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Dubai, 14 - 15 November 2017

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Nov 1409:00
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Keynote: Expanding horizons: evolving to meet the challenges of the next 20 years

Keynotes
  •     Why, what and how can schools change most effectively over the next 20 years?
  •     Unravelling unique, forward looking visions that the most innovative institutions are embracing
  •     Creating more authentic and engaging learning experiences for deeper learning 
  •     How does connectivity drive change? 
  •     Transforming learning to encompass global content and experiences 
Nov 1409:30
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Keynote: Tomorrows learning today: paradigm shifts in the future of learning

Keynotes
  •     Visualising what the modern teacher is and what PD looks like 
  •     Understanding the science of learning 
  •     What constitutes an effective and powerful learning experience in the 21st century? 
  •     Incorporating design thinking: empathy, challenge, discovery, sharing 
  •     Getting ready for the future workplace: what are the impacts of AI, machine learning, robots, VR
Nov 1410:00
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Keynote: Artificial intelligence: the future schools secret weapon

Keynotes
  •     Unleashing the potential of artificial Intelligence in education (AIED)
  •     Potential uses of machine learning: dynamic scheduling, peer grading, visualising workflows, improving learning & staff retention 
  •     Providing one-to-one tutoring to every student, in every subject 
  •     Creating authentic virtual learning environments Reserved for platinum sponsor 
Nov 1411:20
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Panel: Developing workforce readiness through collaborative learning

K12 LEADERS
  •     Incorporating project based learning and instructional design
  •     Creating an effective classroom geography
  •     Focusing on the process, not right answers
  •     Providing project based learning, problem based learning and inquiry based learning opportunities
Nov 1411:20
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Panel: Building school wide innovation

IT LEADERS
  •     Examining educational frameworks: Universal Design for Learning 
  •     Facilitating ‘edge to edge’ learning for all students 
  •     Cultivating a culture for innovators, leaders, pioneers, creators and entrepreneurs to thrive  
  •     Fostering flexible, open learning environments
Nov 1411:20
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Panel: Stepping into the future: technology enabled learning environments

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Establishing a clear vision: what, why, where and how
  •     Modernising the learning environment to enhance the student experience
  •     How can we bring the IoT to life?
  •     Improving productivity and communications infrastructure 
  •     Using analytics to advance collaboration and data sharing 
Nov 1411:20
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Introducing STEM learning

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Moving away from the traditional concept of ‘chalk and talk’ 
  •     Incorporating problem-solving, discovery and exploratory learning
  •     Moving from teacher-centric to student-centered classrooms 
  •     Actively involving students in their own process of learning
Sharifa Hajjat, Founder, Arab eLearning Academy
Nov 1411:20
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Getting started with makerspaces

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND
  •     The maker mindset: what matters most in maker education
  •     How to help teachers become makers
  •     Creating an active, vibrant makerspace with the resources and space you already have
Nov 1411:40
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Using the right technology to flip your class

K12 LEADERS
  •     Implementing flipped learning in the classroom as a method of risk-taking
  •     Restructuring  class time
  •     Driving the in-class benefit is dependent upon the utilisation of technology tools. So what technologies are necessary in a flipped classroom?
Nov 1411:40
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Rock your class (and test scores) with adaptive learning technology

IT LEADERS
  •     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 
Nov 1411:40
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Case study: Creating contextual experiences with the IOT

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Defining the IoT in education: wearables, RFID, BYOD, wireless devices and more 
  •     Rewarding students digitally
  •     Predicting academic progress, identifying problem areas and risk of attrition 
  •     Solving challenges: logistics, administration, systems, infrastructure and student life 
Nov 1411:40
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Using 3D printing to teach

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Empowering staff and integrating technology into the curriculum
  •     Integrating languages and science through 3D printing projects
  •     Developing critical thinking skills
Nov 1411:50
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Using virtual reality to teach

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND
  •     Bring learning to life with VR in the classroom
  •     Where to start with structuring lessons 
Nov 1412:00
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Cultivating new contexts of learning

K12 LEADERS
  •     Encouraging interdisciplinary innovation
  •     Creating motivated learners 
  •     Edtech is making way for greater blended, personalised and competency based learning 
  •     Reinventing learning for the always on generation 
  •     Identifying learning attributes of digital learners
Nov 1412:00
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Integrating digital citizenship into the IT curriculum

