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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

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  •     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?  
Nov 1410:42
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Nov 1410:45
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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 1410:45
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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 1410:45
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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 1410:45
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Harnessing technology to support collaboration in the classroom

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
  •     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 1411:05
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Integrating technology to transform teaching & learning

IT LEADERS
Kerry-Lee Schroeter, Apple Educator Trainer, ICT Leader, Ajman Academy
Nov 1411:10
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Harnessing digital resources for Islamic studies

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
  •     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 1411:15
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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 1411:25
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Connecting your classroom to the world

IT LEADERS
Maryam Ferdosi, Digital Learning specialist, DIA
Nov 1411:30
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Using 3D printing to teach

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
  •     Empowering staff and integrating technology into the curriculum
  •     Integrating languages and science through 3D printing projects
  •     Developing critical thinking skills
Nov 1411:45
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Overcoming barriers in rolling out your Open Source LMS

IT LEADERS
  •     Deciding between management options (self-hosting, hosted)
  •     Integrating with your existing systems
  •     Maximising community engagement
  •     Extending Moodle with Community Plugins
  •     Staff and user Management
Nov 1412:22
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• A step by step guide to adopting a deeper learning pedagogy

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Nov 1412:23
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• Creating a personalised 1:1 journey for each student

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Nov 1412:24
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• Promoting happiness and positivity in the classroom

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Nov 1412:27
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• Beyond the novelty of creativity in education: fostering creative ideation

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Nov 1412:28
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• Overcoming the challenge of achieving streamlined cyber security in a decentralised IT environment

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Nov 1412:29
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• Moving PD into the 21st century: bespoke learning opportunities for staff utilising digital accreditation and MOOCs

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Nov 1412:30
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• Strategies for improving access to digital learning

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Discuss the role of access as a key driver of digital learning use. The need for secure, equitable access to digital learning has evolved from a thankless task for technology teams to a mission-critical need for education leaders. We’ll discuss:

  • Why districts are moving towards next-gen platforms
  • How individualised access leads to organizational improvements
  • How utilization analytics is informing strategic level decisions  

Most importantly, we discuss the technology-driven means by which teachers and students can and should have better access to their digital learning resources. Please come with your own ideas and be ready to take away ideas from your colleagues.

Nov 1412:31
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• AI based VR Education - the future of learning

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Nov 1412:32
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• Boosting student’s success with a mobile-first learning environment

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Karthikeyan Gunasekar, Solutions Architect - Education Vertical EMEA, HPE Aruba
Nov 1413:42
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Nov 1413:45
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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
Dan Adkins, CEO, Transnational Academic Group Middle East
Amaal Al Hashimy, Academic Leader, Sultan Qaboos University
Nov 1413:45
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Fireside chat: 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 1413:45
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Bringing coding to life in the classroom

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
Nov 1413:45
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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 1414:05
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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 1414:10
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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 1414:15
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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 1414:15
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AR/VR in the classroom: an implementation framework program

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
Nov 1414:25
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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 1414:40
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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 1414:45
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Driving digital citizenship & online safety with Google

IT LEADERS
Xavier Morales, User Outreach & Education Manager, Google
Nov 1414:45
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Computational thinking in the early years

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
  •     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 1414:45
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Nov 1415:00
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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 1415:05
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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 1415:05
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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 1415:25
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Integrating technology to bring learning to life

IT LEADERS
Nov 1415:25
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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 1415:25
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Yes We Do STEM @ AYPS Abu Dhabi

K12 LEADERS
Nov 1415:45
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Utilising the design process to create innovators

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
  •     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 1416:30
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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 1417:00
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Keynote panel: Show and tell: Behind the scenes of a 21st century STEAM lab

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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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Nov 1509:00
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The curricula of the future: how exponential technologies will transform education

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  •     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
Nov 1509:30
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Keynote: Unleashing the power of STEAM learning

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  •     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 1510:00
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Keynote: Harnessing technology to drive educational transformation

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Liz Sproat, Head of Education EMEA, Google
Rania Hadi, Regional Lead, Education- MENA, Google
Nov 1510:57
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Nov 1510:57
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Host:

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
Host: Manal Alhabbal, Head of Arabic and Islamic Education, Jebel Ali School
Nov 1511:00
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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
​Rubi Mahmood, ​Program Manager - School Development , ADEC
Nov 1511:00
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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 1511:00
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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 1511:00
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Assessing student attainment in a digital age

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
  •     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 1511:20
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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 1511:20
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Driving student engagement with smart learning tools

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
  •     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 1511:20
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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 1511:20
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Realising the potential of the Internet of 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 1511:40
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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 1511:40
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Dashboarding in higher education: sharing the experience with GUST

HIGHER ED LEADERS
  •     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
Nov 1511:40
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Weighing the transformative power of the future classroom

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
  •     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 1512:00
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Flipping your learning environment

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
  •     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 1512:00
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Building connections across institutions: preparing students for a globalised world

K12 LEADERS
Nov 1512:00
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Case study: "Ligbron Online Learning"

IT LEADERS
  •     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
Nov 1512:22
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• Rethinking assessment in the K-12 classroom

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Nov 1512:23
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• Creating development pathways to foster tomorrow's K-12 leaders

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Nov 1512:24
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• Creating a culture of learning and collaboration for professional development

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Lorrie Cook, Digital Learning Coach, International Schools Group
Nov 1512:25
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• Preparing the students for the future workplace

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Nov 1512:27
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• Assessing students in meaningful ways

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Nov 1512:28
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• Examining the impact of moving grading and assessment online

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Nov 1512:29
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• Creating digital student portfolios

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Nov 1513:51
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Nov 1514:00
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Fireside chat: 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 1514:00
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Fireside chat: Tech ready and beyond: turning 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 1514:00
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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 1514:00
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Flipping Assessment!

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
    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 1514:20
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Establishing mastery through a TVET and academic hybrid model

K12 LEADERS
  •     Establishing mastery through curriculum embedded formative assessment
  •     Developing a TVET and academic assessment framework
  •     Practical application in school setting
Lewis Hall, E-Learning Specialist, Ministry Of Education
Gemma Escott, Education Specialist, Curriculum Development and Assessment Unit, Ministry Of Education
Nov 1514:30
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Bringing learning to life with coding & VR

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
Nov 1514:30
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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 1514:40
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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 1514:40
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World leading 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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Genius Hour for student agency and authentic learning

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
Lorrie Cook, Digital Learning Coach, International Schools Group
Nov 1515:00
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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 1515:00
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Nov 1515:20
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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 1515:30
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Using gamification to increase language acquisition

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM
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.
Nov 1515:30
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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 1515:40
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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 1515:40
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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
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