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07 October, 10:00 am - 10:25 am
Auditorium
OPENING ADDRESS
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Speakers

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council

United Arab Emirates
Moderators

Yousef Abdul Bari

Radio Presenter, Al Arabiyah 99

United Arab Emirates
07 October, 10:25 am - 10:40 am
Auditorium
SPECIAL ADDRESS
National educational priorities linked to the theme of Teaching for Tomorrow. Reflection on what has worked well, and how the role of teachers is likely to evolve in the next 5 years in the UAE.
Speakers

H.E. Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi

Cabinet Member and Minister of Education

United Arab Emirates
Moderators

Jessy Al Murr

Producer and TV Reporter, SkyNews Arabia

United Arab Emirates
07 October, 10:40 am - 11:00 am
Auditorium
Teaching for Tomorrow: Disrupting Class to Reinvent Education
Each student has different learning needs at different times, yet most teachers are forced to teach to the average of the classroom because today’s education system is not designed to serve all students. A new way is emerging that seizes the power of disruptive innovation to rethink teaching and learning and be able to personalize to serve all students. That power is now within the grasp of all teachers - and Michael Horn will outline how you can start to seize it.
Keywords: Innovation
Speakers

Michael B.Horn

Co-Founder, Clayton Christensen Institute

United States of America
Moderators

Yousef Abdul Bari

Radio Presenter, Al Arabiyah 99

United Arab Emirates
07 October, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
TEACHER TALK
Active Learning: The Way Forward?
How can we incorporate active learning strategies into tomorrow’s classrooms?
Teachers are increasingly incorporating this process into their classrooms to help equip students with higher order skills.
Participating Teachers:
• Lisa Lowenstein, Science Teacher, Arts & Letters USA
• Niall McGonigle, Science & STEAM Leader, Oaktree Primary School, UAE
• Richard Spencer, Teacher, Middlesbrough College, UK
Moderators

Kristina Sonmark

Consultant, the Innovative Teaching for Effective Learning (ITEL) Teacher Knowledge Survey for the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education and Skills

France
07 October, 12:15 pm - 01:00 pm
TEACHER TALK
Making Schools More Inclusive: Teaching Students with Special Needs
As schools across the world move towards integrating students with special needs into mainstream classrooms, teachers will be required to ensure that these diverse groups of learners are provided with equal opportunities to learn. What are the current challenges that teachers face in educating students with special needs? What can teachers do to foster even more support for those with special needs in the future?
Keywords: Inclusive Classroom
Participating Teachers:
• Armine Gevorgyan, Teacher, Anania Shirakatsy International Lyceum, Armenia
• Yasser Anass Sadek Ahmed, Teacher, Al Sadara School, UAE 
Speakers

Aggeliki Pappa

Founder, I Love Dyslexia

Greece
Moderators

Tarek Mostafa

Policy Analyst, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education and Skills

France
07 October, 01:15 pm - 02:00 pm
TEACHER TALK
Making Schools More Equitable: Teaching Disadvantaged Students
What challenges do teachers face when teaching students from socioeconomically disadvantaged households? Education can help reduce broader social inequalities only if all students are equipped with equivalent opportunities to realise their full potential.
Keywords: Inclusive Classroom
Participating Teachers:
• Jacque Kahura, Teacher, Founder, Executive Director, LIBA, Kenya
• Manil Maharjan, Alumni 2017 (Fellow 2015), Teach for Nepal, Nepal
• Dr. Taoufik Boulhrir, English Medium Teacher, English Head of Department 
Abdulqader Aljazaeri School, UAE
Moderators

Tarek Mostafa

Policy Analyst, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education and Skills

France
07 October, 02:15 pm - 03:00 pm
TEACHER TALK
Parents as Partners in Teaching
How can teachers engage parents as partners in education?
Evidence shows that parental involvement in a child’s education has a positive influence on academic outcomes and well-being.
Participating Teachers:
• Anika Mir, Teacher, Oaktree Primary School, UAE
• Fidaq Zaatar, Teacher, Palestine
• Yordan Hodzhev, Teacher, Georgi Benkovski Primary School, Bulgaria
Moderators

Elizabeth Fordham

Policy Analyst, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education and Skills

France
07 October, 03:15 pm - 04:00 pm
TEACHER TALK
Alternative Education Methods as a Lever for Teaching Innovation
Alternative education (AE) methods include developing a holistic approach to students’ capacities and needs, focusing on meaningful experiences and interests. What are some important and effective AE methods, and in what ways have these methods informed the innovation agenda?
Participating Teachers:
• Soonufat Supramaniam, Teacher, SMK Lubok Buntar, Malaysia
• Stephen Ritz, STEAM/STEAM Director, Public Scholl 55 New York, USA
• Ebtesam Alshemeili, Teacher, Al Rouya School, UAE
Moderators

Kristina Sonmark

Consultant, the Innovative Teaching for Effective Learning (ITEL) Teacher Knowledge Survey for the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education and Skills

France
07 October, 04:15 pm - 05:00 pm
TEACHER TALK
Designing Better Teacher Feedback for the Future
Teacher feedback, if done well, can empower teachers and students alike. As we move into the future, new tools, techniques and perspectives may help lead the way to better feedback for all. How has feedback from school leaders, peers, mentors, students and others helped improve the practice of teaching?
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Participating Teacher:
• Eldijana Bjelcic, ELD Administrator, Colorado High School Charter, USA
• Souad Belcaid, Teacher, The American School, Morocco
• Nourah Alqubaisi, Teacher, UAE
Moderators

