Shelley Potter, president of the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel, will be attending the second International Summit on the Teaching Profession in New York City, March 14 – 15. The Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Education International (EI), will focus on “Preparing Teachers and Developing School Leaders.” The two-day event will aim to explore three topics: developing school leaders, preparing teachers for the delivery of 21st century skills, and preparing teachers to work and succeed where they are most needed.
Participants will consist of education ministers, national union leaders and accomplished teachers from 24 countries and regions with high performing and rapidly improving education systems (based on the OECD Program for International Student Assessment). Confirmed countries and regions include: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, People’s Republic of China, Poland, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.
The March Summit is part of an ongoing international dialogue on best practices in both teaching and learning. In the weeks following the Summit, Asia Society will lead host organizations in publishing a summary paper to publicly document insights shared and lessons learned.
U.S.-based partners that assisted with planning the Summit are National Education Association (NEA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), Asia Society and WNET.