Leadership stream

Leadership stream

10:30 - 11:00Enabling Leadership at Modern

Understanding leadership theories that emerges from research is essential for leaders to be effective in bringing about transformation. Converting the implementation of that understanding into action, is driven by the experience quotient and leadership wisdom of the team at the helm.Enabling Leadership at Modern is an East meets West model employed to bring out the best in our learning community.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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11:00 - 11:30Benefits of Music to a Child's Development

Childhood is an exciting, fun and challenging period of life. It is the most critical time for building the physical, mental and emotional foundations that will support us for the rest of our lives. Music and Skill Development - Coordination - Relaxation - Lowering heart rates and blood pressure. - Patience - Self-Confidence - Communicators Skills - Mathematical & Science skills. - Discipline What is the right age to introduce children to Music? Are these lessons available for Adults too?

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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11:30 - 12:00Why Entrepreneurship Must be Taught at Schools?

A talk on the famous Junior MBA programme that has transformed the lives of primary school children that have been a part of it. The talk will focus on examples of young entrepreneurs across the world and what an entrepreneurship curriculum at the primary school level should look like.

Language : English

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

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12:00 - 12:30Meeting the Challenges of Leadership

Being an effective leader is not easy. In order to increase your impact as a leader it is vital to engage in conscious working to ensure that your words are congruent with your actions. This session discusses the importance of being aligned with your organisation’s vision in order to be an effective leader and how to promote this vision through all you do and say to all your stakeholders. “You have to be authentic and sincere to succeed’’.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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13:00 - 13:30Pedagogical Leadership as a Catalyst for School Transformation - Easy Practices

The presentation will discuss the key principles of pedagogical leadership in the light of the latest practical solutions introduced in modern Finnish schools. The presentation explores how the entire school community can have an active role in transforming learning and teaching practices for the future. Special focus will be in easy practices, and how the minor changes in physical learning environment can enhance both academic achievement, well-being and the quality of learning experiences.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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13:30 - 14:00Principled Leadership – Securing an Inclusive School

Schools serve an increasingly complex community of students with associated expectations from parents and regulatory bodies on meeting their needs, including special educational needs. Headteachers and Principals that lead inclusive schools do so with a strong values based approach. In successful schools leaders address inclusion on a number of levels; cultural; organisational and pedagogical. Most importantly successful leaders ensure collective responsibility for action to secure excellent provision and outcomes for all students. Eileen Barnes-Vachell from Gabbitas will explore some key strategies leaders can deploy to establish and sustain an inclusive ethos and practice.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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14:00 - 17:00Moral Education CPD (This is a KHDA Approved Mandatory training for Teacher Permit Dubai)

The personal development of students; morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. The emphasis upon these aims within the school mission statement is indicative to the central role that MEP will have within their school. Development of MEP both explicitly in the daily life of the school and implicitly through direct teaching is essential to raising standards of all students.  This training will provide each school with the importance of character and values on students and how these are delivered as part of the MEP program through its 4 pillars.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of the Moral education programme
  • Understand the Moral education Curriculum framework
  • Know the approaches for teaching the UAE Moral education programme

A certificate of completion will be issued to each attendee.

Maximum of 30 people to attend this session (attendees must be able to speak and write in English)
And as this course is for Teacher Permit - only those working in a school can participate’

Sign up in for this session in advance is essential
Attendees can sign up by emailing Lindsey on: info@zenpd.ae
 

Language : English

Topic : Curriculum

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10:30 - 11:00Developing the Inclusion Agenda: Implications for Leadership in International Schools

The UAE is on the path to become an inclusive, barrier free, rights based society that promotes, protects and ensures the success of all groups of students by 2020. One of the most important ways associated with this inclusion agenda is to develop world-class schools led by sustained, insightful, and highly capable leadership who have a clear understanding of what inclusion for all looks like and how to achieve it. This session looks at how Senior and Middle leaders can turn this vision into reality.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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11:00 - 11:30Leadership and Management

Achieving Operational Excellence in Diverse Environments

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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11:30 - 12:30Leading Learning for International Learners

This session will explore aspects of leading learning that Fieldwork Education consider to be important for international learners. These include the importance of focusing on curriculum, having clear and specific learning goals, lesson plans which allow for the development of knowledge, skills and understanding as well as quality assessment and evaluation.

