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. Founded in 1943, ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. The association provides expert and innovative solutions in the professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach and lead.
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 and Math Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards implementation. 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|
|10:00-10:15am||Coffee Break, Exhibitors|
|3:10-3:25pm||Coffee Break, Exhibitors|
Bryan thrives on translating research into practice, scanning the world for new insights and best practices on teaching and leading, and helping educators everywhere adapt them to address their own challenges. A frequent conference presenter, he is the author of Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success, and co-author of The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching and Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning: Tools for Achieving Success in Your School. Before joining McREL in 1998, Bryan was a college instructor, a high school teacher, and an award-winning business journalist.
Dr. Craig Gabler
Craig T. Gabler is a Science/STEM education consultant and the KDSL science consultant for American curriculum schools in the MENA region. Previously he was at Educational Service District (ESD) 113 in Olympia, Washington, beginning in 2000. At the ESD, Dr. Gabler served as Regional Science Coordinator where his primary role was to coordinate and deliver science professional development to the 44 school districts in the region. During his time at the ESD, Dr. Gabler also served as Curriculum Director for Science & Mathematics for Tacoma Public Schools in Washington for two years. Dr. Gabler began his career in Centralia, Washington in 1975 as a high school chemistry and physics teacher. Outside of his work in districts, Dr. Gabler has been active in science education leadership. He served as a writer for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), worked on Washington state science standards writing teams, and spent several summers as Mentor Teacher in the U.S. Department of Energyís Pre- Service Teacher program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is currently the Retiring President of the National Science Education Leadership Association. In addition, he served a two-year term as president of the Washington Science Teachers Association and as the National Science Teachers Associationís District XVII Director. Leadership and leadership development continues to be an area of focus for Dr. Gabler. He collaborated with the KDSL team and served as the team leader of the 2014 NGSS Forum held in Dubai for American curriculum schools in the MENA region. Dr. Gabler was also a featured author in Teach UAE Magazine where he wrote an article on implementing the NGSS.
Dr. Gabler received a BS in Physical Science from Washington State University, an MS in Science Education from Oregon State University, and a PhD in Science & Mathematics Education from the Curtin University in Perth, Australia.
Patti Drapeau is an educational consultant, internationally known presenter, trainer, and author. †Patti is a presenter in the United States and abroad where she presents keynote sessions as well as short and long-term workshops. Her presentation topics include: creativity, differentiation, personalized learning, integrated curriculum, instructional strategies and meeting the needs of special populations. Patti is on the part time faculty at the University of Southern Maine. She is also a consultant for the Maine Department of Education in gifted education.
Patti is the author of Sparking Student Creativity Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving (ASCD, 2014), Great Teaching with Graphic Organizers 2nd edition revised and updated (Hawker Brownlow, 2010), Differentiated Instruction: Making It Work (Scholastic, 2004) Great Teaching with Graphic Organizers (Scholastic, 1998). Patti developed a curriculum model for the regular classroom called "Affective Perspectives: Combining Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, and Affect." She authored a variety of articles for the Maine Exchange, Teaching Matters, and Understanding our Gifted. Patti has over twenty-five years of classroom experience teaching students and coordinating programs in Freeport, Maine. She coached Odyssey of the Mind, Future Problem Solving, Explorer Vision, and math teams. Patti received the New England Region Gifted and Talented award for outstanding contributions in gifted education and the Maine Educators of the Gifted and Talented award for exemplary service.
Making connections among a myriad of initiatives and supporting learning through humor and example are professional passions for Sue Z. Beers. In workshops delivered across the USA, Sue shares strategies and tools for creating effective learning opportunities. Improving teaching and learning will necessitate that teachers, administrators and district personnel participants deeply examine their own current practices against best practices.
Sue's 39-year career as a classroom teacher, program coordinator and district administrator has provided her with hands-on experience in the areas of effective teaching and school improvement. As the founder and current Director of the Mid-Iowa School Improvement Consortium, Beers works with over 160 school districts in Iowa and other states in guiding the alignment of curriculum, instruction and assessment in order to improve student learning.
As a consultant, speaker and ASCD Consultant, Sue has shared her expertise and experience with school districts and educational organizations nationally and internationally to improve teaching and learning in the areas of:
Sue co-authored ASCD's "Leading the Common Core" professional development institute and is also the co-author of Reading Strategies for the Content Areas: An ASCD Action Tool, Volumes 1 and II and Using Writing to Learn Across the Content Areas: An ASCD Action Tool. She has also authored an ASCD Action Tool on Strategies for Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Professional Development, Adolescent Literacy and Teaching 21st Century Skills.
Rob Wessman is a certified Data Wise coach and co-founder of Koru Strategy Group, an organization that provides on-site support to help districts and schools get better at using academic and social-emotional data to improve learning environments for students and families. He holds a doctorate in Education Leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he completed a yearlong residency at Panorama Education researching on the effective use of formative school and classroom data in school improvement.
Before pursuing his doctorate, Rob authored and led a multi-year school improvement grant plan with a district in Salt Lake City, Utah, to implement professional development, assessment, and suspension-reduction strategies. Prior to his administrative work, he taught Language Arts, Journalism, and Broadcast Media to wonderful high school students for seven years. Rob's better half is Dawn, a talented photographer and personal trainer. Together they raise their children in Belmont, Massachusetts.
