“Bringing scholars together to solve the educational challenges of today!”

Welcome To The Siegler Center for Innovative Learning

The Siegler Center for Innovative Learning (SCIL), the first center that Beijing Normal University has named for a foreign scholar and funded, was created to bring together scholars, practitioners, and educational leaders from China and the U.S. to address the educational needs of modern societies. SCIL is dedicated to combining insights from East to West to promote the deep learning and creative problem solving needed for students to excel and meet the challenges of the future.

The Center’s Mission:
1. Promoting cognitive development, regardless of children’s backgrounds, in ways that increase both the number of outstanding innovators and the number of people who are competent.
2. Bringing together Eastern and Western educational leaders and scholars in live meetings, webinars, and 1:1 interactions to tackle the educational challenges facing both countries.
3. Conducting research and developing instructional materials that will help educators from China and the West.