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Elementary and Secondary Program Resources



Wednesday – April 15, 2009

10:45 – 12:00

Current Trends and Issues in Elementary and Secondary Education: United Arab Emirates, Gulf Region, Worldwide
Panel: Moderator Julie Lindsay, Qatar Academy
Kerry Bailey, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC),
Myra Khattab -Michigan State University, Dubai - UAE
Elizabeth Ross, Educational Advisor, Ministry of Education
Dr. Don Knezek, ISTE




12:05 – 13:00

21st Century School Leaders: New Technology Leadership for School Transformation
Dr. Don G. Knezek, ISTE CEO





14:00 – 15:15

Supporting Special Needs Students through the Use of ICT and Digital Resources
Panel: Moderator Dr. Eman Gaad, British University of Dubai



15:20 – 16:35

Enhancing English Language Learning through the Use of Technology and Digital Resources
Panel: Moderator Sandra Zaher, English Language Institute, Abu Dhabi University
Dr. Aziz Khalil, Abu Dhabi University
Dr. Johan Hartzenrerg, CALL Coordinator, Abu Dhabi University


17:30 – 18:00

Questions & Informal Conversations
Presenters, Panelists, Delegates Moderator: Julie Lindsay, Qatar Academy

16:40 – 17:25

Sponsor Spotlight: TBD
Representative of Top Tier Sponsor


Thursday – April 16, 2009


9:00 – 9:55

Engaging Students for Creativity and Innovation through Media-Rich Resources and Projects
Hall Davidson - Discovery USA



10:00 – 11:15

Developing Teacher Competencies for Digital Age Learning and Teaching: Models that Work
A Critical Issues Panel: Moderator Dr. Lynn Nolan ISTE
Dr. Chris Stryker, Center for Teaching & Learning, UAE University
Jacqueline Stephen, Higher Colleges of Technology




11:45 – 13:00

Challenging Students through Global Projects and Contests

Panel: Moderator Julie Lindsay, Qatar Academy



Online resources:

14:00 – 14:55

Technology and Information Fluency for Teachers, Students, Education Leaders: A New Imperative
Dr. Lynn Nolan - ISTE



15:00 – 16:15

The Promise and the Challenge of One - To - One Computing
Panel: Moderator Sam Farsaii, Irving (Texas) Schools
Julie Lindsay, Qatar Academy
Dr. Nasrin Abushakra, Lehigh University




Associated videos and resources:

  • NETS-S in action. High school classroom, Irving ISD


16:20 – 17:15

Revenge of the Digital Natives
Hall Davidson, Discovery Education



17:20 – 17:50

Questions & Informal Conversations
Presenters, Panelists, Delegates Moderator Sam Farsaii, Irving (Texas) Schools


Saturday – April 18, 2009

Teacher Skills and Knowledge Building Workshops


9:00 – 10:45

Using Technology to Teach Reading

11:00 – 12:45

Essential Web 2.0 Tools and how to use them in the classroom
Julie Lindsay, Head of Information Technology and E-Learning Qatar Academy
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14:00 – 15:45

Using Technology to Enhance English Language Learning
Sandra Zaher, English Language Institute, Abu Dhabi University

16:00 – 17:45

Project-Based Learning with Web 2.0 and Student Networking Tools
Julie Lindsay, Head of Information Technology and E-Learning Qatar Academy

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