Mike is from Grosse Pointe, Michigan and is Senior Strategist at Education Elements in Washington, DC. Mike was hosted by the Ministry of Education and Network 4 Learning.
Mike shared lessons from a diverse set of perspectives schools hold about preparing students for the future, including systemic factors than enable or constrain instructional change in New Zealand schools.
Jeff is from Silver Spring, Maryland, in the Washington, DC area; he is a native New Yorker. He was hosted by the Ministry for Social Development and Community Housing Aotearoa.
Jeff researched the need and settings for attracting development capital to deliver affordable housing, specifically looking at interest from private sources such as banks, equity providers, Iwi and foundations. His research included a look at partnerships necessary to foster long-term multi-sector capital to deliver critically needed housing. Jeff also explored the capacity building needs of the community housing sector, a segment of housing providers he works with in the U.S.