IT LEADERS
  •     From digital citizenship to digital leadership: empowering learners 
  •     Identifying key components: o    Digital safetyo    Awareness o    Leadership  
  •     Making safe, smart, ethical decisions online 
  •     Navigating cyberbullying, internet safety, and other digital dilemmas
Nov 1412:00
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Creating immersive worlds with VR

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Building virtual worlds 
  •     Understanding how immersive media and social presence can create new forms of compelling experiences and narratives
  •     Collaborating in real time with instructors and students from around the world
  •     Developing multi user virtual reality experiences
  •     Embracing immersive storytelling 
  •     Revealing the importance of creativity-by-combination 
  •     Designing complex and powerful virtual reality prototypes
Nov 1412:00
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Harnessing technology to support collaboration in the classroom

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Delivering location-independent learning: access resources anywhere, anytime 
  •     Utilising cloud storage to share resources 
  •     Exploring the potential of BYOD and 1:1 strategies 
  •     Harnessing the power of edtech to collaborate digitally and improve learning outcomes
  •     Securing your network  
Nov 1412:10
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Equipping the modern classroom

K12 LEADERS
  •     Increasing the depth of student and teacher engagement 
  •     Providing interactive and collaborative use of classroom devices learning
  •     Enabling the flow of dynamic, interactive content across multiple connected devices Reserved for sponsor
Nov 1412:10
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Connecting your campus to the cloud

IT LEADERS
  •     Combining cloud solutions that manage infrastructure with services 
  •     Reducing IT infrastructure purchasing, management and maintenance costs 
  •     Overcoming security and privacy concerns Reserved for sponsor
Nov 1412:10
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From lecture theatre to library: building digital capabilities

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     How to integrate technology into the classroom, studio and courses 
  •     Exploring tools that you can roll out tomorrow
  •     Increasing student engagement and alumni success
  •     Enabling  learners, instructors, and institutions to customising and personalise their digital environment:  Reserved for sponsor 
Nov 1412:10
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Engage, motivate and excite your students with interactive lessons

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Changing the way we facilitate lessons 
  •     Instantly gauging student understanding and receiving real-time feedback 
  •     Sharpening critical thinking skills 
  •     Engaging students in the only way that they know: a hyper-stimulated environmentReserved for sponsor
Nov 1412:20
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Unlocking the potential of iPads in education

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND
Explore interactive writing, app smash, single app projects and student driven portfolios
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Nov 1412:22
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• A step by step guide to adopting a deeper learning pedagogy

K12 LEADERS
Nov 1412:22
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• Beyond the novelty of creativity in education: fostering creative ideation

IT LEADERS
Nov 1412:23
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• Overcoming the challenge of achieving streamlined cyber security in a decentralised IT environment

IT LEADERS
Nov 1412:25
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• Creating a personalised 1:1 journey for each student

K12 LEADERS
Nov 1412:26
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• Promoting happiness and positivity in the classroom

K12 LEADERS
Nov 1412:26
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• Choosing the right LMS for your learning environment

IT LEADERS
Taher Ali, IT Director & Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST)
Nov 1412:27
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• Moving PD into the 21st century: bespoke learning opportunities for staff utilising digital accreditation and MOOCs

IT LEADERS
Nov 1412:28
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• Creating digital student portfolios

K12 LEADERS
Nov 1414:20
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Panel: Designing a deeper personalised learning experience

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Driving learning for distance students
  •     Anticipating the needs of digital natives that have grown up with consumer-based interactive technologies  
  •     Creating a personalised learning network for each student: anywhere, anytime  
  •     Learning the way we live 
  •     Using adaptive learning to complement online or hybrid environments
Taher Ali, IT Director & Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST)
Amaal Al Hashimy, Academic Leader, Sultan Qaboos University
Nov 1414:20
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Panel: Creating a virtual learning experience with AR & VR

K12 LEADERS
  •     Introducing the 'non-virtual' 'virtual’ classroom
  •     Creating interactive content with AR 
  •     Using simulations to make a point and reinforce concepts
  •     Incorporating low cost learning: Google Cardboard and free apps 
Nov 1414:20
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Preparing for an era of data ubiquity

