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07 October, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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MEET THE MENTOR UAE Spotlight
How can the arts, culture and education sectors work together to ensure a flow of creative thinking and high-quality cultural education for students? The digital revolution has energized the global creative economy. More people consume more creative content in more ways than ever before.
Keywords: Creativity
Speakers

Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi

Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs

United Arab Emirates
Moderators

Mohamed K. Al Neaimi

Director of Educational Affairs Office, Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates
07 October, 12:15 pm - 01:00 pm
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Which techniques can teachers apply in the classroom to put empathy, kindness, caring and courage back in the education agenda?
Dr. Borba is globally recognized for her expertise in parenting, bullying and character education.
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Participating Teacher:
Alanoud Madhi, Senior Associate, Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, UAE
Speakers

Michele Borba

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

United States of America
07 October, 01:15 pm - 02:00 pm
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Applying the Science of Passion in the Classroom
What is the role of passion in helping teachers be both happy and successful?
Daniel Lerner believes that passion is the key to integrating excellence and wellbeing. The catch? We need to choose right type of passion. In this Meet the Mentor session, Lerner will discuss how to distinguish the healthy from unhealthy, and how to put the fascinating emerging research in the field of passion into action for the benefit of both teachers and students.
Keywords: Professional Development
Speakers

Daniel Lerner

Clinical Instructor, New York University

United States of America
Moderators

Becky Anderson

Managing Editor and Anchor, CNN Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates
07 October, 02:15 pm - 03:00 pm
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What role will the teachers play in shaping the education initiatives aimed to enrich scientific and cultural content of the UAE’s National Tolerance Programme?
Tolerance is an intrinsic value of advanced societies, and is a skill that leads to opportunity and employability in an increasingly interconnected and networked global economy.
Keywords: Character Education
Speakers

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi

Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Tolerance

United Arab Emirates
Moderators

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Founder, Barjeel Art Foundation

United Arab Emirates
07 October, 03:15 pm - 04:00 pm
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How can access to technology revolutionize the way students learn?
As an education scientist, Sugata Mitra tackles some of the greatest problems of education.. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
Keywords: Innovation
Speakers

Sugata Mitra

Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

United Kingdom
Moderators

Becky Anderson

Managing Editor and Anchor, CNN Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates
07 October, 04:15 pm - 05:00 pm
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What is the single greatest motivator to get teachers involved as role models in the transformation of teaching?
Michael Horn has been leading a dialogue with the education community for more than a decade, studying the application of disruptive innovation theories in the creation of a student-centered system of education.
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Speakers

Michael B.Horn

Co-Founder, Clayton Christensen Institute

United States of America
Moderators

Nathan Martin

Interim CEO, Matterfund

United Kingdom
08 October, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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MEET THE MENTOR UAE Spotlight
Which are the most important lessons learned from implementing the comprehensive plan to overhaul public education in the UAE? In the context of ‘Teaching for Tomorrow’, which are the most effective ways to create support systems for teachers?
In the UAE, regulators and teachers have worked together to adapt the quality and standards of education to meet the evolving need for skills and to balance the need for monitoring and evaluating teachers' progress and school goals with the needs of students.
Keywords: UAE Agenda
Speakers

Her Excellency Jameela bint Salem Al Muhairi

Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Public Education

United Arab Emirates
Moderators

Hessa Al Awadhi

Hessa Al Awadhi, Section Head - Innovation Incubation Programs, Ministry of Education

United Arab Emirates
08 October, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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Spotlight Session: Teachers As Role Models For SDG4 
How is GPE partnering with teachers to meet the objectives set in SDG4? What information do teachers need the most to improve the quality of learning inn the classrooms?
In 2015, the Global Partnership for Education adopted SDG4 on education as its vision, and used it as the building block for its 5-year strategy to build stronger education systems in developing countries. As a global fund, GPE partners with teacher organizations to improve the quality of learning in their classrooms and to share best practice. Based on the work done so far, how optimistic is GPE that the objectives set in SDG4 will be met? Is implementation on track and is it having real social impact?
Keywords: SDG4
Speakers

Julia Gillard

Former Prime Minister, Chair of the Board of Directors, Global Partnership for Education

Australia
Moderators

Nivine Afiouni

Chief Sub Editor, SkyNews Arabia

United Arab Emirates
08 October, 01:00 pm - 01:45 pm
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Spotlight on Early Childhood: Children Can Only Aspire to What They Know Exists
What do we know about the relationship between the number of years of early childhood education, academic performance and adult success?
Foundational skills linked to problem solving, communication and social skills that affect whether people thrive or fall behind in the modern economy are developed early, and achievement gaps appear before kindergarten. The value of early childhood education as a driver of wider development is broadly accepted and is reflected in SDG4, yet there is no country in the world in which all young children reach their development potential.
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Speakers

Ger Graus

Director of Education, Kidzania

United Kingdom

Andreas Schleicher

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

France
08 October, 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
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Spotlight Session: Homegrown Global Success Stories in Education: GEMS Education and SABIS®
Which are the most valuable lessons-learned from growing successful global education providers that can be applied to the theme of “Teaching for Tomorrow”? How do these two MENA-based organizations prepare for the changing role of teachers in the fourth industrial revolution?
Keywords: Leadership
Speakers

Dino Varkey

Chief Executive Office, GEMS Education

United Arab Emirates

Victor Saad

Vice President and Board Member, SABIS®

Lebanon
Moderators

Nivine Afiouni

Chief Sub Editor, SkyNews Arabia

United Arab Emirates
08 October, 03:00 pm - 03:40 pm
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The future of digital education
So-Young Kang will share her experiences as a disruptor and educator to embed values and develop character from her first teaching job in Japan to how it influences how she builds and leads her companies. She will share her views on the future of digital learning and how digital technology is redefining how we engage with content to bring it to life in experiential ways.
Speakers

So-Young Kang

Founder and Catalyst/CEO and Co-Founder, Awaken Group/Gnowbe

Singapore
Moderators

Maryam Bin Fahad

Managing Director, Al Fahad Media

United Arab Emirates
08 October, 03:50 pm - 04:30 pm
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Artificial Intelligence is the Future of Personalized Learning
Some studies show that up to 63% of students are disengaged because they are not operating at the periphery of their knowledge. After 20 years actively researching cognitive science Dr Bolland. is aiming to revolutionise education through the use of artificial intelligence as a tool for teachers. He sees artificial intelligence becoming a powerful tool for helping to personalize education and unlocking potential for positive human development.
Speakers

Scott Bolland

Cognitive Scientist and Founder of New Dawn Technologies

Australia
Moderators

Nivine Afiouni

Chief Sub Editor, SkyNews Arabia

United Arab Emirates