Professional Development at Qatar Academy

This wiki is being developed (starting Jan/Feb 2008) as a portal for professional development for teachers and staff at Qatar Academy.

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"Create the Future" with Kim Cofino and 21st Century Learning, February 18-19

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Consultant in residence: Gary Stager

November 16-20, 2008
All resources can be found on the E-Learning wiki for Gary Stager

TTT with ASD

On November 4, all QA teachers attended the annual pre-NESA Teachers Teaching Teachers event. ASD and QA teachers provided a wide mix of PD sessions, with something to meet all interests. Many teachers were quite pleased with the offerings, and the opportunity to expand their knowledge, but there was one difficulty. Since each session was offered only once, and since space in each was limited, some teachers were unable to attend the sessions they most wanted. We'll work on a solution for this next year, when hopefully QA will be hosting the event.

Instructional Strategies PD for Arabic and Islamic Studies Teachers

On October 26, 27 and 28, all QA's Arabic and Islamic Studies teachers participated in a workshop on instructional strategies. An excellent trainer, Hanadi Al Dayyeh, came in from Lebanon to lead three days of learning. The group worked in depth with the different strands of language: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and expanded their knowledge of strategies for helping students learn. Hanadi is due to return in November for a three-day workshop on writing and using a standards-based curriculum.

Tribes Training

On September 18, 19 and 20, a committed group of QA educators gave up their weekend and participated in Tribes training, which focuses on improving community and addressing students' affective needs in order to improve student learning.
Supporting documents, Chad's excellent notes, and a plethora of pictures are contained in the zipped folder here. (I have taken them off the H drive to save server space.)
Wiki While You Work
Senior School wiki workshops (April-May, 2008)

Up-Coming Events 2008

NECC 2008 - San Antonio

2008-2009 Primary School Wednesday PD
For the next school year there will be any ongoing PD opportunities for the Primary School staff. David has been working to collate the offerings. Download or open the plan overview to see all the choices on offer.

Past Events 2007-2008

ASB Unplugged February 27-March 1, 2008, Mumbai, India

Whole school PD February 13 and 14, 2008
  • Senior School - Bambi Betts and Instructional Design
  • Primary School - Kim Cofino and 21st Century Literacy