IT LEADERS
  •     Addressing the data dilemma: setting standards and policies for ethical data use
  •     Unravelling data’s transformative power: living transcripts, real-time feedback, personalised interaction, increased engagement 
  •     Safeguarding student and teacher data while realising its full potential  
  •     Is the 21st century classroom data driven or data drowning? 
  •     Aggregating multiple sources of data for a single, holistic view 
Nov 1414:20
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Harnessing digital resources for Islamic studies

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Invigorating the Islamic curriculum with modern pedagogy and well-harnessed technology
  •     Demystifying the Arabic language
  •     Harnessing the power of content creation apps 
  •     Making learning more immersive, engaging and fun
  •     Bringing an appreciation of Arabic to Generation Z
Nov 1414:20
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Utilising the design process to create innovators

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND
  •     How to teach the design process 
  •     Utilising it to teach coding, robotics, and engineering through various design challenges
  •     Setting design challenges in an age-appropriate way
Nov 1414:40
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Impact of exponential technologies and accelerating change

K12 LEADERS
  •     Exploring the exponential growth of technology 
  •     What impact will smart agents and super smart AIs of the future have on human society? 
  •     How will greater-than-human intelligence impact society?
Nov 1414:40
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Machine learning and cybernetics in a 21st century classroom

IT LEADERS
  •     Assessing the issues of computer-based assessment 
  •     Why data-driven models are key to successful education 
  •     A case of short-answer questions processing
  •     Cybernetics in a teacher-student relationship 
  •     An example of simple linear regression in psychometric analysis
Nov 1414:40
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Unlocking the potential of adaptive technology in STEM learning

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Fostering a more personalised and self-paced approach to learning
  •     Tracking student performance,  predicting course mastery and providing dynamic content recommendations
  •     Fostering collaboration in online learning environments
Nov 1414:40
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Assessing student attainment in a digital age

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Evaluating and choosing the right formative assessment tools
  •     Measuring student mastery and progress
  •     Tracking attainment throughout the year
  •     Aligning assessment with learning outcomes 
Manal Alhabbal, Head of Arabic and Islamic Education, Jebel Ali School
Nov 1414:50
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Using innovation stations for STEAM instruction

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND
Demonstrating and engaging in best practices for interactive technology enhanced learning  
Stephanie Bernier, Director of Digital Learning, Victoria International School of Sharjah
Nov 1415:00
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Infusing technology across the curriculum

K12 LEADERS
  •     Working collaboratively with teachers
  •     Encouraging and supporting them in their role to incorporate information technology
  •     Bringing education to life with interactive technology 
  •     Making learning more engaging and memorable
  •     Promoting essential learning and innovation skills to create a 21st century classroom
Nov 1415:00
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Facilitating effective classroom management

IT LEADERS
  •     Motivating and managing the class using your MIS
  •     Implementing a consistent whole school approach
  •     Collecting & using data to drive decisions
  •     Integration with a pastoral House programme
  •     Increasing parental engagement
Nov 1415:00
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Stepping into the future: adaptive and dynamic learning environments

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     What is the role of computer feedback in adaptive learning? 
  •     Evaluating the state of play: systems and machine learning technology 
  •     Where will software take learning in the future? 
Nov 1415:00
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Rise of the MOOCs

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Exploring the benefits of free, massively available instruction
  •     Improving the efficiency of formative instructional practices  
  •     Taking a hybrid approach to support personalisation of learning
  •     Accessing top course content that was previously unattainable: MIT, Harvard and more 
Nov 1415:10
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Learning the art of digital content curation

K12 LEADERS
  •     Understanding the new world of digital media 
  •     Engaging students with multimodal content
  •     Developing a strategy for contextualising content
  •     Turning educators into curators Reserved for sponsor
Nov 1415:10
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Let’s get personal: big data to personalise learning

IT LEADERS
  •     Creating personalised learning paths for students
  •     Utilising big data, analytics and cognitive computing to enhance student outcomes 
  •     Gathering data to determine how the student learns best
  •     Accessing  historical student and formative data for teachers to use to differentiate for each studentReserved for sponsor
Nov 1415:10
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Paving the way for next-generation LMS

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Unbundling all components of the learning experience 
  •     Mixing open content and educational apps in unique and compelling ways
  •     Seamlessly customising your virtual environment with sophisticated learning analytics and adaptive learning
  •     Ensuring your learning ecosystem supports skill acquisition and assessment 
  •     Incorporating key elements: interoperability, personalistion, learning assessment, collaboration and accessibility  Reserved for sponsor
Nov 1415:10
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Embracing cloud computing to enhance the classroom experience

