Dear Friends,

Thought you might be interested in attending this upcoming event hosted by Asia Society Northern California called Global Education for Global World. We’re expecting a great discussion about why arming students with knowledge of Chinese language and culture can pay dividends for them and the US-China relationship, and how this can be best achieved on a much broader scale. Here are the details:

Global Education

Global Education for a Global World

Monday, May 12, 2014 • 1:00 PM

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.  Registration
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.    Conference
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.    Reception

Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street, San Francisco

Education systems worldwide are striving not only to overcome achievement gaps but also to teach critical knowledge and skills to prepare students for work, life, and citizenship in a global 21st century. What are the knowledge and skills that students must develop to be successful in an interconnected world? What do employers look for in hiring in this global environment? What are the different educational strategies being employed to meet these challenges? How can educational technologies help bridge the gap and how are they balanced and combined with instructional strategies?

Using Shanghai and its remarkable accomplishments as a case study, the Asia Society brings together thought leaders in education, business, academia, and government to deliberate on the skills students need in today’s global environment and how best to provide them. The conference will be held in conjunction with Asia Society Northern California’s 11th Annual Dinner on May 12, Education in a Global Era: The U.S.-Asia Connection.

Tony Jackson, Vice President for Education, Asia Society
Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder, Teach for All
Carola McGiffert, President, 100,000 Strong Foundation
Jack Wadsworth, Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley
Minxuan Zhang, President, Shanghai Normal University; Director, Center of International Education Study and Consultation, Ministry of Education, China

Conference Sponsor:
Southwest Airlines

Promotional Co-Sponsors:
Chinese American International School, Committee of 100, Crystal Springs Uplands School, International School of the Peninsula, JET Alumni Association of Northern California, 1990 Institute, 100,000 Strong, National Center for K-16 Chinese Language Pedagogy at UC Berkeley, Teach For All, Teach For China

$10 Asia Society Members
$10 Co-Sponsor Members/Students
$15 Nonmembers

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Asia Society Northern California
500 Washington Street
Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 421-8707

Thanks for your support,

Carola McGiffert
President & CEO