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ADVANCING CULTURES OF INNOVATION

Raya Bidshahri
09:00

The curricula of the future: how exponential technologies will transform education

  •     Understanding how tech trends such as VR and AI will revolutionise teaching and learning
  •     Exploring how the future workforce and critical skills will evolve as a result of exponential technologies 
  •     Identifying the skills and mindsets required for young learners to contribute to human progress 
  •     Preparing future generations for an exciting world of accelerating change
Amanda Fox
09:30

Keynote: Unleashing the power of STEAM learning

  •     Realising the power of narrative storytelling and problem based learning 
  •     Crafting a STEAM framework for your curriculum 
  •     Fostering a culture of collaboration
  •     Empowering students to take ownership of their education 
Liz Sproat
10:00

Keynote: Harnessing technology to drive educational transformation

Liz Sproat, Head of Education EMEA, Google
Rania Hadi, Regional Lead, Education- MENA, Google
10:20

Morning tea

11:00 Streams begin: attendees can visit any of the conferences below

K-12 LEADERS

IT LEADERS

HIGHER ED LEADERS

EDTECH ARABIA

All content will be presented in Arabic

RETHINKING THE ROLE OF EDUCATORS

ICT PLANNING & INFRASTUCTURE

MOBILE, ONLINE & BLENDED LEARNING

SMART LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM

11:00

Panel: Assessing the qualities of outstanding 21st century K-12 educators

    lists are asked to explain which traits, in their view, are most essential in today’s classroom
  •     Going global: the value of connecting with the rest of world
  •     Building a digital presence: blogging, tweeting, Instagram, Facebook
  •     Collaborating with students, the wider community, online, the world
11:00

Panel: Creating a modern vision for teaching and learning

  •     Understanding the limitations of most current technology implementations in schools
  •     Building a vision that transforms, not just digitalises learning  
  •     Articulating and communicating your mission to the school community 
  •     Creating a culture of learning and support 
  •     Moving beyond literacy and numeracy: into the realms of critical thinking, ethical action and a deep awareness of our global culture
11:00

Moving beyond eLearning

  •     Adapting learning content and instruction in real-time 
  •     Applying micro learning and digital learning design to address the needs of the modern learner 
  •     Creating a two-way conversation: listening to our learners needs 
  •     Integrating video platforms, social learning, video learning and instant chat into courses 
  •     Evaluating MOOCS, content sharing and open educational resources
11:00

Assessing student attainment in a digital age

  •     Evaluating and choosing the right formative assessment tools
  •     Measuring student mastery and progress
  •     Tracking attainment throughout the year
  •     Aligning assessment with learning outcomes 
11:20

Transforming education through a culture of collaboration

  •     Organisational capacity, strategic planning and quality assurance
  •     Building teacher and leader capacity 
  •     Investing in teacher effectiveness to improve student learning 
  •     Facilitating collaboration and continuous learning by connecting teachers across your school 
  •     Creating virtual professional learning communities and recognising professional growth 
11:20

Realising the potential of the Internet of Things

  •     Making the most of the infrastructure, devices and data already in place
  •     Building a robust, maintainable, end-to-end IoT solution 
  •     Generating student profiles with data on attendance, performance, and productivity
  •     Improving efficiency and optimising operations 
  •     Equipping students with new skills through the Internet of Everything
  •     Keeping students safe: real time observations, access control and social media mining 
11:20

Blending and flipping your learning environment

  •     Paving the way to learning anytime, anywhere
  •     Adopting and adapting the blended way of delivery 
  •     Taking an enquiry based approach
  •     Encouraging peer instruction 
  •     Extending the in-class experience beyond the classroom 
  •     Supporting students to achieve higher learning
11:20

Driving student engagement with smart learning tools

  •     Integrating tablets, whiteboards, apps and more into EVERY lesson 
  •     Empowering even the most reluctant learners to gain confidence in contributing
  •     Creating lessons that are meaningful and have a purpose  
  •     Visualising information in an interactive way
11:40

Connecting, learning and collaborating globally

  •     Making the world your classroom
  •     Embracing exponential technologies
  •     Using 3D Printing, Google classroom and Belouga.org to connect with schools across the globe
11:40

Dashboarding in higher education: sharing the experience with GUST

  •     Defining what a dashboard id 
  •     Is it useful in Higher Ed?
  •     Why use dashboarding? Information is there, why the hassle?
  •     What types of information are used in dashboarding?
  •     Dashboard characteristics
  •     Examples from GUST real-time dashboard
11:40

Weighing the transformative power of the future classroom

  •     Getting connected: preparing students for the challenges of the digital world  
  •     Turning students into digital creators from an early age 
  •     Investing in teachers: providing them with resources and professional development opportunities to use tech effectively 
  •     Meaningfully engaging students with digital, multimodal learning
12:00

Case study: "Ligbron Online Learning"

  •     Using video-conferencing and e-learning for collaborative learning
  •     Balancing the priority of IT, traditional pedagogy and school management
  •     The role of the wider school committee in ICT decisions
  •     Overcoming resistance to change
12:00

Flipping your learning environment

  •     Enhancing the overall learning experience 
  •     Adapting instructional and collaborative approaches to personalise the learning experience
  •     Deploying project based learning: more time for discussion 
  •     Letting online learning complement your physical style 
  •     Enabling students to self-manage their own style and pace of learning 
Sandy Abu Saif, Associate Professor, Higher Colleges Of Technology

