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Patrick Brazier to address educators in Jordan

Chief executive Patrick Brazier will be delivering a plenary session at this year’s Teacher Skills Forum in Jordan on Sunday 10 March 2019.

This year’s conference theme is ‘agile minds, turning tides’ and Patrick will speak about the vital role that schools can play in developing agile minds and thus preparing students for the modern workplace.

As well as delivering the conference’s closing address, Patrick will be taking part in a panel discussion in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. The panel will involve influential educators, including Tina Blythe from Harvard Graduate School of Education and David Homer, Chair of the International Baccalaureate Examining Board.

Specialist workshops for teachers

In addition to Patrick’s involvement, colleagues from Lebanon, Diana Dib Atallah and Jessy Matta, will be delivering four workshops to teachers from across the Arab world, on topics such as inquiry-based learning, classroom learning environment and teacher communities of practice.

Through our Improving English Skills project, we are sponsoring a cohort of 21 Ministry of Education supervisors to attend the conference; these supervisors in turn reach 200 teachers of refugees in Jordan. This project, in partnership with the Queen Rania Teacher Academy, aims to upskill Jordanian English language teachers working with Syrian refugees. Find out more about our work on the ground in Jordan.

The conference, now in its fifth year, has gained international recognition and is focused on providing modern and creative strategies and teaching techniques. It is organised by the Queen Rania Teacher Academy in partnership with the International Baccalaureate (IB). Find out more about the Teacher Skills Forum 2019: http://teacherskillsforum.org/