A teacher in 21st century learning is coming to the Pennridge School District from China to talk to teachers at a cost of 38-hundred dollars, a move that was passed at the Scholl Board’s July 29th meeting. Dr. Yong Zhao is a global leader in 21st century teaching. Zhao is expected to talk to Pennridge teachers during a August 28th lecture about involving more creativity in classroom. Board member David Thompson visited a conference and heard doctor Zhao speak and was impressed by Zhao’s ideas on education. however, thompson acknowledged that many of Dr. Zhao’s methods fly in the face of the common core curriculum, which is being fazed in at a number school district’s across the county. Dr. Zhao is a leading education reformer in china.