GESS Dubai puts spotlight on teaching training and workplace progressionDecember 11, 2017, 7:00 am GMT
The Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-certified workshops and sessions offered at the GESS Dubai exhibition are free for all teachers based in the GCC, and cover a wide of topics aimed at enhancing their skills and assisting their career advancement in the workplace.
For the past 11 years, GESS Dubai has brought internationally-acclaimed experts who have shared invaluable insights on leadership & management of schools, curriculum development, technology adoption, classroom learning enhancement and other aspects of education that have contributed to raising of teaching standards in the UAE.
"We have made these CPD-certified sessions available for all teachers to enable them to get additional training and boost their work prospects, which in the long-term will also help boost the profession and make teaching an attractive career for Emiratis and expatriates," said Matt Thompson, Project Director, Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East, organisers of the GESS Dubai that will take place on 27 February to 1 March 2018 at the Sheikh Saeed Halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Among the more than 250 workshops and sessions teachers can attend for free at GESS Dubai include Embodying learning with mobile gamification platform Seppo (Rui da Silva, Director of Innovation, GEMS Dubai American Academy), Digital Learning Content and Enhanced Learning Analytics: Personalising Learners Experiences for Single Courses or Smart Nations (Yaz El Hakim Director of Education and Communications, Kortext), Developing the Smart Future Ready Citizen (Sajida Shroff, CEO, Altamont Group), Leadership Workshop (Mary van der Heijden, Educational Consultant, Fieldwork Education), The Importance of Leadership and Management to Education (Ayanthi Rajakaruna, Lead Consultant – Education, BRAMS) and COBIS Patron's Accreditation and Compliance (Colin Bell, CEOCOBIS -UK) among others.
Some sessions focused on student learning include INNOV8TR- Developing Students Innovators (Evo Hannan, Head of Design and Innovation, GEMS International School Al Khail) and Preparing the Young Generation for Life and Work (Poonam Heryani, Head of Academics, Edupreneur).
GESS Dubai is free-to-attend for education professionals and the public who wish to see education innovation and advances from around the world in action through various workshops and sessions as well as exhibition showcases from over 550 leading global education-focused companies and brands.
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