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Dr Osama Obeidat

Chief Executive Officer

Queen Rania Teacher Academy

Dr. Osama is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA). He has been leading this unique and prestigious organization for 4 years. Before Joining QRTA, Osama worked for 6 years with Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge as the Director of the school inspection. He managed the whole process of school inspection for both private and public schools and managed a portfolio of tens of million of UAE Dirhams annually. Before moving to Abu Dhabi, Osama worked as an education specialist, and head of monitoring and evaluation with several NGOs, and worked as an Associate Professor of education at the Hashemite University in Jordan. Dr. Obeidat also consulted and was a resource person for several local, regional, and international organizations such as the World Bank, UNICEF, EDT, Ministries of Education in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Rwanda, and Iraq. He brings more than 25 years of experience in education quality, policy, evaluation, and reform, among other areas. Dr. Osama received his doctorate degree International and Development Education from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003 and a Certificate in Evaluation Practices from George Washington University as well as an Executive Leadership Certificate from INSEAD Business School.


30 October, 2023 | 11:50 to 12:10
Leading effective change through QRTA's professional development model

The session will delve into the essential elements of the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) as an effective model of professional development for teachers and school leaders. As the backbone of any successful educational institution, continuous growth and development of educators are paramount in shaping the future of our students. During this session, we will explore the dynamic and agile approach to professional development that goes beyond conventional methodologies. Our focus will be on fostering a collaborative and supportive learning environment that encourages educators to enhance their teaching practices, leadership skills, and overall pedagogical knowledge. Drawing from successful case studies and research-backed strategies implemented by QRTA, we will uncover the key components that make a professional development model impactful such as personalised learning paths and reflective practices to innovative technology integration and ongoing mentorship.

31 October, 2023 | 16:40 to 17:25
EdHeroes: How to Make a Leader Within Our Educational System

This session emphasizes the critical role teachers play not just as educators but as leadership mentors. The panel will delve into why it's vital for teachers to embody leadership qualities and how these abilities better equip them to nurture leadership skills in their students. A key element of this discussion will be the equal importance of fostering leadership and traditional subjects like math in our educational system. Balancing these elements prepares students for life beyond academia, empowering them with invaluable leadership skills such as decision-making and resilience. We will expound on the premise that anyone can be a leader, explaining how leadership cultivation can enhance everyone's potential and, most notably, contribute significantly to children's well-being and growth. The session is dedicated to transforming our understanding of the educational landscape, emphasizing a holistic approach to create well-rounded individuals.