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Scaling infrastructure to meet your schools needs
  •     Reducing the need to physically back-up files 
  •     Transforming from Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) to Personal Learning Environments (PLEs)
  •     Connecting every classroom to the cloud for increased mobilityReserved for sponsor
Nov 1415:20
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Coding in the classroom

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND
Explore resources and strategies that teach students how to programme and code
Katie Smithers, Digital Learning and Innovations Leader, GEMS Wellington International School
Nov 1415:20
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Panel: STEAMing through the curriculum

K12 LEADERS
  •     Designing technology-enriched STEM lessons that integrate across the curriculum
  •     Employing project based learning
  •     Tackling real-world challenges to develop flexibility, creativity and communication
  •     STEM vs STEAM: do the arts belong?
Suzanne Rodricks, Head- Foundation and Lower Primary, Dubai Scholars Private School
Nov 1415:20
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Getting the most out of your BYOD strategy

IT LEADERS
  •     Policy v Practicality: Uptown’s Journey
  •     Driving stakeholder engagement
  •     Managing a mixed device arena
  •     Consistency of experience across student owned devices
  •     Problem, solutions & next steps
Nov 1415:20
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The impact of technology on cognition, behaviour, and relationships

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     While new technologies have facilitated greater communications and convenience, they have become so pervasive that they are actually changing how people think, interact, and behave. 
  •     Immediate, real time access to information is altering how we make decisions as well as the emotional tenor of our communications
  •     Technology has improved some aspects of life, but at a potentially high price in other areas
Nov 1415:20
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Driving student engagement with smart learning tools

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     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
Nov 1415:40
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Equip, engage, inspire: teachers as collaborative curriculum designers

K12 LEADERS
  •     Adopting a flexible design system 
  •     Sharing and creating powerful experiences online
  •     Gaining valuable PD while collaborating with peersTapping into you global community:  readily available rich digital content
Nov 1415:40
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Live hack: Protecting your students Our presenter will demonstrate how easy it can be to hack into a mobile device

IT LEADERS
  •     Identifying the most common mobile device security threats 
  •     Secure, simplified device management across multiple platforms
  •     Monitoring students across every device 
  •     Protecting the security and integrity of online assessments 
Nov 1415:40
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Case study: A new digital learning experience with Big History Adventures

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Utilising storytelling with narrativization that’s scalable
  •     Incorporating mobile entertainment design and tech innovation
  •     Fostering student curiosity 
  •     Building conceptual connections between different fields of human inquiry
Nov 1415:40
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Flipping your learning environment

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     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
Nov 1415:50
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Computational thinking in the early years

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND
  •     Why and how can we start building computational thinking skills in the Early Years 
  •     Exploring emergent robots suitable for children 4-8 years of age
  •     An inquiry into how robotics can be integrated into everyday learning
Nov 1416:00
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Creating thinking, creative computing: weighing up the value of computer science

K12 LEADERS
  •     Equipping students for a digital economy 
  •     Encouraging computational thinking 
  •     Developing problem solving skills
  •     Ensuring students are creators not just consumers 
  •     Is computer science the great equity equaliser? 
  •     Using instructional tools: programming, app creation, coding 
Nov 1416:00
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Raising the bandwidth of dated ICT systems

IT LEADERS
  •     Finding cost effective tools to increase the capacity of old IT systems
  •     How can API transform your IT infrastructure?
  •     Achieving the need for speed in a constantly connected learning environment
  •     Choosing a robust and reliable network   
Nov 1416:00
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Examining the impact of tech giants in the classroom

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Examining case studies 
  •     What are the expected outcomes of these initiatives?
  •     Exploring the potential effects on student learning 
  •     What are the advantages and challenges for students and educators?
Nov 1416:00
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Making students creators

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Learning through creation of content, rather than consumption 
  •     Inspiring creativity 
  •     Enabling students to create with technology
  •     Becoming a leader in digital storytelling
Nov 1416:10
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Choosing the right pace, at the right time

K12 LEADERS
  •     Igniting a passion for learning 
  •     Engaging students at every stage of their learning journey 
  •     How to use authentic student data to drive instruction 
  •     Meeting individual student needs within a personalised settingReserved for sponsor
Nov 1416:10
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Securing your campus network

