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Yong Zhao

Zhao, Yong

Yong Zhao serves as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education at the University of Oregon. He is an internationally known scholar, author, and speaker.

Areas of expertise
  • Reform
  • Student Development
  • 21st Century Skills


  • World Class Learners: Yong Zhao unlocks the secrets to cultivating independent thinkers who are willing and able to use their learning differently to create jobs and contribute positively to the globalized society. This seminar presents concepts that teachers, administrators and even parents can implement immediately.

    Attendees will be able to:

    • Understand the entrepreneurial spirit and harness it
    • Foster student autonomy and leadership
    • Champion inventive learners with necessary resources
    • Develop global partners and resources

What People are Saying

"Yong Zhao dares to challenge prevailing 'standardized' education policies and practices in favor of more individualized, holistic approaches that tap into and enhance the talents of every child enabling all children to be better prepared to live productively in a globalized society.

Gail Connelly, Executive Director
National Association of Elementary School Principals