NAELA MOHAMMED MUSTAFA
SCIENCE EDUCATION ADVISOR
Address: Abu Dhabi – Al Khalydia – United Arab Emirates
Mobile:+971506607...
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Higher Education Degrees
1- Master of Science, Scientific & Medical Technology, 01/1988 – 07/199...
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ProfessionalDevelopment
A- Leadership
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5- Problem – Based Learning PD. GEMS Education, April, 2011.
6- Practical Science Workshop, Magr...
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 Participating in G6 & 7 curricula writing and planning.
 Participating effectively with the A...
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 Identifying Professional Development needs for teachers and planning individual action plan fo...
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C- Teaching
4- 09/2006 – 08/2007:
Science / Math teacher, SAMIE Project (Reforming Program), Abu...
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 Planning and designing Science Curriculum, selecting the international books that meet the sch...
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 Doing Research Work using Immunohistchemistry Techniques for different preparation of Anti-Bod...
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Hobbies
Family – swimming – socializing – watching football matches – travelling – Internet Sur...
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  • 1. NAELA MOHAMMED MUSTAFA SCIENCE EDUCATION ADVISOR Address: Abu Dhabi – Al Khalydia – United Arab Emirates Mobile:+971506607352 Email: naela.mustafa@adec.ac.ae naelafirst@hotmail.com Date Of Birth: 05/06/1965 Marital Status: Married (3 daughters) Nationality: Jordanian DL: valid UAE driving License Personal statement My aim is to work for an organisation dedicated to improving education and the future of children. I am a hardworking and dedicated Educator, keen to pursue a career in school administration / inspection / teachers’ development to deliver and provide pedagogical support (coaching, mentoring, change management) to schools, in the areas of teaching and curriculum interpretation/implementation, leadership and management to improve the quality of leaders and teaching in schools against defined objectives, which will result in a positive learning environment ensuring the involvement and success for all stakeholders. Personal and LeadershipSkills  Excellent verbal and written communication skills  Bilingual (English, Arabic)  Team Work  Organisation and time management  Problem solving  Motivation  Strong Leadership skills.  Creativity, flexibility and openness to change  Assessing Schools’ Needs and Creating Action Plans.  Self-Monitoring and monitoring others to improve performance  Staff Evaluation.  Staff Development Confidence / assertiveness  Interpersonal, intercultural and global awareness  Numeracy / data analysis  Information and IT literacy, ICDL holder, Presentations skills, etc  STEM knowledge and skills.  Proposal Writing Skills.  Policy Interpretation.  Basic Knowledge of Strategic Management. i.e SWOT Analysis.  Energetic and Passionate.  Life Long Learner.  Knowledge of Strategic Management  Change Management Skills  Curriculum Development and Implementation.  Interviewing Skills.  Data Analysis and Use Data to Inform Planning.  Up-Skilling Coordinators as leaders.  Teaching and Assessment for Learning Strategies.  Monitoring Exams Quality Control.  Moderation Skills.  ESL Strategies.  Teaching (P – 12 & Undergraduates).
