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07 October, 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
TEACHER LAB
Schools For Success: Educating Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs
How are 21st Century skills and entrepreneurial skills taught using school enterprises as a ‘real world’ experiential learning platform? Participants will walk away from this workshop with hands on tools and a firm grasp of how to teach young people business and entrepreneurial skills so they are better prepared for work and the job creators of tomorrow.
Keywords: 21st Century
Participating Teachers:
• Rashmi Kathuria, Teacher, Kulachi Hansraj Model School, India
Speakers

Sally Walker

Senior Programme Manager - School Enterprise Challenge, Teach a Man To Fish

United Kingdom

Nik Kafka

CEO, Teach a Man To Fish

United Kingdom
07 October, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
Positively Successful: How (and Why) to Teach a Happy Class
What are the essential elements of happiness and what is their role in realizing success both in and away from the classroom?
Teachers can use the building blocks of positive psychology to help students thrive. As an expert in positive and performance psychologies, Lerner will share the cutting edge science that helps everyone in the classroom redefine – and achieve – success on their own terms.
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Speakers

Daniel Lerner

Clinical Instructor, New York University

United States of America
07 October, 12:15 pm - 01:00 pm
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
Whole Books for the Whole Class
How can teachers blend the best in literacy theory and classroom practice to develop lifelong reading skills in students?
Discover a hands-on approach and resources to help your students develop a genuine love of reading and a community in which to practice.
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Speakers

Ariel Sacks

Teacher and Author, ArielSacks.com

United States of America
07 October, 01:00 pm - 01:40 pm
TEACHER LAB
How To Engrain Tolerance In Teaching Subjects?
Tolerance is a vertical value that impacts and colors all subject of human life. Teachers needs to discover the different manifestations of tolerance in nature and societies in order to teach tolerance in all subjects, from math and science to languages and social studies. 
Participating Teachers:
• Dr. Nasr Arif, Advisor for the President, Zayed University, UAE
07 October, 01:15 pm - 02:00 pm
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
Cycles of Learning: Curiosity Comes First
Which tools and techniques can be most useful to teachers to spark imagination and creativity in the classroom?
It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of "pseudo-teaching" to understand the true role of the educator: to spark and cultivate curiosity among students.
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Speakers

Ramsey Musallam

Science Teacher, Sonoma Academy

United States of America
07 October, 01:45 pm - 03:15 pm
TEACHER LAB
Developing Your Niche in Education
How to make sense of personal strengths and leadership style?
How to leverage strengths to become a better educator and leader?
This Lab will guide teachers in using a strengths-based approach to maximize their personal effectiveness.
Keywords: Professional Development
Moderators

Jason Chan

Advocate and Journey Manager, Awaken Group

Singapore

Jerald Lam

Gallup-Certified Strengths Finder Coach, Awaken Group

Singapore
07 October, 02:15 pm - 03:00 pm
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
Teaching Creativity: From STEM to STEAM
Why is creativity the most valuable skill of tomorrow, and how do you set up a “creative classroom”?
Creativity is the only human skill that is immune to automation—making it the essential skill to develop in students. During this Masterclass, artist and creativity expert Drue Kataoka shares statistics, examples and personal stories to show how the arts have nurtured, and can nurture, super-creative minds. She discusses how teachers can set up a “creative classroom,” and why every teacher should unleash their inner artist.
Speakers

Drue Kataoka

Technology Artist and Young Global Leader at World Economic Forum

United States of America
07 October, 03:15 pm - 04:00 pm
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
Turning Behavior Choice into a Skill: Cognitive Behavior Strategies That Help Teachers and Students
Learn how cognitive strategies can give students tools to cope and learn “how to think”, instead of “what to think
Cognitive-behavioral interventions are becoming recognized as a viable, research-based approach, appropriate for use in the classroom. Teachers can use cognitive behavioral strategies to help students control their own behavior, leveraging their inner speech to modify their underlying thinking, and therefore, the way they behave. These skills can equip students with a new approach to making choices about how to behave, and learn “how to think”, instead of “what to think”.
Keywords: Cognitive Behavior
Speakers

Naif Al-Mutawa

a New York State licensed clinical psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist. An approved CBT/RE Supervisor by the Albert Ellis Institute, professor of clinical psychology at Kuwait University's Faculty of Medicine

Kuwait
07 October, 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm
TEACHER LAB
Hack-A-Thon
How to use gamification tools to effectively drive engagement and learning in the classroom?
Teachers are invited to bring topics relevant to their classroom experience to curate and create programs on “Gnowbe”, a mobile app for educators. This session is gamified as a mini-competition, where teachers will experience each other’s programs and vote for the best one.
Keywords: Professional Development
Speakers

So-Young Kang

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

Singapore

Roslina Chai

Co-Founder and Chief Learning Curator, Gnowbe

Singapore
Moderators

Skanda Eshwar Chandra Rajachandra

Sales Specialist, Gnowbe

Singapore
07 October, 04:15 pm - 05:00 pm
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
How to Use Technology: Plan Your Lessons Like it is 1934!
How can teachers make the best use of technology as a partner for a blended instruction experience?
Technology can be a teacher’s ideal partner to open doors for inquiry-based learning that will spark the curiosity of students. In this Masterclass, Ramsey will discuss how he plans his lessons first and then fills the gaps by using technology as a partner to maximize cognitive attention in his students.
Speakers

