‘Children want change’ on


THE NATION, ISLAMABAD, 28th SEPTEMBER 2013:- The Roots National Institute of Teacher Training and Education (RNITTE) has launched on Friday the 8th Annual Teacher Development Conference (ATDC) with the theme Children Want Change, said a press release.
The conference was sponsored by the Change in Education and the JS Bank. On the first day of the conference, Change in Education CEO Faisal Mushtaq said, “In support of our teaching, learning and knowledge history, we have organised this conference to enlighten audiences with the teaching practices. From the beginning, the vision of our conferences has been to bring teachers into direct contact with leading scholars, academia and educational thinkers in a stimulating environment. The theme of the conference is very significant as it is not only related with our schools but also with our millennial educators and learners.”
Dr Abdul Qadir Khan, the chief guest of the conference, articulated his views on citizenship and patriotism. The teachers were excited to see Dr AQ Khan among them. Senator Aitzaz Ahsan also voiced out his opinion on the role of woman and religion in our society. Lebanon Ambassador to Pakistan Mona EL Tannir also shared her views with the delegates and recognised the role of women in the development of Pakistan and the Muslim world. Miss Pari Thomson on the behalf of Oxford University attended the conference and shared the scope of Oxford Reading Tree and took feedback from Montessori teachers.
SOL Director Mr Kamran Rizvi, Navitus director, organisational development coaches, authors and trainers enlightened the audience about promoting new dimensions of classroom excellence through ‘SECRET’ of success that is ‘Self Management- Effective Practice- Creative Thinking- Reflection- Enquiry and Team Work.
21st century children are alive with curiosity, embody a spirit of enquiry and want to dig deeper. They are keen to learn new skills and are receptive to new ideas. All the teachers and organisers were fully charged, enthusiastic and highly motivated to take the learning initiative and training ahead. Over 550 teachers from across Pakistan who participated showed keen interest, enthusiasm and dedication. The conference brought together leading national and international academics that motivated and injected new ideas into the conference audience comprising RMS directors, general managers, head mistress, branches heads, academic coordinators and the teaching faculty across schools nationwide.
This conference was all about to provide excellent and exciting learning opportunities for our teachers. The conference promised to provide teachers a platform to express themselves not only as individuals but more importantly as Pakistanis. The Roots Millennium Schools understand that the role of an educator and a school leader is extremely challenging and complex as they live in a time of constant change and innovation.

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