Pat Reeder holds a BS in special education and regular education from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. She also has an M.Ed and Ed.S. from the University of Toledo in school psychology as well as educational administration.
Pat is a former special education teacher, school psychologist, elementary principal and director of curriculum and instruction. She has an extensivebackground in curriculum and instruction, data based decision making and school improvement planning.
Pat has worked with NWEA since 2009 and is currently qualified to facilitate all MAP Foundation workshops and modules, custom workshops, Children's Progress Academic Assessment, Keeping Learning on Track, as well as design and deliver Coaching Services in data conversations, program alignment and goal focused planning.
Loretta Sanders is a Curriculum and Instruction Specialist who has gained her work experience in both North Carolina and the United Arab Emirates. Over her 16-year career, she has held various curriculum-based leadership roles from Grade level chairperson to Vice Principal overseeing Professional Development and School Programs to her current role as an Elementary Curriculum Specialist. Loretta has lead a team comprised of both teachers and Heads of Department in creating a rigorous and yet balanced elementary curriculum using Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards while ensuring integration of 21st Century skills for a student population of 40 different nationalities across four schools. As a result, district schools showed great improvement on their governmental inspection rating from the previous academic year. In her various curriculum roles, Loretta has invested vast amounts of time researching and building her expertise in all related areas. Her passion is to share her knowledge and enthusiasm about this field with fellow educators and ultimately have an impact on learners in classrooms everywhere.
Rashenah Walker begin her career in Atlanta, GA as a special education and Advanced Placement teacher. She has has worked in the field of education for over 10 years in the areas of curriculum design, educational administration, and designing professional development. Rashenah has completed several professional development trainings for College Board, Edmodo, & TESOL within the United States and internationally on implementing innovative teaching strategies in the the classroom. She holds a Master's in Education majoring in Instructional Technology and is a dual major Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Design. Rashenah currently works as a Curriculum Specialist for the School of Modern Skills in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Before starting her Education Consulting Firm, Tisha Nguyen was Vice President of Expanded Learning for Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center. Prior to that, she was Chief Academic Officer for the Birmingham City Schools where she had primary authority and accountability for the academic performance of all schools. Earlier in my career Tisha held roles such as Manager of Secondary Science Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Houston Independent School District, and Director of Professional Development for IDEA Public Schools. She has also been a science teacher at both the university and middle school level and has also served as a school leader and administrator. Tisha is a graduate of Texas Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Educational Administration. As a lifelong learner, she has also taken additional course work over the years in microbiology and space science and has completed Ph.D. coursework in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in non-governmental organizations. Tisha is very passionate about STEM education and as a result, extremely proud to also be a Microsoft in Education Ambassador for the Boston and New England area. She also currently serves on the Board for Rebuild Africa Inc.
John Nguyen currently serves as Co-Founder of JTN Education Consultants and also Director of Program Operations for the state of Massachusetts for BELL (Building Educators for Life.) Before being promoted to this position, John was principal of IDEA Weslaco College Preparatory school in Weslaco, TX. Prior to that he was a Chemistry and Physics Alternative Certification Officer for the Houston Independent School District in Houston, TX. Throughout his 15-year career in the Houston Independent School District, he also served as a Secondary Science Instructional Coordinator, Instructional Coach, and Science Teacher.
Prior to joining the world of education, John owned and operated his own Medical Clinic in Houston, TX. Johnís Masterís degree is in Chinese and Oriental Medicine. Upon graduation from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston, TX, John open his own clinic and practiced for a couple years.
Kelly Lloyd & Rachel Seymour
Kelly Lloyd and Rachel Seymour are experienced Early Years practitioners and leaders who specialize in empowerment and fearless leadership. With a refreshing and remarkable mindset they support educators in clearing their limiting beliefs and fears which enables limitless and unique teaching philosophies and practices to be developed.
Alison DavisConsultant, coach and committed educator
More than 50 countries have benefited from Alison' extensive leadership experience. She shares engaging, research-driven and practical strategies to make you even better leaders and teachers than you already are!
Her passion for school improvement has remained unabated for the last 40 years and this is no more evident than when you hear her speak. Her strategies for development are successful because they are proven.
Individual Registration: Individual Link
Group Registration: Group Link
800 AED per person
1000 AED per person
1250 AED per person
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|Refund Amount||If Cancelled By|
|50% of total paid||23rd September 2016|
|25% of total paid||30th September 2016|
We enthusiastically invite you to exhibit your education products at the MENA Teacher Summit. This conference will provide professional development to American curriculum schools in the region. The summit will unite administrators, teachers, and schools around improving teaching and learning for all of our students.
InterContinental DFC: From Deluxe room = AED 650++ per night including breakfast and internet for single occupancy.
*Additional AED 100 for the double occupancy.
Universal American School Conference rate - InterContinental DFC
Crowne Plaza DFC: From Superior room = AED 550++ per night including breakfast and internet for single occupancy.
*Additional AED 100 for the double occupancy.