An initiative by Queen Rania Teacher Academy

‘[Teachers are] the first line of defence in our fight to defeat the enemies of humanity.’

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah

  • An initiative by Queen Rania Teacher Academy
  • Under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah

Pre-conference Institutes

TSF 2-15 featured in-depth exploration of practical solutions based on real issues in education from a variety of specialized fields. Each pre-conference Institute was a full-day function held before the official opening of the forum. It included an array of parallel running workshops held by renowned experts and keynote speakers from world-class universities and institutions.

2015 Strands

Plenary sessions, workshop sessions, teacher and professional led activities, exhibitions and demonstrations, reflective sessions, were structured along six major academic strands:

  • Classroom Teaching & Technology
  • Leadership in Education
  • Early Childhood Development (ECD)
  • Academic/ Disciplinary-based Literacy
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM)
  • Differentiated Teaching & Learning

2015 Speakers

  • Amal Al-Aboudi Professor of Chemistry at the University of Jordan

  • Ali Ezzeddine PYP coordinator، SEK International School Qatar

  • David B. Hawley Chief Academic Officer, International Baccalaureate

  • Deirdre Butler Senior Lecturer, Dublin City University

  • Diane Ullman Vice Chair, NEASC Commission on International Schools.

  • Evelyn Wilson Associate Director, Learning Solutions, OISE, University of Toronto

  • Ghada H. Maalouf Preschool Director، International College

  • Haifa Hajjar Najjar Senator, The Upper House of the Jordanian Parliament (Jordanian Senate). Superintendent, The Ahliyyah School for Girls, The Bishop’s School for Boys

  • Hanadi Dayyeh Curriculum Coordinator and the Arabic Program Coordinator at the American School of Beirut

  • Hesham Hamoda Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

  • Jari Lavonen Director of the Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki

  • Ken Wilson ELT Trainer and Author

  • Larry Swartz Teacher, consultant, and instructor, OISE

  • Lina Mouchantaf Consultant, Workshop leader, IB

  • Mahmud Shihab Director of the Educational Resources Center and Head of Educational Technology, International College (IC)

  • Najla Bashour Lecturer, Department of education, American University of Beirut

  • Nevil Hopley Head of Mathematics, George Watson's College, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Nevine El Souefi Educational Consultant

  • Ratna Ghosh James McGill Professor and William C. Macdonald Professor of Education, McGill University

  • Rima Karami Associate professor of Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership in the Department of Education, American University in Beirut

  • Robert Harrison Head of MYP Development, International Baccalaureate Organization

  • Robert Laird Research Associate, University of Vermont

  • Steve Sell Staff Developer, Teachers College

  • George Rupp Member, Board of Trustees Chair, the International Baccalaureate Organization

  • Wil van der Veen Director of the Science Education Institute at Raritan Valley Community College

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Queen Rania Teacher Academy

Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) is an independent institution committed to Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah’s vision of empowering educators with the skills, recognition, and support necessary to excel in the classroom. It promotes excellence in teacher education and policy deliberation in Jordan and throughout the region, and it aims to improve overall education in Jordan and stimulating educational advancement across the Middle East.


International Baccalaureate

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a not-for profit foundation, which offers four high-quality, challenging education programs for a worldwide community of schools. For more than 45 years, the IB programmes have gained a reputation for rigor and high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalized 21st century and for helping to develop citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world.


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