TSS Offers


Who Should Attend

Current & Aspiring Principals, Assistant Principals, Directors of Instruction, Lead Teachers, and Teachers

Session Description

English as a Second Language (ESL) students often need assistance in accessing language content to meet content specific performance objectives. This course will show participants ways in which to scaffold literacy and vocabulary development strategies specifically for the ESL population. The class will draw heavily on Dr. Robert Marzano’s research on nine highly effective teaching strategies, overall, and on how these classroom instructional strategies can be modified for ESL students. The course will also discuss vocabulary development strategies developed by Dr. Harvey Silver and, as the course will be conducted in English, the activities in which teachers engage will model many of the ESL strategies that participating teachers can then use with their students.

Training Goals

To provide various models that promote project based learning activities.

About the Presenter

Dr. John Schembari

Dr. Schembari comes to Total School Solutions as an educational consultant with diversified education management experiences in the implementation of transformational school leadership, strategic action planning, and instructional best-in-class practices particularly around cross-content pedagogy and literacy development. Having served as leadership development facilitator with New Visions for Public Schools and as national director of professional learning with the Cristo Rey School Network, Dr. Schembari is well-versed in acting as a thought partner to school leadership and teacher teams when establishing collaborative data-driven decision making processes, implementing high impact instructional strategies that promote academic rigor, developing college benchmark aligned curriculum and assessments on which to measure learning outcomes, and in incorporating the use of technology that personalizes learning for all students. As a founding school principal, district level chief academic officer, and international accreditation monitor with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Dr. Schembari also has organized national professional development trainings for teachers and leaders while facilitating the scaling out of evidence based school quality review/assurance protocols and procedures.

Hours of Instruction

Each Level Course is 15 hours of instruction over two full consecutive days with an opportunity for follow-up activities for the purposes of implementation of learned content.

Date, Time and Location

Check In/Registration: 8:00 am
Training Session: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Level 1 Session – Dubai
Sunday, February 18, 2018 and Monday, February 19, 2018
Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel,
Sheikh Khalifah Bin Zayed St.
Opp Burjuman Centre, Bur Dubai

Level 1 Session – Abu Dhabi
Sunday, February 25, 2018 and Monday, February 26, 2018
Yas Island Rotana and Centro Yas Island, Abu Dhabi


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Fees and Cancellation

Cost: 1,390 AED until February 8, 2018 (subject to space availability).
1,550 AED after February 8, 2018.
For those registering for the first day only – 765 AED.
(All materials included. Lunch and morning/afternoon break refreshments are provided.)

Cancellations received by February 8, 2018 will be subject to a 200 AED fee.
Cancellations received after February 8, 2018 and “No Shows” will be subject to the full registration fee.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email by February 8, 2018 to info@totalschoolsolutions.net

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 info@totalschoolsolutions.net

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Account Name: Total School Solutions
Acct# 10617151124001
IBAN # AE860030010617151124001
Swift Code: ADCBAEAA

Please bring along a laptop computer or another Internet ready device.

For further information, please email Susan Lendway.