Education is part of the Knowledge and Networking Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Informa
Showing of Streams
08:00 - 08:45 45 mins
Info
Seminar Room 1
Creating a Culture of Innovation: Essential Strategies for your Institution
  • Evo Hannan - Head of Design & Innovation, GEMS

What makes an innovator? How can we encourage abstract thinking? What are the best ways to develop a culture of innovation? 

In this interactive session, delegates will discuss and answer some of the most significant issues with which we are currently faced in education. It will identify practical approaches to addressing the three key questions outlined, provide opportunities to deepen thinking and promote understanding of how to develop an authentic culture of innovation in our schools.

08:00 - 08:45 45 mins
Seminar Room 2
Making Time for Technology: How we help our teachers prioritize tech
  • Mareena Kohtala - 21st Century Learning Coordinator, English Modern School Doha
09:00 - 09:45 45 mins
Info
Seminar Room 1
World Class Professional Development
  • Deane Baker - Principal, Qatar International School

Creating a culture where all leaders of learning are inspired, motivated and valued through supportive and innovative CPD. One school’s journey towards excellence by valuing and building an ethos where the importance of everyone’s learning journey, as well as their personal and professional development, is at the heart of what we do.

09:00 - 09:45 45 mins
Info
Seminar Room 2
Our approach to implementing 21st century learning
  • Dan Pardy - 21st Century Learning Coordinator, Qatar Foundation Schools

This session will discuss a model for integrating technology and 21st Century skills into the classroom using best practises and international standards. Attendees will have the chance to explore the success that this model has achieved, coupled with the hurdles and setbacks that can occur in bringing any innovative practise to a school environment. Lastly, solutions to mitigate these setbacks will also be discussed.

09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
ENGAGE+ & Demo Zone
How we develop a professional learning community
  • Jason Stricker - CEO, Insight Education Group
09:45 - 10:00 15 mins
ENGAGE+ & Demo Zone
Speed Networking
10:00 - 10:45 45 mins
Seminar Room 1
Creating optimal environments for learning in early years
  • Fiona Carter - International Development Manager, Early Excellence
10:00 - 10:45 45 mins
Info
Seminar Room 2
How we use free formative assessment practices to increase student achievement
  • Melinda Martin - Grade 5 Leader, International Academy Amman

Attendees will learn how to use a variety of free formative assessment tools including quizizz, padlet and google forms. Attendees are requested to bring a device, such as a laptop or phone, so they may participate in this hands-on session. These formative assessment tools can be effectively utilised with a wide range of students, across a multitude of subjects.

10:45 - 11:00 15 mins
Info
ENGAGE+ & Demo Zone
Collections by Destiny® - Collaboration for Librarians, Teachers & Curriculum Staff
  • Faye Upfield - Executive Head of Business Development – Middle East, Follett

Collections by Destiny® – a new, collaborative way for librarians, teachers & curriculum staff to share free or purchased resources across their school. Every school should have a library that inspires reading and research. The services that Follett provide will bring your library into the 21st century creating libraries students will love.

11:00 - 12:00 60 mins
Info
Seminar Room 1
Children can only aspire to what they know exists - Building a creative approach to social mobility
  • Dr Ger Graus OBE - Global Director of Education, KidZania
  • Ameena Hussain - Director - Programs and Summit, WISE
  • Nick Prowse - CEO and Principal, Sherborne Qatar Schools
  • Badr Al Hay - Director of Education & Student Affairs, Aspire Academy

In his EdEx Qatar keynote address, Dr Ger Graus OBE, Global Director of Education for KidZania, will outline how KidZania’s approach to education and entertainment is leading to enhanced life chances for children, through purposeful and innovative ways of engaging with the private sector, an evidence-based voice in the worlds of education and entertainment, as well as a sustainable, socially responsible approach to partnerships: return on involvement instead of return on investment … And it is all great fun too!