Karine Tremblay

Senior Analyst and Deputy Head of Early Childhood and Schools Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education and Skills

France
08 October, 09:30 am - 09:50 am
Auditorium
SPECIAL ADDRESS
The Ron Clark Academy has inspired teachers to think differently about the changing nature of education, technology, and more fundamentally, the human capacity for innovation and creativity. In a Plenary Address to Qudwa teachers on the theme of ‘Teaching for Tomorrow’, Ron Clark will argue why creating environments that prioritise academic rigor and discipline and at the same time celebrate self-expression and creativity should be a model for the way teachers should teach, and the way students should learn.
Speakers

Ron Clark

Founder and CEO, Ron Clark Academy

United States of America
Moderators

Yousef Abdul Bari

Radio Presenter, Al Arabiyah 99

United Arab Emirates
08 October, 10:30 am - 10:45 am
Auditorium
Special Address
Which factors are driving innovation in teaching? How do teachers across the globe compare relative to their approaches to ‘Teaching for Tomorrow’? Who does a better job at teaching for tomorrow, and why? How can we measure what makes a school system work? Andreas Schleicher walks us through the international tests (TALIS and PISA), and the outcomes of the collaboration with the UAE education authorities regarding the performance of its teachers.
Keywords: Innovation
Speakers

Andreas Schleicher

Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

France
Moderators

Yousef Abdul Bari

Radio Presenter, Al Arabiyah 99

United Arab Emirates

Vikas Pota

Chief Executive, Varkey Foundation

United Kingdom
08 October, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
TEACHER TALK
Tomorrow’s Teaching: Balancing Knowledge- and Competency-based Learning
What is the optimal balance of knowledge and competence in teaching and learning? The question of whether we should educate future generations with an emphasis on transmitting knowledge, or with a focus on developing competencies, is at the heart of current educational debate.
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Participating Teacher:
• Armand Doucet, Teacher, Riverview Highschool, Canada
• Justin David Moorman, Head of Faculty, Omar bin Yousef School, UAE
Speakers

Nik Kafka

CEO, Teach a Man To Fish

United Kingdom
Moderators

Pablo Fraser

Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

France
08 October, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
TEACHER TALK
A Profile Of Tomorrow's Quality Teaching
Good teaching stimulates and guides students’ development so that their achievements go beyond even their own expectations. How can we further improve teacher quality as we move into the future?
Participating Teachers:
• Emma Russo, Physics Teacher and Science coordinator, Highgate School, UK
• Mareike Hachemer, Teacher, Berufliche Schulen Groß- Gerau, Germany
Speakers

Ariel Sacks

Teacher and Author, ArielSacks.com

United States of America
Moderators

Pablo Fraser

Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

France
08 October, 01:00 pm - 01:45 pm
TEACHER TALK
Technology In The Classroom, Today and Tomorrow
Proficiency in Information and communication technology (ICT) is progressively becoming essential for success in life and work. Is technology redefining what is important for students to know and be able to do?
Keywords: Innovation
Participating Teachers:
• Mona Almarzooqe, Teacher, Al Reyada School, UAE
• Paul Solarz, Westgate Elementary School, USA
• Jan Peter aus dem Moore, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, UAE
Moderators

Alfonso Echazarra

Policy Analyst, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education and Skills

France
08 October, 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
TEACHER TALK
Social Media As A Platform For Tomorrow's Learning
As the internet becomes more important in students’ daily lives, social media platforms help shape more sophisticated online behaviours, giving rise to both new learning styles and challenges, such as the spread of misinformation. In what ways can teachers take advantage of the popularity of social media to foster students’ agency over their own learning?
Participating teachers:
• Koen Timmers, Teacher, PXL Hasselt (University College), Belgium
• Dr. Najla Al Naqbi, Educational Technology Expert Innovation and eLearning Manager,
Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEC), UAE
• Derek Swanson
Moderators

Alejandro Paniagua

Consultant, Innovative Pedagogies for Powerful Learning (IPPL) Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education and Skills

United Kingdom
08 October, 03:00 pm - 03:40 pm
TEACHER TALK
Tackling In-Person and Online Bullying In Tomorrow's Schools
On average, about one in five students in OECD countries is the victim of an act of bullying at least a few times a month. How can teachers foster a school culture that helps curb bullying?
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Participating Teachers:
• Christian Williams, STEM Leader, St. Michael’s Primary School, Australia
• Najd Benwahhood, Head of Faculty, Al Khaznah School, UAE
Speakers

Michele Borba

Member of the Board of Directors, Character Education Partnership, Author, Parental Counselor, Micheleborba.com

United States of America
Moderators

Alfonso Echazarra

Policy Analyst, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education and Skills

France
08 October, 03:50 pm - 04:30 pm
TEACHER TALK
Gamifying Teaching: What Works?
Sustaining and promoting student motivation and engagement in school is increasingly becoming a challenge for teachers? Can the gamification of teaching help students develop 21st Century skills?
Participating Teachers:
• Janet Hayward, Headteacher, Cadoxton Primary School, UK
Speakers

Mithun Kamath

Chief Executive Officer, GEMS Skills

United Arab Emirates

Jane McGonigal

Director of Game Research and Development, Institute for the Future

United States of America
Moderators

Alejandro Paniagua

Consultant, Innovative Pedagogies for Powerful Learning (IPPL) Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education and Skills

United Kingdom
08 October, 05:00 pm - 05:15 pm
Auditorium
CLOSING ADDRESS
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Moderators

Yousef Abdul Bari

Radio Presenter, Al Arabiyah 99

United Arab Emirates