IT LEADERS
  •     Addressing privacy concerns 
  •     Understanding the nature of cybercrime and cyber threats
  •     Staying safe: strategies and policies 
  •     Developing defensive strategies
  •     Contingency planning: recovery, redundancy, backup 
  •     Managing data flow and privacy Reserved for sponsor
Nov 1416:10
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Digital strategies to drive student enrolment

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Tapping into the social media platforms: twitter, Facebook, Instagram 
  •     Reaching untapped demographics and markets with distance learning courses
  •     Student retention and success plan: new initiatives for regional student engagementReserved for sponsor
Nov 1416:10
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Case study: Realising the power of digital platforms

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Fostering each child’s imagination and creativity to tell a story 
  •     Transforming the way we teach and learn
  •     Learning through play 
  •     Making learning adaptive and personalised Reserved for sponsor
Nov 1417:00
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Keynote: Reimagining the digital learning environment

Keynotes
  •     Personalising learning solutions with mobile first design 
  •     Using smart uniforms and wearables to track the effects of life variables on learning 
  •     Reflecting the constantly connected society in schools
  •     Moving beyond the IoT to the IoE (Internet of Everything) 
  •     Personalising every interaction with cognitive computing technologies Reserved for platinum sponsor 
Nov 1417:20
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Keynote: Essential habits of 21st century educators

Keynotes
  •     Excite, engage and equip your students for the future workplace
  •     Learn about the mindsets, best practices and habits that will transform your classroom and make them better places to learn
  •     Making great ideas happen: the power of the Teacherpreneur in a school
  •     Reexamining the fundamentals: blending, flipping, collaborating, creating and changing
Nov 1417:40
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Keynote panel: Show and tell: Behind the scenes of a 21st century STEAM lab

Keynotes
Find out what it’s really like to learn and engage in a 21st century STEAM lab. Vicki Davis and four of her students will showcase how they’re harnessing the transformative power of Edtech in the classroom: inventing, app creation, movie making, video game making, robotics and more.

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Keynote: Flattening classrooms, engaging minds: harnessing the power of global connectedness

Keynotes
  •     Empowering every student to learn more
  •     Preparing students for the real world and inspiring lifelong learning
  •     What does it mean to be a global citizen? 
  •     Broadening horizons: holding the world in the palm of your hand  
  •     Getting social: integrating social media into day to day learning 
Nov 1509:20
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Keynote: Unleashing the power of STEAM learning

Keynotes
  •     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 
Nov 1509:40
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Keynote: Empowering a technologically fluent generation

Keynotes
  •     Understanding Generation Z’s mindset: the digital natives that live and breathe a hyperlinked, connected life 
  •     Providing experiential learning opportunities: real-life STEM challenges, robotics, coding
  •     Encouraging interdisciplinary, socially meaningful innovation
  •     Preparing students for economies of the future
  •     Kick starting effective transformation in schools and education systems 
Brendon Fulton, Principal, Dubai British School
Dan Adkins, CEO, Murdoch University Dubai
Nov 1510:00
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Keynote: Embracing the mobile learning mind set

Keynotes
  •     Critically thinking about real-world problems 
  •     Creating personalised, visual, 3D learning experiences with AR and VR 
  •     Gamifying teaching and learning to promote lifelong learning 
  •     Delivering digital curriculum material anywhere, anytime Reserved for platinum sponsor 
Nov 1511:20
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Panel: Assessing the qualities of outstanding 21st century K-12 educators

K12 LEADERS
    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
Andy Turner, Head of Education Technology, Aldar Acadamies
Neil Matthews, Associate Principal, G.E.M.S. Wellington Academy Al Khail
​Rubi Mahmood, ​Program Manager - School Development , ADEC
Nov 1511:20
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Panel: Creating a modern vision for teaching and learning

IT LEADERS
  •     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
Nov 1511:20
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Moving beyond eLearning

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     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
Nov 1511:20
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Weighing the transformative power of the future classroom

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     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
Mohamed Ragab Abdelaal, DT Teacher, Rashed Bin Humaid Model School
Nov 1511:20
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Flipping Assessment!

