Mar 08 2011
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ROTA iEARN-Qatar Workshops build teachers professional skills
workshops to support highest standards of education in Qatar's schools
Doha, 8 March 2011: As part of its commitment to supporting the highest standards of education in Qatar's schools, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) is hosting two professional development workshops to introduce K-12 teachers to the opportunities presented by the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN).
'Introduction to iEARN Projects' on the 10th of March, 2011 introduces teachers to iEARN and iEARN projects, followed by 'iEARN-Qatar and the ROTA Knowledge Network' on the 19th of March which will provide teachers with all the necessary tools and support to successfully implement iEARN Projects in their classrooms and collaborate online with members of the ROTA Knowledge Network and iEARN Community.
Both workshops are designed to enable teachers to develop their knowledge of Project-Based Learning (PBL) and project planning. Workshop participants will also become members of the ROTA Knowledge Network community (www.rotaknowledgenet.org), build an Online Project Portfolio and benefit from the online support and collaboration of the community.
"iEARN-Qatar workshops demonstrate our efforts to connect educators and learners. The iEARN-Qatar community has benefited from the ROTA Knowledge Network and I would like to encourage more schools to join us and share the enthusiasm and knowledge of the community," commented ROTA Director Essa Al Mannai.Reach Out To Asia is the official representative of iEARN in Qatar. Since 2008 iEARN-Qatar has been providing opportunities for students and teachers to collaborate through the network with other iEARN communities around the world. Educators also have the opportunity to join the ROTA Knowledge Network to further develop their professional skills and implement meaningful online projects supporting their teaching. More than 70 schools and 260 teachers have already been involved in iEARN-Qatar.
In addition to the above workshops, ROTA organizes iEARN-Qatar Facilitators and Training of Trainers workshops. Those workshops aim at equipping experienced members of the program to (rise/advance) to the next level of supporting or training new teachers to join the program."
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Reach Out To Asia is a non-profit organization launched in December 2005 in Doha, Qatar, by Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, daughter of His Highness the Emir of Qatar. Operating under the auspices of the Qatar Foundation, ROTA is committed to providing high quality and relevant primary and secondary education, encouraging relationships among communities, creating safe learning environments and restoring education in crisis affected areas across Asia and around the world. ROTA envisions a world, where all young people have access to the education they need in order for them to realize their full potential and shape the development of their communities.
About Qatar Foundation
Founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, and chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Misned, Qatar Foundation is a private, non-profit organization committed to the principle that a nation's greatest natural resource is its people. The headquarters of Qatar Foundation are located within its flagship project, Education City. A fourteen million square-metre campus, Education City is home to numerous progressive learning institutions and centers of research, including branch campuses of six of the world's leading universities, plus a cutting-edge science and technology park. Qatar Foundation also works to enhance the quality of life in Qatar by investing in 'Education, Science and Technology and Community Health and Development'.
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