The Global Education Coalition is a network of NYC-based organizations whose primary objective is to support educators in the New York metropolitan area in creating globally competent youth for tomorrow's future.
The February 29th meeting of the GEC-NYC focused on education in Asia and North America.
Jessica Kehayes, Executive Director of Education at Asia Society, presented on the 2012 launching of Global Cities Education Network (GCEN) that incorporated educational leadership across North America and the Asia-Pacific region. The purpose of GCEN is to convene and build on the capacity of education leadership teams in Asia and North America to work together to solve common high priority problems. Some of those critical components such as vison, alignment and equity, lay a foundation for a quality education. The impact of GCEN is to create changes in policies and practices within GCEN cities that impact teaching and learning for over 5.8 million students in just the inaugural group of 10 cities. These member cities include: Denver, Houston, Seattle, Toronto, Lexington, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Hiroshima, and Melbourne.
In action GCEN encourages networks between peers, colleagues and experts, promotes district changes in policies and practices and supports individuals in the network. GCEN recent findings include concrete evidence on the importance of instrumental, social and self-authoring learning.
To view the full PowerPoint presentation click here.