Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited the fourth annual Teacher Skills Forum at the Jordanian Dead Sea to attend the “Arabic Language Learning Standards for Native Speakers” launch session on Sunday, 4 March, where she was briefed on “the project, its accomplishments to date, and the schools that have piloted the standards,” Her Majesty’s Office said.
The session, taking place at the fourth annual TSF, was organised and hosted by the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA). Alongside Her Majesty, the CEO of QRTA, Haif Bannayan and other members of the launch advisory committee were in attendance.
“Arabic Language Learning Standards for Native Speakers” aims to “establish a set of standards and teaching/learning indicators for Arabic language instruction to enhance the comprehension and retention of students from kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12),” the Queen’s Press Department added.
The QRTA created the standards after a pilot study which took place across several of the Arab speaking countries across the globe.
On Twitter, the Queen said, “To provide our children with a quality
#education, we must empower our teachers with the skills they need to succeed. Glad to see so many experts gathered to further this cause today at the fourth annual @TeacherSkills Forum.”
After the session, Queen Rania spoke to Follett Chairman, Todd Litzsinger, and President, Nader Qaimari where they discussed the possibility of forming a partnership to transform compulsory education in Jordan; they also spoke about creating custom educational content for the students in Jordan.
The Follet Corporation, a US-based education solution provider, was the primary education sponsor.
Her Majesty then went on to speak to guests and speakers at the forum where she met International Baccalaureate (IB) Director Carolyn Adams, Tina Blythe, and Ami Marei from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, among others.