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1 Dr. Fred Mednick Founder, Teachers Without Borders Johns Hopkins University Inter-American Council for Integral Development Meeting INNOVATION IN EDUCATION AND TEACHER TRAINING February 25, 2014

2 Research Findings on Innovation in Teaching Brains are evenly distributed, but education is not Research (some timely, some new) can change all that

3 65 Million Teachers They flourish in settings in which they can share resources and connect to each other. Putting accessible content and teacher communities together can demonstrate impacts at far less cost They’ve always been multipliers; many have embraced technology and they’re getting connected. While the world raises expectations for teachers, teachers expect the world to pay attention

4 Research Conclusions on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) STEM addresses issues of inequality STEM stimulates problem solving STEM contributes to positive school climate 1. STEM is not a race for the best score, but a plan for real learning 3. STEM is connected to development 2. Short-term fixes are causing long-term problems

5 HAITI: Teacher Education for Community Development: Certification

6 ICT for Development Removing Barriers to Access Building Capacity for Teaching and Learning OAS-TWB Collaborations That Match the Research Inter-American Teacher Education Network

7 SAFE SCHOOLS: Building a Climate of Achievement in Latin America

8 Innovation and Global Educational Leadership Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering Networks for Sharing and Mentorship Community Development Local Educational Leadership

9 Organization of American States Connects education and development Convenes stakeholders Builds capacity where it matters most A catalyst of change, a beacon of hope, a model for the world

10 THANK YOU Dr. Fred Mednick |


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