This is what we think

What the GELP community has to say:

GELP Russia 2017 - August 27th, 2017

The Global Education Leaders Partnership takes great pleasure in announcing the 14th international convening of GELP to take place in Moscow on 1-3 November. Our partner in GELP Moscow, The Global Education Futures Forum (GEFF), is an international collaborative platform that brings together pioneers of global education to discuss and implement the transformation of educational ecosystems to thrive in the future. See

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GELP Symposium Boston 2016 - January 18th, 2017

From Sunday 11th to Tuesday 13th September 2016, members of the Global Education Leaders’ Partnership (GELP) gathered for a symposium co-convened with the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) and faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) to discuss the NCEE report: 9 Building Blocks For a World-Class State Education System. 

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GELP New Zealand 2015 - January 18th, 2017

GELP New Zealand was held in Auckland in November 2015 and focused on three themes: 

  • what is learning for
  • the shared responsibility for learning and 
  • innovative learning environments.

Download the report on proceedings

For easy reference workshop presentations are listed below​, by theme,​ and accompanied by supporting materials​:​


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GELP Durban 2015 - January 17th, 2017

Building Future Learning Systems: From Exceptional Innovations to Systemic Transformation.

Durban, South Africa

April 2015


GELP Durban

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New Metrics - November 20th, 2015

The GELP community have been interrogating the question of new metrics across three events. In the run up to Sydney a group gathered to ask in this paper: what kind of outcomes should new assessments and metrics seek to measure? Following this, we took a step back and asked, are there other ways of using metrics to move systems towards transformation? In this paper we looked at how a value chain could help with that approach.

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Workforce Development - November 19th, 2015

On this page you will find a collection of resources generated for, and used by the Workforce Development working group (facilitated by Al Bertani and Tom Bentley). Firstly, to kick off the working group a horizon scan on existing innovative initial teacher training and professional development programs was carried out by Innovation Unit.

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Personalisation - October 19th, 2015

In March 2014, a group of GELP partners gathered in New York City to undertake a study visit of personalized learning in the NYC iZone. Participants each visited two schools, learnt from key iZone partners and the innovate NYC team, and took part in a workshop about the design of the new iZone Academy. On the final afternoon, groups presented learning on three key challenges to the senior iZone team. 

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New Players working group - May 14th, 2014

On this page you can find the pre-reading for the New Players workshops in San Francisco, as well as a handout used in one of the workshop that introduces a case of New Players operating in Kentucky.

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GELP San Francisco - May 9th, 2014

Every six months GELP partners meet to share practices, goals, and challenges as they lead transformation in their education systems.  The 10th, and most recent GELP Global Event took place in San Francisco, USA from Monday, 5 May to Friday, 9 May 2014.

The report from this event, including links to relevant resources and materials, is available here.

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GELP New Delhi - October 25th, 2013

The 9th GELP Global Event took place in New Delhi in India from Monday, 21 October to Friday, 25 October.  You can access resources from the event, including the full report from the event below, with links to presentations and materials.

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Emerging Learning Ecosystems - May 6th, 2013

Written by David Jackson

Learning ecosystems: system transformation as if people mattered 

Across the world, those leading education systems are grappling with the challenge of scale. Almost all systems can point to a few individual sites where students and teachers are engaged in deep and relevant learning and which are achieving outstanding learning outcomes. However, they remain unsure what role these sites can play in the larger goal of raising student learning outcomes across the whole jurisdiction.

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Exploring Learner Engagement - May 6th, 2013

The Global Education Leaders’ Partnership (GELP) sets out to transform education at local, national and global levels. The partnership is a global community of education leaders working alongside thought leaders and consultants from world-class organizations, who are committed to creating education systems that equip every learner with the skills, expertise and knowledge to thrive in the 21st century.


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GELP Rio - November 9th, 2012

Every six months GELP jurisdictions meet to share practices, goals, and challenges as they lead transformation in their education systems.

The 7th GELP Global Event took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 November 2012.

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GELP Seattle - November 6th, 2011

The biggest in the programme’s history, the GELP Global Event in November 2011 welcomed 83 delegates, with 54 GELP members in teams from 13 jurisdictions.

10 countries and 5 continents were represented at the event, which was held at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation conference centre in Seattle, Washington, USA.

The framing question asked of jurisdiction teams before the event was:

What are you and your GELP team planning to do in your jurisdiction over the next six months to progress your journey towards 21st century education and the learning society?

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