OUR GOAL IS TO SERVE TEACHERS EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD BY CREATING A GLOBAL TEACHING LICENSE THAT WILL VALIDATE COMPETENCE TO TEACH IN AN EVER-CHANGING LEARNING WORLD
Curricula will always vary, but great teaching is universal. Great teachers know how to unleash and channel the innate curiosity of children in order to transform them into critical thinkers and problem solvers. But the many requirements that vary within individual states and countries result in uneven teaching standards and millions of unprepared teachers. The pandemic has introduced online learning to the world and accelerated a path towards innovation, yet the process of global teacher preparation remains stuck in a much earlier era.
“Ensuring that future teachers are equipped to teach in tomorrow’s learning world will require a reimagining of the fundamental role of teachers. In a world where information is readily accessible, the role of the teacher as 'dispenser of knowledge' doesn’t work anymore. It is time to rethink the knowledge and capabilities we expect teachers to be endowed with, regardless of where they are in the world. The process of training well-qualified teachers must be grounded in research and culminate in a global teaching license.“
- Dr. Emily Feistritzer
Our first major project will be the launch of a large-scale landscape analysis to understand exactly how teachers currently enter the profession in the 197 countries that offer public education.