  • 2. Naela Mustafa 2 | P a g e Higher Education Degrees 1- Master of Science, Scientific & Medical Technology, 01/1988 – 07/1992, Kuwait University. KUWAIT. 2- Bachelor of Science, Biology Bio-Chemistry, 09/1983 – 01/1988, Kuwait University. Certificates 1- Professional Certified Trainer (32 Hours), UAE-University, UAE. 12/2010-01/2011 2- Strategic Management Certificate (32 Hours), British University in Dubai, UAE. 10/2010-12/2010 3- Leadership in Primary Mathematics, McMillan McGraw Hill Company, UAE. 11/07-03/08 4- Leadership in Primary Science, FOSS Project – Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California / Ministry of Education, UAE. 11/07-03/08 5- Professional Development sessions (Mathematics, Science and English, 60 Hours), Ministry of Education, UAE. 2007/2008. 6- Teacher Mentor, Certified Trainer with a rating of Excellent (60 hours), 11/2006-06/2007, ** Zayed University, UAE. 7- Everyday Mathematics Professional Development, McMillan McGraw Hill Company /Ministry of Education, UAE. 11/07-03/08. 8- F.O.S.S (Full Option Science System) Training- FOSS Project, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California / Ministry of Education, UAE. 11/07-03/08 9- Leadership Workshops, Zayed University 2007 – 2008 10- Honor Code Certificate, Leaders of Learning. Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Harvard University edX. August 2014 Proposals Submitted the Following Proposals to Improve Students’ Performance and ADEC Planning: 1- Proposal for The Establishment of A Science and Technology Centre Designed to foster the ADEC’s Mission to Produce World Class Learners Who Embody A Strong Sense of Culture and Heritage and are Prepared to Meet Global Challenges and Support A Community of Life-Long Learners and Innovators. 2- Proposal for Implementing STEM Curriculum in the ADEC School Model to Well- prepare Emirati Students to Meet Global Challenges and to be Leaders and Innovators in the Emerging and the Rapidly Changing STEM Fields as well as to Achieve Abu Dhabi 2030 Economic Vision.2014, Abu Dhabi Education Council. 3- A Plan to Improve the Current High School Curriculum to prepare Students to Join Year One Directly, as a Step to Omit the Foundation Year and the English Language Preparation. (Ongoing) 4- A Plan to Improve The General Performance of the Public Schools as well as Improving Students’ Achievements in the International Exams. (Ongoing)
  • 3. Naela Mustafa 3 | P a g e ProfessionalDevelopment A- Leadership 1- ADEC / Vanderbilt University Workshop, Second Special Training Session, Facilitating the “Shaping the Future” Workshop, STEM Integration including Curriculum. ADNEC. January 2015. 2- ADEC / Vanderbilt University Workshop, Facilitator Special Training Session, ADEC. January 2015. 3- Change Management Workshop. Dr. Ken Watts. Abu Dhabi Education Council. April 2013. 5-Schools’ Inspection Workshop. Nord Anglia, Abu Dhabi Education Council, March 2013. 6- Integrating ICT across the Curriculum. Nord Anglia, Abu Dhabi Education Council, October 2012 7- Establishing Foundations in Excellence for Learning and Teaching (EFELT). Nord Anglia, Abu Dhabi Education Council, September 2012. 8- Referee in the British Council; The Big Science Competition. March 2012 9- Member in the Committees Interviewing teachers (internally and abroad) to be employed by ADEC. 2012 & 2015. 10- Science Teachers’ Conference, GEMS SIP. 2012 11 -“Change Management” Conference. GEMS Education, February, 2011 12- SIP Science Teacher Network Conference. January 2011 & 2012. 13- Strategic Management Certificate (32 Hours), British University in Dubai, UAE. 10/2010-12/2010 14- Pearson Science Leadership Workshop, Abu Dhabi Educational Council, UAE. 11/2009 LeadershipWorkshops, Zayed University 2007 – 2008 30 hours of leadership workshops where I gained the leadership skills to: • encourage discussion by applying a suitable Icebreakers and motivate adult learners, • Understand the leadership challenge and the new functions of management and discover how I prepare for and embrace the forces of change. • Identify ways to get “myself”, and “my” workspace organized, and get a jump on the next crisis. • Identify my leadership profile and explore ways to use this knowledge to improve my success as a leader. • Enhance my ability to communicate with others in meetings and through presentations. • Analyse and solve problems. • Flexible and adapts well to change with positive attitude. • Capable of working under pressure and to achieve my goals. B- Teaching, Learning& Lab Safety 1-The New School Model PD. Nord Anglia, Abu Dhabi Education Council, March 2013. 2- POGIL PD (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry). Dr. Paul. ADEC. September, 2011 3- Student-Centred Learning PD, ADEC. February 2012. 4- Science Workshop, Investigation in Science. The British School Al Khubairat. 2012
