Excellence in K-12 Education: Experiences in Finland and Washington State
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)
For decades, teachers, activists, scholars, foundations, and reformers have worked to improve public education in our state. As we seek to create high quality, inclusive, and equitable K-12 education for our kids, what can we learn from Finland – a country about the size of Washington, and widely seen as an educational success?
Join Dr. Pasi Sahlberg (Finnish Director General in the Ministry of Education), the Economic Opportunity Institute, the University of Washington College of Education, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Seattle Education Association for a one-day conference bringing together policymakers, experts and advocates to learn about, and discuss successes in, the Finnish and Washington State educational systems.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB)
Lyceum and Rooms 250, 332, 334
Registration 8:30 AM; Program: 9 AM–5 PM
150 attendees max. - registration required
Cost: $25 (includes lunch and materials)
Dr. Pasi Sahlberg is a longtime classroom instructor, teacher trainer, and agency leader who has coached schools and advised education policymakers around the world. He is an international keynote speaker and has published over 100 articles and books. Dr. Sahlberg is also a member of the Board of Directors of ASCD and Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki and the University of Oulu. His latest book is “Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?”
Made possible with generous support from: Center for International Mobility, Finland; Consulate of Finland, Seattle; Finlandia Foundation; Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland; Seattle Education Association; University of Washington College of Education; University of Washington Scandinavian Studies Department, Finnish Program; and the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction.