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Nov 06
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08:00 - 08:25 25 mins
Registration
08:25 - 08:30 5 mins
CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS
  • Janecke Aarnaes - Head of School, Dwight School Dubai
08:30 - 09:30 60 mins
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INDEPTH MASTERCLASS - REDESIGNING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
  • Andrew Short - International Director, Furnware
  • Trish Scott - Marketing Manager, Furnware
  • Charles Grayhurst - Principal, The Arbor School

An exclusive opportunity to use first hand cutting edge platforms
that help redesign existing learning environments to increase
engagement, student health and teaching results.

09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
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OUR EXPERIENCES PARTNERING WITH INDUSTRY TO ENSURE OUR CURRICULUM DELIVERS IS RELEVANT TO OUR STUDENTS’ FUTURE
  • Navin Valrani - CEO, Arcadia Education Group
  • Dina Khalaf - Development & Recognition Manager, International Baccalaureate Organization
  • Jeremy Williams - Head of School, Manor Hall International School

How can schools bridge the gap between curriculum and the workplace by bringing employment skills into the school environment? How receptive have industry players been to collaboration and what was the outcome? What strategies have proved successful?

10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
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5 KEY STEPS TO INCORPORATING THE NEW INCLUSIVE EDUCATION POLICY FRAMEWORK
  • Emma Dibden - Head of Oasis, JESS Jumeirah

Now mandated by the KHDA, the new Inclusive Education Policy Framework aims to provide equal learning opportunities for all students. How easily can it be implemented? And at what cost? We explore 5 strategies towards implementing the framework in any institution.

10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 - 11:45 45 mins
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WHY AND HOW MIDDLE LEADERS ARE THE TRUE CATALYST FOR CHANGE IN SCHOOLS
  • Kristen MacConnell - Director of Professional Development and Curriculum, International School Nido de Aguilas

What makes middle leaders effective? International schools have staff with a wide range of skills and expertise. Having structures in place that leverage that expertise allows teachers to not only grow in their practice but to also grow their leadership skills. In this talk participants will develop a deeper understanding of how to foster middle leadership within their school. We will explore one school’s transformational journey in cultivating middle leadership. We will unpack the changes the school leadership team made and discuss how they created opportunities to model leadership moves, engage in collaborative problem solving, and
reflect on leadership practice. We will also explore how these changes impacted collaborative grade level meetings, cross divisional meetings and ultimately student learning.

11:45 - 12:30 45 mins
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Fitting Education for the 21st Century
  • Rania Hadi - Head of Education - MENA, Google

he need for education systems to evolve along with the demands of the global economy is certain. But the question of how to implement this change in classrooms is less clear. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, conducted a study sponsored by Google for Education that explores this question in depth. The research results showcase the most effective teaching strategies, along with technology, for helping students learn now so they can thrive in their future careers.

12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAK
13:30 - 14:00 30 mins
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LEADERSHIP AND GREAT TEACHING – THE JOURNEY HEADTEACHERS MUST MAKE
  • Paul Topping - Headteacher, British School in the Netherlands

To lead is to teach. Raising the quality of teaching and keeping it consistently good is one the greatest challenges for Headteachers. Components leaders should consider when assessing the quality of teaching and how leaders can make a difference.

14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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HARNESSING DATA TO EFFECTIVELY CONTRIBUTE TO SCHOOL-WIDE IMPROVEMENT
  • Pete Collings - Primary Deputy Head, British School Al Khubairat
  • James McBlane - Deputy Secondary Head, British School Al Khubairat

Proven strategies for gathering and analysing data from a range of assessment methods. How individual, class, cohort and whole school level can enable schools to improve teaching and learning; guide teacher development and inform school self-evaluation and improvement planning.

14:30 - 14:35 5 mins
WRAP UP AND END OF DAY TWO
  • Janecke Aarnaes - Head of School, Dwight School Dubai