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ISTE announces pilot program with the Arab Bureau for Education in the Gulf States

by ISTE | Apr 04, 2014
ISTE CEO Brian Lewis keynoted this year’s Gulf Educational Supplies and Solutions conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which brought together 7,000 educators and education professionals.

ISTE CEO Brian Lewis keynoted this year’s Gulf Educational Supplies and Solutions conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which brought together 7,000 educators and education professionals. Lewis announced ISTE’s pilot program with the Arab Bureau for Education in the Gulf States (ABEGS) to train and certify educators from six Gulf States using ISTE Standards for Coaches.

The innovative pilot program underway in the Middle East is built on the standards, Lewis said. “Working in partnership with ABEGS, we will train educators in the Gulf States on how to better support classroom teachers on the effective use of technology and digital resources for instruction and learning.” The first onsite workshop for a group of 25 selected educators was held in February, followed by an online course in March.