Education Experts Explore Best Practices in Dubai’s American Curriculum Schools
DUBAI, UAE, February 22, 2015 – On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Know.Do.Serve.Learn. (KDSL) will host the second annual forum for parents of American curriculum students in Dubai at the Collegiate American School (CAS) from 10:00am – 12:00pm. The forum will feature a panel of education experts and small group discussions that will explore best practices in American curriculum education and discuss teaching and learning in Dubai’s American curriculum schools.
Based in Dubai, KDSL is a global education company that partners with schools, governments, and educational organizations worldwide to increase student achievement, expand teacher knowledge, and enhance leadership in education. Kevin Simpson, Managing Director of KDSL, asserted, “Parents frequently contact me to learn more about the new Common Core State Standards curriculum requirements, special education, accreditation, university preparation, and other educational issues relevant to their children. We saw an opportunity to create an open dialogue that connects parents with education experts to create greater understanding around the teaching and learning that is occurring in Dubai’s American curriculum schools.”
Dr. Andy Westerman, Superintendent of CAS, commented, “There seem to be a few misconceptions about the American curriculum that this forum will help clarify. The rigorous nature of a standards-based curriculum that is linked to a supportive learning environment creates opportunities for students to thrive. Building confidence is a goal so that students know what is required to succeed and consequently carry it out. Parents’ understanding of these expectations within a US curriculum school completes the partnership necessary for this realization.”
Last year’s forum at CAS served over 40 parents and received coverage in The National. KDSL supports parents of American curriculum students in a variety of ways, including publishing an April 2014 white paper entitled, “Three Things Every Parent Should Know About American Curriculum Schools in Dubai.”
KDSL is a Dubai-based education company founded by Kevin Simpson and Alison Burrows, professional American educators and entrepreneurs. KDSL partners with organizations around the world to increase student achievement, teacher knowledge, and leadership in education. To learn more, visit www.knowdoservelearn.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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