2020 Hojeij, Z. UNESCO Focus Group on Scenarios for the future of education in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Invited speaker. Virtual
2020 Hojeij, Z. HSBC. Navigating Business Series: Education sector round table. Invited Speaker. Virtual
2020 International Association for Blended Learning Online Conference. The conference was held online on April 22 & 23, 2020. As a member of IABR, this conference allows me to share practices with other academics internationally and to stay current with what others are working especially in the current context of e-learning.
5th Annual SoTL Conference on January 8th, 2020 held in Zayed University, Dubai, UAE. This year’s theme was Evidence-Based Teaching: What Really Works in the Classroom.
Case Studies in the Classroom Workshop as part of Zayed University Library and Learning Commons’s series of research workshops for Faculty in Dubai. The workshop was on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The workshop focused on the Emerald eCases Collection on teaching case studies that cover a variety of different subject areas in business and management.
Research Seminar on Digital Education hosted by the British University in Dubai, on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The seminar focused on helping participants advance their knowledge and understanding of digital learning trends, methods and tools. It presented new innovations related to digital education, e-learning, school library, digital content, and how we can use technology to develop content, enhance research methodologies, and improve classroom experiences.
3rdLearning Difficulties Day organized by Student Accessibility Services Department (SAS) at Zayed University in Dubai on Feb 26, 2020. The event was to celebrate the achievements of people with different learning needs. Throughout the day, I attended interesting and interactive workshops and activitieson a variety of topics including Assistive Technology, Types of Learning Difficulties, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Global Trends in Parental Involvement Symposium - 2019. The symposium on Parental Involvement was held over two days, September 4-5, 2019, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai. I attended the event, which brought together educators, leaders, and researchers from various contexts and institutions. The conversation throughout the two-day symposium focused on the importance of parental/guardian involvement in children’s education and its effects on their academic and personal attainment. For more information about the event, please see http://www.gtpisymposium.com/
CAEP Con – Washington DC 2019. In preparation for the CAEP site visit scheduled in April 2020, I attended the CAEPcon Fall 2019 conference in Washington DC as part of the COE Delegation. We had the opportunity to meet with our visit team lead and discuss our way forward. We also attended various sessions focusing on the CAEP accreditation experience and process.
EdEx Mena Conference - 2019. I attended the EdEx Mena Conference on 18 - 19 November 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre in Dubai, UAE for the second year in a row. The conference focused on FutureEd Schools, higher education, and Professional development, in addition to special education. The sessions were delivered by professionals and academics from all over the region. The practical seminars were helpful and informative.
Resilience Leadership Workshop on Tuesday November 20th, 2018 at Yas Island Rotana, AUH. The workshop focused on activating one’s action focused mindset, enhancing personal accountability, adapting quickly to change, and managing stress and anxiety.