Qatar Museums (QM) is organising the annual Teachers Council to gather school teachers in Qatar and inform them of upcoming educational programmes and exhibitions for 2019.
The first session for English speakers will take place this Thursday, 24 January, while the second session for Arabic speakers will be held next week, on 31 January. Both sessions will take place at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), from 9 am until 1 pm.
In addition to hearing from attendees, all museums under the QM umbrella will also discuss their upcoming activities so that teachers can incorporate the numerous services on offer into their curriculum. Ahead of the opening of the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) in March, this year’s Teachers Council will prominently feature the announcement of the NMoQ programming and a team from NMoQ will speak about future activities and educational resources.
Information about the exhibitions, educational workshops and events for the 2018-2019 academic year will be presented to participants. The venues, which the teachers can use, as well as upcoming teacher training programmes, will be discussed. Teachers will also get to network with colleagues, museum educators and other professionals, ask questions, share and contribute ideas.
The annual Teachers’ Council is an initiative of Qatar Museums, under the patronage of its Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. It aims to enable teachers to engage closely with the local museums and gather their feedbacks on educational programmes and resources, as part of the ongoing ‘refinement’ and improvement, for a better working relationship. The initiative is in line with QM’s commitment to contribute to the educational landscape of Qatar as a provider of informal education and life-long learning, aligning its offerings and learning opportunities following the interests of local schools.