The keynote address and subsequent panel session will focus on KidZania’s global education strategy, including its Think-Tank, Ambassador Schools and Industry Partners, its local, contextualised implementation, and the evaluation in partnership with Havas Helia and Tribal Planet Inc amongst others, leading to a ‘Global Barometer of Children’s Aspirations’.

“Children can only aspire to what they know exists” is Dr Graus’s mantra and he sees KidZania’s approach to education and entertainment as a significant piece in the large jigsaw which portraits a better world with endless horizons for the people who deserve it most: our children.

11:00 - 11:45 45 mins
Info
Seminar Room 2
The Importance of Learner Experience Design
  • Jo Sayers - Director, ELTjam

What makes a good learner experience, and how can we design lessons, courses, products and services that deliver one? This talk will demonstrate how a deep understanding of our learners and a focus on pedagogy, content, user experience and interaction can combine to create experiences that are useful, usable and even delightful for our learners.

11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
ENGAGE+ & Demo Zone
How we get around the lack of digital Arabic language content
  • Zayed Qassim - Technology Coach, Qatar Foundation
12:00 - 12:45 45 mins
Info
Seminar Room 2
Effective use of data to improve teaching and learning
  • James Neill - International Director, GL Education

This session will be an introduction to the way leading international schools are using a combination of assessments that provide data on students’ ability, attainment and attitudes to learning in order to personalise teaching and learning; improve academic performance and support whole school evaluation.

James Neill, GL Education’s International Director, will explain how the data from these different assessments can be combined to build a holistic picture of each student. He will illustrate this process with a short video case study showing the principal of a leading international school analysing the data of a single student to draw out learning support needs and wellbeing concerns.

James will then be joined by a principal from another international school in Qatar who will outline how they are implementing structured assessment programmes in their school. The session will conclude with an audience Q&A

12:45 - 13:00 15 mins
Info
ENGAGE+ & Demo Zone
Hitachi Interactive Display & Benq Educational Interactive Display
  • Shanu Mathew - Sales Engineer, AlMoayyed

The Interactive displays are designed to tap into the dynamic possibilities of the classroom and help teachers build a healthy and engaging learning environment. Some panels come with Germ-Resistant Screen and it also comes installed with proficient annotation tools for enhanced class participation. These are your ultimate interactive displays to achieve a touch-enhanced, smooth and fun learning experience.

13:00 - 13:45 45 mins
Info
Seminar Room 1
Developing and sustaining a Professional Learning Community
  • Jason Stricker - CEO, Insight Education Group

Learn how the Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project (STEP) is shifting traditional PLCs to communities where teachers become researchers of their practice and create a culture of innovation that supports measurable change. Implemented in several districts in the US and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, learn the approach that creates change based on “bright spots” – uncommon but successful behaviors or strategies that enable better solutions to shared challenges. Through a four-phase continuous improvement process that participants will be able to implement upon returning to their schools, STEP leads educators through each phase following a natural learning progression towards improvement. It provides a structured yet nimble way to conduct PLCs that attends to the technical and social aspects of improvement, and ultimately helps answer the central question: How do we know when a change is an improvement?

13:00 - 13:45 45 mins
Info
Seminar Room 2
Futures of Instructional Technology and Learning Center (ITLC) for fun in Technological Teaching and learning
  • Mosa Alokla - Director of Instructional Technology and Learning Center, Community College of Qatar

The new Instructional Technology and Learning Center (ITLC) is a state-of-the-art instructors computing facility and computing lab. The center is designed to meet the computing and data needs of the faculty, and researchers – for the foreseeable future.
In all aspects of today’s society, from daily life to industrial activities to academic research, we are creating and manipulating more digital data than ever before. However, many challenges remain in how to harness the value contained in this data to benefit society. There is a need for faculty training to help educate faculty on the use and value of technology, in the classroom. Curriculum should always be current and relevant. Technology will allow teachers to migrate traditional teaching and philosophy to the latest technology adding to the delivery of classes and the enhancement of teaching and learning.
Two key goals are of The ITLC which interact and enhance each other. The first goal is to develop the most advanced large scale computing environment for academic pursuits, and the other is to actually provide the environment to faculty in the university and researchers across the nation, for them to consume and provide feedback on how the environment can be further improved in the next generation.
Moreover, the proposed makerspace will be hosting for instructors and students’ activities with the core mission to nurture their talents, foster problem-solving skills and seed the culture of Makers. This will have a positive impact in the future of Qatar as it is essential to change mentality from being a consumer to creator of technology and solutions.

