The Digital PATH
New Directions in Education


25 - 27 March 2021
SHARM EL SHEIKH

WES 2021 | Certificate

WES 2021 | About

The World Education Summit has become a frequent, successful event not to be missed!

Join us for a memorable three-day conference on March 25, 26 and 27, 2021. Our team of educational experts are all set to share their knowledge and extensive experience with you as they tackle various topics that are of interest to everyone engaged in the world of education and pedagogy.

A great deal of change has taken place for the past year, and there is no doubt that education has been one of the affected sectors worldwide. This is your opportunity to network, share your experience and expand your knowledge in the fast-developing academic sphere. Hurry up and register now!

WES 2021 | Programme

    • WEDNESDAY March 24, 2021
    • THURSDAYMarch 25, 2021
    • FRIDAYMarch 26, 2021
    • SATURDAYMarch 27, 2021
20.00

Pre-Registration

ROOM 1 (Cleopatra Hall)


09.00

Registration

09.30

EGYPTIAN SCHOLASTIC TEST
Shape Your Next Step with the Egyptian Scholastic Test

This presentation will showcase how the Egyptian Scholastic Test (EST) can be used by students and admission officers in universities to help students choose the major that best matches their abilities and capabilities. Discussion will focus on traditional test components such as skills, content, format, design process and psychometric properties of standardised tests.



Dr Peter M. Mecca
Science Education Specialist, Adjunct Professor of Biology, University of Maryland Global Campus
10.30

COGNITIVE ABILITIES TEST (CAT4)
Double Impact – CAT4 Assessment Powered by Digital Delivery

Jim Kell demonstrates the impact of the world-renowned cognitive abilities test (CAT4), when implemented digitally on a large scale. His presentation explains the importance of understanding children’s cognitive abilities and the use of CAT4 for improving teaching and learning. Jim also indicates how CAT4 data can be correlated with subject assessment data such as Thanawiyya Aama and its alignment with educational measures such as PISA. Jim is assisted by Jailan Sharif, Sayegh Project Manager and authorised CAT4 Advisory Specialist, and they make frequent reference to the CAT4 Microsite, a new support tool for CAT4.



Jim Kell
Director of International Partnerships, GL Education
11.15

Formal Opening



Amr Mohamed El-Sergany
General Manager and Member of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian International Publishing Co. - Longman
11.45

Break

12.00

Keynote Speech
Re-imagining Egyptian Education

This presentation addresses the vision guiding an Egyptian education transformation into a modern education system, equipping its graduates with the proper life skills and enabling them to lead successful lives while contributing to sustainable development of the country. The talk reviews ongoing plans to develop new curricula, new assessment models, teacher transformation, and most importantly the change in parents' mindset towards education.



Dr Tarek Galal Shawki
Minister of Education and Technical Education in Egypt
13.00

MESSAGE FROM H.E. THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC EDUCATION OF UZBEKISTAN



Mr Sherzod Mukhamedov
Head of department of the Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan.
Mr Abduvali Khaydarov
General Director of the Innovation, Technology, and Strategy Centre under the Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan.
13.15

Assessment
How to Use High-Quality Standardised Digital Assessments to Transform Learning: The Case in Egypt

In this session, we will review the challenges of transforming learning in the Egyptian educational context. Most importantly, we will consider this from the perspective of teaching and learning, thinking about how we can improve opportunities for students to succeed. This session will also explore how technology can support the transformation of Egypt's Thanaweya Amma through the design of the assessment. Finally, we will explore the journey of the transformation from paper to digital assessment and how Egypt is now a world leader in onscreen assessment.



Dr Deena Boraie
Vice President for Student Life at the American University in Cairo, Senior Advisor to Egypt’s Minister of Education for Assessment, Examinations and Curriculum
Derek Richardson
Vice President and Senior Responsible Officer of Pearson UK
14.15

Lunch

ROOM 1 (Cleopatra Hall)


09.00

INTERNATIONAL ARAB BACCALAUREATE (IAB)
Widen Your Students’ Opportunities with the International Arab Baccalaureate

10.00

PEARSON ACTIVELEARN PRIMARY
Promoting Discussion in an Online Classroom Environment

This session will look at how to encourage discussion and keep high-quality engagement whilst teaching in an online setting through various techniques and questioning skills.



