Under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah

QRTA invites you to register for the fourth Teacher Skills Forum

2 March, 2018 Pre-conference Institutes
3 & 4 March, 2018 Forum
Convention Center - Dead Sea, Jordan

Her Majesty’s Speech - TSF2017

Alan November

Keynote Speaker

Alan thrives on confirming and challenging educators’ thoughts about what’s possible in the world of teaching and learning. More than anything, he is a teacher at heart, with a wealth of experience teaching learners of all ages.

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2 March, 2018

Pre-conference Institutes

A unique opportunity for educators to engage in an exploration of practical solutions based on real issues in education from a variety of specialized fields. The pre-conference institutes will offer interested educators an array of parallel running, full-day workshops held by renowned experts and keynote speakers from world-class universities and institutions.

Given the highly specialized topics, the caliber of institute presenters and the depth of content exploration, registration for the pre-conference institutes will be limited. Registrants are encouraged to act quickly and priority will be given to registrants who register for both the institutes and conference together.

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Forum Strands

The thematic strands of the 2018 Forum will incorporate the cross-cutting theme of 'Growth beyond Grades'. Entrenched within each of the strands will be innovative approaches to teaching and the use of technology to enhance learning outcomes.

“Growth beyond Grades” encourages educators of all ages to examine practices, other than grading, that are likely to have long lasting effect on students' learning and equip them with life skills needed for the 21st century.

Learning and Teaching with Technology

Transformational Leadership

ECE: Anchoring Learning in the Early Grades

Understanding Learning and the Learner


Alan November Co-founder of the Stanford Institute for Educational Leadership Through Technology - November Learning
Diane Ullman Director of Advanced Instructional Leadership Program - University of Connecticut
Tina Blythe Lecturer on Education and Project Director - Harvard Project Zero
Carolyn Adams Director of Strategic Development and Execution - International Baccalaureate
Tony McAleavy Research and Consultancy Director - Education Development Trust
Jason Stricker CEO - Insight Education Group
Robert Harrison Head of MYP Development - International Baccalaureate
Nikki Welsh Curriculum Manager, PYP Development Team - International Baccalaureate
Fidelis Nthenge Head of IB World Schools Department - International Baccalaureate
Ghada Maalouf Independent Consultant
Lina Mouchantaf Director of Preschool and Lower Elementary - International College
Jo Sayers Director at ELTjam - British Council
Darren Arbour Assistant Director, Elementary School - International College
John Leistler Dean of Faculty - King’s Academy
We’am Hamdan Teacher of English - British Council Palestine
Sarah Horrocks Director - London Connected Learning Centre, a part of Education Development Trust
Jason Culbertson President - Insight Education Group
Teresa Smart Hon. Senior Research Associate - UCL Institute of Education
Lina Al Tal Director General - The National Centre for Culture and Arts
Rowan Roberts Teaching and Learning Consultant - London Connected Learning Centre, a part of Education Development Trust
Fiona Rodger Teacher Educator - UCL Institute of Education
Anna Riggall Head of Research - Education Development Trust
Bayan Al Tal Consultant - Jordan Media Institute
Katherine Martinkevich Senior Teacher Adults - British Council Ukraine
Fereshteh Khosravian CEO of KED / University Lecturer - British Council / Behbahan Faculty of Medical Sciences
Tapsi Chhabra Academic Manager - British Council | BC Examinations and English Services India Pvt. Ltd.
Radhika Sista Higher Teacher - British Council |New Delhi, India
Shonali Khanna Academic Manager - British Council | BC Examinations and English Services India Pvt. Ltd.
Christy Folsom Instructional Coach at King’s Academy - King’s Academy
Laura Griffin Curriculum Manager, PYP Development Team - International Baccalaureate
Dina Khalaf IB Development & Recognition Manager - International Baccalaureate
Sumaya Alyusuf Curriculum Manager - International Baccalaureate
Jon Halligan Head of Development and Recognition - International Baccalaureate
Alan Wrafter Manager, IB World Schools Department - International Baccalaureate
Helena Sayegh Counselor
Dolly Wanjiku Development Associate Manager - International Baccalaureate
Mary Hayden Professor of International Education - University of Bath
Paul Denley Lecturer in Education - University of Bath
Richard Churches Lead Advisor - Education Development Trust

Support Us in Improving Education for Future Generations

By supporting the Teacher Skills Forum 2018, you are contributing to the region’s most successful education forum, directly impacting the quality of education in the Arab World.

With over 1,000 participants expected to attend this year, across the region and around the world, the forum fosters interaction between educators, stakeholders, and supporters, who may work in government, civil society, or the private sector, to facilitate relationship building.

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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 non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.


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