30 October, 2023 | 12:10 to 12:55
Being a school leader in the Middle East
This panel explores the unique opportunities and challenges faced by education leaders in the Middle East. From navigating cultural differences to implementing innovative teaching strategies, this panel offers insights and practical advice for school leaders looking to make a positive impact in the region's diverse and rapidly evolving educational landscape.
30 October, 2023 | 14:00 to 14:20
Learning Spaces as Catalysts for 21st-Century Interdisciplinary Education
In this presentation, Dr Steffen Sommer will explore the critical role of school campus design in facilitating 21st-century education. Drawing on his experience at Misk Schools which recently relocated to a state-of-the-art new campus in Riyadh, Dr Sommer will share valuable insights into how he and his team have leveraged the campus's bespoke configuration to optimise interdisciplinary teaching and learning, delivering on the school’s vision and mission, and supporting Saudi Arabia's strategic development plan – Vision 2030. Attendees will leave with actionable takeaways for enhancing the design and layout of their own school learning spaces, and ideas for how they can create collaborative and flexible learning environments that support the ambitions of progressive, modern educators.
31 October, 2023 | 12:10 to 13:00
Panel session: Schools of the Future