Teachers and Teaching in Qatar: Teaching in Freedom – Empowering Teachers and Trainers

09:00 Oct 5 2017 College of the North Atlantic, Qatar Office of Applied Research and Innovation at the College of the North Atlantic- Qatar and the UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre Qatar

Teachers and Teaching in Qatar: Teaching in Freedom – Empowering Teachers and Trainers.

Organized by College of the North Atlantic-Qatar in collaboration with UNESCO Doha and Qatar National Commission for UNESCO, College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q) will welcome all teachers and educators to Unesco -sponsored World Teachers’ Day event, to be held on Thursday, at the College campus.

World Teachers’ Day is an annual UNESCO event celebrated in over 100 countries, which honours the dedication, and commitment of all educators who make a difference in the lives of students. This year’s theme is “Teaching in Freedom - Empowering Teachers”.
The morning programme is from 9am to 12pm at the Dr. Latifa Al Houty Auditorium. The programme will consist of keynote speaker, Dr. John Fien, Professor of Practice at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
He will speak on the topic of “Why Excellent Teachers and Trainers are Essential to Achieve High Quality, Relevant and Effective Schooling for All.”
Following the keynote address, a panel discussion will take place, featuring post-secondary leaders from Qatar. Simultaneous translation will be provided. The afternoon session will be a hands-on workshop for K-12 teachers entitled “Exploring Skills in Schools”, which will run from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
The three-hour workshops will showcase cutting edge practices and technology, and advise educators on how to integrate these tools into their learning environments. Session will be offered in English and in Arabic. Teachers and educators will be provided certificate of participation.
CNA-Q’s World Teachers’ Day programme is under the purview of the College’s Unesco Chair on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TEVT) and Sustainable Development, Dr. Rupert Maclean.
CNA-Q hosts the Unesco-Unevoc Centre at its campus, premises and it is a vital link between teacher enrichment and the Unesco mandate in Qatar.
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