The Global Search for Education: Jobsolescence – A Conversation with USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson
Sep05

The Global Search for Education: Jobsolescence – A Conversation with USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson

“I think the guiding principle for government should be to protect and enable/retrain the worker, not protect the job. Policy makers and educators should focus on making sure that workers are as equipped as possible to transition to new opportunities…” — Peter Robinson A recent OECD report finds that low and middle income earners have seen their wages stagnate and that the income share of middle-skilled jobs has fallen. Rising...

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Around the World in 30 Days – August 2017
Aug31

Around the World in 30 Days – August 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report If the world’s teachers were calling the shots on content in curriculum, what would they change? This month our world-renowned educators had their say. “Yes, the world is changing. I would say shrinking day by day,” writes teacher Rashmi Kathuria from India, who believes “the entire education system needs revamping. We need to develop a generation of critical thinkers, collaborators,...

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The Global Search for Education: What Curriculum is Relevant For Today’s World? – Our Top Global Teachers Weigh In
Aug27

The Global Search for Education: What Curriculum is Relevant For Today’s World? – Our Top Global Teachers Weigh In

Employers complain that graduates are not ready for work. Stanford University studies indicate students are overloaded and under-prepared. So exactly what should we teach young people in an age where Dr. Google has an answer for everything? Humans are living longer; the traditional professions disappear while new ones are created; international mobility is drastically increasing population diversity; terrorism, environmental threats...

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The Global Search for Education: Is Edmodo Disrupting the Education Conference?
Jul31

The Global Search for Education: Is Edmodo Disrupting the Education Conference?

Once upon a time, we thought the only place to meet authors was in bookstores and the only way to network with movie industry people was at film festivals. But look at the disruptive innovations we’ve witnessed, thanks to technology, since the 90’s. There are new platforms and vehicles allowing vast audiences to participate and collaborate regarding any topic and from anywhere in the world. On August 1st, Sal Khan of Khan Academy,...

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Around the World in 30 Days – July 2017
Jul29

Around the World in 30 Days – July 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report “Mastering disciplines, learning to communicate effectively, engaging civilly in discussion and argument—these have and should remain at the forefront of an education,” says Harvard Professor of Cognition and Education, Howard Gardner. America was built with a great vision in mind. From the beginning, the Founding Fathers believed in the importance of education and investment in youth. So...

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The Global Search for Education: Teachers’ Top Tips for Designing Meaningful PD Programs
Jul26

The Global Search for Education: Teachers’ Top Tips for Designing Meaningful PD Programs

In a 21st century world where we are learning, unlearning and relearning all the time, how can teachers keep up? The presence of technology in schools is increasing as are the opportunities to integrate tech into practice. However, the moment teachers master one new piece of tech, there may be something newer they need to learn.  Educators are living with the new tech challenges all over the world, so if they were calling the shots,...

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