Teach For Qatar Enhances Professional Development of Educators

Sun, 02 Nov 2014
96 teachers from Qatar to attend pre-WISE workshops led by TFQ program managers and alumni from the Teach For All network

Nearly 100 teachers from Qatar will augment their professional development at a workshop hosted by Teach For Qatar (TFQ) and Teach For All before the World Innovation Summit for Education 2014 (WISE).

In keeping with the ‘Imagine-Create-Learn: Creativity at the Heart of Education’ theme of WISE 2014, the day-long workshop will consist of five interactive sessions that will engage teachers in new approaches to teaching and learning.
Aimed at helping educators think of effective ways in which to apply innovative practices in their own classrooms, the sessions will include an exploration of the use of technology in the classroom, teacher development through collaboration, activity-based learning, innovative strategies to build student literacy, and increasing student motivation.

Teach For Qatar is the 32nd member of the Teach For All network, which was recognized as one of the world’s 100 strongest NGOs by the Global Journal last year. As a local NGO, TFQ works tirelessly to provide solutions to the education challenges facing Qatar’s students by reinvesting exceptionally talented young leaders into the independent school system.

“As Teach For Qatar continues to seek young academic achievers, and talented professionals to become transformational leaders in both the classroom and society, it is also important that we harness the expertise of teachers locally and internationally to create a change in the educational landscape,” said Mohamed Fakhroo, Chief Executive Officer of Teach For Qatar. “This initiative therefore aims to facilitate a knowledge sharing platform between TFQ Program Managers and Fellows, Teach For All network alumni, and around 96 teachers in Qatar. Furthermore, it is through such creative exchange that we aim to tackle the challenges facing Qatar’s students.”

Wendy Kopp, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Teach For All, who will also address delegates at WISE 2014, added: “Teach For All partners are working in unique and tremendously diverse contexts, but we have seen that there are remarkable similarities in the nature of the challenges facing children in the most marginalized communities. This means the solutions are shareable. To accelerate progress in ensuring opportunity for all, Teach For All seeks to maximize the diversity of our network, encouraging local and national adaptation and innovation among our network organizations and teachers and alumni, while also creating a platform for learning and sharing among them so that they are informing each other’s efforts and thus helping each other arrive at more and more powerful solutions.”

Teach For Qatar, introduces exceptionally talented young leaders into the independent school system in Qatar by providing graduates and young professionals, both nationals or residents  who wish to give back to Qatar, with the opportunity to inspire students through a two-year teaching placement in one of our partner independent schools in Doha. Applications for the Teach For Qatar 2015-2017 Fellowship open on Sunday 2nd November. To apply, please visit www.teachforqatar.org.