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Neuroscience & Wellbeing

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

10:15 - 10:45What’s new in Neuroscience?

From neural network fields, A.I. and even gut bacteria, to the latest from educational researchers and psychologists; David will begin with an outline of how key recent research can help teachers and children in the classroom. 

Topic : Neuroscience

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11:00 - 11:45Beyond Belief

How and why building belief is the key which transforms classroom performance. Practical examples will include drawing, creativity and learning. Belief links approaches such as Growth Mindset, Grit and Well - Being.

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

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12:00 - 12:45How To Build A Human Fit for 2050

Ensuring our children thrive and not just survive the incredible changes sweeping the world. Applying the five ‘C’s for success in 2050: communication, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and coping with the increased pace of change.

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

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12:45 - 13:45The Link Between Emotional Intelligence and Real World Readiness in Female Tertiary students of Dubai

Preparing students to take on the responsibilities after finishing their studies to succeed on their own should be the aim of higher education institutes of UAE in the 21st - century, especially the one which are taking professional courses. As Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been helping in many different aspects of life including education, this study explores its relation with the 21st - century skills and hence with the real - world readiness of the students. It was found during the research that there is a strong link between EI and real - world readiness of female tertiary students of Dubai. Standard measures of intelligence, i.e. Intelligence Quotient (IQ) are too narrow to cover the full range of human intelligence. Ability to understand and express emotions i.e. EI can play an equal if not more important role in how people fare in life.

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

Speaker:
  • Bushra Parveen | Course Coordinator - Study Skills | Dubai Medical and Pharmacy College

13:45 - 14:45How To Be A Brilliant Learner

We now know how to teach young children how to learn. Once they know how to learn anything they can learn everything. Discover the principles which can help transform learning and student well - being inyour school. Erase boredom from your classroom to transform performance and results.

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

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15:00 - 16:00How To Revise

The way most children are taught to use their brain to revise is like using a top of the range mobile phone as a paper - weight. Find out how to help your students revise using their brain really efficiently for better results.

Topic : Learning Environment

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16:15 - 17:00The Teacher’s Most Powerful Tool

Learn how powerful words can be to comfort, motivate and inspire children, and how teachers can learn to apply the techniques the best teachers and communicators have used for millennia. 

Topic : Motivation / Coaching

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10:15 - 10:45The Lifespan Of Your Brain

We now know more about how the brain develops from conception to death than ever. Understanding these changes through infancy, childhood, teenage years, adulthood and old age have an important impact inside the classrooms to boost learning.

Topic : Neuroscience

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11:00 - 11:45Building Resilient Children

Building resilience outside of the classroom boosts it inside the classroom. What can we do as parents and as society to build resilient children? David will share insights from neuroscience and positive psychology (hormones).

Topic : Leadership and Management

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12:00 - 13:00How To Be A Brilliant Learner

We now know how to teach teenagers how to learn. Once they know how to learn anything they can learn everything. Discover the principles which can help transform learning and student well - being in your school. Erase boredom from your classroom!

Topic : Neuroscience

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13:00 - 14:00How applied behaviour analytic (ABA) assessments and curriculum's have a place in the school

Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) program assessments and curriculum guides (such as PEAK a nd VB - MAPP) are essential hallmarks of an ABA program. However, these assessments have a lot of practical utility outside of traditional ABA environments. The application of these tools can be utilized in school environments, which can assist with identification of objective goals which can be utilized in a learner's IEP. This workshop will review how ABA assessment can be utilized in classroom settings, and how they can enhance IEP goal setting.

Topic : Neuroscience

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14:00 - 14:45How To Make A Great School

How good is your school? David will describe the four characteristics shared by all great schools. They can also be applied to all levels within education from policy makers, school leaders, classroom teachers, lesson plans and even student behaviour.

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

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15:00 - 15:45Supporting Children Through Challenging Times

A case study sharing ideas which support children coping with grief and trauma, based on work David has done with a teenage brain tumour survivor group. Find out what we can do to help children through difficult times

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

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16:00 - 16:45Do children learn differently?

Some experts argue that there are no real differences in how we learn. We all have a brain that looks and works in much the same as everyone else's. Others look for differences and create teaching models that treat children according to their model. 'If a child can't learn the way we teach, may be we should teach the way they learn.' Ignacio Estrada. Are either side right? David will summarise the evidence from both sides of this crucial debate and look at the impact in classrooms.

Topic : Neuroscience

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10:30 - 11:30Introducing Wellbeing Practices Practically in Your School

'Character strengths and Wellbeing at JESS - Some Practical Ideas and Time to Share'
Join the wellbeing team from JESS who are passionate about wellbeing in their school community. The whole school character strengths initiative started with staff, before introducing strengths to all the children. Learn about some of the lovely wellbeing initiatives that have happened at JESS during this workshop which will also include time to share ideas with education colleagues. The session will finish with a Q & A session to ask questions and connect!

Topic : SEN / Gifted & Talented

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11:30 - 12:00Navigating different Learning Paths using Digital/ICT tools

This Course is aimed at teachers, SEN teachers, support staff, SENCo, to

• Develop your understanding of the different areas of Learning Difficulties/SEN

• Explore different avenues of
personalizing learning to support students with learning difficulties to learn optimally in and out of
the classroom through effective use of ICT

•Highlight a variety of ICT/Digital tools that will reinforce, extend and accelerate learning for every child especially those with Learning Difficulties.

• Equip educators adequately to deliver first quality teaching in their classrooms/learning
environment so that no student is left behind. 

