U.A.E. Teacher and Educator Training

U.A.E. Teacher and Educator Training

The following are courses that the Carfax consultancy and training team offer for teachers seeking to improve their teaching methods and skills. Schools can request ‘bespoke programmes’ to support their school improvement and teacher training priorities and these can be delivered in individual schools or for groups of schools. Most courses will be delivered on weekends and will consist of three hour durations. There are two-day programmes as well designed to provide a more advanced level of training. Training programmes can be delivered in after school sessions as well if requested by schools.

Carfax can offer the training programmes below in any school or institution on request. Bespoke programmes can also be designed and delivered. To discuss your specific requirements, please contact us through this form. (opens in new tab)

Duration: 3 hours (10:00 - 13:00)

Trainer: Stuart Herbert

This programme is meant to offer an understanding of SENCO and also help teachers to identify students with Special Educational needs and how to best support the students. The training programme will cover the following topics:

  • Role of SENCO
  • KHDA identification of SEND
  • KHDA expectations (of inclusivity)
  • Teaching through partnership with parents
  • SEND policy
  • Managing short term targets
  • Resources to support SENCO

Programme Fee: 1,000 AED (£175 GBP) per person

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Duration: 3 hours (14:00 - 17:00)

Trainer: Matej Damborsky

Tracking your pupils’ attainment and progress, as well as being able to tell a convincing and successful progression story with the support of your school data is crucial to the success of your school at the next inspection. This course is designed to help you understand and master some of the challenges and opportunities of effective data management and presentation at your school by focusing on some of the following topics:

  • Effective analysis of internal and external assessment data;
  • Use of data to influence teaching, the curriculum and pupil progress;
  • Effective data analysis;
  • Benchmarking; and
  • Data Presentation.

Programme Fee: 1,000 AED (£175 GBP) per person

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Duration: 3 hours (10:00 - 13:00)

Trainer: Dr Andrew Lockett and Stuart Herbert

This course is designed to improve teaching methods by focusing on classroom observations and good practices for teaching and learning. It especially focusses on developing teachers’ awareness of effective assessment methods and supporting learners needs. The training would focus on the following:

  • 21st century skills and learning styles
  • International development and learning outcomes
  • Planning learning and activities
  • Observations and assessments
  • Care and guidance –hygiene, health, safety and security
  • Partnership and parents
  • Effective Self-evaluation

Programme Fee: 1,000 AED

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Duration: 3 hours (14:00 - 17:00)

Trainer: Stuart Herbert

In the academic year 2015/2016, the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Education has decided to consolidate and harmonize inspection regimes across all the emirates. A new inspection framework has been introduced, combining the best practices of the previous frameworks and adding and expanding some additional areas of focus such as inclusion, innovation, and entrepreneurship. With many school having been preparing for inspections under the previous regime, the new framework represents somewhat of a challenge that is worth to be ready for. This short course is designed to familiarize the teachers with the new School Inspection Framework and present to them the major changes from last year, so that this year’s inspections bring no surprises to them. Additional recommendations and advise as to, how best address these new requirements, as well as what new initiatives to implement to achieve a higher score at the next inspection.

Programme Fee: 1,000 AED

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Duration: 3 hours (10:00 - 13:00)

Trainer: Stuart Herbert

This programme aims to enable staff and teachers with greater awareness of their own strengths and areas for development as classroom practitioners. The programme focusses extensively on classroom observations methods for improving teacher performance and evaluation strategies by covering the following topics:

  • Classroom observations, and effective response
  • Good teaching and learning practices
  • Class observation and performance management
  • Effective evaluation and improvement methods

Programme Fee: 1,000 AED

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Duration: 3 hours (10:00 - 1300)

Trainer: Stuart Herbert

This programme offers teachers as well as school principals and educational institution leaders with a comprehensive understanding of supporting performance development in the context of improving educational provision, performance and teaching standards in among staff. The topics likely to be covered under this training programme are:

  • Principles and Objectives underpinning Performance Management
  • Professional standards
  • Timing of performance management cycle
  • Appointment of appraisers
  • Context and use of appraisal review statements
  • Managing underperformance

Programme Fee: 1,000 AED

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Duration: 3 hours (10:00 - 13:00)

Trainer: Stuart Herbert

Often, educators fail to identify and support gifted and talented students who have the potential to achieve significantly in their area of interest and skill. This course presents an understanding of the concept of giftedness and provides training to teachers in identifying and supporting gifted and talented students based on characteristics and abilities specific to such learners. The training programme will focus on the specific topics.

