Dubai 1st-2nd June 2020

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● Moral development and well-being

● Lifelong learning skills

● UAE national priorities and academic achievement

 

Education Experts will explore the best practices and lessons learned based on the new UAE Framework. A mix of presentations, panel discussions, roundtables and a leadership workshops delivered by a range of industry hosts will provide thought provoking and informative insights into the best practices for education in 2020 and beyond.

Session 12th October 2020

09:00- 09:15am

Opening Remarks from the Chairman

Juliet Coley-Irwin, Education & Recruitment Consultant

World Arena Group

09:15- 09:45am

How to Ensure National Agenda Objectives are Integrated into the Curriculum to Ensure Targets are Met and Standards Raised.

Michelle Thomas, Director of Education, The School of Research Science

09:45 – 10:30am

Panel Discussion

Best Practices in Integrating Moral Development and Well-Being and Ensuring

this is Evidenced and Explicit

 

Demonstrating positive moral values

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Demonstrating a positive outlook to self and school

Responsibility for personal development and well-being

Leadership and involvement in school and wider community projects

Taking action to protect the environment

Awareness of global social issues

Cultural awareness

Chairman: John Harris, Principal, Global English School

 

1. Zen Kahn, CEO, Zen Professional Development

2. Wayne Howsen, Principal, The Aquila School

3. Dr Zeenath Reza Khan, Academic Integrity Officer, University of Wollongong

4. Catherine O’Farrell, Consultant & Senior Leader, KCC

11:00 – 11:30am

Sponsor Presentation – TBC

11:30- 12:30pm

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Interactive Roundtable Discussion Session
All attendees to the event will be able to choose 3 Roundtable Discussions to
join. Each discussion will last for 20 minutes before rotating to the next. Join the hosts in an informative and interactive discusssion

 

Roundtables:

1. Curriculum Design and Implementation which integrates national priorities        alongside breadth and balance

Kyle Knott, Head of Secondary, Star International School

 

2. Effectively measuring progress and attainment across phases

Thomas Meakin, Head of Secondary, Al Mamoura Academy

 

3. Leading an effective Enrichment Program

Wayne Howsen, Principal, The Aquila School

 

4. Reading for Learning across the Curriculum
Maggie Haynes, Vice Principal, Liwa School

 

5. Integrating technology to benefit learning and how to measure the impact

George Stokes, Head of Learning Technology, The Arbor School

 

6. Structure of learning and how to teach like a champion
Lina Kahwaji, Head of Science, Al Kamal International School

 

7. Effective CPD Strategies to Support Teachers
Zen Kahn, CEO, Zen Professional Development

13:30 – 14:15pm

Panel Discussion

 

How does an effective school ensure inclusive education for students of
determination and effective strategies for Care, Guidance and Support

 

– Vision and resourcing

– Guidance on entry and during phase transitions
– Academic, career and learning pathway guidance for all students

– Admission policy and procedures
– Capacity to improve

– Partnerships and engagement with students and their parents

 

Chairman: Moustafa Mahmood, Head of Inclusive Education,

Bukhatir Education Advancement and Management International

 

1. Louise Dawson, Head of Inclusion,

GEMS Jumeirah College

2. Siobhan Brady, Head of Inclusion,

GEMS Founders School

3. Kate McMillan, Group Head of Safeguarding and Inclusion,

Aldar Education

4. Pallavi Mallick, Head of Inclusion,

Next Generation

14:30 – 15:30pm

Inclusion Focus Roundtable Session:

Roundtables

 

All attendees to the event will be able to choose 3 Roundtable Discussions to
join. Each discussion will last for 20 minutes before rotating to the next. Join the hosts in an informative and interactive discussion

 

1. Adaptation and Modification of the Curriculum to Meet All

Learners Needs

Rachel Green, Director of Inclusion, The Arbor School

 

2. Effective Care Guidance and Support Strategies

Umar Seyyed Naeem, Head of Inclusion,

The School of Creative Science

 

3. Identification and Intervention for Students of Determination

Hannah Docherty, SEND Specialist Teacher,

Jumeira Baccalaureate School

 

4. Meeting the objectives of the DIEPF

(Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework).

Louise Dawson, Head of Inclusion,

GEMS Jumeirah College

 

5. Supporting Exceptional Students.

A focus on planning and provision

for SEN/G

Sayyeda Fatima Zahra, Gifted & Talented Co-ordinator,

Al-Salam Private School

 

6. Identification Intervention

Pallavi Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Next Generation

Session 13th October 2020

09:00 - 09:15am

Opening Remarks from the Chairman 

Juliet Coley-Irwin, Education & Recruitment Consultant

World Arena Group

09:15am – 09:45am

Operational Leadership to Enable Learning and Align to National Priorities

Nav Iqbal, Principal/CEO, GEMS Metropole School

09:45am – 10:30am

Panel Discussion

Integrating Innovation and Technology for Learning

 

-Lifelong learning skills

– Approaches to learning and communicating

– Applying learning and innovation skills

-Approaches to learning and communicating

Chairman: Evo Hannan, Innovation-Education, Dwight School

 

1.Sandra Carter, Executive Director, Ms Sandra’s Educational Services

2.Andy Turner, Head of Education Technology & Innovation, ALDAR Academies

3.Ben Rothwell, Assistant Headteacher, Victory Heights

4.Kholoud Zaiter, Educational consultant, Pedagogigal Transformations

11:00- 11:30am

Sandra Carter, Executive Director,

Ms Sandra’s Educational Services

11:30- 12:00pm

Sponsor Presentation Slot – TBC

12:00- 12:30pm

The future of learning and transformation through our

New Nordic Educational system

Stephen Cox, Chief Education Officer, New Nordic School

13:30 – 15:30pm

Leaders Workshop

The Leadership Workshop is an additional part of the program and is aimed at
aspiring middle leaders and senior leaders providing valuable information and
proven suggestions in how to drive school improvement forwards.

13:30- 14:00pm

Presentation:

Leading a Learning Community to Impact both Leadership and Student Outcomes

Nav Iqbal, Principal/CEO, GEMS Metropole School

14:00- 15:30pm

Roundtable Discussions

 

You will have the opportunity to sit with each Roundtable Host who will lead
you through best practices and give you the chance to ask questions and receive the highest quality advice and suggestions

 

1. Effective SEF writing

Maggie Haynes, Vice Principal, Liwa International School

 

2. Effectiveness of improvement planning

Michael Lambert, Headmaster, Dubai College

 

3. Analysis and use of valid and reliable data

Nav Iqbal, Principal/CEO, GEMS Metropole School

 

4. Capacity to improve the school and lead change

through effective evaluation

Jeff Evan, Education Consultant, Learning Key Education Consultancy