MENA Teacher Summit

5-6 October 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.

MENA Teacher Summit Agenda

5th October 2018
Pre-conference with Dr. Victoria Bernhardt
ASCD Author of Measuring What We do in Schools
Time Event
8:00-8:45am Registration, Networking, Breakfast
8:45-9:00am Welcome
9:00-10:30am Part 1
10:30-10:45am Coffee Break
10:45-12noon Part 2
6th October 2018
Dr. Victoria Bernhardt
Time Event
8:00-9:00am Registration, Exhibitors, Networking, Breakfast
9:00-9:15am Welcome
9:15-10:00am Keynote: Dr. Victoria Bernhardt
10:00-10:15am Coffee Break, Exhibitors
10:15-11:00am Session 1
11:10-11:20am Ignite Talks
11:30-12:20pm Session 2
12:20-1:20pm Lunch, Exhibitors
1:20-1:45pm Panel featuring UAE ASCD Emerging Leader
1:50-2:35pm Session 3
2:45-3:35pm Session 4
3:40-4:00pm Exhibitor Giveaways, Closing, Reflection

October 5, 2018: Pre-Conference

Vickie Bernhardt

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.

October 6, 2018: Keynote

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.


Individual Registration:
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The last day to register is 1 October.

Presenters are coming soon!


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The Whole Child

Transformational Leadership

Global Engagement

Redefining Student Success

Teaching and Learning


MENA Teacher Summit Exhibitors

Exhibitor Application 2018


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf and Marriott Executive Apartments Al Jaddaf, Dubai.
Oud Metha Road | Al Jaddaf Area | PO Box 122273
Dubai | United Arab Emirates | Tel: +971 4 317 7777

Please use the below link to reserve a room for the KDSL Global- MENA Teacher’s Summit 2018 at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai during 4-6 October 2018.
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Measuring What We Do in Schools: How to Know If What We Are Doing Is Making a Difference by Dr. Victoria Bernhardt

Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement

Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering Students to Be the Experts by Starr Sackstein

Teaching Students to Self-Assess: How do I help students reflect and grow as learners? (ASCD Arias)

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GCC ASCD Connected Community Steering Committee

Kevin Simpson
KDSL Global in the United Arab Emirates; Founder

Dan Pardy
Qatar Academy Doha; Lead Teacher

Mona L. Fairley-Nelson
American United School of Kuwait; Curriculum Specialist

Jo Garrahy
Riffa Views International School in Bahrain; Elementary Principal

Scott Farber
A-List Education in the USA; President

Sean Walmsley
American International School in Riyahd; iLearning Coach

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