12:20 Roundtables

• Rethinking assessment in the K-12 classroom

• Creating development pathways to foster tomorrow's K-12 leaders

• Creating a culture of learning and collaboration for professional development

• Preparing the students for the future workplace

• Examining the impact of moving grading and assessment online

• Creating digital student portfolios

13:00

Networking lunch

K-12 LEADERS

IT LEADERS

HIGHER ED LEADERS

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND

MEASURING MASTERY

FOSTERING DIGITAL COMMUNITIES

EQUIPING DIGITAL CITIZENS

HANDS ON LEARNING

14:00

Fireside chat: Bursting the assessment bubble: embedding real-time, formative assessment

  •     Using digital tools to transform how you check for understanding and disaggregate performance data
  •     Digital tools to gather, organise and analyse information 
  •     Shifting from assessment driven to learn focused lessons 
  •     How can we measure creativity and 21st century learning skills? 
  •     Reviewing engaging activities that integrate formative assessment and content tools to meet standards
  •     Determining essential standards: what standards will be assessed then retaught if not mastered? 
  •     Reflecting on 3 core elements: epistemology, pedagogy and assessment
14:00

Fireside chat: Tech ready and beyond: turning staff into edtech superheroes

  •     Engaging staff in edtech decision making from the outset 
  •     Creating an environment that supports edtech success: from structured PD programmes to enthusiasm and recognition 
  •     Engaging students in the roll-out of technology
  •     Setting out clear standards, expectations and goals  
14:00

The value of subject specific training

  •     Building confidence, knowledge, renewed enthusiasm 
  •     Developing a bank of quality assured resources  
  •     Driving collaboration to improve outcomes
  •     Modeling good practice
  •     Responding to specific needs  
  •     A framework for identification, reflection and intention 
14:00

Flipping Assessment!

    teractive session to explore digital assessment & feedback tools. Learn how to leverage the power of edtech to help you:
  •     Capture student feedback & reflection
  •     Create self/peer assessment opportunities
  •     Gauge student prior knowledge & understanding
  •     Provide teacher feedback and online marking
  •     Track student progress & check understanding
14:20

Establishing mastery through a TVET and academic hybrid model

  •     Establishing mastery through curriculum embedded formative assessment
  •     Developing a TVET and academic assessment framework
  •     Practical application in school setting
14:30

Shifting from teaching to facilitating

  •     Disseminating online teaching best practices
  •     Lecturers becoming ‘coaches’
  •     Evaluating resources available for CBE
  •     Establishing and cultivating your own online presence 
  •     Promoting a student-centric classroom: supporting and deepening learning outcomes   
  •     Stimulating deeper learning connections and peer-to-peer engagement  
14:40

World leading learning

  •     Holding students accountable via self-evaluation of strengths and weaknesses  
  •     Measuring what counts: memorisation vs understanding via applied learning  
  •     Creating a context for learning that is meaningful, relevant, and authentic
  •     Nurturing strategic, critical thinking skills for solving problems with creative solutions
  •     Gamifying your classroom: turning lessons into missions 
  •     Combining testing that combines critical thinking, authentic learning and 21st century skills
14:40

Rock your class (and test scores) with adaptive learning technology

  •     Meeting the needs and pace of each student
  •     Transforming learning outcomes 
  •     Customising content and saving you time to teach, inspire and help your students achieve mastery
  •     Leveraging algorithms to increase student engagement

REDEFINING HOW STUDENTS LEARN

DIGITAL STRATEGIC TRANSFORMATION

15:00

Unleashing the power of the Protégé Effect

  •     Exploring the origins of the Protégé Effect – learning through teaching others 
  •     How you can use it in your classroom  
  •     Which technology and apps work best for this type of learning 
  •     Sharing real life case studies 
15:20

Creating authentic learning experiences and assessment strategies

  •     Moving beyond test scores to evaluate student achievement 
  •     Weighing up mastery based grading vs portfolios 
  •     Equipping students with the skills they need for higher education and the future workforce 
  •     Incorporating real-world learning into schools 
  •     Flip and reverse it: ensuring that testing and results are not driving pedagogical decisions
  •     Fostering a culture of achievement instead of teaching and learning
  •     Allowing students to interact with content in multiple ways
15:30

Encouraging sustainable education

  •     Exploring the Sustainable Development goals (SDG's)
  •     What is Agenda 2030?
  •     Examining the relation between SDG's & education
  •     What are the recommendations for higher education? 
15:30

Using gamification to increase language acquisition

Understand how language development and acquisition are advanced by creating an “edutaining” learning environment. Participants will learn how to create games and use a variety of tools including 3D printers to enhance language development and acquisition.
15:40

Strengthening your classroom community: an Edmodo case study

  •     Supporting the whole child through technology 
  •     How to build an Edmodo classroom
  •     Learning about the experience and transformation Edmodo can bring to your classroom
15:40

Aligning budgets, visions and strategies

  •     Measuring cost and time vs ROI
  •     Beyond the technology itself: managing change
  •     Linking your schools budget and its plan for raising standards and attainment
  •     What needs to be done to secure the future of the school in line with the strategic vision? 
  •     Establishing key criteria to ensure tech aligns with business needs 
16:00

End of conference day two

last published: 13/Nov/17 06:05 GMT