Education Everywhere: International School Success Stories and Global Collaboration
Edutopia's video series Education Everywhere profiles innovative school systems all around the world. Here you'll find links to the videos and additional resources for global learning.
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Education Everywhere Video Series
Edutopia's video series takes a look at high-achieving education systems and model schools around the world to see what makes them successful. This series is a co-production with the Pearson Foundation; visit their "Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education" page for more information about the project.
- Finland’s Formula for School Success (2012)
Early intervention and sustained individual support for every student are keys to educating the whole child in Finnish schools.
- Singapore's 21st-Century Teaching Strategies (2012)
By cultivating strong school leadership, committing to ongoing professional development, and exploring innovative models like its tech-infused Future Schools, Singapore has become one of the top-scoring countries on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests.
- How Canada Is Closing the Achievement Gap (2012)
In Ontario, schools have raised their test scores and graduation rates by providing resources such as full-time student success teachers, who help English-language learners and other students in need.
- Shanghai's Improvement Plan for Schools (2012)
In Shanghai, China, every low-performing school is assigned a team of master teachers and administrators to provide weekly guidance and mentorship on everything from lesson plans to school culture.
- Germany Takes On Education Reform (2012)
When low scores on the 2000 PISA exams revealed the inequities in their education system, many German states began to make comprehensive efforts to improve the quality of their schools.
Education Around the World
- Lessons from Abroad: International Standards and Assessments (2009)
Linda Darling-Hammond discusses assessment in the world's top-performing school systems and the new Common Core standards in this 2009 webinar. You can also watch a video interview with Darling-Hammond on the topic.
- Education as a Vital Global Marketplace Represents the Future (2008)
Our 2008 collection of articles explores the many ways students are taught around the world, including stories from Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, India, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia, Sweden, and Uganda.
- How to Help an International School: Give the Gift of Books -- and More by Laila Weir (2008)
Teach children a global lesson by donating books and other needed supplies to schools around the world.
- It Takes a Planet: Education Is a Common Thread (2006)
International Schools in the United States
- High School Education Takes On a Global Dimension (2007)
New doors open as students at Chicago's Walter Payton College Prep learn an international perspective reinforced by four years of language study, global videoconferences, and travel abroad.
- Learning to Care: A Night in the Global Village (2007)
In Perryville, Arkansas, Heifer International re-creates communities from developing countries so that kids can experience firsthand how to survive in substandard living conditions.
- Cultivating a Student's Global Consciousness by Grace Rubenstein (2006)
Seattle's John Stanford International School excites students with the promise of an interconnected world. Watch a video about John Stanford International School.
- A Common Language Creates an Uncommon Bond: Students Learn to Speak Japanese by Ashley Ball (2004)
An innovative program teaches kids that it's never too early to learn a foreign language. Watch a video about Portland's Japanese immersion programs.
- Learning Without Borders: Students Connect with Their Peers Worldwide (2004)
High school students at the International School of the Americas foster connections with the community through small classes, travel opportunities, and plenty of time for formal and informal exchanges.
Cross-Cultural Online Collaborative Projects
- Global Education On a Dime: A Low-Cost Way to Connect by Alexander Russo (2007)
Resources to help teachers create international collaboration projects on a small budget.
Friendship Through Education: A Sampler of International Web Projects (2002)
These online initiatives seek to enhance global understanding by connecting students from different countries.
- It Takes Many Villages to Make a World: iEARN by Edwin H. Gragert (2000)
The director of The International Education and Resource Network USA talks about how the borders of students' curricula -- and classrooms -- can extend internationally.