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Thomas Sale

Head of Junior School Computing and Yr5 Class teacher

Kent College Dubai

Thomas Sale is an experienced Class Teacher with over 20  years in the classroom and has led computing (ICT) since 2007, currently a Yr5 class teacher at Kent College Dubai & Head of Junior Computing. Whilst teaching in the UK, Thomas was a huge advocate for implementing technology within the classroom. Thomas moved to the UAE in 2017, where he was the Lead Curriculum Specialist & Academic support, Design & Technology (Grades 3-8) at the Ministry of Education (UAE) maintaining overall responsibility for DT across the whole country (UAE). Since returning to the classroom in 2019, Thomas has continued to embed technological practices into his daily classroom teaching. Winner of Education 2.0 Outstanding Leader in Education in 2023


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