Day 1 – THU, 14 Dec. 2017 Room
8:30-9:00 Participant Registration Ground Floor


Participant Registration  Main Lobby
9:00-9:30 Official Opening  
  Opening Addresses:

Dr. Hamed Al Hammami, Director, UNESCO Beirut

Dr. Maha Shuayb, TERG

Dr. Nada Oweijane, President, CERD

H.E. Dr. Marwan Hamadeh, Minister of Education and Higher Education

Moderator: Dr. Dakmara Georgescu, UNESCO Beirut

Group Photo (Ground Floor)

Conference Room – First Floor
9:30 -9:40 UNESCO Sharing: SDG4 and its Relevance for Teacher Professional Development

Ms. Yayoi Segi-Vltcheck and Mr. Charles Obiero, UNESCO Beirut

Moderator: Dr. Dakmara Georgescu, UNESCO Beirut

Conference Room – First Floor
9:40-9:50 Conference Introduction and Overview

Dr. Dakmara Georgescu, UNESCO Beirut

Conference Room – First Floor
9:50-10:30                                                                                TERG Panel  
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Dr. Maha Shuayb, CLS: What is TERG and Why?

Dr. Mona Nabhani, LAU and Dr. Rima Bahous, LAU: Prevailing Philosophy of Teacher Preparation Programs

Dr. Hagop A. Yacoubian, Haigazian University: Status of Teacher Education in Lebanon – A Critical Evaluation of the Macro-Context

Dr. Zalpha Ayoubi, LU: Current Research on Teacher Education

Moderator: Dr. Nada Mneimneh, Lebanon


Conference Room – First Floor
10:30 –11:00 Tea/Coffee Break  
11:00-12:45 Panel Session #1: TPD Issues, Challenges, Achievements and Trends  
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Dr. Rima Karami Akkari, AUB, Lebanon: Learning to Lead – Contextualizing Professional Development Towards School-Wide Improvement

Dr. Caroline Pontefract, UNRWA: Motivating and Professionalizing Teachers – A Systemic Approach (Excused)

Dr. Sandra Stotsky, U.S.A.: Teacher Professional Development in the U.S.A.

Moderator: Dr. Hagop A. Yacoubian, Haigazian University


Conference Room – First Floor
12:45 – 13:45 LUNCH

Booth Exhibit and Poster Presentations

Introduction by Dr. Dakmara Georgescu, UNESCO BEI 

Mr. Mohammad Saoudi, Morocco: The role of MOOCS in helping Teachers reflect on Their Teaching Practices

Mr. Ezzedine Saidi, Tunisia: Perceptions of continuous Professional Development among Tunisian EFL Teachers – Lessons for the Future

Mr. Fadel Moussawi, USAL, Lebanon: Is there a Difference Between being a Teacher, an Author or a Designer? (The Reality of Teacher Training in the Design of Digital Lessons in Some Lebanese Schools)???

Ms. Emily Gafney, University of St. Joseph, Lebanon: The Relationship of Learning Achievement of Teachers participating in Professional Development to Reflective Thinking and Reflective Practice (Excused)

Dr. Omar Adra, Dr. Maureen Nicolas, Dr. Megan Khairallah and Dr. Antoine Melki, University of Balamand, Lebanon: Faculty Acceptance and use of eLearning Management System as a Means of Innovative Teaching Practice

Mr. Alberto Biancoli, UNICEF: Life Skills and Citizenship Education Initiative (LSCE)

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Ground Floor/Main Lobby

13:45-15:00 TPD in the Arab countries (Selected Papers Panel)  
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Dr. Rim Hammoud, Dr. Suzanne Abou Rjeili, and Dr. Yvette Gharib, Lebanon: Collaborative Action-Research as an Opportunity for Practitioner’s Professional Learning and Development

Ms. Rita Nourian Mouradian and Dr. Hagop A. Yacoubian, Haigazian University, Lebanon: Mentoring Practices – The Perspectives of Principals, Mentors, and Novice Teachers

Dr. Hanadi Mirza, Lebanon: Student-Teachers’ Perceived Problems – From Planning to Implementing to Reflecting on Their English Lessons

Dr. Aida Soufi, Lebanon: Use of e-Portfolio in the Training of Future Educators

Dr. Mohsen Shirarzadeh, Iran: EFL Teachers’ Burnout – Does Involvement in Reflective Practice make a Difference?

Moderator: Dr.  Zalpha Ayoubi, LU


Conference Room – First Floor
15:00-15:30 Tea/Coffee Break  
15:30-17:15 Parallel session A: Presentations of Arab countries, TPD Centres/Institutions, NGOs, INGOs and UN Agencies  

Dr. Hala Ahmed, Egypt

Ms. Reema Daraghma, Palestine

Mr. Alberto Biancoli, UNICEF: LSCE Initiative and its Implications for Teachers

Mr. Nicholas Shaw, BC Lebanon: Teaching for Success – Approach and Projects

Dr. Idris Higazi, UNESCO Beirut: SDG4.7 Targets – Lessons learned for Teachers

Moderator: Dave Peck, UK


Conference Room – First Floor
15:30-17:15 Parallel Session B: Presentations of Arab countries, TPD Centres/Institutions, NGOs, INGOs and UN Agencies  

Ms. Sana El-Helwe, MEHE, Lebanon: Teacher Coaching Programmes in Lebanon

Ms. Nada Gerges, CERD, Lebanon: The Role of CERD in the Teacher Professional Development

Fayez Jalloul, Al Mabarat, Lebanon: t.b.d.

Dr. Mona Taji, Jordan: Teacher Preparation and Development in Jordan

Ms. Hakima Bnoumishyara, Algeria: The Training System for TVET Teachers in Algeria

Dr. Farrag Al Ajmi, Arab League: Understand me, before you teach me

Moderator: Dr. Maha Shuayb, CLS


Training Center – GF
15:30-17:15 Parallel Session C: Teacher Quality and Innovation  – Selected papers  

Dr. Mounir Saleh, Bahrain: Modelling Factors influencing Teaching Orientation and Instructional Efficacy of Bahrain Teachers College Pre-service Teachers

Dr. Enja Osman, AUB, Lebanon: Learning Circles as a Professional Development Model for Implementing STEM Education in Kuwait Schools

Ms. Joumana Geha and Dr. Imane Abou Ali, LU, Lebanon: L’effet du développement des capacités de l’esprit critique et des compétences du raisonnement en SVT sur la réussite des élèves de « EB7 » en SVT selon leur âge et leur genre

Ms. Fawzieh Makkawi, Lebanon: The newly designed ISO21001: Educational Organization Management System

Moderator: Dr. Imane Abu Ali, Lebanon


Library – Second Floor
17:30 End of Day 1