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Michael Henderson

Training Manager

Al Ain Educational Investments

Michael Henderson is the Training Manager for Al Ain Educational Investments. He is a qualified teacher with over 13 years leadership experience. Michael now works with businesses around the world, identifies their training needs and creates professional development plans to achieve their intended outcome. As an Apple Professional Learning Specialist and Apple Distinguished Educator, Michael has worked with educators in over 70 countries to support their teaching and learning through technology.



30 October, 2023 | 16:00 to 18:00
#CollabUAE Teach Meet

#CollabUAE is a community-based initiative that enables teachers from across the UAE to network together.  Our goal is to enable a platform for teachers to see the power of online collaborations, sharing practice, resources and professional development opportunities alongside free CPD


Presenters: Thomas Sale, Co-Founder of #CollabUAE and Head of Junior Computing and Year 5 class Teacher, Kent College

Andi Price, Co-Founder of #CollabUAE, Teacher and Lead on EdTech and Innovation at Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai

Agenda/Sessions (Please note the order of the sessions will be decided on the spot at the event)


AI in education: Dragged or Driven?

In the rapidly evolving landscape of education, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an undeniable reality. The question is, as educators, are we being dragged along by this technological wave, or are we driving the transformation? The interactive presentation is designed specifically for educators who want to understand where they stand in this journey of educational innovation and explore strategies to drive change.

Zaineb Mahdi, Assistant Headteacher, GEMS Wellington International School



Death of the Digital Native

Debunking the idea that students 'just know' how to use technology, Andy will take you on a whistle-stop journey of how we came to use the term,the battle between digital natives and digital immigrants, as well as what we can do to help students move on from this label.

Andy Perryer, Head of Digital Learning, Cognita



Empowering Future Innovators: Bridging Collaboration and STEM in Primary Education

Mark explores the critical intersection of collaboration and STEM education in primary schools. It delves into strategies for fostering teamwork and creative problem-solving skills among young learners, emphasizing the importance of these skills in shaping future innovators.

Mark Ryan, Head of Specialists, Raha International School, Abu Dhabi



Preparing to shape education with technology

As educators, we are responsible for supporting learning experiences that shape the future of education. Technology can be a great tool, but how do we ensure technology is part of our school's vision and implemented seamlessly?

This session will explore the process of introducing technology into a school and strategies to ensure devices are used effectively.

Michael Henderson, Training Manager, Al Ain Educational Investments



Planning between the lines

Is the latest always the greatest?

"Planning Between the Lines" delves into the heart of TPACK, demonstrating its powerful framework to discern when to use technology, when to leverage AI, and perhaps most importantly, when to choose traditional methods.

Alex Gray, Head of Science, Dubai British School Emirates Hills