Sessions | Bett Middle East & Africa 2019

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22 - 23 April 2019

ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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14:45 - 15:45
Monday 23 April
Roundtable Stream

Across Africa, the education landscape is diverse, and so, for this Roundtable Discussion we will address issues that are applicable for the whole continent, and highlight the innovations that are driving education forward

Discussion points to include:

1. Collaboration:   Public/private, industry and Higher Education, and regional and global agreements, we look at the educational opportunities these partnerships can create
2. Education for all: From equitable distribution of technology and digital resources to gender equality, we examine ways to provide a fair, quality education for all children
3. What’s next for STEM in Africa? Investigating regional initiatives that are empowering the next generation to pursue a career in the sciences

Chair: Mr. Warren La Fleur, Education Industry Lead for West, East and Central Africa (WECA), Microsoft – South Africa
Prof. Silas Lwakabamba, Education Expert & Former Minister of Education - Rwanda
Mrs Uwem Asomugha, Deputy Director – ICT Education, Federal Ministry of Education – Nigeria 
Dr. Momar Dieng, Former Senior Technical & Policy Advisor, Ministry of Education - Senegal

15:45 - 16:45
Monday 23 April
Roundtable Stream

As assessment moves into a new era and begins to distance itself from rote memorisation and written exams, we examine the benefits and pitfalls that accompany this transformation

Discussion points to include:

  • ·Vocationalisation of secondary education and competency based frameworks: curriculum and assessment
  • Soft skills: · As a greater emphasis is placed on soft-skills in the classroom, how can we assess students to ensure they leave school with the right skill-set?
  • One size fits all? How will an increased focus on personalised and blended learning affect the way we assess students?

Chair: Ms. Reem Rekieh, Assistant Principal, Al Yasat Private School – UAE
Ms.  Carolyn Adams, Director of Strategy Development and Execution, International Baccalaureate Organisation – UK 
Ms. Naima G. Ismail, Senior Chief of Schools, Quality Manager – Education Sector, Ministry of Education – Bahrain
Ms. Gemma Escott, Lead Specialist – Assessment, Ministry of Education - UAE

09:20 - 10:00
Tuesday 24 April
Roundtable Stream

When faced with limited resources, it can be difficult to continue to foster a culture of innovation in schools and universities. In this Roundtable discussion, we will explore methods to help overcome these difficulties

Discussion points to include:

1. Across the board: How to embed innovation throughout the whole curriculum whilst staying within budget?
2. Global examples: What can we learn from countries paving the way in innovation, like the UAE? How can we emulate their success?
3. Low cost creativity: How to set up basic makerspaces to inspire students to be creative, imaginative and innovative 

Chair: Dr. Attaullah Wahidyar, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education – Afghanistan.
Professor Martin Spraggon, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government - UAE 
Dr. Neelam Parmar, Director of E-Learning, Ashford School - UK
Lt. Gen. Surendra Kulkarni, Principal, Mayo College - India

10:00 - 11:00
Tuesday 24 April
Roundtable Stream

How do we ensure that teachers are provided enough professional development to keep up with an ever-changing world of education? From technology training to the up-skilling of local teachers, we will explore how best to keep your teachers up to speed

Discussion points to include:

1. Tech experts: As technology begins to permeate the curriculum, how do we ensure that teachers of all subjects are confident with tech in their classroom? 
2. Balancing act: How do you keep your staff at the cutting-edge of best practice without adding considerably to their workload
3. Pre-service teachers: How can governments work more closely with universities to strengthen the talent pool?
 

Chair: Dr. Fatimah Alhashem, General Manager for Teacher Development Department, National Centre for Education Development – Kuwait
Ms. Marianne Jones, Digital Education Facilitator – EMI Department, Ministry of Education - UAE
Dr. Sulaiman M. Al-Balushi, Dean - College of Education, Associate Professor - Science Education, Sultan Qaboos University - Oman
Mr. George Stokes, Head of Innovation & Data, Safa British School – UAE

11:30 - 12:30
Tuesday 24 April
Roundtable Stream

As the number of international schools sky-rockets in the region, we take a look at the initiatives implemented by those at the forefront of innovation

Discussion points to include:

1. 21st Century Teachers: What makes up a 21st Century teacher? Is there a better term for this? How do we develop that attributes and dispositions that make up a 21st Century teacher? 
2. Collaboration: Bridging the gap for public-private partnership, nurturing teaching talent and empowering students to achieve more
3. What’s next? How do international schools keep their edge in a highly competitive market?