  • 4. Naela Mustafa 4 | P a g e 5- Problem – Based Learning PD. GEMS Education, April, 2011. 6- Practical Science Workshop, Magrudy’s Educational Resource Centre, UAE. 03/2010. 7- Everyday Mathematics Professional Development, McMillan McGraw Hill Company /Ministry of Education, UAE. 11/07-03/08. 8- F.O.S.S (Full Option Science System) Training- FOSS Project, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California / Ministry of Education, UAE. 11/07-03/08. 9- Harcourt Workshop for teaching English as a second language, Harcourt Company / Ministry of Education, UAE. 11/07-03/08. 10- TESOL Workshop. Institute of Applied Technology, UAE. 01/2008. 11- PD on Differentiated Instruction and Inclusion, Ministry of Education, UAE. 2006/2008. 12- SAMIE (Teaching Science and Math in English) Professional Development Program (30 hours), 13- English Conversation Group. Zayed University, UAE. 2006/ 2007. 14- The Workshop of Radioactivity, Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, UAE. 2006. 15- The workshop of "The Safety in the Lab”, UAE-University, UAE. 2006. 16- Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference, 26Feb.-1March 2005, FMHS, UAEU. C- Assessment & Assessmentfor Learning 1- Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching, The Future Learn_ Online Course, The British Council, Leeds University. April 2015 2- PISA Workshop. Dr. Ron Martin _The Australian Council for Educational Research. February 2015. UAE. 3- Assessment Strategies Workshop. Nord Anglia, Abu Dhabi Education Council, February 2013. 4- Creating and Implementing Rubric in Science Continuous Assessment. Dr. Paul Lowe. Abu Dhabi Education Council, September 2012. 5- Continuous Assessment; Individual and Team Tests, Inquiry, Simple Experiments, Investigation & Research Investigation. ADEC. 2012 Education Experience A- Education Advisor. Curriculum Development/ Delivering PDs/ Teachers’ Observations/ Pedagogy. 1- August 2011 – Present: Science Education Advisor, grades 6-12 (Reforming Program) - Abu Dhabi Education Council. The main responsibilities of this position include:  Up-skilling the coordinators  Assessing the Schools’ needs / creating Action Plans.  Producing individual teacher development plans and department development plans.  Planning & Delivering PDs / Workshops.  Demonstrating model lessons
  • 5. Naela Mustafa 5 | P a g e  Participating in G6 & 7 curricula writing and planning.  Participating effectively with the Advisors Team; team work, planning and delivering  PDs/ workshops.  Working with teachers to improve their pedagogical skills (planning, presenting, assessing, ESL strategies)  Assisting teachers in collecting and analyzing available students’ data in order to plan effective learning and teaching strategies required to deliver the new curriculum.  Providing regular observation and constructive feedback.  Providing mentoring and support to school staff, developing the ability of teachers to evaluate themselves and their peers.  Advising teachers on appropriate standards of classroom management, by demonstrating a range of approaches to create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and safe environment for learning.  Helping teachers to develop an environment, where high quality student work is celebrated.  Working with teachers to ensure that teaching areas are subject/age appropriate.  Planning and organizing meetings for teachers in the Cluster of Schools that I provide support.  Preparing curriculum and assessment resources.  Working as part of a team and contributing to action planning and self-review activities 2- 08/2008 – August 2011: Science Teacher Advisor, Grades 4-12 (Reforming Program), School Improvement Partnership (GEMS Education / SIP) Company, partnership with The Abu Dhabi Educational Council (ADEC) – Abu-Dhabi, UAE. The main responsibilities of this position include:  Building effective working relationships with teachers, other colleagues, etc.  Improving teachers’ pedagogy in relation to the ADEC learning outcomes, selecting suitable resources and support materials that meet the learning outcomes.  Supporting teachers in planning and preparing lessons. Advising them how to use the three lesson parts to plan and to differentiate.  Demonstrating and guiding teachers in the best teaching practice, classroom management skills and lesson delivery.  Evaluating, accessing and reporting teachers’ performance and keeping them aware of any updates or changes to the curriculum.  Delivering professional development sessions to the teachers which aim to improve education in the public schools i.e. teaching and assessing strategies, assessment for learning (AFL),formative assessments ,summative assessments, moderation, designing rubrics, baseline test, science projects and fairs, motivating students, rewarding good behaviors and other related PDs to improve teachers’ performance and students’ achievements.  Participating effectively in the school’s extracurricular activities.  Ability to identify ways of overcoming resistance and generate commitment to change.