Ramsey Musallam

Science Teacher, Sonoma Academy

United States of America
08 October, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
TEACHER LAB
Becoming a Values-Based Educator
How to embed values in the classroom using design-thinking approaches?
In this Lab, Awaken seeds innovative ideas on embedding values in the classroom using its five-step Design Thinking approach.
Keywords: Character education
Moderators

Moses Mohan

Transformation Designer, Awaken

Singapore

Jason Chan

Advocate and Journey Manager, Awaken Group

Singapore
08 October, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
Discipline In The Classroom
In the context of Teaching for Tomorrow, what are the keys to good discipline in the classroom?
Discipline is a skill, and like any skill, it can be taught. Learn how to identify gaps in your approach to classroom discipline from the author of Building a Better Teacher!
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Speakers

Elizabeth Green

Co-Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Chalkbeat

United States of America
08 October, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
What Happens in the Classroom of a Great Teacher?
What happens in the classroom of a great teacher? Are teachers born or made?
Teaching is presented as a set of skills that can be taught and learned and constantly improved on. The masterclass will explore the common habits of successful teachers as well as how technology can help or hinder teachers.
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Speakers

Elizabeth Green

Co-Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Chalkbeat

United States of America
08 October, 01:00 pm - 01:45 pm
TEACHER LAB
Young Thinkers Program: Digital Support for Moral Education
Learn about new digital resources, customized for learners in the UAE on topics around college and career counselling and skills for young adult success, to support the moral education curriculum in the classroom. Then, practice applying those resources to your classroom by using a new active learning technique from this workshop. This workshop is designed primarily for high school teachers. 
Keywords: 21st century skills
Speakers

Nesma Farahat

Manager of the Young Thinkers Program, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

United Arab Emirates

Marwa Kassem

Master Trainer & Learning Consultant

Egypt
08 October, 01:00 pm - 01:45 pm
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
Teacher Training: Making the Most of Google Tools & Programs
he session will cover Google's Professional Development Programs as well as an overview of classroom tools, designed to enable educators with the best strategies for integrating Google into the classroom. 
Speakers

Heather Roy

Google Certified Trainer and Leader of the Google Educator Group (GEG)

United Arab Emirates

Rania Hadi

Google’s Education Regional Lead for the Middle East and North Africa

United States of America
08 October, 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
TEACHER LAB
Microsoft Educational Solutions in the Classroom
In Education, Microsoft’s mission is to empower every student to achieve more. Microsoft also offers a professional development platform for teachers to collaborate and take online courses to help them use technology in the classroom. Learn more about Microsoft’s Education programs for teachers to manage their classroom and collaborate with peers.
Keywords: Professional Development
Speakers

Bassel Ajlani

Learning Consultant, Microsoft

United Arab Emirates
08 October, 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
Why The Tech Word Of Tomorrow Wants Arts Students
Learn how to connect with students through the power of ideas and emotion
For the past fifteen years, Corey has supported young artists to follow their dreams, encouraging great talents to develop and achieve their potential. Many of his students are now professional performers, and a few are now even directors, playwrights, and arts managers. Learn from him how to help students understand the infinite possibilities of the arts – through discipline, but also with fun.
Speakers

Corey D. Mitchell

Teacher, Northwest School of The Arts

United States of America
08 October, 03:00 pm - 03:40 pm
TEACHER LAB
The secret is in the mix: How to Teach Skills for the 21st Century?
Any successful student-centered approach to teaching depends on mastering the mix of methodologies that will get the desired results. Learn from one of the global leaders in teaching for skills about the value of gamification, immersion and reflection as tools that can make a difference in the classroom. This Lab will be creative, experiential and hands-on, with group exercises to understand how to apply the methodologies with your students
Keywords: 21st century skills
Speakers

Mithun Kamath

Chief Executive Officer, GEMS Skills

United Arab Emirates
08 October, 03:00 pm - 03:40 pm
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
Improving Student Educational Outcomes with Data Analytics: New Insights for Teachers
The Global Education practice of McKinsey has applied advanced analytics and machine learning to the global dataset from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). In this session, teachers will discover key findings on the influence of student mindsets and teaching practices on PISA scores. Based on a set of case examples, teachers attending this Masterclass will receive tips on how to apply new insights in their daily practice.
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Speakers

Jan Peter aus dem Moore

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

United Arab Emirates

Carine Abi Akar

Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company

United Arab Emirates
08 October, 03:50 pm - 04:30 pm
TEACHER LAB
How To Blend Online Learning Into Class
What is the role of the teacher in a Flipped Classroom, Station Rotation, and Flex blended-learning model?
In this Lab, teachers will learn how to personalize learning, deepen engagement, and free up their time to coach each student by implementing a blended-learning model.
Keywords: Professional Development
Speakers

Heather Staker

Founder and President, Ready to Blend

United States of America
08 October, 03:50 pm - 04:30 pm
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
Strategies That Effective Character Teachers Use in the Classroom
What are teachers doing right and which are the best proven practices to teach character?
Character traits are learned, therefore we can teach them. During this Masterclass, Dr. Borba will share simple tips and practical frameworks that any teacher can instantly apply in the classroom to be more effective when teaching and reinforcing character.
Speakers

Michele Borba

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

United States of America