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.
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.
Bayridge Consortium, Inc.
Dr. Richard A. Villa is President of Bayridge Consortium, Inc. His primary field of expertise is the development of administrative and instructional support systems for educating all students within general education settings.
Dr. Villa is recognized as an educational leader who motivates and works collaboratively with others to implement current and emerging exemplary educational practices. In the school districts where he has worked and consulted, his efforts have resulted in the inclusion of children with intensive cognitive, physical, and emotional challenges as full members of the general education community.
Dr. Villa has been a classroom teacher, special education administrator, pupil personnel services director, and director of instructional services, and has authored seventeen books and more than 100 articles and chapters. Known for his enthusiastic, humorous style, Dr. Villa has presented at international, national, and state educational conferences and has provided technical assistance to departments of education in the United States, Canada, Vietnam, and Honduras and to university personnel, public school systems, and parent and advocacy organizations. Additional information about Dr. Villa can be found at his website, ravillabayridge.com.