If you’re interested in hearing the discussion, you can listen to the full audio recording here (warning it is an hour long!). However, I would like to pull out three questions that I found particularly interesting (and challenging) to share with you:
Q: Why did Nord Anglia think [collaborations with MIT and Juilliard] were a good idea?
Everyone talks about developing skills for being successful in the 21st century by developing interdisciplinary learning and engaging students and teachers to develop their expertise. But, we wanted to just more than talk about it. We wanted to be involved in the debate and, if possible, start to lead the way in creating what this could look like for schools.
Q: How, specifically, do these partnerships sync up with Nord Anglia’s goals and mission?
This links fully with our mission to be ambitious--being ambitious for our students, our teachers and our schools. And what better way to do this than working with the world’s leading university in the performing arts and the world’s leading university in STEAM subjects to provide outstanding professional development for teachers and fantastic, engaging opportunities for students.
Q: What is Nord Anglia trying to achieve through these collaborations?
Aside from a love of learning, passion for the performing arts, development of skills for the future, the simple answer to this question was creativity and curiosity. Both collaborations are trying to develop both, in our students and our teachers, but there is definitely more of a focus on creativity with Juilliard and curiosity with MIT.