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND
    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
Nov 1511:40
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Blending and flipping your learning environment

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     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
Nov 1511:40
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Rolling out edtech in the language learning classroom

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Understanding the benefits of blended instruction 
  •     Augmenting your existing curriculum with apps and digital tools
  •     Taking student engagement to new heights    
  •     Getting creative and utlising free, online storytelling tools
Nov 1511:40
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Transforming education through a culture of collaboration

K12 LEADERS
  •     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 
Nov 1511:40
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Realising the potential of the Internet of Your things

IT LEADERS
  •     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 
Nov 1511:50
Conference pass

Genius Hour for student agency and authentic learning

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND
Lorrie Cook, Digital Learning Coach, International Schools Group
Nov 1512:00
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Connecting, learning and collaborating globally

K12 LEADERS
  •     Making the world your classroom
  •     Embracing exponential technologies
  •     Using 3D Printing, Google classroom and Belouga.org to connect with schools across the globe
Nov 1512:00
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Aligning budgets, visions and strategies

IT LEADERS
  •     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 
Nov 1512:00
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Charting the rise of mobile learning

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Creating responsive content and website design
  •     Integrating within informal learning environments
  •     Fostering deeper learning approaches by creating course content
  •     Leveraging the ubiquity of mobiles to enhance teaching and learning 
  •     Increasing collaboration and participation 
  •     Increasing opportunities for student-instructor interaction 
  •     Leveraging mobiles capability to create rich, engaging content 
Nov 1512:00
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Creating digital communities

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Ensuring leaders have the framework, training and resources to champion a digital transformation 
  •     Engaging all stakeholders: senior leadership, parents, wider community
  •     Trial and error: being ready to fail 
  •     Motivating parents to be involved
  •     Communicating with teachers digitally about grades, calendars, homework and more
Nov 1512:10
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Assessing which blended learning tools are right for your learning environment

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Customising fully interactive, engaging courses
  •     How much training and set up is required? 
  •     Utilising multiple features 
  •     Weighing up the ROI Reserved for sponsor 
Nov 1512:10
Conference pass

Choosing the right LMS to meet your needs

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Accessing student data, curriculum resources and professional development resources anywhere, anytime
  •     Easily tracking learner performance and progress 
  •     Encouraging collaborative learning and teaching 
  •     Equipping you with the tools to streamline, optimise and control your digital classroomReserved for sponsor
Nov 1512:10
Conference pass

Visualising the future of tech enabled teacher training

K12 LEADERS
  •     Recognising and sharing achievements with teacher badges
  •     Gamifying PD 
  •     Building a picture of your lifelong learning journey  
  •     Empowering individuals to take their learning with them
  •     Creating a global skills currency 
  •     Impactful PD strategies to lead and empower  Reserved for sponsor
Nov 1512:10
Conference pass

Managing campus Wi-Fi

IT LEADERS
  •     Discovering the top misconceptions that impact wireless network performance 
  •     How to  plan, design, implement, and optimise wireless networking solutions
  •     Case study: looking at Wi-Fi from a hackers perspective Reserved for sponsor
Nov 1512:20
Conference pass

App-smashing combinations for the K-12 classroom

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND
Explore apps for creating, coding, app smashing, making movies and more in this hands on, fun filled session
Sheila Seiler, Innovation Leader and Media Literary Specialist, GEMS World Academy
Nov 1512:22
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• Rethinking assessment in the K-12 classroom

K12 LEADERS
Nov 1512:22
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• Overcoming the network challenges of fully integrated IT in education

IT LEADERS
Raed Al Staif, High School Biology Teacher, American International School in Dubai
Nov 1512:23
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• Creating development pathways to foster tomorrow's K-12 leaders

K12 LEADERS
Nov 1512:24
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• Assessing students in meaningful ways

IT LEADERS
Nov 1512:25
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• Examining the impact of moving grading and assessment online

IT LEADERS
Nov 1512:26
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• Creating a culture of learning and collaboration for professional development

K12 LEADERS
Lorrie Cook, Digital Learning Coach, International Schools Group
Nov 1514:20
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Panel: Bursting the assessment bubble: embedding real-time, formative assessment

K12 LEADERS
  •     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
Nov 1514:20
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Panel: Tech ready and beyond: turning your staff into edtech superheroes

IT LEADERS
  •     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  
Nov 1514:20
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The value of subject specific training

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     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 
Amaal Al Hashimy, Academic Leader, Sultan Qaboos University
Nov 1514:20
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Harnessing global perspectives with project-based learning

