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Steve Munby to address educators in Jordan

23 March 2017

Chief executive Steve Munby will be closing this year's Teacher Skills Forum in Jordan on Sunday. The annual forum is an initiative of the Queen Rania Teacher Academy, in partnership with the International Baccalaureate, 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 educationalists. This year's event will take place in Amman in Jordan from 25-26 March 2017.

'I am delighted to be able to speak at this inspirational event,' comments Steve. 'Education Development Trust, formerly CfBT Education Trust, has a long history of working in the Middle East and recently, we have been supporting English language teachers working with Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Enriching the quality of teaching and learning

'As an organisation, we believe in transforming lives by improving education and the Teacher Skills Forum initiative, with the goal of enriching the quality of teaching and learning experiences in the classroom, is wholly aligned with this. We have sponsored 20 teachers from Egypt to attend the conference too as part of their professional development.'

As well as delivering the conference's closing address, Steve will be taking part in a panel discussion following Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah's keynote address. The panel – Steve will be joined by Dr Tony Wagner and Dr Siva Kumari – will consider innovation in education. During the event, Steve is also due to appear on local television channel, Ro'ya, to talk about education reform in the Arab world and the power of leadership.

Unleashing the potential within the sector

'I am passionate about unleashing the potential within the sector and so I am delighted to have the opportunity to talk to likeminded teachers and educators from across the Arab world,' concludes Steve. 'While the context might vary, the transformative impact of an inspirational teacher and leader remains the same wherever you are in the world and it is a privilege for me to have this platform to share my learnings and experiences.'