Teaching with ATL (21st Century Skills) in Mind by Lance King, Dubai (eng)

Date October, 18th and 19th, 2019
Location UAE, Dubai,
Venue Dwight International School, Al Barsha South, Dubai
Price 650 USD before June 30th, 2019

750 USD after June 30th, 2019

This workshop outlines the 21ST CENTURY SKILLS framework and gives practical suggestions on how to incorporate a focus on developing these skills into regular classroom practice. Ideas discussed will include the structure of the skills framework, vertical and horizontal articulation, cognitive, metacognitive and affective skills, teaching and assessing 21ST CENTURY SKILLS, designing inquiry based learning around 21ST CENTURY SKILLS and developing self-regulated learners through helping students to take responsibility for their own skills assessment and development.

The workshop will be delivered in a “hands-on” style full of activities for participants and are all designed to give schools clear practical strategies.

Lance G. King, B. Tech, Dip. Gifted Ed.(dist), M. Ed.(hons) – has 33 years teaching experience in both the secondary and tertiary sectors, is an internationally respected author, teacher and workshop facilitator and is the creator of the Art of Learning programme presently delivered in thirty-two countries. Within the International Baccalaureate Organisation he has worked on the development of the IBCC the MYP (Next Chapter) and the DP programmes and was the principal architect of the reformulated Approaches To Learning (21ST CENTURY SKILLS) curriculum. He is married with four children, lives in Raglan, New Zealand and divides his time between teaching and presenting workshops for teachers, parents and students around the world and writing.

Language : English

Audience : Educators K-12

Day 1

8:15 – 8:30 Participants arrival

8:30 – 10:30

Session 1:Introduction

– 21st Century skills – purpose and need

– Skills based programmes in place around the world

– Thinking and learning skills selection to match student needs

-What is the overall aim, rationale and structure of an 21ST CENTURY SKILLS programme?

-Identifying the Cognitive, Affective and Metacognitive 21ST CENTURY SKILLS skills


10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 1:00

Session 2 : 21ST CENTURY SKILLS skills for High Stakes Exams

– Generic and Qualification specific Exam skills

– Teaching time and task management, goal setting and motivation skills

-What proportion of final assessment questions focus on demonstration of knowledge, skill acquisition, understanding and transfer?

-What skills and teaching strategies give students advantages in specific qualification examinations?


1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 4:00

Session 3: Cognitive 21ST CENTURY SKILLS– Programme Design and Implementation

What are the structural features of an 21ST CENTURY SKILLS programme?

Differentiating between Core Generic and Subject Specific Cognitive 21ST CENTURY SKILLS

Selecting the Cognitive 21ST CENTURY SKILLS appropriate for your students and your school

What are the steps of development of the Cognitive 21ST CENTURY SKILLS across a student’s school life?

How can you map out Cognitive 21ST CENTURY SKILLS both horizontally and vertically?

What are strategies for teaching the key Cognitive 21ST CENTURY SKILLS?

Day 2

8:30 – 10:30

Session 4: Metacognitive 21ST CENTURY SKILLS and Reflective Assessment

-What is the difference between meta-cognitive knowledge and meta-cognitive performance?

-How can teachers raise meta-cognitive awareness in students?

-What are valid forms of 21ST CENTURY SKILLS assessment?

-How can students improve their own performance through meta-cognitive reflection on subject matter, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS and teaching/learning strategies?

-Developing self-assessment practices

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 1:00

Session 5: Affective 21ST CENTURY SKILLS Skills – Teaching Resilience, Courage and Failing Well

-What is the significance of failure and a student’s reaction to it?

-How can students (and teachers) learn how to “fail well”?

-What is the role of attribution and causality in success, failure and self-motivation?

–How can students learn to be more resilient and more self-motivated?

-How can a school develop a resilience focused culture?

-Thematic and experiential strategies for teaching Affective 21ST CENTURY SKILLS?

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 4:00

Session 6: Metacognitive 21ST CENTURY SKILLS and Reflective Assessment

What is the difference between meta-cognitive knowledge and meta-cognitive performance?

How can teachers raise meta-cognitive awareness in students?

Is it possible to assess 21ST CENTURY SKILLS in isolation?

How can students improve their own performance through meta-cognitive reflection on subject matter, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS and teaching/learning strategies?

Developing self-assessment practices

These courses provide specific training enabling the participant to become either a “Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator,” as authorized by the Positive Discipline Association (www.positivediscipline.org). This qualifies the recipient to use Positive Discipline in their classroom, and to become part of an International network of Positive Discipline Educators. Attendees will also be invited to join in a mentor group of Certified Educators, to receive continuous support along their Positive Discipline journey.

Certificates of Attendance will be issued to participants who have taken part in all sessions. Please make sure your personal information is correct in the registration form.

Terms and Conditions


Fees include all materials necessary for the workshops, lunches and coffee breaks during workshop days. Workshop fees do not cover transportation or accommodation.


Participants are responsible for any visas.


Payment will be made via bank transfer.
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Full payment is due within 4 working days after confirmation of registration.
Spaces are limited. If payment has not been received within the deadline, spaces will be released to other interested persons.


  • If you are unable to attend this event, you may send a substitute delegate in your place at no additional cost. Please advise us of any substitutions as soon as possible. The participation fee will not be reimbursed upon cancellation if done then less than one month of the workshop date.

  • ETCLC will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from any changes to or cancellation or rescheduling of the workshop. If the workshop is cancelled or rescheduled, ETCLC will make every effort to contact every registered delegate. In case of cancellation or reschedule of a workshop, ETCLC will reimburse the participation fee, keeping 10% as service charge.

  • ETCLC reserves the right to cancel the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.


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