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Introducing our 2022 professional development event for teachers

Updated: May 11, 2022

Notting Hill College is hosting its sixth annual Innovation in Education conference on 12th February. We want to invite teachers and education professionals everywhere to attend Lead to Grow… Develop the Student and the Teacher!

The free online conference will feature seven expert guest speakers from across the field of education. Our speakers have worked in schools, universities and education bodies around the world and their current roles include department chairs, teacher trainers, programme managers, education ministry workers and more.

Lead to Grow… Develop the Student and the Teacher takes place on Zoom between 9am and 3pm (GMT). What with it being conducted virtually, Notting Hill College is excited to see attendees from many countries uniting at the conference from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

This year’s theme is exploring the future of education. In light of the massive challenges teachers everywhere faced during the pandemic, now more than ever we must work to prepare to overcome hurdles in the education field.

Each speaker will give a talk within the areas such as education trends, putting into practise modern teaching techniques and education technology. The aim of the event is to provide professional development and networking opportunities for teachers and to critically engage with the challenges facing the education sector.

Dr. Mike Kenteris runs KEDU Language School in Greece and is a passionate ELT school owner and researcher. In his talk, he will introduce the ‘flipped learning’ approach and how it can be used to engage English language learners.

Chair of Department of Linguistics and Translation at Prince Sultan University, Dr. Dina El-Dakhs, will share with us how to boost students’ leadership skills. This soft skill is increasingly important in the modern world, and it is part of a teacher’s responsibility to ensure their students have it. The talk will also include real-life illustrative examples of boosting students’ leadership and will encourage participants to share their own techniques.

Ms. Hanaa Khamis, from Alexandria University, will share how due to their position as leaders, education professionals must find their own way of coaching colleagues and bettering the learning of their students. She will reference Lewin's 3-style model and welcome attendees to share their own leadership styles.

Thomas J. Kelly acts as Egypt Program Manager at National Geographic Learning. He will explain how the processes involved in building curricula are key to building students’ life skills and bringing about their future success. This workshop will look at each stage of the curriculum process through the prism of developing life skills.

Notting Hill College’s own Dani Mundy will provide a talk on practical ideas for using 21st century skills in the classroom. As well as being a teacher trainer at the college, she is a consultant, has delivered training sessions in many countries and works with the world-renowned Penguin Random House.

Nesreen Bahgat El-Nesr is an EFL supervisor, course designer and teacher trainer at the Ministry of Education and will bring her perspective on reimagining education to the conference. Her talk revolves around ‘thinking design’, a sought-after teaching approach that is used to inspire and promote learners’ creativity to adapt to 21st century skills. By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to apply thinking design strategy to a classroom’s diversity of topics.

With 26 years’ experience in ELT, Ghada Abu Al Hassan is presently a teacher trainer here at Notting Hill College and at The American University in Cairo. She will question if nanolearning is the solution to using educational technology within teaching and will share tips and tricks on presenting learning material in a way that helps students retain it and make use of it in their daily lives.

Attendees will also hear a guest speaker slot from Dr. Mick King, an assistant professor at the Community College of Qatar. King has published and presented widely on eclectic topics in the fields of TESOL, education and management.

Want to join Lead to Grow… Develop the Student and the Teacher on 12th February? Find out more and register today to secure your free place.



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