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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12:00 - 12:30Wellbeing and Involvement in the Early Years

When wellbeing is high, involvement is high and academics raise. Three Taaleem schools are working with the Wellington Schools in China on measuring Wellbeing and Involvement in students ages 2-8 years using the Lueven scale. With a focus on quality teaching and how students are actively engaged and their wellbeing met, we aim to improve the overall provision of the early years at our schools based on a focus on wellbeing and involvement.

Topic : SEN / Gifted & Talented

Speaker:
  • Lisa Thorpe | Head of School Improvement | Next Generation School

12:30 - 13:00Why are UAE Teachers at Risk of Increased Stress

Society needs healthy teachers to inspire and teach the next generation. Unfortunately, teacher burnout is an international epidemic. More than 41% of teachers leave the profession within five years of starting. While teachers and other helping professionals are the most passionate their discipline, their passion and commitment to making a difference in their student's life to help them reach their potential places them at a high risk of experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout. Teachers in the UAE are at an even higher risk. This presentation will look at the reasons that place expatriate teachers at a higher risk as well as equip the teachers with tools to ensure they are able to care for their mental wellbeing. 

Topic : Learning Environment

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13:00 - 13:30Facilitating social skills in the school environment

The treatment of social skills deficits is one of the most challenging areas in meeting the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilities. Difficulties in understanding and in initiating and reciprocating various social situations are common problems seen in school and classroom settings for individuals with ASD. Research in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) have tried a variety of strategies for teaching social skills, including skills that are adult mediated, peer-mediated, and child witth autism mediated. These strategies, especially when combined with the basic principles of ABA, have the potential for use in classwide interventions in inclusive settings.

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

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13:30 - 14:00Successful inclusion into early years education programs through collaboration strategies on early diagnosis and intervention for infants at risk of developmental delays and special needs

My presentation will address what is required to have effective inclusion from the very early years of education that will translate to successful inclusion at all stages of education and life. The areas that will be discussed will include:

1) Personnel preparation using a multidisciplinary approach
2) collaboration amongst team members 3) family empowerment and involvement

Topic : Learning Environment

Speaker:
  • Eva Naputuni | Founder and Director | Acorn Special Tutorials

14:00 - 14:30Addressing Invisible Disabilities in education and how technology can help

Disabilities are not always visible. Students could be suffering from anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders or other forms of social, emotional and mental health and we may not even see it. Learners with invisible disabilities often do not have the courage to attend a mainstream school and need extra support. How can technology help? This presentation aims to go over statistics on inclusivity in education from Dubai and the UAE and how we can use technology to create a more sustainable future. We need to work together to support those with invisible disabilities and understand the misunderstood. Education is the first step to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for 2020 and we will address how technology can support this ambition.

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

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14:30 - 15:00The Effectiveness of the Program is Accredited to Virtual Classes to Improve the Attitudes of Mothers of Female Students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities

The present study dealt with the effectiveness of a program (instructional training instruction) based on the virtual classes to improve the attitudes of mothers of students with special needs in the third grade of primary school in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia, towards the virtual classes and to achieve the goal of the study was selected a sample of (10) mothers with girls diagnosed A measure of mothers' attitudes towards virtual classrooms was made up of (34) items. The system of virtual classes was applied by mothers for two months. A preprogram measurement and a post-program measurement were shown. The presence of statistically significant differences in the same group after application and for the benefit of telemetry, which indicates the improvement of mothers' attitudes towards the virtual classes.

Topic : SEN / Gifted & Talented

Speaker:
  • Khulud Alyami | Teacher of Special Education | Elementary School in Mubarraz, Al-Ahssa

15:00 - 15:30Holistic Way of Developing Creativity for the Future Generation

What is Creativity:


Creativity is a concept; an essential part of creativity is that its offer not to be afraid to fail. Creativity nurtures the mind cells in a positive direction. Who is Creative? Everyone,
It’s as much essential as we breathe oxygen to survive.

Importance of Creativity: Ability to communicate ideas to others Helps to visualise Problem solving Original and inventiveness Melting the stress Building the Inner strength How to achieve Creativity and support Determined kids.

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

Speaker:
  • Ritu Chaturvedi | Head Art Teacher | Rashid Center for the People with Determination

15:30 - 16:00Picture This! Spelling - An Innovative Pencil - free Approach to Effectively Teach Irregular Word Spelling Using Visualisations and Mnemonics.

Picture This! Spelling is a published spelling programme assured by the British Dyslexia Association and currently available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites for purchase. Introducing Picture This! Spelling, its components and research behind the innovative pencil free spelling programme. Sections include; How does teaching spelling affect reading? Why teach spelling with a multi sensory pencil free approach to support students with dyslexia, English as an additional language and English Language Learners? Discussion into the different components of the programme and why this supports students with specific differences. Short video of the programme in action. Conclusion and questions. 

Topic : Neuroscience

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16:00 - 16:30Many Faces of the Struggling Reader

The presentation is about Irlen Syndrome. Which is is a visual perceptual problem that can affect children and adults of all ages. It causes reading & learning difficulties, dyslexia, light sensitivity, and much more. . It can lead to weak comprehension attention and concentration fatigue or tiredness, and underachievement and low performance, etc.. The population affected have ADHD, Dyslexia, and even Talented individuals. The treatment is applying the Irlen Method which includes Irlen lenses or overlays. 

Topic : Neuroscience

Speaker:
  • Mona Kazim | Founder of Alef Centre / Irlen Diagnostician / Learning Difficulties Consultant | Alef Centre for Educational and Psychological Consultation Irlen Al Eamrat