Posted on October 02, 2017

College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q) welcomes all teachers and educators to UNESCO-sponsored World Teachers’ Day event, being held Thursday, October 5th at the College campus.

World Teachers’ Day is an annual UNESCO event celebrated in over 100 countries, which honours the dedication, and commitment of all educators who make a difference in the lives of students. This year’s theme is “Teaching in Freedom - Empowering Teachers”. The morning program is from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Dr. Latifa Al Houty Auditorium. The program will consist of keynote speaker, Dr. John Fien, Professor of Practice at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He will speak on the topic of “Why Excellent Teachers and Trainers are Essential to Achieve High Quality, Relevant and Effective Schooling for All.” Following the keynote address, a panel discussion will take place, featuring post-secondary leaders from Qatar. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

The afternoon session will be a hands-on workshop for K-12 teachers entitled “Exploring Skills in Schools”, which will run from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The three-hour workshops will showcase cutting edge practices and technology, and advise educators on how to integrate these tools into their learning environments. Session will be offered in English and in Arabic. Teachers and educators will be provided certificate of participation. CNA-Q’s World Teachers’ Day program is under the purview of the College’s UNESCO Chair on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TEVT) and Sustainable Development, Dr. Rupert Maclean. CNA-Q hosts the UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre on its campus, and it is a vital link between teacher enrichment and the UNESCO mandate in Qatar.