International Education Washington

P-20 International Education Leadership Summit

This project is funded by a grant from Longview Foundation.

Purpose: Bring major state business leaders, education leaders, and policy makers together to assess the states’ needs in policy and economic areas with regard to International Ed

Timeframe: Summer-Fall, 2005
The Summit was actually held on January 30, 2006.


  • Hold a Leadership Summit under the direction of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, Washington Council on International Trade, and Associates in Cultural Exchange (ACE)
  • Invite a nationally known speaker to address the Summit
  • Provide avenue for state leaders to see and experience “what’s possible” in exemplary programs in international education throughout our state and around the world
  • Identify the barriers to scaling up this effort: what legislative support is needed, business support, federal support, higher ed support, school district support

Key Personnel:

  • Bill Center, President, Washington Council on International Trade
  • Bill Stafford, President, Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
  • Caleb Perkins, Supervisor for International Education and Social Studies, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and member of 2004 State Team
  • David Woodward, President, Associates in Cultural Exchange, Member of 2004 State Team, and Project Director for 2004 State Innovations Grant
  • Lili Hein, formerly of Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, member of 2003 State Team
  • Michele Anciaux Aoki, Member of 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 State Teams, Project Director for the 2003 and 2005 State Innovations Grants
  • Sam Kaplan, Vice President, Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle

Status as of:  1/11/2006 | 12/7/2005 | 11/25/2005 | 7/26/2005 | 6/6/2005

Status as of 1/11/2006

The International Education Leadership Summit will take place the morning of January 30, 2006. Representatives from both the Prosperity Partnership and Washington Learns, as well as key business and education leaders, have been invited to the morning Leadership Summit.

Co-conveners of the Leadership Summit with the Coalition this year are the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, the Washington Council on International Trade, Associates in Cultural Exchange, and Alexander Hutton. Major funding for the International Education Leadership Summit is from a State Innovations Grant from Longview Foundation. The morning meeting is by invitation. (For more information, contact

The Summit activities will continue in the afternoon at the Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall at the University of Washington and are open to all:

  • 4:00-7:00 pm Heritage Language Learning and Teaching featuring Dr. Shuhan Wang from Delaware and Betty Lau from Seattle with a panel of Chinese heritage teachers and students. For details, see Early Language Learning Program 1/30/2006.
  • 7:00-8:00 pm Reception and Resource Fair with the Washington State Coalition for International Education following the Heritage Language program. Everyone is welcome! No charge. UW Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall.

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Status as of 12/7/2005

  • Plans developed for a morning breakfast meeting for about 40 key business and education leaders and policy makers with the theme: International Education Leadership Summit: Expanding Chinese Language Capacity in Washington State on January 30, 2006.
  • We have invited Dr. Shuhan Wang, World Languages Supervisor of Delaware, and coauthor of the 2005 Asia Society report "Expanding Chinese Language Capacity in the United States" to be a featured speaker at the breakfast meeting and at other meetings during the day. (More details coming soon.)

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Status as of 11/25/2005

  • Conversations have continued with Prosperity Partnership. Bill Stafford and Michele Anciaux Aoki attended their luncheon for rolling out their recommendations.
  • Michele has been attending meetings of Washington Learns.
  • The Coalition Steering Committee has met and are focused on holding the Leadership Summit on January 30.
  • The Coalition is also supporting the plans for a Global Education Summit Feb 10-11, organized by Caroline Tamayo, Manager of Bilingual Education for the Seattle School District

Status as of  7/26/2005

Status as of  6/6/2005

  • Initial planning meetings have been held with World Affairs Council, Trade Development Alliance, and Washington Council on International Trade

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