Global Innovations Moving the Needle to Support Teachers Outside the U S

Outside the U.S., ed-tech is being deployed to leapfrog education progress from creative governments splitting the teaching workforce into lecturing and mentoring teachers, to harnessing two-way video uplink to extend excellent instruction to underserved communities, to supporting teacher development in active learning pedagogies. Recent research from the Center for Universal Education at Brookings reviews almost 3,000 innovations around the globe to understand the most promising trends for rapidly accelerating, or leapfrogging education progress.

Presentation: 15 minutes by Rebecca Winthrop on Leapfrogging Inequality findings with a focus on harnessing ed-tech to unburden and support teachers followed by moderator discussion responding to the presentation.

Moderator: Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow & Director of the Center for Universal Education, The Brookings Institution


Yaw Osei Adutwum – Deputy Minister of Education, Ghana

Brian K Schreuder – Head of Department, Western Cape Education Department, South Africa

Ju-Ho Lee – (confirmed) Chair Education Workforce Initiative, former Minister of Education South Korea