Language : English

Topic : Curriculum

Speaker:
  • Isabel Du Toit | Fieldwork International Consultant & School Leadership Management | Fieldwork Education

12:30 - 13:00Developing Leaders for an Age of Exponential Learning

From artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and data science to synthetic biology, nanotechnologies, networks, and more, schools are environments for cultivating and constructing an appropriate intersection with society, in order to ensure our young people (and our own institutions) are at the forefront of relevance. This new era of exponential learning is the time for schools to lead. It will require us to engage in some deep thinking – and take tsunami-sized decisions – with regard to our programmes, offerings, and an explicit focus on our humanity. What does that mean for leadership development programmes in education? Learn how ECIS are looking at this question, with a fresh take on leadership development for the exponential age.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

Speaker:
  • Kevin Ruth | Chief Executive | ECIS (Educational Collaborative for International Schools)

13:00 - 13:30Building Capacity for Sustainable Leadership and Growth

Proactively building relationships has an enormous impact on giving a school not only the capacity to change, but also to grow great leaders. This presentation will focus on maximising potential by putting the right people in the right places, to facilitate succession planning. It will also consider the impact of repurposing learning spaces to inspire and motivate staff, which empowers them to maximise learning. This in turn increases retention rates and supports the development of future leaders, thus ensuring that leadership of the school is both sustainable and progressive.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

Speaker:
  • Kathryn Simms | Vice Principal/Head of Secondary School | Raha International School

13:30 - 14:00Reducing the Verbal Deficit: Innovative use of Intervention and Whole School Strategy

How do we address the challenges of effectively equipping all international students, regardless of their starting point in English, with the academic literacy skills necessary to perform at the highest levels? Reducing the verbal deficit of our ESL students is fundamental to their success. This session will present the approaches taken by two high-performing international schools using the specialist training and resources provided by Lexonik. GEMS Wellington International School Dubai, British School Muscat and the Lexonik team from Sound Training will share how Lexonik has worked in their particular contexts and demonstrate the considerable success this approach has had on their students’ confidence, reading age, vocabulary range and performance across all curriculum areas.

Language : English

Topic : Curriculum

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14:00 - 14:30Finding Simplicity in Complexity

We will explore changing notions of leadership that invite you to “bring your whole self to work.” Dr. Lalonde approaches the demands and complexity of schools today and invites you to respond from a place of personal commitment and clarity. We will develop practices that help you increase presence to your faculty, build trust, and make and communicate decisions effectively. This workshop promotes practices of personal alignment and strength awareness that will help you develop a sense of calm and confidence in your busy work environment.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

Speaker:
  • Ronald Lalonde | CEO & Founder, Middle East Manager | Riverspath Coaching and Consulting & Institute of Positive Education

14:30 - 15:00Student Safety First with Emirates Transport

Student School Transport is an integrated service to the Education sector. Providing School Transport in Safety Manner, Efficient and with a Quality level accepted by the students and parents made Emirates Transport a Leader in school transport service. The Presentation Will share the Experience in this field and how it impact the Education service.
 
 

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

Speaker:
  • Bader Al Kamali | Director of Competitiveness Information Center | Emirates Transport

15:00 - 15:30The Link Between Instructional Leadership and Student Wellbeing Outcomes

The research has found that “leading teacher learning and development” is twice as powerful as any other leadership factor in affecting student outcomes. Instructional leadership, especially as a shared leadership model, is vital because teacher learning has a strong impact on student learning. Over the past few decades, instructional leadership has focused on how teacher practice can improve academic outcomes, but this can be applied in assisting teachers to boost another equally important outcome for students – wellbeing. We help schools translate wellbeing policy into teacher practice and we explore what teacher practices work to improve student wellbeing in order to close the gap between academic attainment and wellbeing.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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15:30 - 16:00A Leadership Guide to Creating Achievement Through Technology

Technology should only be about three things. Teaching. Learning. Outcomes. If it’s not grounded in these, it shouldn’t be considered. It’s the role of the leadership in any school to make this the case. It shouldn’t fall to the ICT manager, or the ‘tech’ champion teacher that every school has. Their input is important - but choices, direction and decisions must be set by the school leadership. In this session, we’ll be exploring how effective leadership is the decisive factor in the success, or failure of any technology programme. We’ll be presenting a framework for success and will illustrate real world examples of the impact of leadership on positive outcomes for pupils, where technology is an integrated part of school planning and provision - not as an aside. Together we’ll create, and show, a practical path forward for leadership to ensure technology investment impacts achievement and attainment - regardless of platform

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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16:00 - 16:30Education and AI: How Educational Leaders can help to ensure Learners and Teacher Benefit

In this talk, I will argue that in order to ensure that AI technologies for use in education and training embody judicious analysis and learn in a Learning Sciences informed manner, we must develop inter-stakeholder partnerships modelled on those that are operationalised through the EDUCATE EdTech programme in London. These inter-stakeholder partnerships are essential for AI developers to better understand teaching and learning, and for educators and trainers to better understand AI. They are also key to the development of better AI for education and training.

Language : English

Topic : Early Years

Speaker:
  • Prof. Rose Luckin | Professor of Learner Centred Design & Director EDUCATE London | UCL Institute of Education

16:30 - 17:00How to Create an Effective and Sustainable Professional Learning Community

In an educational landscape where pressure is mounting around teacher recruitment, retention, student outcomes and quality of teaching, there has never been a more important time to invest in staff development.  But with the climate that we operate in budgets are being cut in all areas across the school, schools across UAE and the rest of the world need to be more budget savvy, long gone are the days of being able to send groups of staff back to the UK for training, more needs to be done in house but still ensure that the quality of delivery is high.