Mark Whittaker
UK Learning Consultant, Pearson Education
11.00

DISCOVERY EDUCATION
Continuity of Learning with the 4Cs

Andrew will start by defining and explaining the 4Cs of 21st Century Learning (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking) before exploring ways to develop these skills. By seeing students participating in and reflecting on activities designed to develop the 4Cs, we will see and hear how these impact on their learning.



Andrew Tidswell
Director of International Professional Development, Discovery Education
12.00

Break

13.00

PROMETHEAN / INNOVERA
Digital Transformation in Education

While enabling remote teaching and learning has not been easy for most institutions, the fact that the lockdown has accelerated digital adoption means the foundations are now mostly in place to build on for the future.



Robert Speed
Group CEO, Innovera
13.45

OUR DISCOVERY ISLAND / CHOICES
Our Discovery of Online Teaching and the Important Choices of Being Present in Remote Learning

Online, blended and hybrid learning have now become the new norm. In this session, we will shed light on the transformation of ESL pedagogy and the choices that teachers have to make during online teaching, as well as the challenge of engaging students.



Maggie Makhlouf
Consultant, Educational Research Centre

ROOM 2 (Osiris Hall)


09.00

PEARSON LEVEL / BENCHMARK
Accurately Measuring Your Students' Progress for Accelerated Language Success

10.00

SPEAKOUT / ROADMAP
Ready for Anything: Digital ELT for a Changed World

Engaging digital content and accurate online assessments helps learners benefit from the advantages of remote, blended or face-to-face contexts. This session will examine how these resources look and function in an ELT programme in higher education.



Pamela Johnson
Learning Consultant, Pearson Education
11.00

ARABIC CHILDREN BOOKS (LDLP)
My Arabic Language: Between Impressive Teaching and Rich Content

The challenges facing Arabic language teachers are numerous, and they surfaced, especially during the current phase of online teaching. Thus, how can we cope with this sequence of changes? Based on the series “My Arabic Language”, how can we set teaching strategies that enable us to balance between technology and authenticity?



Talal Soueid
Educational Consultant, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Lebanon

Lunch


14.30

Lunch

ROOM 1 (Cleopatra Hall)


09.00

PEARSON ACTIVELEARN SECONDARY
Promoting Discussion in an Online Classroom Environment

10.00

STONES / PEARSON ENGLISH PORTAL
Pearson English Portal: One Destination for All Your Digital Language Teaching Needs

This session will introduce teachers to the Pearson English Portal, using Stones and other titles to showcase the features, benefits and value of the tool in the online classroom.



Hemani Naran
Education Consultant, Gulf & Levant
11.00

Break

11.15

PROMETHEAN / INNOVERA

12.00

NOW I KNOW / NEW FOCUS
Inquiry-Based Learning for the ELL Classroom

In this session, you will find out how inquiry-based learning helps support ELL objectives, by developing thoughtful, confident students, with high levels of research skills, problem solving and critical thinking to equip them for an international world of work and study. This session will spotlight Pearson's exciting new resource developed with authentic BBC materials, called 'Now I Know'.



Hemani Naran,
Education Consultant, Gulf & Levant
13.00

YORK DIGITAL LIBRARY / POWERED BY YORK-E
Books Beyond Borders

Reading is a crucial skill in the curriculum, and reading for pleasure is a very useful resource to develop the reading skill. York Digital Library offers students the opportunity to access a complete library at the click of a button. York Digital Library includes English and Arabic readers, a variety of audio books, audio flash cards and interactive activity books, in addition to many teacher resources.



