Days left until the conference
2018/10/30 23:59:00


  • 7:30AM - 8:30AM: Registration and Morning Coffee

  • 8:30AM - 8:45AM: Conference Opening

    Eloise Morgan, Assistant Head Teacher, The School of Research Science

  • 8:45AM - 9:00AM: Introduction & Welcome Notes

    Ian Jones, Vice President, GEMS Education

  • 9:00AM - 9:30AM: Opening Keynote Speech: Improving education system in line with the national agenda

    • Different assessments strategies to ensure the accomplishments of National Agenda.
    • Improving the school leadership strategy based on the school monitoring and evaluation.

    William Houldsworth, Director of Education, ALDAR Academies

  • 9:30AM - 10:15AM: Panel Discussion

    Effective Strategies in School Management: Techniques & Approaches Enhancing School Evaluation Plans and School Improvement Plans

    Moderator: Ian Jones, Vice President, GEMS Education


    • Arshad Ashraf, Director of Education, BEAM
    • Aisha Strong, Vice Principal, Manor Hall International School
    • Joy Naj Arraab, Former School Director /Education Consultant,  Al Khaleej International PVT
    • Jake Madden, Head of School, Al Yasat Private School Abu Dhabi
  • 10:15AM - 10:45AM: How to Engage 21st Century Learners with Game-Based Maths

    Mohit Midha, CEO & Co-Founder, MangaHigh

  • 10:45AM - 11:15AM: Morning Networking Break and Exhibitor Demonstrations

  • 11:15AM - 11:45AM: Wellbeing as School Policy Initiative

    Julian Williams, Principal, Springdales School Dubai

    Ashley Green, Well-being Coordinator, Jumeirah English Speaking School

  • 11:45AM - 12:15PM: Both students and teachers have access to interactive textbooks that increase retention rates and engagement

    • Students can apply the theory by using a practice centre that also includes exam style questions – and they get feedback on their performance at any time!
    • Teachers can send reading & autocorrected questions assignments, and can track progress & performance of individual students and the whole class with statistics.

    Rafik Fellal – Interactive Education Specialist, Kognity

  • 12:15PM - 1:30PM: Lunch and Networking

  • 1:30PM - 2:15PM: Panel Discussion: Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining High Quality Teachers

    • Salaries and other compensation
    • Preparation and costs to entry
    • Hiring and personnel management
    • Induction and support for new teachers
    • Working conditions, including school leadership, professional collaboration and shared decision-making, accountability systems, and resources for teaching and learning.

    Moderator: Dr Wilfred Bock – CEO/Director – Al Ain American School


    • Dr Linda Rush, Senior Vice President, TELLAL Institute
    • Sheryl Rogers, Senior Manager – Pre-Service Teacher Training,
      Digital Professional Learning & Development, TELLAL Institute
    • Dr Nasreen Banu, Principal, Gulf Asian School
    • Leonard Murphy, Academic Vice Principal, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge – ADEK
    • Dionne Pinkett Foy, Deputy School Principal – Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, Abu Dhabi
  • 2:15PM - 2:45PM: Reimagining Education in disruptive times

    Dr.Monica Gallant, Associate Professor of Accounting, S P Jain School of Global Management

  • 3:00PM - 4:00PM Roundtable Discussion/Workshop

    Roundtable 1:
    The Influence Of School Cognitive Abilities Assessment Data [CAT] On Developing The Learning Skills
    Moustafa Mahmoud, Head of Special Needs & Inclusion, Al Ittihad Private Schools


    Roundtable 2:
    implementing Technology into the Classroom

    Robin Kim, Assessment Development Unit, Ministry of Education


    Roundtable 3:
    How to achieve truly personalized learning for all student abilities
    • Using adaptive technology to create an accurate personalised learning path for every student
    • Managing personalised learning in a diverse classroom
    • Linking personalised learning to assessment data

    Derek Devine, International Business Development Manager, Edmentum International


    Roundtable 4:
    The levels of (DOK)” Depth of Knowledg” of Arabic
    Ahmed Ansary, Head of Arabic , Collegiate American School


    Roundtable 5:
    Teaching Islamic and Arabic with technology How to introduce the content as a flip classroom? How to differentiate the content using technology? How to evaluate learners’ progress using technology?
    Mohamad Moghazy, Arabic and Islamic Coordinator; Arabic B and Islamic B teacher, Collegiate American School


