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Kevin Simpson is collaborating with Pearson, Tamkeen, Tatweer and the Ministry of Education in three cities in Saudi Arabia on transforming math teaching and learning

Kevin Simpson was a guest speaker on math at the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education Educator Conference

The KDSL team supports American curriculum schools in the UAE who are seeking accreditation. Three schools we have collaborated with have been accredited and another has started the process.

Kevin Simpson has been facilitating Innovation camps for aspiring entrepreneurs as part of Injaz UAE

Alison Burrows served as a literacy trainer for Pearson and Al Khaleej National School

Alison Burrows and Kevin Simpson collaborated with educators and administrators at Sharjah American International School in a four day institute focused on Common Core Standards

KDSL IS COORDINATING THE 3rd ANNUAL MENA COMMON CORE CONFERENCE DURING 16-17 OCTOBER IN DUBAI www.menacommoncore.com

KDSL IS HOSTING A SERIES OF WEBINARS FOR AMERICAN CURRICULUM SCHOOLS IN THE MENA REGION. THESE WEBINARS ARE FOCUSED ON THE NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS AND THE NEW C3 SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS.

KDSL WAS FEATURED IN A MOVIE ON MATH CALLED THE BIGGEST STORY PROBLEM. VISIT HTTPS://WWW.THEBIGGESTSTORYPROBLEM.COM/

KDSL IS CO-FOUNDER OF UAE LEARNING NETWORK. VISIT www.uaeln.ae

VISIT http://knowdoservelearn.org/tool/math.html TO ACCESS A FREE MATH CLASSROOM OBSERVATION TOOL

Having Hard Conversations

Jennifer Abrams; Forward by Arthur L Costa

Having Hard Conversations provides an interactive, personal approach to mastering the art of challenging conversations. The author's step-by-step strategy addresses a wide range of situations, including communication with supervisees, peers, and supervisors. Emphasizing that initiative and preparation are the keys to a successful conversation, this resource includes:

  • Thought-provoking questions and first-person accounts that help educators become more self-aware, effective communicators

  • Advice on overcoming personal hesitation about expressing concerns

  • Guidance on identifying goals for the conversation and choosing the best "what-where-and-when" for a productive discussion

  • Sample scripts and practical tools to help educators prepare for the conversation

  • To purchase the eBook or paperback, please visit: http://www.corwin.com/books/Book232302?siteId=corwin-press&subject=C00&qsupld=false&productType=&q=Having+Hard+Conversations+&fs=1

    WHO: Hosted by Jennifer Abrams and KDSL

    WHERE: KDSL blog www.kdsl.wordpress.com

    WHEN: 4 October - 8 November 2015

    WHY: By addressing important issues directly and professionally, educators can find self-empowerment and promote an open, healthy school environment.

    HOW: Order the book and register

    How to register: Email your name, school, country and email address to Kevin Simpson at kevin@kdsleducation.org

    Jennifer Abrams is an independent consultant who specializes in new employee support, effective collaboration in a multigenerational workplace, and having hard conversations. Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard Conversations (Corwin, 2009), and The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicate, Collaborate & Create Community, (Corwin, 2013) and the upcoming book tentatively titled, Unpacking Hard Conversations: Strategies for Finding Your Voice Around What Matters, (Corwin, 2016). Her blog, Voice Lessons, is at www.jenniferabrams.com and she can be found on Twitter @jenniferabrams.