Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 8 November 2017
DESIGNING AND BUILDING SCHOOLS OF TOMORROW
8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and welcome refreshments
9:00 am - 9:15 am Opening remarks and a recap of conference day one by conference chair
9:15 am - 9:50 am Panel Discussion: Aligning key stakeholders in school developmentSudha Govindswamy, Consultant for the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Executive Director – Teacher Leaders International , Dr. Anwar Dawood, Senior Advisor, Education, & Consultant,Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), UAE Manal Mohammed Yousef, Head of IT Department,Sharjah American International School, UAE
This panel will discuss the importance of aligning the curriculum, with the school design and infrastructure to achieve a hands-on learning environment. Key takeaways also include the role of innovative ICT infrastructures to promote a knowledge-based economy.
Dr. Anwar DawoodSenior Advisor, Education, & Consultant
Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), UAE
Manal Mohammed YousefHead of IT Department
Sharjah American International School, UAE
Sudha GovindswamyConsultant for the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Executive Director – Teacher Leaders International
9:50 am - 10:30 am Regulations, standards and codes pivotal to setting up schoolsMazen Chouihna, Senior Design Specialist, Facilities and Infrastructure,Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), UAE
What are the most important building codes for schools? How is the location determined?
Join this session to discover how schools across the region are built based on strict regulations for green and sustainable buildings across the GCC
Mazen ChouihnaSenior Design Specialist, Facilities and Infrastructure
Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), UAE
10:30 am - 11:00 am Schooling for the future… not more schools from the pastMichael Gernon, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Innovation, Research and Development,GEMS Education
This high-level session will cover in-depth pedagogical challenges facing teachers and students within current school design. What are the potential solutions using innovation and technological approaches to holistic school redesign? How can school design process be redesigned? Join the session to find out.
Michael GernonSenior Vice President, Global Head of Innovation, Research and Development
11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking break
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Outlook of school designs with distinct themesMostafa Yakout Mohamed, Lead Design Architect,National Engineering Bureau, UAE
Schools across the GCC are built with a keen focus on certain elements. This session explores some of those components and why they are important in the GCC’s vision for education.
Mostafa Yakout MohamedLead Design Architect
National Engineering Bureau, UAE
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Future schools in the GCC
Across the region, schools are increasingly equipped with top-notch facilities and technology. From smart-boards, internet-equipped classrooms, dedicated sports facilities, bespoke façades, playgrounds to interactive spaces.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch and networking break
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Selecting the right partners and solution providersPaul Schwarz, Principal,Design Confidence, UAE
Unlike most construction projects, schools require special knowledge and expertise. This session will uncover how to select the experts from design, construction to finishing stage.
Design Confidence, UAE
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Sustainability of schools across the GCC:Michel Francis, Chief Architect,Design and Construction Engineering
Among many requirements, schools across the region are evaluated by authorities on their ability to maintain certain environmental specifications and adhere to strict use of environmental-friendly materials and renewable resources. This session highlights case studies on designing sustainable schools.
Michel FrancisChief Architect
Design and Construction Engineering
2:30 pm - 2:30 pm End of conference and recap by conference chair
The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.