CEO Tom Visits Qatar

ICS CEO Thomas Scheid will attend the 2013 World Summit for Education this month in Doha, Qatar, and its pre-conference meeting titled Global Educators’ Workshop: Learning and Leading for the 21st Century.

Tom’s visit to Qatar, from Oct. 27 – Oct. 31, is sponsored by Qatar Foundation International to explore how innovation and cross-cultural collaboration in education foster 21st-Century competencies.

The Global Educators’ Workshop, hosted in cooperation with the Supreme Education Council of Qatar, convenes 30 select principals and vice principals from local Qatari schools with 12 of their counterparts from schools across the United States and Brazil.

While there, workshop participants will design an international learning community that promotes concrete collaborations between schools through the design and implementation of cross-cultural educational projects.

The 2013 World Summit for Education (WISE) is an annual three-day event and a leading international forum for innovation in education. It brings together more than 1,000 practitioners, decision-makers and thoughtful leaders from more than 100 countries and across multiple sectors.

Each year the Summit explores current educational challenges and highlights innovative solutions — with the aims of turning ideas into action and replicating proven good practices.

Update 1: An article in the Qatar Tribune reports on the ongoing conference.


Photo reprinted from Qatar Tribune. CEO Tom is listening intently on the right. 

Update 2: You can also read all about CEO Tom’s trip to Qatar for the 2013 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in this feature at the South Philly Review.