Professional Development is one of the many areas in which DESC has excelled in and become renowned across the UAE for being one of the leading schools for Professional Development of staff.  In this talk we will look at the DESC's ever evolving PD model.  Showing how the College has created a Professional Learning Community which supports every member of staff at all stages in their career, to achieve their career goals. The talk will focus on internal Professional Development and how vital/invaluable it is to use the skills of different members of staff across the college to up skill others, we look at the different programmes that have been internally created to support development, enhance Teaching and Learning and improve student outcomes.  There will also be a look into the future of Professional Development in schools as technology plays a bigger role.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

Speaker:
  • Omar Murtaza | Teacher of Business & Professional Development Co-ordinator | Dubai English Speaking College

10:30 - 11:00The Diversity Equation: How Diversity in Leadership can Improve School Outcomes

This session will look at recent research worldwide which increasingly shows the benefit that diversity in leadership brings to the economic success and sustainability of organisations, and will explore what this can and should mean for schools. Areas covered will include: • An overview of research into the benefits of diversity in leadership teams • What diversity means in practice • Hurdles and barriers to diversity • What schools can do to embrace diversity in leadership: a stepped process

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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11:00 - 11:30Nurturing Student Entrepreneurship

Preparing students for a future where jobs have to be created by the emerging generation is an endeavor that requires schools of today to think outside the box and to deliver opportunities for students to nurture entrepreneurial, innovation and leadership skills beyond the classroom.

Language : English

Topic : Higher Education / Vocational

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11:30 - 12:00Guiding Others By Leading Yourself. Hands on Workshop on Setting a Personal Vision Statement as Foundation for Building Your Own Brand as a Professional Educator

Leadership always starts with oneself. In education we face many different levels where leadership takes place. Be it in the classroom by guiding your students, be it as a HoD or HoS leading a team or naturally as part of the SLT steering the whole school community - it all starts with yourself. At times of social media, where image and status seems to become everything that counts, one needs to be even more reflective on how to express your own values, the reasons of your decision making and the goals you want to achieve. You will need to build your own brand. The vision statement is the core of it and this is what we will reflect about and set during this intensive workshop. Having set a vision statement, having reflect about your own very personal goals for your life will help you in giving guidance to others. It will help you take decisions more confidently and provide you with a framework you can hold on to at times when decision making feels more difficult.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

Speaker:
  • Ulrike Suwwan | Senior Education Management Consultant/Education Consultant for School Improvement and Development Company | Guide & Lead/German International School Dubai

12:00 - 12:30Classroom Lessons and Views From Castle Rock to Burj Khalifa (and the 28 years in between!)

The learning environment is the focus of much research and debate. If half was believed, we would doubt how human knowledge and development was ever achieved before being supported by modern research that informs the pedagogy of the current classroom. In a personally inspired and possibly at times irreverent professional reflection on leading UK independent education, this talk will ask why there is an enduring attraction to the traditional elements of a ‘good education’ whilst an acknowledgment to see innovative ways to engage and develop our learners around the world

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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12:30 - 13:00Empowering Other Leaders for International Mindedness

This session will focus on how to work with other leaders in school to develop International Mindedness across your school community. There will be an opportunity for self-evaluation as well as some strategies which you can take away and use with your leadership and teacher teams immediately.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

Speaker:
  • Isabel Du Toit | Fieldwork International Consultant & School Leadership Management | Fieldwork Education

13:00 - 13:30Cultural Awareness & Inclusion with The Arab Culturalist

A short talk about why Leading with Cultural Awareness is important to building successful inclusive school communities. It starts with Leadership attitudes and hiring practices that take into consideration student populations and teachers' and leaders' ability to choose staff that are skilled in cultural intelligence.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

Speaker:
  • Nasif Kayed | Founder & CEO | The Arab Culturalist Education

13:30 - 14:00The Case for Inclusion

Tui has been involved in a pilot program for whole-school inclusion, in partnership with KHDA. The pilot has supported many of the assumptions made about inclusion programs and provided a baseline from which schools in the UAE can develop programs of learning and course content relevant to childrens needs. Tui will be able to describe how the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM) Framework has improved the learning outcomes of children in schools in the pilot and demonstrate its implementation both vertically and horizontally. He will be able to show that the use of Project Based Learning (PBL) is a vital component in the success of learners pursuing personal growth and development.

Language : English

Topic : Curriculum

Speaker:
  • Tui Waruhai | Head of Training & Quality Assurance | Praxis Education

14:00 - 14:30Teachers as Leaders

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a life time.” Why do not we or children today think of becoming a leaders. We teach about great Leaders of different Eras but do we talk about great leaders of this era with a positive attitude. So where are we going wrong. So as teachers we need to become great leaders so that the next generations to come become great leaders and not followers. Program Highlights The course will provide you with an opportunity to: Understand what Leadership is. Identify the characteristics of a Good Leader. Administer appropriate doses of CCCC’s (Communication. Collaboration Creativity and Creative Thinking) to your leadership skills. Prepare future leaders in the classroom.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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14:30 - 15:00Student Leadership

We would like to present our student leadership structure at Raffles International School.

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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