Education Leaders To Hold a Press Call on Lessons Learned and Best Practices Shared and Participate in Closing Session of Second International Summit on the Teaching Profession

2012 theme centers on “Preparing Teachers and Developing School Leaders”

Contact:  
(202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: March 15, 2012 03:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Event Date 2: March 15, 2012 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, OECD Deputy Secretary General Yves Leterme and EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen will join other key hosts of the Second International Summit on the Teaching Profession for a press conference call with a question and answer session today, March 15 at 3 p.m. ET. To participate in the call, dial 800-988-0221 and provide the pass code: ISTP2012.

Following the press conference call at 3:30 p.m. ET, Duncan, Leterme, van Leeuwen and Professor of International Education Fernando Reimers of Harvard University will hold the closing session, which is open to press and accessible via live webcast at http://media.rampard.com/cotl/20120314/doe/. Viewers are also invited to join the conversation on Twitter at #ISTP2012.

The March summit is part of an ongoing international dialogue on best practices in both teaching and learning. In the weeks following the summit, Asia Society will lead host organizations in publishing a summary paper to publicly document insights shared and lessons learned.

Note: During the closing session, each participating country and region will give a brief closing statement. Before concluding the Summit, Netherlands’ State Secretary for Education of Culture and Science Halbe Zijlstra will give a short presentation to preview the 2013 Summit scheduled to take place in Amsterdam.

An agenda and additional information on the International Summit is available at: http://www.oecd.org/education/teachersummit and http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/internationaled/teaching-summit-2012.html


Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (speaker)
OECD Deputy Secretary General Yves Leterme (speaker)
EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen (speaker)
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel
AFT President Randi Weingarten
CCSSO Executive Director Gene Wilhoit
NBPTS CEO Ron Thorpe
Asia Society Vice President Anthony Jackson
WNET’s Acting Director of Education Jon Rubin
What : Press Conference Call with Question and Answer
When : 3 to 3:30 p.m. ET today, March 15
Where : Dial-in: 800-988-0221
Event 2
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
OECD Deputy Secretary General Yves Leterme
EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen
Professor of International Education Fernando Reimers, Harvard University
What : Closing Session: What have we learned, and where do we go from here?
When : 3:30-5 p.m. ET today, March 15
Where : Hilton New York
Grand Ballroom (third floor)
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

This session will also be webcast live at http://media.rampard.com/cotl/20120314/doe/

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