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07 October, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
How do we instill resiliency and a sense of responsibility in children to ensure that they are ready take on the challenges of their generation? In this session, Victor Ochen will use his own experience of overcoming conflict to discuss how teachers can incentivize contributions from the younger generation to set peace and justice in motion.
Keywords: Teaching Challenges
Speakers

Victor Ochen

Founder and 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, African Youth Initiative Network

Uganda
Moderators

Michella Haddad

TV Presenter, SkyNews Arabia

United Arab Emirates
07 October, 11:15 am - 11:45 am
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
EDRAAK, Jordan
07 October, 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Culture Counts: Teachers and Learners Have Value
Participating Teachers:
• Tracie Pile, New Zealand
07 October, 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
07 October, 12:15 pm - 01:00 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
How do we create culturally relevant narratives for a generation of students inundated with multi formats of entertainment?
Dr.Naif has created a new generation of comic book heroes that do more than just fight crime -- they smash stereotypes and battle extremism.
Keywords: Teaching
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
Moderators

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Founder, Barjeel Art Foundation

United Arab Emirates
07 October, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Classroom Design
Participating Teachers:
• Mark Reid, Canada
07 October, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
BUILDING BRIDGES
BUILDING BRIDGES
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07 October, 12:45 pm - 01:15 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Teaching STEM
Participating Teacher:
• Suzy Manuela Prajea, Romania
07 October, 12:45 pm - 01:15 pm
BUILDING BRIDGES
BUILDING BRIDGES
-
07 October, 01:15 pm - 01:45 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Participating Teachers:
• Nathan Atkinson, UK
07 October, 01:15 pm - 01:45 pm
07 October, 01:15 pm - 02:00 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
Spotlight Session: Building Better Education Together
Dalton McGuinty talks about his educational journey and shares his insights on making changes in government and schools to support teaching and learning.
Keywords: Leadership
Speakers

Dalton McGuinty

Ontario's 24th Premier

Canada
Moderators

Nathan Martin

Interim CEO, Matterfund

United Kingdom
07 October, 01:45 pm - 02:15 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Activity-Based Teaching
Participating Teacher:
• Marie-Christine Ghanbari Jahromi, Germany
07 October, 01:45 pm - 02:15 pm
BUILDING BRIDGES
BUILDING BRIDGES
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07 October, 02:15 pm - 03:00 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
How do I help my students to healthily develop digital skills for the jobs of the future?  In his presentation Dave explains how technology is changing the world that we are preparing learners for, and how to mindfully use technology to enhance learning and engagement. 
Keywords: 21st Century Skills
Speakers

Dave Duarte

Founder, Treeshake

South Africa
Moderators

Anas Buhkash

Founder, Bukhash Brothers

United Arab Emirates
07 October, 02:15 pm - 02:45 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
New Ways to Think About Behaviour. Is Discipline a Dirty Word
Participating Teachers:
• Sean Bellamy, UK
07 October, 02:15 pm - 02:45 pm
07 October, 02:45 pm - 03:15 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Reading Skills
-
Speakers

Ariel Sacks

Teacher and Author, ArielSacks.com

United States of America
07 October, 02:45 pm - 03:15 pm
BUILDING BRIDGES
BUILDING BRIDGES
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07 October, 03:15 pm - 04:00 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
How can teachers inspire students to look beyond the walls of the classroom and instill a sense of possibility?
Omar Samra is an extraordinary achiever – he is an accomplished adventurer and a future astronaut. But when tragedy struck, Omar discovered that the mountains he climbed were never meant to be his biggest challenge.
Keywords: Character Education
Speakers

Omar Samra

Serial Entrepreneur, UN Goodwill Ambassador and Future Astronaut

Egypt
Moderators

Anas Buhkash

Founder, Bukhash Brothers

United Arab Emirates
07 October, 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Purposeful Teaching Lab: Applying Leadership Skills to Promote Group Development
Learn how to apply coaching and leadership models in a fun, interactive and experiential 90-minute workshop led by professional coaches. You will leave the session with the tools to apply leadership skills in your work with students, and a feeling of empowerment to support children to be future leaders. This workshop requires pre-registration.
Speakers

Zabna Amer

Professional Leadership, Relationship and Life Coach and Entrepreneur

United Arab Emirates
Moderators

Marta Cisneros

Educational Coach, Team Coach, Leadership Consultant

Spain
07 October, 03:30 pm - 04:00 pm
BUILDING BRIDGES
Disadvantaged Groups
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07 October, 04:00 pm - 04:30 pm
BUILDING BRIDGES
BUILDING BRIDGES
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07 October, 04:15 pm - 05:00 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
How Can Teachers Flip Learning Challenges into Opportunities for Transformative Education?
From dyslexia to 3Dlexia Educational Paradigm, Aggeliki Pappa unfolds her life journey next to the magic brain of dyslexia.
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Speakers

