Mr. Neal Oates | Bett Middle East & Africa 2019

Mr. Neal Oates

22 - 23 April 2019

ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Mr. Neal Oates

Mr. Neal Oates

Head of Technology Integration , Dubai British School - UAE

Neal is the Assistant Head (Whole School) for Innovation & Technology at Dubai British School. His focus is on innovation across the curriculum, and next year will oversee DBS integrating their very first STEAM curriculum. Neal works with teachers and students from FS to KS5 on developing best practice with innovative T&L and educational technology. In addition Neal leads the schools social media strategy, whilst helping to develop best practice across the Taaleem group. Across the past 6 years in the UAE Neal has helped to integrate a variety of whole school systems including and as such has a welath of experience in this area. Neal is also Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert/Trainer, and was one of the overall winners in the Microsoft e2 global educators competition in Singapore this year. 


10:00 - 11:00 | Tuesday 24 April
K-12 Stream

10.00 – 10.20
HappyPlant Challenge: A series of steamy events

In a quest to #FutureProof his learners, learn how the Head of Technology Integration from Dubai British School participated in a game-changing STEAM+ project with Kalebr and the KHDA, Dubai.

In this happiness and sustainability project, young learners competed by making, coding and innovating artificially intelligent plants and their ecosystems. Nearly 10,000 visitors from over 70 countries explored happiness together in Dubai with the help of these #HappyPlants.

Stop by to learn how to bring similar real-world making and coding projects to STEAM spaces in your school​
Mr. Neal Oates, Head of Technology Integration, Dubai British School - UAE

10.20 – 11.00
Panel discussion:

Chair: Ms. Rubi Mahmood, Program Manager, School Development Division, Private Schools and Quality Assurance Sector, Abu Dhabi Department of Education & Knowledge - UAE
Mr. Kieran Byrne, Managing Partner, RTM Business Group - USA
Dr. Keijo Sipilä, Chief Digital Officer, Department of Education, City of Kaarina – Finland
Mr. Neal Oates, Head of Technology Integration, Dubai British School - UAE

Mr. Neal Oates

Rubi Mahmood

Mr. Kieran Byrne

Dr. Keijo Sipilä

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