- Mon, Apr 19Zoom Webinar
Our Guest Speakers
Movers and Shakers
Our speakers come from all corners of the globe and country to share their knowledge in this noteworthy webinar. Have a look at their bios below to learn more about their backgrounds and the insights you’ll hear from them at our webinars . If you’d like to learn more, simply get in touch.
Mathematics teacher - Zimbabwe
April 3rd- 11-12 AM (EST)
We’re thrilled to have Maria Kerkhof in our list of speakers. Ms. Maria Kerkhoff is a mathematics teacher at John Tallach High School (Ingwenya Mission) In Zimbabwe
Dr. Megel Barker
MYP Coordinator and Middle School assistant principal at ABA- Muscat Oman
OCT 9th, 11-12 AM (EST)
Dr. Megel Barker is a lifelong educator with over 25 years of experience successfully leading transformational change at the classroom and school levels in three different countries. He is currently the MYP Coordinator and Middle School assistant principal at ABA in Muscat Oman. Megel is an accomplished conference presenter, an ASCD ambassador, an educational consultant and adjunct professor.
Dr. Gaya Jaykody
Senior Lecturer, University of Sri Jayewardenepura- Sri Lanka
Nov 6th, 10-11 AM (EST)
Dr. Gaya Jayakody is a passionate educator of Mathematics with over 20 years of experience in secondary school mathematics teaching in Sri Lanka and 7 years of university teaching in Canada and Sri Lanka. She obtained her PhD in Mathematics Education from Canada. She is involved in various activities related to mathematics education such as conducting teacher training programs for primary and secondary school teachers, working as a resource person for various educational seminars and workshops, writing to newspapers and speaking in public platforms advocating conceptual learning of Mathematics. She is also a GMP ambassador.
Dr. Sally Wai-Yan Wan
Professional Consultant at Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
March 5th, 2021, 9-10:30 AM (EST)
Sally Wai-Yan Wan, EdD, is a Professional Consultant at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include teacher education and development, curriculum and pedagogical design, and educational leadership. Recent publications have explored teacher leadership, teaching beliefs, and pedagogical practices of differentiated instruction.
Dr. Husa Alangari
Faculty member at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, KSA
April 12th, 2021, 11-11:30 AM (EST)
Husa Alangari has a PhD in Instructional Systems Technology, with a minor in Literacy, Culture & Language Education. She has the unique perspective of having had the benefit of a U.S.-based, K-12 and higher education and teaching experience in a Saudi K-12 and higher education system, providing a balanced view of both Western and Middle Eastern K-12 education. Her current research interests include technology integration, instructional design, capacity building and engaging stakeholders in the educational process, as well as pursuing methods to overcome barriers to technology integration and incorporating cultural components through qualitative and mixed-methods research.
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March 5th, 2021- 9-10:30 AM (EST)
Dr. Sally Wai-Yan Wan
Developing curriculum leadership in Hong Kong: Lessons from two case studies
Curriculum leadership is commonly recognized as an essential element in supporting school development and facilitating curriculum change processes. In the recent Hong Kong educational reform, there is a growing interest in developing teachers’ curriculum leadership. This concept however is not fully investigated in the local context. This session therefore shares the exploratory findings of the understandings and practices of curriculum leadership from prospective and in-service teachers’ perspectives in two case studies in Hong Kong. Through qualitative inquiries, the data from both case studies provides insights into the planning and organization of initial teacher education programs and ongoing teacher professional development taking (prospective/ in-service) teachers’ conceptions and practice of curriculum leadership.
April 12th, 2021- 11:30- 13:00 (EST)
Dr. Husa Alangari
Educational Perspectives and Challenges: The Case of Saudi Arabia.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has always put forth strong educational opportunities for its citizens, yet during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saudi educational system has faced many challenges such as the sudden shift to online learning, preparing educators for online learning, and ensuring proper support. In response to these challenges, the country has provided assistance for students and educators alike, all while keeping with the country's cultural values. This talk will explore education in Saudi Arabia from a unique, international cultural lens
Dr. Megel Barker Oct 9, 2020
Dr. Gaya Jayakody Nov 6th, 2020
April 3, 2020
In this webinar Maria shared her experience of teaching mathematics in Zimbabwe.
Dr. Mina Sedaghatjou
Assistant Professor of STEM education (USA)
Dr. Tim Nichols
Associate Professor of Education (USA)
Dr. Sheree Rodney
Sessional Instructor (Canada)
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This is a collaborative project among different universities and individual around the globe. We welcome all the prospective and current educators and hope you're able to attend our online Webinars. If you have questions about the registration process, our schedule, or general information, don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us.
All the pre-service, in-service teachers and education students may receive a certificate of participation if they wish so.
Dr. Mina Sedaghatjou (Alfred University, USA)
Dr. Tim Nichols (Alfred University, USA)
Dr. Sheree Rodney (Simon Fraser University, Canada)