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Curriculum Summit Morocco 2017

Join curriculum leaders and teacher leaders, alongside Rubicon consultants, as we come together to innovate curriculum practices!

6 October 2017 – 7 October 2017

American School of Tangier | 149, Rue Christophe Collomb, Tangier, Morocco

Presenters & Sessions

Conversations will be centered on the unique needs of international schools, and will focus on how we can push the boundaries of curriculum work to leverage our global community of educators to meet the needs of our learners. Sessions will be focused on four key themes to support curriculum leaders as well as teacher leaders with their curriculum process and instructional practices.  The following are confirmed sessions and presenters – more coming soon:

Curriculum Development

Approaches to Template Design: Curriculum Planners
Kelby Zenor, Rubicon International

Making Meaning of Standards & Transfer Goals That Stick
Jennifer Parker, GEMS American Academy

Personal Transformation in the Classroom
Elitsa Kostova, Anglo American School of Sofia

Standards for Balanced Literacy
Mary Chraca, GEMs American Academy

Sessions in Arabic/الجلسات بالعربية

رؤية حديثة في مناهج وأنشطة عام 2018
Nehaya Anabtawi
The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys

تطوير المناهج في أطلس
Anna Murphy
Rubicon International

Curriculum Practices

Atlas Reports and Data Literacy
Kelby Zenor, Rubicon International

Fun in the Arabic LA Class Informational Reading and Writing Reading
Jailan Abbas (PhD), Cairo American College (former Educator)

Improving Mathematics Through Focused Language Instruction
Kristy Beam, University of North Georgia

Sessions in Arabic/الجلسات بالعربية

التقارير في أطلس
Anna Murphy
Rubicon International

Leading the Process

Approaches to Template Design: PLC, Accreditation, PD
Kelby Zenor, Rubicon International

Creating a Coaching Culture 
Megan Holmstrom, American School of Madrid

Creating a Sustainable, High Reliability Organization
Kristy Beam, University of North Georgia

Distributive Leadership: Leading for Success and Sustainment
Niamh Callanan, Gems American Academy

From Compliance to Ownership: Leveraging Atlas to Drive School Improvement
Kim Rayl, American International School Lagos

Invite, Include, Inspire – Backwards Design with Leveraging Talents
Julie McIntyre, Saudi Aramco Expatriate School

Sessions in Arabic/الجلسات بالعربية

خطة الوحدة: القصص الواقعية و القراءة المعلوماتية و الكتابة المرحة في صف اللغة العربية.
Jailan Abbas (PhD), Cairo American College (former Educator)

Instructional Practices

A ‘Visible Thinking’ Caravan
Mark Exton, Rabat American School

Learner Driven Lessons
Soji Ojeniyi, Corona Secondary School

Research, Write, Reflect: How DBQ creation can reinforce the 3 Rs in any classroom
Edward Banks, Bayan Bilingual School

Structured Inquiry
Sandra Forrest, Marymount International School, London

Successful Awareness in the 21st Century Classroom and Beyond
Jodi Taylor, Universal American School Dubai

Inquiry -Based Research
Charlene Joyce, Khartoum American School

Teaching for Self-Regulated Learning
Sandra Forrest, Marymount International School, London

Teaching Through the Skills Based Learning
Laura Mairykova, Nazarbayev Intellectual school of Astana

TransFORM Your Classroom with Google Forms
Ashley Brown, International Community School of Abidjan

Using the Multiple Intelligence Theory in a Classroom
Rima Amacha, Ahliah School

What don’t I know?” Questioning as a Springboard for Learning
Victor M. J. Barreira, CLIP – The Oporto International School

Worksheet Free Classroom
Mary Chraca, GEMs American Academy

Sessions in Arabic/الجلسات بالعربية

خطة الوحدة: القصص الواقعية و القراءة المعلوماتية و الكتابة المرحة في صف اللغة العربية.
Jailan Abbas (PhD), Cairo American College (former Educator)

General Schedule

Summit participants will have the chance to forge their own professional development path during the summit, creating a personalized learning experience geared towards developing the tools and resources to support their curricular objectives.  In addition, those who join us will have the opportunity to take advantage of work time built into their Summit schedule to allow for processing and opportunities to apply concepts learned.

Professional Development Credit

For those attending we will be offering Professional Development/Continuing Ed credit from Northwest Nazarene University. Credit costs $60 for 1 Credit Hour.

Click here to register!

You must register for credit by October 25, 2017.

Event Location and Hotel Information

Here are a few options close to the school:

Le Royal El Minzah Hotel
Rue de La Liberte
Tangier, Morocco
TEL.: +212 5393-33444
[ website ]

Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel & Residences
Tanger City Center Place du Maghreb Arabe
Tangier, 90000, Morocco
TEL: +212-5-39309700
[ website ]
**to get the discounted rate please contact us at pd@rubicon.com

Getting to Tangier

Those arriving into Casablanca are able to easily commute to Tangier via train. The train runs directly to the Casablanca airport (the station and ticket counter are located near baggage claim). Purchase a ticket to Tangier from there in either the first- or second-class cabin. First class cabins have assigned seats, tend to be cleaner, and have more space for bags.

Transfer at Casa Voyageurs to a train that will take them directly Tangier. To see train schedules here is a link.

American School of Tangier
149, Rue Christophe Collomb, Tangier, Morocco

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Register for the Event


Registration is open till October 3, 2017 or until filled as there is limited capacity.

Plus you can  purchase two registrations and third is free!!  

Email us when registering 3 or more people or with any questions: pd@rubicon.com

Registrations are closed for this event.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received in writing by email (pd@rubicon.com), or fax (503-224-7474) no less than 21 days prior to the event for a full refund or credit minus a $25.00 processing fee.  No refunds will be given after that date.

Attendee substitutions can take place up to 48 hours prior to the event without penalty when it is an exact workshop substitution.


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