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May.
01 2014

TLP and CMEC Partner to Bring Major International Teaching Conference to Canada

May 1st 2014
We are pleased to announce that a high profile international conference – the International Summit on the Teaching Profession – will be coming to Canada in the spring of 2015, thanks to a new partnership between the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and The Learning Partnership.
 
This significant announcement was made at our recent Champions of Public Education Toronto Tribute Dinner, on April 23, by the Honourable Alan McIsaac, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Prince Edward Island and Vice-Chair of CMEC – a well-respected intergovernmental organization that provides leadership in education at the pan-Canadian and international levels, with all 13 provinces and territories as members.
 
At the fourth International Summit on the Teaching Profession this past March in New Zealand, Minister McIsaac and CMEC’s current Chair, the Honourable Jeff Johnson, Minister of Education for Alberta, proposed that Canada host the fifth Summit. With Canada’s reputation for an excellent public education system, the proposal was accepted. The CMEC and The Learning Partnership will serve as co-hosts for this major international summit, which will take place in March 2015 in Banff, Alberta.
 
The International Summit on the Teaching Profession was launched in 2011 in the United States, bringing together ministers and teachers to focus on best practices and ideas from across the world about how to drive improvements in public education through teacher development and teaching excellence. One thing that all the best education systems in the world have in common is a high-quality teaching profession. But what are the key factors to making sure we continue to improve and what are the top countries in the world doing to promote teaching excellence? These summits focus on this topic to ensure the global advancement of public education.
 
The Learning Partnership is honoured to be partnering with CMEC. More than 25 countries will participate and we look forward to profiling Canada’s outstanding publically funded education system on the international stage. 
 
Information about the International Summit on the Teaching Profession can found at www.istp2014.org, with additional details about the fifth symposium in Canada available in the future.