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QFI to sponsor teachers for training


DOHA QATAR Foundation International (QFI) will sponsor teachers from its Global Schools Network in the Americas and Qatar to attend the annual Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management (ISKME) Big Ideas Fest in Half Moon Bay, California, United States from Sunday to Wednesday.

The QFI teachers will join their peers and technology experts at this unique event that focuses on transformational change in K-20 education.

“QFI promotes innovative solutions in education and believes that those solutions start with the educators,” said Maggie Mitchell Salem, executive director of Qatar Foundation International.

“With our support of the Big Ideas Fest, we promote ‘teachology’ – teacher-focused technology solutions that can redefine how students learn and engage in the classroom and beyond,” Salem said.

Marshall ‘Mike’ Smith, chairman of QFI’s Education Technology Advisory Group, said, “Big Ideas Fest inspires QFI’s Global Schools Network teachers from the Americas and Qatar to explore creative solutions and bring innovative ideas back to their classrooms and communities.”

ISKME President Lisa Petrides said, “We are delighted to have the participation and support of QFI as I believe that the most challenging issues we face in the world today are dependent on education and that the solutions themselves will require global participation.” QFI will also host a welcoming reception on Sunday to honour all of the Big Ideas Fest attendees and speakers.

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