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Teaching & Learning Top Of Mind For Esol Education
Posted 25/04/2015 08:00PM


Teaching, learning and professional development took center stage at the annual Esol Education Leadership Meetings, held on October 17, hosted at the American International School in Abu Dhabi (AISA). Chief Education Consultant, Peter Daly, Senior Education Officer, Bill Delbrugge and Chief Strategy Officer, Dr. Ahmed Mitwalli, shared insights and ran interactive workshops around the creation of a new initiative aimed at developing great teachers and learners, the key area of focus for the organization. With the quality of teaching being the most crucial driver behind creating high-quality schools, the sessions were a true reflection of Esol’s mission and values of “lifelong learning.” Chief Information Officer, Dr. Joseph Nettikaden, also shared exciting developments and innovative ways to engage learners using cutting edge technology at our schools, as well as how to use technology to collaborate on organization-wide initiatives for enhanced outcomes. 

Education Consultant, Dr. Ray Taylor, presented a comprehensive survey of student achievement across eight Esol Education schools. With positive leaps made by cohorts taking IGCSE and IB examinations, and impressive progress in lower grades evidenced in MAP and other standardized test results, this showcased how our students are making tremendous strides and exceeding world averages when it comes to academic progress and achievement.

The day-long conference also saw the Esol Education’s executive leadership and Heads of school take an overall stock of our growth, strengths, academic achievement and communications initiatives, contemplating past performance and looking forward to developments coming up for the organization and its schools.

“As our schools grow, so does the Esol Education team that works behind the scenes to ensure the success of our students,” commented Tammam Abushakra, Advisor to Chairman, sharing that these leadership meetings also play a strategic role in best practice and knowledge sharing, benefitting all Esol schools. “Now in its tenth year, this meeting saw a record number of participants as we add to our strengths and competencies. At Esol, our emphasis is on providing our school Heads with all the support, freedom, and flexibility they need to build on the high standards of excellence that Esol schools are known for.” 

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