Amany Safwat
ELT Consultant, SPHINX PUBLISHING
13.45

ONLINE BUTTERFLY
The Butterfly Encyclopaedia: Pathways to Knowledge

Encyclopaedias are one of the most important sources of knowledge. The Butterfly Encyclopaedia is the first online school encyclopaedia in Arabic. It consists of thousands of rich, interesting and scientifically accurate articles classified into five categories: Science, History, Geography, Civilisation and Literature to educate students in different areas of knowledge. Articles are graded to suit different age groups. They can also be linked to different curricula.



Amany Safwat
ELT Consultant, SPHINX PUBLISHING

ROOM 2 (Osiris Hall)


09.00

YORK INTERACTIVE SCIENCE / POWERED BY YORK-E
Building Future Entrepreneurs in Your Science Class with STEM-E Approach

10.00

YORK ENVISIONMATHS / POWERED BY YORK-E
Achieving Maths Proficiency with Problem-Based Authentic Learning

Problem-based learning deepens students' ability to think mathematically by connecting ideas, seeing relationships, asking questions and trying different approaches.
York enVision Maths creates opportunities for meaningful activities that engage students in problem solving and higher-order thinking in authentic settings, to address real-world problems and resolve realistic dilemmas.



Dr Mahdi Mansour
Consultant, Professor, Trainer, Educator, Writer
11.00

Break

11.15

BIL ARABI
Interactive Arabic Vocabulary for Online Learners

Learning vocabulary is key to acquiring any language and being able to speak it. This becomes more important when learning modern classical Arabic. This session covers the importance of learning vocabulary in any teaching environment (face-to-face, blended or fully online classroom).



Rabih Farah
Learning Advisor, Pearson Education
12.00

TEACHER CREATED MATERIALS (TCM)
How Do I Get My Students to LOVE Reading?

Research tells us that the more we read, the deeper our knowledge can grow. But how can we get our students to WANT to put down their devices and pick up a book?
Come learn how Teacher Created Materials creates a world in which children love to learn through a wide range of levelled, guided readers that capture students’ interest and help build knowledge through “disguised” learning!
Kim Bernard will share fun and engaging tips and strategies that you can use in your classroom tomorrow.



Kim Bernard
Regional Vice President

Wrap up


14.15

Wrap up & Closing

14.30

Lunch

WES 2021 | Speakers

Dr Tarek Galal Shawki
MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN EGYPT





Honourable keynote speaker

Amr Mohamed El-Sergany
GENERAL MANAGER AND MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE EGYPTIAN INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING CO. - LONGMAN



Host

Mohammed Ali
General Manager
Sphinx Publishing






Host

Dr Peter M. Mecca
SCIENCE EDUCATION SPECIALIST, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND GLOBAL CAMPUS



Speaker

Jim Kell
DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS, GL EDUCATION






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Dr Deena Boraie
VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT LIFE AT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, SENIOR ADVISOR TO EGYPT’S MINISTER OF EDUCATION FOR ASSESSMENT, EXAMINATIONS AND CURRICULUM

Speaker

Derek Richardson
VICE PRESIDENT AND SENIOR RESPONSIBLE OFFICER OF PEARSON UK





Speaker

Antoine Samaha
HEAD OF THE INTERMEDIATE AND SECONDARY SECTIONS – ENGLISH DIVISION; IAB SENIOR CONSULTANT




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Mark Whittaker
UK LEARNING CONSULTANT, PEARSON EDUCATION






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Andrew Tidswell
DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, DISCOVERY EDUCATION





Speaker

Maggie Makhlouf
CONSULTANT, EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE






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Hemani Naran
PEARSON MIDDLE EAST ELT LEARNING CONSULTANT






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Pamela Johnson
LEARNING CONSULTANT, PEARSON EDUCATION






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Talal Soueid
EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION





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Amany Safwat
ELT CONSULTANT
SPHINX PUBLISHING






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Dr Mahdi Mansour
CONSULTANT, PROFESSOR, TRAINER, EDUCATOR, WRITER






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Rabih Farah
LEARNING ADVISOR, PEARSON EDUCATION






Speaker

Kimberly Bernard
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS-TO- BUSINESS / INTERNATIONAL DIVISION, TEACHER CREATED MATERIALS




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