hiller A. Spires September 4, 2014 4th Biennial NC Summit on US/China Education
  2. 2. Newlit.org
  3. 3. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation What does it mean to be World Class? • “Ranked among the world’s best; of the highest caliber.” • “A heart and mind for wanting to learn.” 好学心
  4. 4. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation How Are We Cultivating World Class Leaders in Education? Teacher • Innovative Professional Development
  5. 5. New Literacies & Global Learning Graduate Program Launched in Fall 2009 5 Teacher Cohorts Have Graduated (n = 92) 8 Chinese teachers from Beijing Royal School enrolled for 2014-2015
  6. 6. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
  7. 7. July 2009 Raleigh, NC June 2010 Cambridge, MA November 2011 Beijing, China July 2011 Friday Institute July 2012 Raleigh, NC March 2013 Beijing, China July 2013 Providence, RI
  8. 8. Ask a Compelling Question Gather & Analyze Information Creatively Synthesize Information Critically Evaluate & Revise A Project Based Inquiry Approach to Learning. Publish Share Act Design Studio Showcase Adapted from Spires, Lee, Young, Leu, Coiro, & Castek, 2009
  9. 9. Global competence: the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance (CCSSO & Asia Society, 2011)
  10. 10. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation How Are We Cultivating World Class Leaders in Education? Teacher • Innovative Professional Development • Insightful Research
  11. 11. Having Our Say: US & Chinese Teachers’ Perceptions Spires, Morris & Zhang, 2012
  12. 12. Having Our Say: US & Chinese Teachers’ Perceptions Spires, Morris & Zhang, 2012
  13. 13. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation How Are We Cultivating World Class Leaders in Education? Teacher • Innovative Professional Development • Insightful Research • Sustained Global Collaborations
  14. 14. • CED Delegation to Beijing - 2007 • US Asia Conference Board - 2008 • NC/China Summit - 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 • New Literacies Institutes at Beijing Royal School - 2010, 2013 • BRS Student Summer/Winter Camps - 2011- present • Beijing Inst. for Science & Technology - 2011 • Chinese Scholars J. Zhang 2009, Dan Li 2013, Yuan Chan 2014 • Suzhou North America High School, Suzhou, China 2014 - 2016 • Disciplinary Literacy for Deeper Learning MOOC-Ed - 2014
  15. 15. Connecting to the World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuu-cNND1eg
  16. 16. “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.” Jim Collins Image from COSN
  17. 17. (Thank You!)

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