DESIGNING A MODEL 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM
Who Should Attend
School Superintendents, Business and Operations Officers, Principals, Assistant Principals, School Leaders, Directors of School and Educational Facilities, District Level Staff, and Master Teachers.
In order to be successful in their professions, students must have the skills and opportunities necessary to be participate and compete in the global economy and larger communities thereof. Gone are the days where classrooms are merely lecture halls with rows of desks and chairs. The classrooms of today and tomorrow must be foster the use of technology and innovative thinking by the students sitting in them. This session will provide an overview of learning beyond traditional classroom walls and instruction. Educators will re-visit and compare traditional classrooms with that of 21st Century classrooms with provide direction on the use of technology and student interaction for improved student outcomes in today's societies and economies. The session will provide recommendations and steps educators should take to build new or modernize existing classrooms for promote greater use of technology and project-based, and more realistic learning experiences for students. Participants will leave the session with useful tools, strategies, and road maps they can use in their own schools into the future.
To provide recommendations and steps educators should take to build new or modernize existing classrooms for promote greater use of technology and project-based, and more realistic learning experiences.
About the Presenter
Brett McFadden was appointed Associate Superintendent / Chief Business Officer (CBO) for the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) in June 2016. He oversees and leads the district’s Business Services Division. This includes the following departments and functions: budget and fiscal services, purchasing, maintenance/operations/facilities, bond programs, risk/safety/liability, transportation, energy management, and nutritional services.
Brett has extensive experience in public education, finance, law, and operations spanning over 27 years of service. Prior to MPUSD, he served as CBO for the Campbell Union High School District in the Santa Clara Valley, and the Pajaro Valley Unified School District in the Monterey Bay area.
Prior to becoming a school district CBO, he was the Director of Management Services for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) where he oversaw ACSA’s Management Services Program. He provided consultation expertise on fiscal, negotiations, and operational services to more than 220 local education agencies statewide. Prior to joining ACSA, Brett served as a legislative consultant and chief-of-staff in the California Legislature. He got his start as a budget and staff analyst for the County of Orange Management and Budget Office.
Brett has a BA in Political Science from CSU Long Beach and a Masters in Public Administration and Policy from the University of Arizona. He is certified as a CBO by the California Association of School Business Officials.
Hours of Instruction
This course is a two-day, four hours per day, workshop with opportunities for participant interaction. Participants will be provided effective and practical strategies to plan, design, construct, and budget for classrooms and instructional facilities that meet the demands of 21st Century Learning.
Date, Time and Location
Check In/Registration: 8:00 am
Session – Dubai
Session – Abu Dhabi
Fees and Cancellation
Cost: 765 AED until January 2, 2018 (subject to space availability).
Cancellations received by January 2, 2018 will be subject to a 200 AED fee.
Method of Payment
Please deposit/transfer fees to the bank account provided below. Send a copy of the receipt and the names of attendees to firstname.lastname@example.org
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Please bring along a laptop computer or another Internet ready device.
For further information, please email Susan Lendway.