Mark Steed | Bett Middle East & Africa 2019

Mark Steed

22 - 23 April 2019

ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Industry expert

 Mark Steed

Mark Steed

Director , Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) – United Arab Emirates

Mark S. Steed has spent his career working in top independent schools before moving to Dubai in September 2015 to take up the reins as the Director of JESS. In the UK he worked as a Teacher, Head of Department, and Boarding Housemaster prior to his two senior leaderships roles as Headmaster of Kelly College in Devon; and then as Principal of the Berkhamsted Schools Group. Mark has a particular interest in how new technologies can be used in education and chaired the UK Independent Schools Council IT Strategy Group from 2007 to 2015. He has degrees from Cambridge and Nottingham Universities and is currently studying for an Executive Masters in Management with Ashridge Business School. He is married to Samantha, who is also a School Principal in Dubai.

Sessions

Time/room
14:45 - 15:45 | Monday 23 April
K-12 Stream

14.45 – 15.05
​How technology is transforming the classroom

Ms. Nilay Ozral, Chief Executive Officer, Aldar Academies - UAE

Discussion points to include:

1. The golden rule for new EdTech
2. How to empower teachers
3. The role AI might play
4. Spotlight on new tech
5. Looking to the future

Download Keynote

15.05 – 15.45 

Panel discussion:
21st Century Skills - Exploring the 4Cs: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity

Chair: Mr. Matt Harris, Deputy Head for Learning Technology, British School Jakarta - Indonesia
Mr. Gavin Boyle, Director of ICT, St Christopher's School – Bahrain
Dr. Keijo Sipilä, Chief Digital Officer, Department of Education, City of Kaarina – Finland
Mr. Mark Steed, Director, JESS Dubai - UAE
Dr. Ger Graus, Director of Education, KidZania - UK​

Ms. Nilay Ozral

Mr. Matt Harris

Mr. Gavin Boyle

Dr. Keijo Sipilä

Mark Steed

Dr. Ger Graus

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