Dec 19, 2023

Successful Conclusion of Training for the Fifth Cohort in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education Program

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education - A new group of teachers, supported by the Canadian government and in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in the directorates of Ajloun, Jerash, Al-Jeezah, Al-Rusaifeh, and Marka, have completed their training in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education Program.

The comprehensive training aimed at cultivating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in classrooms. Participants gained insights into the importance of establishing innovation teams as integral components of the school's development plan. They were equipped with skills in project-based learning, innovative thinking, and fostering an entrepreneurial mindset.

The blended training approach emphasized integrating technology into projects and enhancing students' higher-order thinking skills. Participants learned processes that promote innovation among students, including divergent and convergent thinking, ideation methodologies, and practical application.

The program's first three modules took a hands-on approach, with participants designing initial action plans for their innovative projects. In the fourth module, teachers received training on entrepreneurship elements, risk management planning, and creating business models for their projects.

Throughout the fourth module, participants delved into the significance of business incubators and received practical lessons in entrepreneurship directly linked to education. The interactive training allowed teachers to apply their learning directly to entrepreneurship in education.

Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) continues its training programs for 2023 in cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Education and with the support of the Canadian government, implementing pedagogy programs for numerous majors – namely Arabic, Science, English, Social Studies, and Math – as well as the Innovation in Education Program, Advanced Instructional Leadership Professional Diploma (AILPD), and Teacher Education Professional Diploma (TEPD).

Established in 2009, and in line with Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah’s vision, QRTA is a non-profit organization committed to supporting and empowering educators with the skills needed to nurture and lead future generations. QRTA offers innovative and evidence-based professional development programs informed by international best practices and the latest research in the field. Since its inception, QRTA has provided teachers and school leaders with professional learning opportunities and over 100,000 professional development opportunities across its various programs.