  • Understanding and identifying gifted and talented students
  • Improvements required for gifted and talented students
  • Supporting gifted and talented students

Programme Fee: 1,000 AED

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Duration: 3 hours (10:00 - 13:00)

Trainer: Stuart Herbert

This course is designed to provide the school’s senior administration staff, school advisors and governors with a guideline and understanding of the roles and expectations from senior staff by KHDA. The KHDA places substantial importance on the leadership skills and qualities of principal and senior administration staff as they are seen to be instrumental in school improvement, as well as the implementation of KDHA rules and regulations. Carfax can thus help provide effective guidelines and frameworks, which familiarise staff with the KHDA prerequisites and help in better decision making for schools.

Programme Fee: 1,000 AED

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Duration: 2-day course (Friday & Saturday, 09:00 - 18:00)

In addition to short term courses for teacher improvement and training, Carfax also provides advanced levels of teacher training aimed to develop a more sophisticated understanding of education practices and approaches to teaching. This course aims to provide a practical guidance for establishing an evidence based approach in school improvement and teaching practices. The approach while focusing on traditional teaching practices also dwells on areas beyond the classroom to identify potential factors contributing to the effectiveness of teaching and assessment practices (Antoniou, Kyriakides, & Creemers, 2011). The course is also beneficial for principals and senior level educators who play a significant role in the policy and management processes of schools and educational institutions.

This two-day intensive training programme employing a dynamic integrated model for teacher training has proven to be more effective in improving teachers’ performance than many standard teacher training programmes, when assessed on the criteria of student achievement. According to research conducted by Antoniou, et al. teachers employing methods based on dynamic integrated approach were found to be much more significant impact on student achievement as compared to adopting other theoretical approaches (Antoniou, Kyriakides, & Creemers, 2011).

The chief aim of the model is to ensure that teachers progress through the five developmental stages of teaching skills (Antoniou, Kyriakides, & Creemers, 2011) ensuring better understanding of teaching methods. Hence, this model is designed to improve the effectiveness of teaching based on student outcomes, for which eight teacher roles are analysed- orientation, structuring, questioning, teaching-modelling, applications, management of time, teacher role in making classroom environment, and classroom assessment (Kyriakides, Creemers, & Antoniou, 2009).

The five developmental stages of teaching skills that will be emphasised on during the training using the dynamic model are:

  • Basic elements of direct teaching - This stage focuses on teachers identifying their teaching methods and skills based on quantitative evaluation criteria such as frequency of time management, structuring of lessons, questioning and assessment methods being used.
  • Using aspects of quality in direct teaching and activating active teaching - The purpose of this dynamic model is to ensure that teaching skills progress to higher levels. To ensure this, training at this stage would help teachers identify quality based teaching methods that affects learning outcomes rather than quantity.
  • Acquiring quality in active/direct teaching - This stage helps teachers move from teacher-centred approaches to active involvement of students in teaching and learning.
  • Differentiation of teaching - At these stage teachers are made to differentiate between external factors that may affect their teaching and instruction, helping them move towards utilising a dynamic model in a better manner to impact student achievement.
  • Achieving quality and differentiation in teaching using different approaches - By these stage teachers are aware of the external factors that may influence their teaching methods and are therefore encouraged to develop new teaching strategies specific to the influencing factors (for student learning).

As mentioned above the course adopts an intensive practice based dynamic model to ensure that teachers improvement is constant, moving from a teacher centric approach to adopting more student specific innovative teaching methods. The impact is aimed to be at multiple levels, helping students, facilitating learning environments beyond the classrooms, and improvements in the overall school system.

Programme Fee: 2,500 AED per person (£440 GBP)

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The venue of the training courses is Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre at the address provided below:

 

 

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