Category Global Education

The F♥RCE Awakens…And We Are Ready!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters around the world today, giving all of us on social media an opportunity to massively trend-jack the hype centering on this movie’s long-awaited premiere. “May The Force Be With You” – possibly the most powerful movie quote of modern time – has been waiting to re-emerge (along […]

Oakland Schools

MI Educators Collaborate to Make ‘Visible Learning’ Happen at Oakland Schools!

“Know Thy Impact”… Dr. John Hattie, Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, is globally recognized as the world’s foremost researcher on what works best in schools to improve student learning. His evidence-based practices for classroom educators were developed after  80 million people were analyzed […]

Oakland Schools

COMMON CORE: Curse or Cure? Oakland Schools Responds

View informative NEW PODCAST to hear about the benefits of the Michigan Common Core Standards. Presented by Dr. Michael Yocum, Executive Director of Learning Services, Oakland Schools, and Consultants Valerie Mills and Delia DeCourcy. An excerpt: “The nature of work in America has changed. But because education has not kept pace with these changes, a […]

My Global is LOCAL

High School Students Learn International Entrepreneurship at Global Trade Mission 2013 February 28, 2013: 180 Oakland County high school students, plus Culture Ambassadors, Teachers and Business Coaches from successful companies across Metro Detroit, converged on Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills for three days of hands-on, think-tank training known as the Global Trade Mission (GTM). […]

Oakland Schools

The CHOICE is Clear…

Comprehensive K-12 Schools Are More Important Now Than Ever! VIEW PODCAST by Dr. Vickie Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools FULL TEXT of PODCAST: Lots of things are being marketed to us under the label of choice and as I said in a prior podcast, there is nothing wrong with CHOICE, but when it comes to […]

Dr. Yong Zhao: Educate Innovators, Not Test-takers!

Dr. Yong Zhao is an internationally-acclaimed education expert and a prolific writer with a widely-reviewed new book, World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. He is the Presidential Chair of Global Education and Online Learning at the University of Oregon, where he also serves as the Associate Dean for Global Education and Online Learning, […]