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Alpha Publishing Hosts Professional Development at Al Ittihad School

November 7th 2016, Dubai – GCC / MENA education and learning publisher Alpha Publishing hosted a Professional Development Summit at the Al Ittihad Private School in Jumeirah, Dubai on Nov 5th 2016. The summit marked the adoption of Alpha Publishing’s “Alpha Science” program for years 1 – 5 across all four Al Ittihad schools in the GCC region.

Supporting partners of the summit included the “Think Science” program – part of the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development’s efforts to inspire and encourage UAE youth to embrace careers in science – The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre and KDSL Global, all of whom had representatives present. In addition, the summit featured a number of esteemed speakers from both the GCC and wider International education community including:

  • Judy T. Sweeney, Universal American School, Dubai UAE.
  • Julie Olson, Mitchell High School, South Dakota, USA.
  • Mounissa Yasin Daboul, Noble Schools, Saudi Arabia.
  • Samya Matouk, Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah UAE.


Speaking at the event, Alpha Publishing Managing Director Eyad Darawsheh said “today has represented a significant step forward in Alpha Publishing’s objective to provide teaching materials and resources which meet best practice International standards – in this case the Next Generation Science Standards – and have also been tailored with local teachers and students in mind to deliver a level cultural attention-to-detail which has not been available in the educational publication market until now. We are grateful to all our collaborators and partners who have contributed to the success of this event, especially the Al Ittihad Schools who have adopted our carefully constructed science program for the future academic year.”

Nahla Tahseen Abdul Jabbar from Al Ittihad Private School said “The purpose of today’s event was to promote professional development amongst the science educators in the four al Ittihad Schools, We’ve fathered together a strong and professional group of speakers from a range of backgrounds, but all of whom are committed to providing best-in-class science education for our students. We’d like to thank Alpha Publishing for making this event possible today.”




About Alpha Publishing


Alpha Publishing is a publishing house dedicated to the educational needs of schools, educational institutions and organizations across the GCC, Middle East and Africa, both in public and private domains. It produces a range of teaching materials covering the following fields:


  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics, based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Science, based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • English Language Teaching (ELT) which is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  • English Language for Specific Purpose (ESP)
  • Digital resources and solutions
  • Digital library


Alpha Publishing produce materials with the belief that ‘one size does not fit all’, always keeping in mind the individual learner. Their wide range publications include culturally appropriate learning and teaching materials that are designed for students of all levels, plus products for learners in vocational and professional sectors.


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