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Leveraging global project-based learning to foster intercultural skills 
  •     Developing deep learning competencies and bilingual capability
  •     Creating a sense of global citizenship  
  •     Exploring real-world problems and challenges 
Abdulrahman Amer Adlouni, Maths Teacher, KHDA
Nov 1514:20
Conference pass

3D printing with a purpose

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND
Foster creative thinking and bringing ideas to life with 3D printing
Nov 1514:40
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Connecting assessment and learning

K12 LEADERS
  •     Systematically collecting data about student learning outcomes 
  •     Using the outcomes of assessment information for continuous improvement  
  •     Continually developing the quality of individual and school wide programmes 
Lewis Hall, E-Learning Specialist, Ministry Of Education
Gemma Escott, Education Specialist, Curriculum Development and Assessment Unit, Ministry Of Education
Nov 1514:40
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Approaching new educational ecologies through speculative design

IT LEADERS
  •     Addressing the new wave of new and prescient technology, innovation and pedagogy sweeping through education
  •     Creating new education ecologies that meet the demands of the future
  •     Using speculative design to challenge assumptions and conceptions about our institutions
Nov 1514:40
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Leaving no educator behind

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Building your PD network: online and offline 
  •     Continually self-assessing teaching
  •     Virtual professional development
  •     Assessing the potential of cognitive tutors 
  •     Adopting blended strategies to accelerate professional learning and provide real time learning 
Nov 1514:40
Conference pass

The pathway to achieving the UAE Vision 2021

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Creating a knowledge based economy 
  •     How can we continue to drive effective school leadership? 
  •     Identifying the top priorities in delivering a first rate education system 
  •     How can we ensure that students are equipped with critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity?
Nov 1514:50
Conference pass

Using Microsoft in your classroom

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND
Andy Turner, Head of Education Technology, Aldar Acadamies
Nov 1515:00
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Letting students take the reins: being accountable for their own learning

K12 LEADERS
  •     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
Nov 1515:00
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Fostering brain friendly education

IT LEADERS
  •     Creating a brain-compatible learning environment 
  •     Neuroscience and education: how much tech is too much?
  •     Mindful learning
  •     What is digital bombardment?  
  •     Matching edtech products with neurological learning goals 
  •     Learning cognitive and metacognitive strategies for tools that "drive your brain"
Nov 1515:00
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Shifting from teaching to facilitating

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     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 
Nov 1515:00
Conference pass

Learning from the world’s largest assessment programme: PISA

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Evaluating the quality, equity and efficiency of schools
  •     What is the data really telling us?
  •     Learning from the success of other countries
  •     UAE case study – examining the next steps 
Nov 1515:10
Conference pass

Taking an integrated approach to assessment through your LMS

K12 LEADERS
  •     Making the distinction between testing and assessment: meeting your instructional goals
  •     Transforming the way you measure student, teacher and curricular performance  
  •     Streamlining the processes surrounding assessment delivery and data analysis 
  •     Painting a big picture: providing immediate access to data
  •     Seamlessly integrating assessment management and learning management Reserved for sponsor 
Nov 1515:10
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Improving data interoperability

IT LEADERS
  •     Interoperability: the seamless, secure and controlled exchange of data between applications 
  •     Driving efficiency, saving time and eliminating repetitive tasks 
  •     Laying the foundation for innovation and helping enable great classroom instruction 
  •     Driving student and educator effectiveness  Reserved for sponsor
Nov 1515:10
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Evaluating MOOCS for PD

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Exploring effective practices for designing and teaching MOOCs 
  •     Thinking creatively about MOOCs can enrich your own teaching
  •     Offering flexible and adaptive pacing: anywhere, anytime 
  •     Enhancing learning and content delivery
  •     Lowering the costs and barriers to regular PDReserved for sponsor
Nov 1515:10
Conference pass

Fostering entrepreneurship in the classroom

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Providing a platform for uninhibited idea exchange 
  •     Identifying the attributes of an entrepreneur and the pedagogies required to develop them 
  •     Adopting a growth mindset and focusing on the creativity of students 
  •     Finding lessons and inspiration in the success of others  Reserved for sponsor
Nov 1515:20
Conference pass

Mind mapping In the classroom

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND
Accelerate learning, stimulate creativity and develop thinking skills with one of the most empowering and collaborative tools in learning 
Karen Langan, Digital Literacy Coach, The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls
Nov 1515:20
Conference pass

