Last week, 24 teacher leaders from 5 states, from public, independent and religious schools, representing all levels and many disciplines of K-12 education came together to learn the philosophies and strategies which will facilitate 21st Century competencies in our youth. It was an exciting, engaging, challenging and fun week, and the beginning of creating a community of educators to support one another in this important work! I was honored to co-facilitate with Chris Fontana, Global Visionaries co-founder and Executive Director; and Noah Zeichner, teacher at Chief Sealth International High School and recipient of the World Affairs Council Global Educator Award. We practiced the 4c’s: collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking as we led participants through exercises to create more democratic classrooms. I am inspired by the work and can’t wait to help create what comes next!