College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q) is running a two-day event to honour the teachers of Qatar, and specifically the College’s world-class instructors. The event is in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science (QNCECS).
On Sunday, October 7 and Monday, October 8 CNA-Q the College is hosting a comprehensive program of plenary speakers, panel discussions and workshops for the public and its faculty. Dr. Hamda Al Sulaiti, Secretary General of QNCECS, will bring opening remarks for the event. Renowned post-secondary scholar, Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair for Regional Innovation, will come to Doha from Canada to present a series of plenary speeches over the two days, focused on higher education in the technical and vocational training sector and skills development.
In addition to public events, College instructors will be getting two days of professional development aligned with their teaching course load and area of speciality. Theme-specific workshops will bring facilitators from Canada and Qatar to offer a diverse portfolio of workshops. Each of the College’s 500 faculty members will be given professional development opportunities under themes such as student engagement, tech-assisted learning, online platforms and experiential classroom techniques.
“World Teachers’ Day is a time to celebrate the great educators and educational leaders of the country. CNA-Q is so pleased to partner with Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science to deliver two days that will inspire and enlighten teachers,” said Ms. Samah Gamar, VP – Academic. “As a national college that prides itself on applied education and industry-experienced instructors, the College feels strongly that each faculty member should avail themselves of professional development that engages their teaching and brings the curriculum to a higher level. These two days will be packed with valuable information about teaching and learning that will help build the capacity of instructors at the College, so they can offer ever more highly technical and relevant education to our 2500 students.”
Events open to the public will be held at the College’s Dr. Latifa Ibrahim Al Houty Auditorium and throughout campus:
Sunday, October 7, 2018:
9:00-9:30 – Welcome and Official Opening
9:30-10:00 Plenary address: The Role of Educators in Building Qatar’s Knowledge-based and Know-how Economy, presented by Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair for Regional Innovation
10:15 – 11:00 Panel Discussion on Higher Education in Qatar
11:30 – 1:00 Connections: What Role Should Business and Industry Have in the Design and Delivery of Applied Education? Facilitated by Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair for Regional Innovation
11:30 – 1:00 Practical Applications Using the EV3 Robots in STEM Educational Curriculum for K-12 Math, Science and IT Teachers (In Arabic)
11:30 – 1:00 Practical How to Teach Robot Lessons in STEM Education (In Arabic)
2:00-3:30 Applied Research in TVET and Polytechnic Education: Opportunities for Innovation in Preparation for Industry 4.0 Facilitated by Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair for Regional Innovation
2:00-3:30 Where are the Women? Exploring the gendered distribution of female teachers and students in TVET, delivered by UNSECO Office Doha
2:00-3:30 Practical Applications Using the EV3 Robots in STEM Educational Curriculum for K-12 Math, Science and IT Teachers (In Arabic)
2:00-3:30 Practical How to Teach Robot Lessons in STEM Education (In Arabic)
Monday, October 8, 2018:
9:30-10:00 Plenary address: Transformative Thinking for Technical, Vocational, Education and Training: Opening Up Possibilities and Opportunities presented by Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair for Regional Innovation
10:30 – 12:00 Connections: How the Government Can Support the Skills Agenda facilitated by Dr. Ken Coates
1:00 – 2:30 Transforming the Oil and Gas Sector: Training Needs, Emerging Technologies and the Development of the “Right” Workforce, facilitated by Dr. Ken Coates