MEIBA Conference Agenda


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3 March, 2013

9:00 am - 12:00 pm : Visit to IB Schools in UAE (open to schools outside UAE)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm : "At the Top" Burj Khalifa (optional tour with extra charge)

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm : Registration

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm : Welcome Reception at Fountain Lawn, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai

 

4 March, 2013 (8:00am - 10:00pm)

8:00 am - 8:30 am : Registration and Coffee

8:30 am - 9:15 am : Welcome  - National Anthem & Student Performance, Dar Al Marefa Private School, Dubai

Welcome Address - Adrian Kearney (Regional Director AEM) and Poonam Bhojani (President of the Middle East Association of IB World Schools)

9:15 am - 9:45 am : Keynote Address - Dr Wafi Dawood (Chief of Institutional Development Knowledge Human Development Authority)

9:45 am - 10:15 am : IB Regional Strategy - Theresa Forbes (Head of Regional Development AEM) and Mary Tadros (IB Regional Manager, Middle East)

10:15 am - 10:45 am : Coffee break

10:45 am - 11:15 am : IB Continuum of Learning - Richard Henry (Head of School Services AEM)

11:15 am - 12:00 pm : IB Programme Updates/Breakout Sessions

PYP : Richard Henry (Head of School Services AEM)

MYP : Heather Lapper (MYP Programme Manager)

DP : Julian Metcalf,UK Associate Manager

IBCC : Theresa Forbes (Head of Regional Development AEM)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm : Lunch

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm : Musical Ensemble (Students, GEMS World Academy)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm : Breakout Sessions

Accessible, Affordable Professional Development - Adrian Kearney (Regional Director AEM) and Shannon de Groot (Professional Development Services)

Arabic Language Needs - Samia Al Farra (Chief Education Officer (CEdO)) and Mary Tadros (IB Regional Manager, Middle East)

HEI and Government Recognition in the Middle East- Theresa Forbes (AEM Head of Regional Development) and Eleni Kanava (Development Associate AEM)

Services to schools - Richard Henry (Head of School Services AEM), Heather Lapper (MYP School Services Manager AEM) and Julian Metcalf (UK Associate Manager)

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm : Coffee break

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm : Breakout Sessions

Accessible, Affordable Professional Development - Adrian Kearney (Regional Director AEM) and Shannon de Groot (Professional Development Services)

Arabic Language Needs - Samia Al Farra (Chief Education Officer (CEdO)) and Mary Tadros (IB Regional Manager, Middle East)

HEI and Government Recognition in the Middle East- Theresa Forbes (AEM Head of Regional Development) and Eleni Kanava (Development Associate AEM)

Services to schools - Richard Henry (Head of School Services AEM), Heather Lapper (MYP School Services Manager AEM) and Julian Metcalf (UK Associate Manager)

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm : Student perspective on IB education (DP Students, Dubai schools)

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm : Plenary session - Adrian Kearney (Regional Director AEM)

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm : Breakout Sessions

MEIBA AGM - School Heads, MEIBA Member Schools and IB

Bring Your Own Device and considerations for Education - Michael Lloyd, HP Enterprise Group - Networking

Interactive Smart Room in a BOX - Rabie Serhan, Arrive Systems

Best Practices for Wi-Fi In K-12 Schools - Ammar Enaya, GM, Aruba Networks

Ten trends in International education - Ralph Tabberer, DPSG

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm : Gala Dinner at Fountain Lawn, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai

 

5 March, 2013 (8:00am - 5:15pm)

8:00 am - 8:30 am : Registration and Coffee

8:30 am - 8:45 am : Musical Performance & Student Perspectives on 21st Century Learning (Students, Raffles World Academy, GEMS World Academy, Emirates International School - Meadows and Jumeirah English Speaking School - Arabian Ranches)

8:45 am - 10:00 am : Keynote : New Media, New Students - New Literacies, New Citizens - Dr Jason Ohler, Professor Emeritus, University of Alaska

10:00 am - 11:00 am : Breakout Sessions 1

Teaching Concept Based Curriculums - Ghinwa Itani Malas, Wellspring
Learning Community

Interactive Smart Room in a BOX - Rabie Serhan, Arrive Systems

Training Session on Apple Software/Applications  (iMovie on the iPad) - Ronan Mc Nicholl, Apple Certified Distinguished Educator

Managebac in PYP & MYP - Theodore King, Manage Bac

Using ICT to promote Professional Learning - Michael Bloy, JESS, Arabian Ranches

Using Augumented Reality in the Classroom - Vikki Hawkins, JESS, Arabian Ranches

Popplet iPad App - Victoria Hopkins, Dubai International Academy

11:00 am - 11:30 am : Coffee break

11:15 am - 11:30 am : Dance performance (Students, Dubai International Academy)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm : Breakout Sessions 2

Developing & Implementing GATE - Jennifer Hager and David Platt, Dubai International Academy

Diagnosis of the Status of Arabic Language Instruction & Possible Solutions - Dr Hanada Taha-Thomure, ISS

21st Century Learning: Perspectives from a Student & a Teacher - Scott Schaffner & and Felipe Fortuna (student), Dubai American Academy

Enabling BYOD with Aruba Networks - Ammar Enaya, GM, Aruba Networks

Digital Community, Digital Citizen - Leading during a time of extreme change - Dr Jason Ohler, Professor Emeritus, University of Alaska

Flipped Classrooms - Dr. Seema Desai, Dubai International Academy

Mobile Technology Enhancing Learning (MTEL)  - Ronan McNicholl & Mala Chadha, JESS, Arabian Ranches

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm : Lunch

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm : Choir & Masked Mime performance (Students, Emirates International School - Jumeirah & Dubai International Academy)

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm : Keynote : 'The future is not what it used to be' - Abdul Chohan, ESSA Academy

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm : Breakout Sessions 3

Helping Writers find their Voice - Patricia Handly, Developmental Studies Center - School Design

Bring Your Own Device and considerations for Education - Michael Lloyd, HP Enterprise Group - Networking

Training Session on Apple Software/Applications (Keynote on the iPad) - Ronan Mc Nicholl, Apple Certified Distinguished Educator

Managebac in DP - Theodore King, Manage Bac

Transforming your Classroom Using New Media - Tools, Assessment, Social Media - Dr. Jason Ohler, Professor Emeritus, University of Alaska

Deployment of iPads in Primary Schools Anthony Cashin, Ajman Academy

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm : Coffee break

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm : Breakout Sessions 4

Integrating Technology using Web 2.0 tools - Tony Potts, GEMS World Academy

Apple iBooks author - Abdul Chohan, ESSA Academy

Mac Software in the Performing Arts - Corry Moriarty, KAUST School, Saudi Arabia

Arabic Language Today (This session is in Arabic language)- Ali Ezzeddine, Dar Al Marefa School

Can the IB Diploma Programme be taught and learned online - Luz Maria Gutierrez Vittini, Pamoja Education

Training Session on Apple Software/Applications  (Garageband on the iPad) - Ronan Mc Nicholl, Apple Certified Distinguished Educator

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm : Plenary session - Adrian Kearney (Regional Director AEM) and Poonam Bhojani (President of the Middle East Association of IB World Schools)

 

Additional Activities

Orientation event regarding the IB programmes on 3 March

Information session for the HEI community on 3 March

 

Dubai is positioning itself as a key technology hub and there are other exciting events taking place such as GESS conference, the Gartner Conference and the Google Symposium.

For more infromation, please visit the following links
http://www.gartner.com/technology/symposium/dubai/register.jsp
http://www.gesseducation.com/conference
http://uae.gafesummit.com/