The Ta’alouf Teachers Training Program was launched by Al Jalila Foundation in 2014 to equip teachers and principals with the necessary knowledge and skills to better understand and empower students of determination.
The program, now in its 8th cohort, runs each academic year fully sponsored by Al Jalila Foundation and delivered by education partner Zayed University, one of the leading universities in the region.
Ta’alouf has just welcomed Dr Efthymia Efthymiou as the program lead facilitator and as the Assistant Professor in Special Education at Zayed University Dr Efthymia is well placed to pass on her knowledge to the enthusiastic members of the cohort.
Dr Efthymia has been instructing teachers for several years in different academic environments, and believes that the program’s comprehensive structure, specialised training and supportive mentorship sessions enable the participants to gain invaluable knowledge allowing them to adopt student-oriented teaching practices for students with diverse abilities.
The 8th cohort includes 83 teachers from public and private schools across the UAE who will be prepared to adopt best practices for teaching in inclusive education environments with mindfulness.
Dr Efthymia looks to the future, “It is a rewarding experience joining the Ta’alouf team and building strong bonds with teachers to strengthen their impact in and out of the classroom. The team culture inspires teachers to make a meaningful difference in their schools for all students of determination.”