ABOUT THE FORUM
The Global Education Forum (GEF) is proud to involve many leading international and national organizations making a difference in the global education field. The Forum serves as a “community of practice” environment, where teachers, administrators, parents and community members can come together to network and share how they are preparing students for the 21st century.
We would like to thank the following organizations for giving their time and expertise to make the Forum a success:
Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Find out more at www.AsiaSociety.org/education
The Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education— an executive-style, 36-month program — offers a significant departure from most other doctoral programs, and represents a core commitment of Penn GSE to innovative leadership development. Further information is available at www.gse.upenn.edu/midcareer.
Winchester College, located in Winchester, England, has been educating boys continuously since its foundation in 1382. Winchester is distinctive among boys' boarding schools (and perhaps all schools) in its combination of intellectual tone, promotion of high culture and civilized pastoral care. Every boy is a full boarder and its admissions system, in which prior to admission every boy is interviewed at length, is unique. Learn more at www.winchestercollege.org.
GOLD LEVEL SPONSOR
VIF International Education - VIF International Education partners with districts and schools to prepare global-ready teachers and students. Global learning for all! Learn more at www.vifprogram.com.
World Savvy is a national education nonprofit that works with educators, schools, and districts to integrate the highest quality of global competence teaching and learning into K-12 classrooms, so all young people can be prepared to engage, succeed, and meet the challenges of 21st century citizenship. Learn more at www.worldsavvy.org.
IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive
world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. www.irex.org
SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR
iEARN-USA iEARN-USA (International Education and Resource Network) is an educational nonprofit focused on enabling young people worldwide, working in collaboration and dialogue, to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people. Learn more at www.us.iearn.org.
The Experiment in International Living (www.experiment.org) has been offering immersive experiential learning programs abroad since 1932. Today, The Experiment offers summer programs for high school students in Europe; the Americas; Africa, south of the Sahara; North Africa and the Middle East; and Asia and the Pacific. Participants are challenged to explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme.
At the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), our highest priority is to help teachers prepare students for successful lives. We do this by showing teachers how to use Project Based Learning in all grade levels and subject areas. As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, BIE creates, gathers, and shares high-quality PBL instructional practices and products and provides highly effective services to teachers, schools, and districts. Learn more at www.bie.org.
The South Asia Center's mission is to enhance the study of South Asia (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal) and within the wider community. The Center supports faculty and student research, conferences, curriculum development, outreach, and other activities and events related to modern South Asia.
The Middle East Center serves as a meeting point of different disciplines, departments, and constituents, which allows us to facilitate learning and research opportunities for the study of the Middle East at Penn and beyond. We offer a variety of resources including Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for students. We also organize activities for faculty and students in the form of hands-on experiences such as field trips (locally and overseas).
The NEA Foundation is a public charity supported by contributions from educators' dues, corporate sponsors, foundations, and others who support public education initiatives. Learn more at www.neafoundation.org.
The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) is the leading advocate for a worldwide network of elementary and middle level principals. NAESP advances the profession by developing policy and professional development resources that enahnce the capacity of principals as change agents for leading effective learning communities in which all children reach their highest potential toward becoming engaged and productive global citizens.
NNSTOY, an organization of teacher leaders, seeks to transform the teaching profession by using our credible voice to support policies and practices that advance teacher leadership, educator effectiveness, and the conditions, capacity, and culture necessary to support great teaching and learning for all students.
Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education serves more than 8,000 preK-12 and higher education professionals around the world each year through more than 70 programs offered on-campus and online. We aim to equip and empower educators and institutions around the world in support of developing intercultural awareness and global competency in students. Through transformative adult learning, we elevate student learning. To learn more, visit www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/