At the International School of London (ISL) Qatar, professional growth has been transforming the lives of three tech educators.
Tasneem Qasem, Arianna Correia and Catherine Morgan have been a catalyst for change in the realms of technology enhanced education. Their innovations over the last year have created and developed engaging learning experiences for learners, educators and parents. Arianna’s foray into the world of Minecraft and integration within the curriculum has provided a platform upon which students have been able to take control of their own learning. Woven into the fabric of the curriculum, Minecraft has also been a rich source of inclusive education. Additionally, it has given a voice to all learners, allowing them an opportunity to express themselves in different ways.
Tasneem has spent a considerable amount of time creating and developing infrastructure to support the needs of the learning community. Integration of reports, alongside streamlining data provision has been a wonderful and much needed transformation for ISL Qatar.
Catherine is the CEO of Immersive Minds – a creative digital educational consultancy, creating innovative, transformative learning through digital technology. Despite her dual roles, Catherine has been instrumental in developing our eSports programme and will be joining ISL Qatar full-time in August 2021. Her innovative ideas will see even greater developments of technology enhanced education in 2021-2022, along with the established Mena esports League, which is the first-of-its-kind in the region.
Saturday 26th June saw these educators join the #bigmeetup hosted by Bosco Menezes where Tasneem, Arianna and Catherine talked about their own journey and the professional growth and engagement that has shaped their year.
Professional Engagement is about how an educator embraces their personal philosophy or ideology, embracing a deeper level of interaction between the educator and the object of inquiry. Three tech educators have epitomised this aspect of professional engagement. A professional engaged person is concerned with the goal, the purpose of the project they are interacting with. Professional engagement is more than simply being passionate about your concepts; successful professional engagement accentuates the dimensions of the professional learning and the success of professional engagement leads to a realisation of your concepts. Rather than being an abstract concept, the engagement makes a concept tangible; creating an opportunity to share the experience with your learning community.
Pioneered by three innovative and imaginative educators, concepts are brought to life and transform the lives of the learners at ISL Qatar. Over the next year, we will be reaching beyond the gates of ISL Qatar to engage with learners across the world.