An initiative of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Connected Community in the GCC, the Teacher Summit seeks to improve teaching and learning and connect education professionals throughout the MENA region to the resources provided by ASCD.
This regional event is a platform for American Curriculum teachers to engage and learn with renowned educators and scholars. Topics at the summit will address best practices in leadership, data, curriculum, and English Language Arts, Math, and Science. The audience for this conference will include classroom teachers, heads of department, program coordinators, school administrators, and organizations active in the educational sector.
|8:00-8:45am||Registration, Networking, Breakfast|
|8:00-9:00am||Registration, Exhibitors, Networking, Breakfast|
|9:15-10:00am||Keynote: Dr. Victoria Bernhardt|
|10:00-10:15am||Coffee Break, Exhibitors|
|3:50-4:00pm||Giveaways, Reflections, Closing|
Measuring What We Do in Schools: How to Know if What We Are Doing Is Making a Difference
Schools are perfectly designed to get the results they are getting now. If schools want different results, they must measure and then change their processes to create the results they want. School processes define what learning organizations do to help students learn: what they teach, how they teach, and how they assess students. Learn how to measure and understand whether your school’s curriculum, instruction, assessment, and feedback are aligned to the needs of your diverse learner.
Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement
Schools can become much more efficient and innovative learning organizations when they use data effectively. When schools use data well, they are able to see which processes are working and which processes are not working to ensure that all students can succeed. Using data to improve all processes enables teachers, collectively, to take their practices to the next level and to make a difference for all students.
5 October Only Pre-Conference only is AED 800 per person
5 October Only Pre-Conference + Measuring What we do in Schools ebook is AED 900 AED per person
6 October Conference is AED 1000: Bag, keynote, workshop sessions, breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, and Professional Development certificate for participation
5 and 6 October Full Conference is AED 1500 per person (add AED 100 to get ebook)
Starr Sackstein started her teaching career at Far Rockaway High School more than 14 years ago.
She spent nine years as a high school English and journalism teacher at World Journalism Preparatory School in Flushing, New York, where her students ran the multimedia news outlet WJPSnews.com. She is a certified Master Journalism Educator through the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and serves at the New York State Director to JEA to help advisers in New York better grow journalism programs.
Sackstein is the author of several books, including Teaching Students to Self-Assess: How Do I Help Students Grow as Learners? (ASCD Arias). She blogs on Education Week Teacher at "Work in Progress" where she discusses all aspects of being a teacher and education reform. On Twitter, she co-moderates #sunchat and contributes to #NYedChat. She has made the Bammy Awards finals for Secondary High School Educator in 2014 and for blogging in 2015. She was named one of ASCD's Emerging Leaders Class of 2016.
Andrew Miller is an Instructional Coach at the Shanghai American School in China. He also serves on the National Faculty for the Buck Institute for Education and ASCD, and was named an ASCD Emerging Leader in 2017.
He has worked with educators in the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, China, India, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait and the Dominican Republic. He has given presentations and workshops at many conferences for many organizations including the National Association for Multicultural Education, ISTE, ASCD, the International Literacy Association, and iNACOL's Virtual Schools Symposium. Andrew is an avid blogger and writer for a variety of organizations including ASCD and Edutopia. He is also the author of the book “Freedom to Fail,” published with ASCD.