Islamabad - Roots National Institute of Teacher Training and Education (RNITTE) launched three days 9thAnnual Teacher Development Conference on Friday with the theme ‘Teachers as Technologists, Developing learners through Technology.’

Roots millennium schools understand that the role of an “educator” and a “school leader” is extremely challenging, complex and continually changing as we live in a time of constant change and innovation. All the teachers and organisers were fully charged, enthusiastic and highly motivated to take the learning initiatives and training ahead. Over 500 teachers from all over Pakistan who participated showed keen interest, enthusiasm and dedication.

This year’s conference brought together leading national and international speakers like Abbas Husain, director teachers development centre and senior associate training solutions, Syed Abidi (TI) CEO Falcon Foundation and national career counsellor, Faouzi Soussi, education sector manager Microsoft, who motivated and injected new ideas into the conference audience of delegates comprising RMS CEO Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq, director, head mistress, branch heads, academic coordinators and the teaching faculty.

Prof Ahsan Iqbal, federal minister for planning, development & reforms, was the chief guest for the 1st day of the conference. He presented a keynote inaugural address and highlighted the importance of teachers and education in support of Prime Minister’s vision 2025. His key note address was followed by a question and answer session.  As a reply of question asked to him regarding the national curriculum, he said that the government was working hard to devise a national curriculum bridging the gap between the public and private sector schools in order to bring every child on the same platform. Iqbal also appreciated the efforts of Roots Millennium Schools on scaling the education according to the international standards and also that RMS is playing an important part in training and mentoring of teachers.

Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq said: “In support of our legendary history of teaching, learning and knowledge creation we have organised this conference to enlighten RMS audience on the teaching practices best suited in the current scenario.  From the beginning, the vision of our teacher development conferences has been to bring teachers into direct contact with leading scholars, academia, educational thinkers, in a stimulating environment, surrounded by learning and academic resources.

This conference aims to enlighten Roots Millennium Schools audience on the teaching practices best suited for ‘The Millennials’. Theme of the conference: “Teachers as Technologists, Developing learners through Technology”, this theme has very significance importance as it is not only related with our school brand but also associated with our Millennial Educators & Millennial Learners.”

Mr. Faisal Mushtaq also highlighted the importance of technology and above all the MELT (Millennial Enhanced Learning and Teaching) initiative taken by Roots Millennium Schools to promote 21st century teaching skills. Abbas Husain, elaborated the importance of rebranding the classrooms through 5 Cs that are; connecting, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.

“The larger the circle of knowledge, the greater the circumference of ignorance is”, said Abbas Hussain.