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The Middle East International School was privileged last week by the two-day visit of National Urban Alliance’s (NUA) Chief of Staff, Dr. Ahmes Askia, who imparted her wealth of professional development experience and knowledge to the whole MIS teaching community and visiting faculty. Her visit was supported by the American Consortium Center for Training (ACCT).
Her visit on November 13 and 14 included an actual sit-through in the classrooms during the day, to observe MIS’s learning environment and principles. On each day of her visit, she gave a two-hour training for the teachers, which focuses on incorporating understanding of the brain into instructional practices as well as of the NUA’s five instructional strategies to accelerate student learning.
Her workshop sessions were split into two groups, catering first to the Middle and High School faculty and the latter to the Kindergarten and Elementary faculty. MIS was also joined by some teaching staff from TNG (The Next Generation) Kindergarten, to share in the opportunity to both meet and learn from such a renowned professional development and education consultant as Dr. Askia.
Teachers from both schools praised the training, declaring that what they learned could be applied in their classrooms immediately.
The workshop facilitated by Dr. Askia was not only highly informative for the teachers in attendance, but it was also a lively and interactive learning experience for both groups. Dr. Askia explained NUA’s belief that “intelligence is modifiable,” and she demonstrated various strategies and expounded on the four (4) stages of learning.
Despite her limited time of stay in Doha, MIS is looking forward to Dr. Askia’s next visit and training/workshop. ***