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Husein Dohadwalla

Academic Director

I have been associated with international schools for more than 14 years incapacity of Academic Headfor middle, secondary and high school. My coreexpertise lies in the IB and Cambridge programs and since 2013, I have also beenworking with the IB Organisation as a School Visit Team Leader, Workshop Leaderand Consultant to help new schools in the Asia Pacific region become IB WorldSchools. I am one of the youngest members on the IBEN–IB Educator NetworkTeam for Asia Pacific. Over the years I have been conferred with several awardsfor my work in the education space–the most recent being the Edupreneur ofthe Year Award in 2017 conferred to me by The Associated Chamber ofCommerce & Industry India. The award was presented by the Honorable Ministerof State for Human Resource Development-Government of India (HigherEducation): Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey. I regularly contribute to articles in leadingnewspapers / educational magazines regarding various facets of school education.I am also the Co-Founder at SLN Global Network–an online community of schoolheads / directors looking at exploring collaboration and research opportunitiesacross geographies.

MODERATOR SESSIONS

25 February, 2020 | 15:15 to 16:15
Educators as Learners: Innovative Models for Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

In today’s world educators are expected not only to have strong subject and pedagogic knowledge but also possess effective classroom management skills, readily adopt new technologies, and be inclusive and sensitive to the diverse needs of their students. The movement is from dissemination to facilitation and synthesis.Educators need to be supported and motivated to enable children to achieve their fullest possible potential. For this to happen, educators need to have the opportunity to refresh and enhance their skills throughout their professional lives. A lifetime of teaching requires knowledge, skills and behaviors that continuously develop and evolve. This leads us to innovative models of continuing professional development (CPD).

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • CPD in today’s scenario–relevance, challenges and opportunities
  • CPD through Ed-camps, Social Media, Apps, Professional Learning Communities, etc.–Are they really innovative?
  • Effective CPD through collaboration and sharing of learning and experiences.
  • Educators can be more effective if they are able to access effective training and development opportunities over the course of their career–What models works best in different contexts?
  • Technology as an enabler for CPD–Enabling them to learn, share and network.
25 February, 2020 | 15:15 to 16:15
Educators as Learners: Innovative Models for Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

In today’s world educators are expected not only to have strong subject and pedagogic knowledge but also possess effective classroom management skills, readily adopt new technologies, and be inclusive and sensitive to the diverse needs of their students. The movement is from dissemination to facilitation and synthesis.Educators need to be supported and motivated to enable children to achieve their fullest possible potential. For this to happen, educators need to have the opportunity to refresh and enhance their skills throughout their professional lives. A lifetime of teaching requires knowledge, skills and behaviors that continuously develop and evolve. This leads us to innovative models of continuing professional development (CPD).

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • CPD in today’s scenario–relevance, challenges and opportunities
  • CPD through Ed-camps, Social Media, Apps, Professional Learning Communities, etc.–Are they really innovative?
  • Effective CPD through collaboration and sharing of learning and experiences.
  • Educators can be more effective if they are able to access effective training and development opportunities over the course of their career–What models works best in different contexts?
  • Technology as an enabler for CPD–Enabling them to learn, share and network.