One of the great things about my job, is that by virtue of being an outsider, often organizations will bring together diverse groups of people to solve important challenges around technology integration (“Justin Reich is coming next week, let’s have him meet with all the stakeholders.) But the meeting I had in Singapore on Friday blew all previous similar experiences out of the water. I had a sharing dialogue about technology integration in the history classroom that included the following people:
- The curriculum design team for history
- The Master Teacher for history in Singapore
- representatives of the education technology division, including the key contact for history
- two professors from the National Institute of Education, responsible for teacher training in Singapore.