Unleashing the power of the Protégé Effect

K12 LEADERS
  •     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 
Nov 1515:20
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Case study: Approaching an eLearning transformation project

IT LEADERS
Kami Lamki, Principal, Knowledge Gate International School
Nov 1515:20
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Panel: Preparing students for economies of the future

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Examining the key challenges facing traditional universities
  •     What innovative practices can be adopted to improve institutional outcomes? 
  •     How can we prepare students for future economies? 
  •     Going beyond the curriculum – what more can be offered to bridge the skills gap?
  •     Increasing the blending of business skills with degrees 
  •     Assessing the need for all graduates to have 'enterprise skills'
Nov 1515:20
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Creating a holistic learning experience with edtech

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Understanding the benefits: improving concentration,  effective collaboration, flexibility  
  •     Connecting minds and  changing mindsets 
  •     Supporting a successful learning experience
Nov 1515:40
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Creating authentic learning experiences and assessment strategies

K12 LEADERS
  •     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
Nov 1515:40
Conference pass

A step by step guide to driving your digital transformation plan

IT LEADERS
  •     Maximising the use of instructional technology to support excellence in teaching and learning
  •     Engaging all stakeholders with collaborative design thinking challenges 
  •     Developing a unififed leadership plan 
  •     Identifying and overcoming limitations 
  •     Conducting micro-pilots of 1:1 equipment and processes 
  •     Deliver an easy and positive experience for stakeholders from day one  
Nov 1515:40
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Driving graduate employability and productivity

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Identifying key indicators of 21st century employability
  •     Enhancing every students' 21st century and work readiness skills
  •     Facilitating the development of students reflective skills to develop ongoing learning 
  •     Strategies to improve employability and productivity
Nov 1515:40
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Raising educational standards with technology

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Establishing a solid foundation for student creativity and innovation 
  •     Keeping students at the heart of every decision 
  •     Creating more productive citizens and future leaders  
  •     Preserving a strong sense of cultural heritage
  •     Fostering a moral education
Nov 1515:50
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Learning in 3D: making STEAM real

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND
Create a future ready classroom where the physical and virtual worlds collide with interactive maps, immersive VR images and 3D models

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Nov 1516:00
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Strengthening your classroom community: an Edmodo case study

K12 LEADERS
  •     Supporting the whole child through technology 
  •     How to build an Edmodo classroom
  •     Learning about the experience and transformation Edmodo can bring to your classroom
Nov 1516:00
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Growing teacher capabilities

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Empowering teachers with the knowledge and tools to effectively use technology in the classroom 
  •     Saving time: no more marking by hand and using traditional chalk boards 
  •     Ensuring all tools, training materials and resources are easily accessible 
Nov 1516:00
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Embracing mindfulness when rolling out edtech

IT LEADERS
  •     Influencing change in pursuit of productive learning environments
  •     Understanding the benefits of mindfulness: enhancing attention and emotional self-regulation 
  •     Connecting with the policies, processes and aspects of your institutions culture that best support learning
Nov 1516:00
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Encouraging sustainable education

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     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? 
Nov 1516:10
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Creating your own STEAM lab

K12 LEADERS
  •     Getting started with immersive technology: 3D and VR 
  •     Transforming engagement levels 
  •     A toolkit of digital resources 
  •     Supporting students to become creative makers, designers and buildersReserved for sponsor
Nov 1516:10
Conference pass

Networks and interoperability

IT LEADERS
  •     Bringing the IoT to life 
  •     Connecting every device to a common network an infrastructure
  •     Gathering business intelligence for educators and administrators
  •     Exploring end-to-end technologies that let you connect, secure and manage valuable data Reserved for sponsor
Nov 1516:10
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Authentic learning experiences

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     Students as creators
  •     Pursuing meaningful tasks that develop tangible, useful products  
  •     Preparing students for the ‘real’ world
  •     Self-directed learning 
  •     Using open-ended inquiry, thinking skills and metacognitionReserved for sponsor
Nov 1516:10
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Fostering the rise of the Teacherpreneur

EDTECH ARABIA
  •     Allowing innovative teachers to become entrepreneurs 
  •     Removing restrictive frameworks and policies 
  •     Enabling teachers to lead, rather than leave
  •     Encourage teachers to become ‘connected teachers’Reserved for sponsor
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