The Role of ICT in Teaching and Learning by Mary Kay Polly, Dubai



April, 20th and 21st, 2018


UAE, Dubai,


Holiday Inn Barsha, (special room rate for event)


595 USD if registration and payment before March 1st, 2018.
650 USD if registration and payment after March 1st, 2018.
Booking for every 5 delegates will receive 1 FREE seat.

21st century schools should be a place for discovery, innovation and collaboration where pedagogy comes first and technology second. A place where students are creative problem-solvers, good communicators and life-long learners. Where they can use, and understand technology, can work efficiently in group situations and are responsible and involved global citizens.
This workshop will address the integral role that ICT plays in teaching and learning. Participants will become familiar with the TPAK and SAMR models of ed tech integration and assess their personal integration of technology and school wide structures to support ICT integration. They will inquire into the globally recognized ISTE Standards for Students and reflect on and plan for effective implementation of them into their curriculum.
Participants will walk away with new tools with which to further integrate ICT into their classrooms, encourage greater collaboration in their teaching and artifacts of their new skills to present digitally and share globally.
This workshop also aims to be a paperless, face-to-face workshop that engages participants in the active use of the internet and other electronic resources to support teaching and learning.

Mary Kay Polly is a Primary Educator with over 30 years of experience in grades KG to Gr 6. She has taught in urban and international schools in the US, Europe and the Middle East. Mary Kay’s experiences range from classroom teaching to leadership roles in curriculum coordination and technology coaching. She has been an IB workshop leader for the Europe, Africa and Middle East region since 2010 and has lead numerous workshops across the region.
Currently, Mary Kay is the Teacher-Librarian for Primary at Raha International School in Abu Dhabi, UAE where she piloted the first BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) initiative in a primary school in the UAE in 2012. From there, she has participated and presented in various Information Technology Conferences such as GESS 2014, iThink, Therefore iPad 2013, ISTE 2015 and was a presenter at IB Regional Conference in The Hague, 2014.
An innovator at heart, Mary Kay believes that educators should model life-long learning and be prepared to take on the challenges that the age of technology and information have brought. She strongly believes in educating the whole child and preparing them to be global citizens of the future as well as being 21st century learners.


Educators, Curriculum Managers and Administrators who work with Primary Students K-Gr 6.

Please note although content for sessions are indicated, this may be adjusted in terms of timing and participant needs as the workshop progresses.


Day 1

08:30 – 09:00 Participants arrival

09:00 – 10:30 Session One

Introduction to the role Information Communication Technology plays in 21st century education.

10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Session Two

How the SAMR model is transforming education

12:30 – 01:30 Lunch
02:00 – 03:30 Session Three

Inquire into the ISTE Standards for Students which include; empowered learner, digital citizen, knowledge constructor, innovative designer, computational thinker, creative communicator and global collaborator.

Day 2

09:00 – 10:30 Session Four

How collaborative planning and teaching support the integration of ICT into student’s learning.

10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Session Five

Putting it all together; planning for tech integration

12:30 – 01:30 Lunch
01:30 – 03:30 Session six

Taking it further; the power of Professional Learning Communities


Certificates of Attendance will be issued to participants who have taken part in all sessions. Please make sure your personal information is correct in the registration form.

Terms and Conditions

Certificates of Attendance

Certificates of Attendance will be issued to participants who have taken part in all sessions. Please make sure your personal information is correct in the registration form.


Fees include all materials necessary for the workshops, lunches and coffee breaks during workshop days. Workshop fees do not cover transportation or accommodation.


Participants are responsible for any visas.


Payment will be made via bank transfer.
Bank detailed information will be given via confirmation email.
Please indicate participant name and workshop in the transfer reference.
Please also note that all charges are the responsibility of the remitter.
Full payment is due within 4 working days after confirmation of registration.
Spaces are limited. If payment has not been received within the deadline, spaces will be released to other interested persons.


  • If you are unable to attend this event, you may send a substitute delegate in your place at no additional cost. Please advise us of any substitutions as soon as possible. The participation fee will not be reimbursed upon cancellation if done then less than one month of the workshop date.

  • 4 Generations 4 Education will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from any changes to or cancellation or rescheduling of the workshop. If the workshop is cancelled or rescheduled, 4 Generations 4 Education will make every effort to contact every registered delegate. In case of cancellation or reschedule of a workshop, 4 Generations 4 Education will reimburse the participation fee, keeping 10% as service charge.

  • 4 Generations 4 Education reserves the right to cancel the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.


  • All workshops will only be confirmed if there is sufficient number of participants.

  • You are advised to make your travel plans on confirmation of the workshop from us