  • 6. Naela Mustafa 6 | P a g e  Identifying Professional Development needs for teachers and planning individual action plan for every teacher to focus on individual needs.  Collaborating and communicating with colleagues and sharing resources with them.  Resources coordinator role in the company, to provide and evaluate resources (G1-12) and approve them in relation to the curriculum, culture and heritage of the UAE. B- Teaching / TeacherMentor 3- 08/2007 – 07/2008: Teacher Mentor (Reforming Program). The Higher Colleges of Technology, partnership with The Ministry of Education, Zayed University , UAE University , Abu-Dhabi , UAE . Reporting to the School Level Team Leader and to the principal. Responsible for:  Mentoring teachers to teach English Medium Subjects (English, Science & Math) in public schools, grade 1.  Integrate English, math and science in a student-centered approach and model that for teachers.  Teaching English as a Foreign Language, ESL strategies.  Acting as colleagues guide / mentor in a professional development capacity.  Using information and communication technology to enhance learning.  Collaborating with colleagues and building relationships with teachers and administrators for the success of the program.  Mentoring teachers in planning an effective classroom management to insure on-going success in the classroom.  Assisting in evaluating and developing behavior management strategies.  Collaborating with colleagues in preparation, implementation and evaluation of lessons, curriculum and assessment materials.  Observing teachers and providing constructive feedback and support.  Monitoring student progress through continuous assessment and interactions with students.  Discussing student progress with parents throughout the school year.  Maintaining high degree of cultural understanding and sensitivity.  Maintaining sensitive/ professional relationship with all colleagues in the school.  Demonstrating, by example, the importance of open / sensitive communication with all parties involved in the students’ education, parents, colleagues and the school administration.  Planning / supervising school’s activities to enrich the educational process. as , The National Day, 100 Days of School Celebration, Science and Math Week Science Fair and others (Member of the Science Fair Committee).
  • 7. Naela Mustafa 7 | P a g e C- Teaching 4- 09/2006 – 08/2007: Science / Math teacher, SAMIE Project (Reforming Program), Abu Dhabi Educational Zone, partnership with Zayed University- UAE. Reporting to the project coordinator and to the principal, Responsible for: • Teaching science and math in English, grades 3 and 4. • Organizing and presenting workshops aimed in helping teachers to improve classroom management reaching international standards in teaching sciences. • Supervising and mentoring colleagues to:  Integrate Math and Science.  b-differentiate lesson plans.  Demonstrate investigations.  Presenting and explaining the science teaching strategies for colleagues and teachers.  5Es lesson planning.  Modeling interactive classroom that was designed to foster critical thinking and inquiry, and to confront contradictory conceptions of nature.  Supervising students to do their projects and models so that they practice working with ideas to learn through projects. That helped students to extend understanding of science concepts and to develop self- confidence when they explain their work as groups to the visitors.  Participating in the Science and Math week, effectively. 08/2003 – 09/2006, I decided to relax and spend more time with my family. In addition, I needed some time to work on my self-development plan and to participate in the community. Therefore, I achieved the International Computer Driving License (ICDL), established the Science Club and volunteered to work with the Al-Ain Women’s’ Foundation. On the top of that, I spent more time with my children. 5- 9/2000 – 08/2003: Sc Science Coordinator &Teacher, Al-Dhafra Private Schools, UAE. Al Dhafra Private Schools is an educational establishment providing kindergarten, primary, intermediate and secondary facilities for children in Al-Ain. The school offers British and American Curricula.  Teaching science ( grades 4 – 6)  HoD; Supervising Science teachers.  Supervising students projects for annual science fairs.  Preparing students for the international practical & theoretical exams (IGCSE, AS & A levels and SAT) Biology and Chemistry.
