The Teacher Skills Forum has gained regional and international recognition for its unique approach in that it primarily focuses on Teachers and classroom needs to enhance and improve the quality of teaching. An initiative of Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA), the forum stems from a simple idea: tackling the challenges of education in the region at the grassroots level, in our classrooms. An annual regional event organized by the Queen Rania Teacher Academy in partnership with the International Baccalaureate (IB) the Teacher Skills Forum was created to provide teachers from the Arab world with modern and creative strategies and innovative teaching techniques. It is a platform for teachers to explore, learn, and share experiences with some of the world’s most renowned educators and scholars.
A Leading Forum Set to Develop Teachers and Educators in the Arab World
TSF 2019 Continuing the Legacy since 2014
The primary objective guiding the direction of the Teacher Skills Forum was founded on the regional need to align educational priorities, expectations and adequately support classroom teachers with the means to address them. As such, the guiding principles directing the goals of the Teacher Skills Forum are to provide teachers with opportunities and access to: learn new teaching strategies and techniques; to discuss possible action points and goals for enhancing classroom and school communities; to share and apply best teaching practices; to network and create lasting relationships based on a shared vision; to provide teachers with the skills to develop modern, innovative lessons that incorporate technologies into classroom instruction; and finally, to support teachers to bridge the gap between academic theory and classroom practice.
In a world of a global society and rapid technological, economic, and social advancements, the future belongs to those who are truly capable of adapting to new variables and new circumstances. Our schools, classrooms, teachers, and curricula must create engaging environments that encourage collaboration, perseverance and autonomy. The theme will address the ways to equip a generation with an agile mindset that enables them to independently acquire new skills, and the ways we can empower them to affect positive change and turn the tides for a better future.
“Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent.” - Bill Gates
Leaders and teachers are motivated to consider:
- Implementing innovative techniques to help students internalize the learning that take place in the classroom irrespective of the grades they achieve.
- Helping students to reflect on and understand their individual growth that has developed as a result of the learning journey.
- Promoting the type of growth that enhances intellectual curiosity, problem solving skills, moral decision making and reflective practices across the disciplines.