13:00 - 13:45 45 mins
Info
ENGAGE+ & Demo Zone
Gamification: How to use Classcraft to make any class more engaging
  • Chinua Mosley - Instructional Technologist and Design Technology Teacher, ACS School Doha

This session will teach you how to use the Classcraft to turn your class into a game that will manage behavior and dramatically increase your classroom engagement. We will cover the basics of the game and relevant best practices that ensure that you get consistent results. This system is suitable for grades 4 - 10, but there will be a brief discussion on how to transfer concepts from this system to Habitica for 11th graders, 12th graders, and adults.

13:45 - 14:00 15 mins
ENGAGE+ & Demo Zone
Speed Networking
14:00 - 14:45 45 mins
Info
Seminar Room 1
The MakeyMakey - an easy gateway to STEAM
  • Simon Porter - Director of Learning, Compass International School

The “Makey-Makey” is a device which allows your computer to be controlled by inanimate objects. This enables you do design projects like a photo booth for your cat to take its own selfies, a fire detector, a piano from bananas…. There is no limit to what this device can help you to do. This is a great way to introduce STEAM activities in your school from year 1 to 13. This is a hands-on practical workshop.

14:00 - 14:45 45 mins
Seminar Room 2
Building a Culture of Innovation Through Professional Learning
  • Don Francis - Director Awsaj Academy, Qatar Foundation
14:45 - 15:00 15 mins
Info
ENGAGE+ & Demo Zone
IPC - An International Thematic approach to teaching and learning
  • Priyamvada Taneja - Regional Manager – India, Middle East & Africa, Fieldwork Education

The IPC is our International Primary Curriculum for children aged 5 - 11 years old. It is used by over 730 schools in 92 countries worldwide. It is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum, with a clear process of learning and specific learning goals for every subject. It also develops international mindedness and encourages personal learning. This presentation will focus on a child’s ‘Learning Journey’ through the IPC, both the theory behind the curriculum and what it looks like in the international school settings. The presentation will highlight how IPC enables students to see the big picture of their learning, make connections across different subjects, to celebrate cultural diversity and enable greater student ownership of learning and development of important skills such as collaboration, resilience, communication and enquiry.

15:00 - 15:45 45 mins
Info
Seminar Room 1
Enriching Young Minds: Qatar National Library's approach to inspiring and improving literacy for children and young adults
  • Hind Al Khulaifi - Manager, Children & Young Adults, Qatar National Library

Learn how Qatar National Library provides an inspirational learning space for children and young adults to not only fall in love with reading but ignite their curiosity and creativity through its services, programs and vast collection of resources.

15:00 - 15:45 45 mins
Info
Seminar Room 2
A Program to Enhance Students’ four Main Skills to Learn Arabic - IN ARABIC
  • Nisreen Redwan - Arabic Language Teacher, Qatar International School
  • Hazem Alsawy - Academic Vice Principal & Certified Management & Leadership Trainer, Ministry of Education & Higher Education

This program is mainly based on the promotion of the basic skills of learning Arabic through the application of a number of effective and appropriate teaching strategies to learn each skill. The extent of effectiveness for any of these strategies depends on the nature of each of the four main skills (reading - writing - speaking - listening), the level of students’ mentality as well as the rate of weakness and learning difficulties in each one of them.

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
ENGAGE+ & Demo Zone
Expert Q&A
  • James Neill - International Director, GL Education
  • Fiona Carter - International Development Manager, Early Excellence