    Roundtable 6:
    Panel: Improving Students’ Math and Science Skills
    Experiments and hands-on activities • Impact of class sizes and class time • Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study

    Allen McInnis, MYP Coordinator, GEMS World Academy
    Mohammad Al Masri, Head of Math & Science Department, School of Modern Skills- Muhaisnah, Dubai


    Roundtable 7:
    Google Classroom and GCSE POD as a Flipped Learning Tool
    An Interactive display of the technology and best use

    Eloise Morgan, Assistant Head Teacher, The School of Research Science
    Gill Key, GCSE POD


    Roundtable 8:
    How to bring creativity into your classroom
    An Interactive display of the technology and best use

    Dr. Monica Gallant, Associate Professor – Dubai,
    S P Jain School of Global Management


  • 4:00 End of Day 1

  • 8:00AM - 8:50AM: Morning Coffee and Day Two Registration

  • 8:50AM - 9:00AM: Chairperson’s Introduction & Recap of Day One

    Eloise Morgan, Assistant Head Teacher, The School of Research Science

  • 9:00AM - 9:30AM Opening Keynote Speech: Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy • Issues of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in shaping our educational system.

    Gemma Escott, Lead Specialist Assessment, Ministry of Education

  • 9:30AM - 10:00AM: One App to Rule them All

    All An action-packed session where educators will be given a live demonstration on how we use Apple Classroom (and other apps) on a daily basis to enhance learning, improve workflow and manage devices. Participants will engage in the session as students in order to see firsthand how workflow and productivity are enhanced. A lively presentation, with many laughs along the way, we guarantee to have educators excited about using Apple Classroom and other featured applications.

    • Noel Tuohy, Head of Year 5 and Class Teacher, Jumeirah English Speaking School – Arabian Ranches, Dubai
    • Ciaran Kelly, Head of Computing, Jumeirah English Speaking School – Arabian Ranches, Dubai
  • 10:00AM - 10:30AM: How technology is Transforming workloads, engagement and Financial Efficiency in U.K School Groups

    Edtech in the U.K. is changing the way School groups interact with their staff, their parents and their financial stakeholders. This session will focus on key elements that have led to sustainable and measurable change, to facilitate growth

    • Will Jordan, Education Strategy Manager, PS Financials
  • 10:30am - 11:00am Networking Break and Exhibitor Demonstrations

  • 11:00AM - 11:45AM: Panel Discussion

    Special Education Inclusion Inclusion remains a controversial concept in education because it relates to educational and social values, as well as to our sense of individual worth.

    • Do we value all student equally?
    • How to differentiate mainstream, inclusion and full Inclusion.
    • Are there some children for whom “inclusion” is inappropriate?

    Moderator: Dalia Hesham, Director of Curriculum and Inclusion Champion, Ignite School


    • Adrian Harrison, Psychologist , kids FIRST Medical Centre
    • Moustafa Mahmoud, Head of Special Needs & Inclusion, Al Ittihad Private Schools
    • Melissa Skiles, Head of Inclusion, Dubai British School Jumeirah Park
  • 11:45AM - 12:30PM: Panel Discussion: Best Practice: Incorporating Innovative Tools in Teaching and Learning

    Moderator: Beatrix Henkel, Training Coordinator, Learning and Development Unit, Ministry of Education


    • Evo Hannan, Spark Tank Coordinator, Dwight School Dubai
    • George Stokes, Head of Learning Technology, Arbor School
    • Christine Nasserghodsi, Vice President, TELLAL Institute
    • Taoufik Boulhrir, English Department Head, Ministry of Education
    • Omar Farooqui, Founder | Chief Innovation Officer, Coded Minds
  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM: Lunch

  • 1:30PM - 2:00PM Closing the Attainment Gap for EAL Learners

    Magz Bray, ELL Teacher, Student Services Team Coordinator, School Leadership Team, GEMS World Academy

  • 2:00PM - 2:40PM: Panel Discussion

    Improving Arabic Teaching Standards: Assessment, Curriculum and Teaching & Learning

    Moderator:Nader Khattab, Arabic and Islamic Educator, Dwight School Dubai


    • Ahmed Husein, Arabic, Islamic and Teacher`s Trainer – Dubai British School
    • Wasel Al Wafaee, Head of Arabic Department, Dunecrest International School
    • Omaima Shahwan, Head of Arabic, DESS
  • 2:40PM Closing Demonstrations and Exhibitor Networking