Aggeliki Pappa

Founder, I Love Dyslexia

Greece
Moderators

Alice Cornish

Head of Education, Varkey Foundation

United Kingdom
07 October, 04:30 pm - 05:00 pm
08 October, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
Spotlight Session How To Train Teachers For The Classroom Of Tomorrow?
How do we scale up teachers professional development? How do we equip educators with the necessary skills and expertise to help them better navigate classroom challenges? 
In this session, Haif Bannayan will explore strategies that are needed to support teacher, and the importance of teachers preparation in improving education on a national scale.
Speakers

Haif Bannayan

CEO, Queen Rania Teachers Academy (QRTA)

Jordan
Moderators

Raed Awamleh

Dean, Mohammad Bin Rashid School of Government MBRSG

United Arab Emirates
08 October, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Teaching STEM
Participating Teacher:
Naomi Volain, USA
08 October, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
BUILDING BRIDGES
Learning Disabilities
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08 October, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Innovation in Teaching Methods
Mike Wamaya, Kenya
08 October, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
08 October, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
How can you incorporate gaming into the curriculum to spur creativity and collaboration?
Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save the world, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.
Keywords: Creativity
Speakers

Jane McGonigal

Director of Game Research and Development, Institute for the Future

United States of America
Moderators

Tyler DeWitt

Education Consultant, YouTube Education Creator

United States of America
08 October, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Activity-Based Teaching- Entrepreneurship Education
Participating Teachers:
Armando Persico, Italy
08 October, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
BUILDING BRIDGES
Disadvantaged Groups
-
08 October, 12:30 pm - 01:00 pm
08 October, 12:30 pm - 01:00 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Innovation in Teaching Methods - Curbing the Use of Electronics
Participating Teachers:
Glenn Wagner
08 October, 01:00 pm - 01:30 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Teacher Burnout – Teacher Wellbeing
Participating Teachers:
Satierra Hudson
08 October, 01:00 pm - 01:30 pm
BUILDING BRIDGES
Building Resilience
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08 October, 01:30 pm - 02:00 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Technology Khulood Obaid Mubarak Al Nuaimi, UAE
Participating Teachers:
Peter Ferris
08 October, 01:30 pm - 02:00 pm
BUILDING BRIDGES
Engaging Parents
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08 October, 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
Spotlight Session on Identity
How do teachers effectively create a culture where students feel a sense of identity, belonging and connectedness? Which education initiatives have had the biggest impact on a youth more satisfied with their lives?
As role models, teachers face important questions about the concepts of responsible citizenship and identity.
Keywords: Character education
Speakers

Amal Belhoul

Community Affairs Advisor, Watani Al Emarat Foundation

United Arab Emirates
Moderators

Maryam Bin Fahad

Managing Director, Al Fahad Media

United Arab Emirates
08 October, 02:00 pm - 02:30 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Moral Education
Participating Teachers:
Majdah Dagher, Head of Academic Affairs, Ministry of Education, UAE
08 October, 02:00 pm - 02:30 pm
BUILDING BRIDGES
Gender Equality
-
08 October, 02:30 pm - 03:00 pm
BUILDING BRIDGES
Experiencing Mindfulness
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08 October, 02:30 pm - 03:00 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Mindfulness and Meditation
Participating Teachers:
Sean Bellamy, UK
08 October, 03:00 pm - 03:40 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
How do you engage students to build their own learning path through art and creativity?
At a time when society faces many problems that seem difficult to solve through traditional approaches, we all need a hyper boost of creativity. Drue is an artist, technologist and expert on creativity. She is known for often using cutting edge technology in her work. In this talk, Drue explains how the arts will play an important part in education via a new kind of art—one that is more open, more interactive, more immersive, and less designed to statically hang on walls.
Keywords: Creativity
Speakers

Drue Kataoka

Technology Artist and Young Global Leader at World Economic Forum

United States of America
Moderators

Tyler DeWitt

Education Consultant, YouTube Education Creator

United States of America
08 October, 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm
COFFEEHOUSE SESSIONS
Purposeful Teaching Lab: Applying Leadership Skills to Promote Group Development
Learn how to apply coaching and leadership models in a fun, interactive and experiential 90-minute workshop led by professional coaches. You will leave the session with the tools to apply leadership skills in your work with students, and a feeling of empowerment to support children to be future leaders. This workshop requires pre-registration.
Speakers

Zabna Amer

Professional Leadership, Relationship and Life Coach and Entrepreneur

United Arab Emirates
Moderators

Marta Cisneros

Educational Coach, Team Coach, Leadership Consultant

Spain
08 October, 03:00 pm - 03:30 pm
BUILDING BRIDGES
BUILDING BRIDGES
-
08 October, 03:30 pm - 04:00 pm
08 October, 03:50 pm - 04:30 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
How can teachers instill a sense of purpose in the work they do with students in the classroom?
Pencils of Promise is the shared dream of a backpacker (Adam) and a Lao woman with no staff and no resources. By the start of 2017, PoP had built 380 schools around the world, providing education for more than 30,000 students,
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Speakers

Adam Braun

CEO and Co-Founder, MissionU, and Founder, Pencils of Promise

United States of America
Moderators

Jessy Al Murr

Producer and TV Reporter, SkyNews Arabia

United Arab Emirates
08 October, 04:00 pm - 04:30 pm