California Educator

October / November 2018

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E I G H T D I F F E R E N T C O U N T R I E S . More than 60 educators from across the world. CTA and the California Department of Education (CDE) in Septem- ber hosted the third Atlantic Rim Collaboratory (ARC) summit in Los Angeles to advance equity, excellence, well-being, inclusion, democracy and human rights for all students. "We wanted to bring together systems in education that believe pas- sionately in equity, inclusion, human rights and democracy because we felt that that message was not strong enough around the world, and we needed to get together to share what was happening," says ARC Facilita- tor Steve Munby of the Centre for British Teachers Education Trust. "No system does every- thing right, but we can learn together to improve all of our systems to make them better for the children of the world." S t a r t e d b y e d u c a t i o n research professor and author Andy Hargreaves, the summit included teams of educators from each countr y. Each team was required to include the head of the country 's education system and the leader of the education union because ARC is grounded in the Global Look at Student Learning CTA hosts education summit that examines equity as well as excellence By Becky Zoglman Summit participants visited UCLA Community School, a teacher-led and collaborative environment for student learning. belief that sustained education change comes only when all stakeholders are involved . Attending this year's summit were Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, Finland, Canada, Wales and Mexico. Oregon and Washington joined California this year in representing the United States. (Sweden and Aruba are a part of ARC but did not attend this year.) "It's important for California to be part of this larger, global group, not only because we're a large system, but also because we have been going through a lot of changes as we are transitioning from a sys- tem of test and punish under No Child Left Behind to a system of continuous improvement and lift- ing equity up to the same level as performance," said CTA President Eric Heins. "It's important that we are part of a global partnership that together can push back and make a real difference for the students of California and across the world." ARC builds on current strengths and strategies of the various educational systems, with the intent to " No system does everything right, but we can learn together to improve all of our systems to make them better for the children of the world." — Steve Munby, Centre for British Teachers Education Trust and ARC summit facilitator 24 Feature

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