New York Times columnist, Thomas L. Friedman, wrote an op-ed piece about his attempt to uncover The Secret of how Shanghai’s public secondary schools topped the world charts in the 2009 PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) exams in math, science and reading. He points out the importance of teacher training, peer-to-peer learning and constant professional development. How many U.S. teachers wish they could spend 30% of their time each week developing teaching skills and lesson plans?
We couldn’t agree more! Our Teachers Workshop for U.S. secondary school teachers provides up-to-date information on China and gives teachers an opportunity to learn from each other.