An initiative of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Connected Community in the GCC, the Teacher Summit seeks to improve teaching and learning and connect education professionals throughout the MENA region to the resources provided by ASCD. Founded in 1943, ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. The association provides expert and innovative solutions in the professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach and lead.
This regional event is a platform for American curriculum teachers to engage and learn with renowned educators and scholars. Topics at the summit will address best practices in leadership, data, curriculum, and English Language Arts, Math, Science standards and more. The audience for this conference will include classroom teachers, heads of department, program coordinators, school administrators, and organizations active in the educational sector.
8:30am-9:10am Registration, Breakfast, Networking, Exhibitors
9:15am-10:00am Keynote Speaker
11:10am-12:00pm Sessions 2
12:00pm-1250pm Lunch, Exhibitors
12:50pm-1:30pm Featured Speaker
1:40pm-230pm Sessions 3
2:40pm-3:10pm Sessions 4
3:15pm-3:30pm Reflections, Closing
Leisa Grace is the Editorial Director of Teach Middle East Magazine. She has been working in education for the past twenty-four years as a teacher, Head of Department, Education Advisor and School Leader. Leisa Grace has worked in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. In 2014 she joined Teach Middle East Magazine, where she shares her passion for education through her writing and editing of the print and online editions of the magazine. Leisa is also the host of the Teach Middle East Podcast.
Nate Bowling teaches Political Science and Global Studies at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, where he relocated in 2019. Previously, he was the 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year, one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year, and in 2014 was a recipient of the Milken Family Foundation’s National Educator Award. His writings on teaching and justice has been published in the Washington Post, Slate, and the Seattle Times. Nate is also the creator and host of Nerd Farmer, an interview show on the Channel 253 Podcast Network. He and his wife blog about their adventures teaching and living overseas at BowlingsAbroad.com.