Chair: Mr. Jim Stearns, Deputy Principal & Head of Secondary School, Victoria International School Sharjah – UAE
Mr. Derek Smith, Principal & CEO, Olashore International School – Nigeria
Ms. Rosamund Marshall, CEO, Taaleem - UAE
Mr. James MacDonald, Vice President of Education (US & IB Curriculum Schools), GEMS Education - UAE

12:30 - 13:30
Tuesday 24 April
Roundtable Stream

This roundtable will explore the benefits of edtech for SEN learners. We will look at how technology in the classroom can support SEN learners from Kindergarten to Higher Education

Discussion points to include:

1. Creating and maintaining a framework for inclusive education
2. Assistive technology: How to choose the right assistive technology to create immersive and interactive classrooms?
3. SEN in Early Years: Ensuring children are supported from their first years at school

Chair:  Dr. Elaine Killowry, Educational Psychologist, Future Rehabilitation Centre – UAE
Ms. Hanouf Al-Juhail, Director, Learning Support Services, American University of Kuwait – Kuwait
Ms. Robyn Beere, Director, Inclusive Education South Africa – South Africa
Ms. Noura Ibrahim Al Marri, Director – Special Education, Ministry of Education – UAE

12:30 - 13:30
Tuesday 24 April
Roundtable Stream

This roundtable will explore the benefits of edtech for SEN learners. We will look at how technology in the classroom can support SEN learners from Kindergarten to Higher Education

Discussion points to include:

  • Creating and maintaining a framework for inclusive education
  • Assistive technology: How to choose the right assistive technology to create immersive and interactive classrooms?
  • SEN in Early Years: Ensuring children are supported from their first years at school

Chair:  Dr. Elaine Killowry, Educational Psychologist, Future Rehabilitation Centre – UAE
Ms. Hanouf Al-Juhail, Director, Learning Support Services, American University of Kuwait – Kuwait
Ms. Robyn Beere, Director, Inclusive Education South Africa – South Africa
Ms. Noura Ibrahim Al Marri, Director – Special Education, Ministry of Education – UAE

 

14:45 - 15:45
Monday 23 April
Roundtable Stream

Across Africa, the education landscape is diverse, and so, for this Roundtable Discussion we will address issues that are applicable for the whole continent, and highlight the innovations that are driving education forward

Discussion points to include:

1. Collaboration:   Public/private, industry and Higher Education, and regional and global agreements, we look at the educational opportunities these partnerships can create
2. Education for all: From equitable distribution of technology and digital resources to gender equality, we examine ways to provide a fair, quality education for all children
3. What’s next for STEM in Africa? Investigating regional initiatives that are empowering the next generation to pursue a career in the sciences

Chair: Mr. Warren La Fleur, Education Industry Lead for West, East and Central Africa (WECA), Microsoft – South Africa
Prof. Silas Lwakabamba, Education Expert & Former Minister of Education - Rwanda
Mrs Uwem Asomugha, Deputy Director – ICT Education, Federal Ministry of Education – Nigeria 
Dr. Momar Dieng, Former Senior Technical & Policy Advisor, Ministry of Education - Senegal

15:45 - 16:45
Monday 23 April
Roundtable Stream

As assessment moves into a new era and begins to distance itself from rote memorisation and written exams, we examine the benefits and pitfalls that accompany this transformation

Discussion points to include:

  • ·Vocationalisation of secondary education and competency based frameworks: curriculum and assessment
  • Soft skills: · As a greater emphasis is placed on soft-skills in the classroom, how can we assess students to ensure they leave school with the right skill-set?
  • One size fits all? How will an increased focus on personalised and blended learning affect the way we assess students?

