Jake Madden is the Executive Principal at Al Yasat Private School, Abu Dhabi. He has enjoyed a successful teaching and principal leadership career over the last thirty years building teacher capacity through the development of learning in the contemporary world, the promotion of flexible learning spaces to meet the needs of the 21st century learner and curriculum for global mindedness. Jake is a leader in the notion of teacher-as-researcher and is widely published in this area, authoring six books and a number of journal articles showcasing his experiences and research into leading educational change. Jake sits on the editorial board for the International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change and was awarded a Fellowship with the Australian Council of Educational Leaders in recognition of his contribution in this area and to fostering teacher professional learning.
25 February 2020 | 13:00 - 13:30 | Building Teacher Capacity: A Model for School Improvement
The rapidly evolving nature of technology and the ease of access to all students to internet driven programs has seen a major shift in the way schools engage students in learning. This has seen a movement towards the creation of flexible learning spaces to accommodate new pedagogies. Consequently, the new learning environments that students find themselves in today are also the same new environments that teachers are working in.