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1 How We Nurture The Talent Of Arabic Teachers, Parents & Students:

2  UAS Mission Statement: Universal American School provides a challenging, inquiry-based American and international education that empowers students to be caring individuals, critical thinkers, and responsible global citizens.  UAS Philosophy: Universal American School provides an American and international program of instruction and co- curricular activities that aims to develop the full potential of all students. The curriculum for Pre-K to 6th grade is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). A conceptually-based curriculum in grades 7 to 10 prepares students for entry into the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in grades 11 and 12.  UAS Belief Statements: We believe the Universal American School community should: Challenge themselves academically, artistically and athletically Think and act critically, creatively and independently Communicate proficiently in English and at least one other language Be internationally-minded leaders who participate in local and international projects that better humanity and contribute to a sustainable and peaceful world Conduct themselves in a principled manner Enjoy positive and healthy lifestyle

3  Philosophy of the Arabic Department: The Arabic department encourages students to become Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open- minded, Caring, Risk-takers and Balanced. We are committed to provide equal opportunities for all students to explore, understand and gain world and self-knowledge. It is our responsibility to provide resources for language development, in school and within the community to be sure that we are establishing attributes that promote international – mindedness and the ability to communicate in a correct Arabic dialect through various methods (listening, reading, speaking, writing, viewing).  فلسفة قسم اللغة العربية : قسم اللغة العربية في المدرسة العالمية الاميركية يُشَجِّعُ المتعلمين على أَنْ يكونوا : باحثين ، و واسعي المعرفة ، ومفكرين ، ومتواصلين ، و مسؤولين ، و متفتحين عقلياً، و مهتمين ، و مجازفين ، و متوازنين. نحن ملتزمون بتقديم فرص متساوية لجميع التلاميذ لاكتشاف، وفهم ، و اكتساب المعارف العالمية و الشخصية. تقع على مسؤوليتنا تزويد المتعلمين بالمصادر والمراجع التعليمية لتطوير مهاراتهم اللغوية في المدرسة و المجتمع للتأكد من اكتساب المتعلمين للسمات التي تدعو إليها العقلية الدولية ، و القدرة على التواصل و التعبير عنها بلغة عربية سليمة، و ذلك من خلال وسائل و طرق متنوعة ( الاستماع ، القراءة، التحدث، الكتابة، و المشاهدة ).

4  The main goals of our Arabic Department:  Make the Arabic language a “Living Language”  Nurture the students to become “Long-Life-Learners”!  Meeting the KHDA and IB standards.  أهداف قسم اللغة العربية :  جَعْلُ اللغة العربية لغةً حية يتفاعل الطلبة معها في حياتهم اليومية.  رعاية الطلبة و تنمية قدراتهم ليتبنى الطلبة مفهوم التعلم المستمر.  تحقيق المعايير الخاصة بهيئة المعرفة و التنمية البشرية و المعاير الخاصة بمنظمة IB.

5 The Different Between Management and Leadership Arabic Department Leadership is the ability to meet the needs of those who make up the organization, those who depend on the organization. It is not about how to manage a department, it is about how to coordinate a team! This is through distributing tasks among team members and giving them opportunities and responsibilities to highlight each person's individual skills. scope and sequences Technology Mobil devices in Teaching I pad, I Phone,…. Interactive Technology In Teaching Reading and Writing Continuums Professional Development Events Arabic Open House Arabic Assemblies Arabic competitions Heritage Day Cultural Celebrations Internal : Co – Teaching Workshops Sharing ResourcesEstablishing Partnership School Visits External: Leading Workshops locally & Internationally

6 Communication and Interaction Leading the Arabic Department Weekly staff meeting. Weekly meeting:  Planning.  Time line.  Integration  Achievements & ways of improvements  Following up with students’ attainments and progress Teachers Meeting ( Arabs with non— Arabs):  Co - Planning.  PYP Units.  Integration /Reflection.  Special events  SEN/ ILP: Support program with cooperation of homeroom teacher and parents Periodic meeting with each grade level team.

7 The cooperation between the department head and the school’s principal and director in decision- making: Head of Arabic Department The School’s Principal and Director Frequent meetings for department’s improvement. Assisting in new staff hiring. Participation in creating the Action Plan. Cooperating in Teachers’ evaluation processes. Supporting the resources of Arabic Department. Supporting celebrations and projects related to the Arabic language. Cooperating in providing opportunities of professional development to Arabic teachers

8 Parents’ Involvement in Parents’ Involvement Newsletters Weekly plans Unit letter School Portal Direct E- mail/ contacts

9 Parents’ Involvement in Parents’ Involvement Arabic Open House Projects ILP (Individual Learning Program) Parents Teacher conference

10 Parents’ Involvement in Events Examples of our school’s events UAE National Day Eid / Hajj Parade Prophet Day Assembly International Week

11 Professional growth opportunities professional evaluation for teachers (which leads to improvement in the quality of teaching); Pre-observations. Observations. Post-observations conference. Co - teaching Work - Shops Resources Leading P.D. (Professional development)

12 Thank You

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