Chair: Ms. Reem Rekieh, Assistant Principal, Al Yasat Private School – UAE
Ms.  Carolyn Adams, Director of Strategy Development and Execution, International Baccalaureate Organisation – UK 
Ms. Naima G. Ismail, Senior Chief of Schools, Quality Manager – Education Sector, Ministry of Education – Bahrain
Ms. Gemma Escott, Lead Specialist – Assessment, Ministry of Education - UAE

09:20 - 10:00
Tuesday 24 April
Roundtable Stream

When faced with limited resources, it can be difficult to continue to foster a culture of innovation in schools and universities. In this Roundtable discussion, we will explore methods to help overcome these difficulties

Discussion points to include:

1. Across the board: How to embed innovation throughout the whole curriculum whilst staying within budget?
2. Global examples: What can we learn from countries paving the way in innovation, like the UAE? How can we emulate their success?
3. Low cost creativity: How to set up basic makerspaces to inspire students to be creative, imaginative and innovative 

Chair: Dr. Attaullah Wahidyar, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education – Afghanistan.
Professor Martin Spraggon, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government - UAE 
Dr. Neelam Parmar, Director of E-Learning, Ashford School - UK
Lt. Gen. Surendra Kulkarni, Principal, Mayo College - India

10:00 - 11:00
Tuesday 24 April
Roundtable Stream

How do we ensure that teachers are provided enough professional development to keep up with an ever-changing world of education? From technology training to the up-skilling of local teachers, we will explore how best to keep your teachers up to speed

Discussion points to include:

1. Tech experts: As technology begins to permeate the curriculum, how do we ensure that teachers of all subjects are confident with tech in their classroom? 
2. Balancing act: How do you keep your staff at the cutting-edge of best practice without adding considerably to their workload
3. Pre-service teachers: How can governments work more closely with universities to strengthen the talent pool?
 

Chair: Dr. Fatimah Alhashem, General Manager for Teacher Development Department, National Centre for Education Development – Kuwait
Ms. Marianne Jones, Digital Education Facilitator – EMI Department, Ministry of Education - UAE
Dr. Sulaiman M. Al-Balushi, Dean - College of Education, Associate Professor - Science Education, Sultan Qaboos University - Oman
Mr. George Stokes, Head of Innovation & Data, Safa British School – UAE

11:30 - 12:30
Tuesday 24 April
Roundtable Stream

As the number of international schools sky-rockets in the region, we take a look at the initiatives implemented by those at the forefront of innovation

Discussion points to include:

1. 21st Century Teachers: What makes up a 21st Century teacher? Is there a better term for this? How do we develop that attributes and dispositions that make up a 21st Century teacher? 
2. Collaboration: Bridging the gap for public-private partnership, nurturing teaching talent and empowering students to achieve more
3. What’s next? How do international schools keep their edge in a highly competitive market?

Chair: Mr. Jim Stearns, Deputy Principal & Head of Secondary School, Victoria International School Sharjah – UAE
Mr. Derek Smith, Principal & CEO, Olashore International School – Nigeria
Ms. Rosamund Marshall, CEO, Taaleem - UAE
Mr. James MacDonald, Vice President of Education (US & IB Curriculum Schools), GEMS Education - UAE

12:30 - 13:30
Tuesday 24 April
Roundtable Stream

This roundtable will explore the benefits of edtech for SEN learners. We will look at how technology in the classroom can support SEN learners from Kindergarten to Higher Education

Discussion points to include:

1. Creating and maintaining a framework for inclusive education
2. Assistive technology: How to choose the right assistive technology to create immersive and interactive classrooms?
3. SEN in Early Years: Ensuring children are supported from their first years at school

Chair:  Dr. Elaine Killowry, Educational Psychologist, Future Rehabilitation Centre – UAE
Ms. Hanouf Al-Juhail, Director, Learning Support Services, American University of Kuwait – Kuwait
Ms. Robyn Beere, Director, Inclusive Education South Africa – South Africa
Ms. Noura Ibrahim Al Marri, Director – Special Education, Ministry of Education – UAE

12:30 - 13:30
Tuesday 24 April
Roundtable Stream

This roundtable will explore the benefits of edtech for SEN learners. We will look at how technology in the classroom can support SEN learners from Kindergarten to Higher Education

Discussion points to include:

  • Creating and maintaining a framework for inclusive education
  • Assistive technology: How to choose the right assistive technology to create immersive and interactive classrooms?
  • SEN in Early Years: Ensuring children are supported from their first years at school

Chair:  Dr. Elaine Killowry, Educational Psychologist, Future Rehabilitation Centre – UAE
Ms. Hanouf Al-Juhail, Director, Learning Support Services, American University of Kuwait – Kuwait
Ms. Robyn Beere, Director, Inclusive Education South Africa – South Africa
Ms. Noura Ibrahim Al Marri, Director – Special Education, Ministry of Education – UAE

 

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