Press Release – KDSL Convenes MENA Teacher Summit: Professional Development Targets MENA’s American Curriculum Teachers and Administrators

DUBAI, UAE, July 25, 2016 – On Friday, October 7, and Saturday, October 8, MENA region American curriculum teachers and school leadership teams will convene at Universal American School in Dubai as part of an initiative of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Connected Community in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Organized by KDSL, a UAE-based education company, the Teacher Summit seeks to improve teaching and learning and connect education professionals throughout the MENA region to the resources provided by ASCD.

This regional event is a platform for teachers to engage and learn with renowned educators and scholars. Topics at the summit will address best practices in leadership, data, curriculum, English Language Arts and Math Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards implementation. The audience for this conference will include classroom teachers, heads of department, program coordinators, school administrators, and organizations active in the educational sector.

Education expert Bryan Goodwin, CEO and President of McREL International, will keynote the conference. Bryan thrives on translating research into practice, scanning the world for new insights and best practices on teaching and leading, and helping educators everywhere adapt them to address their own challenges. He is the author of Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success, and co-author of The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching andBalanced Leadership for Powerful Learning: Tools for Achieving Success in Your School.

Other summit partners include the Northwest Evaluation Association, the UAE Learning Network, Teach Middle East Magazine, Interactive Data Partners, The Global Sleepover, EDspired, Edarabia, Smart Education, Makers Builders, Professional Minds LLC, Soh Cah Toa, RYE Consulting, and MidSchoolMath.

Educators and school leaders from the MENA region American curriculum schools are encouraged to attend. To register and view the agenda and presenter biographies, please visit


KDSL is a UAE-based education company focused on providing professional development to American curriculum educators in the MENA region. The KDSL team brings more than 25 years of combined experience in the field of education and training. For more information visit:

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