  • 8. Naela Mustafa 8 | P a g e  Planning and designing Science Curriculum, selecting the international books that meet the school’s curriculum.  Monitoring assessments and end of year exams. 6- 9/1999 -08/2000; Science & Chemistry Teacher (grades 5 – 11), Ain Al-Khalij Private School, UAE. 7- 7- 09/1997- 05/1998: Biology and English Teacher. Al-Alamya Private School- UAE. Al Al Alamya Private School is an educational establishment providing kindergarten, primary, intermediate and secondary facilities for children. The school offers British Curriculum.  Teaching The following subjects and grades:  Biology (G 7,-10 ( O-Level))  English ( G3)  Providing intensive reviewing for the previous O level examinations to prepare G10 students for the Cambridge University Examination.  Teaching all practical sessions (Science, biology, Chemistry). Preparing worksheets and assessments. MedicalLab Technology,Cyto-diagnosis& Research 8- 1994 – 1996, Research Assistant and Lab Technician, Early Detection of Cervical Cancer. Jordanian Association for Family Planning & Protection. Undergraduate Teaching Assistant& MedicalLab Technology 9- 2/1993 – 11/1993; Chemistry Instructor. Al-Quds College – Jordan  Teaching Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry.  Supervising the expected graduates' projects. 8/1990 – 1992, could not work and my masters was interrupted because of Kuwait Crisis. 10- 1/1988 – 08/1990; Teaching Assistant, Kuwait University, Kuwait. Teaching and Training both undergraduate and postgraduate students practical classes in Histology, Cytology, Hematology and Clinical Chemistry using routine & special techniques.  Participating in all routine and special histology & cytology techniques. Also, was trained in Mubarak Al- Kabeer Hospital for one year.  Staining using Immuno-Cyto-chemical Techniques and its Application for the diagnosis of problem cases.  Helping Physicians in précising diagnosis at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital.  Preparing solutions for routine & special staining, Processing of tissues.  Using Micro-spectrophotometry in prognosis of malignant cell.
  • 9. Naela Mustafa 9 | P a g e  Doing Research Work using Immunohistchemistry Techniques for different preparation of Anti-Bodies (Ab). (monoclonal & polyclonal)  Preparing and processing samples for Electron Microscope (TEM & SEM) and developing photos. _____________________________________________________ **** Other Work 03 – 05/2005 , Science Club Instructor. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al-Nayhan Centre – Al Ain United Arab Emirates. Established the Science Centre; “Play & Learn”. Children, aged six to sixteen years old, participated actively in the scientific investigations and creating educational models. Also, improved students’ critical thinking and solving math puzzles. Children learnt a lot about some international events, epidemic diseases and international celebrated days, such as Bird’s Flu, Autism Day, Heart diseases (hypertension) and Thalassemia. Members of the science club visited different places/ museums and factories in the UAE as educational trips and for entertainment. Parents and media were invited to touch the children’s achievements. IT SKILLS  ICDL Holder  MS Word Expert  Power point Expert  Excel Expert  Access Intermediate  Internet Advanced  SPSS Intermediate  Photoshop Intermediate Membership Subscribed to the following educational websites: - National STEM Center - edX free online courses - FutureLearn free online courses - NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) -TES - Discovery Education - Highlights for children - S.O.S. Help for Busy Teachers Research & Projects  Early Detection of Cervical Cancer- 1993-1996,JORDAN.  The Use of Immunoezymatic Techniques in Cytodiagnostic Services,1988 – 1992, KUWAIT.  Estrogens and Mammary Carcinoma in Females, 1987. KUWAIT - Learning Page Newsletter - ASE e-newsletter (The Association for Science Education) - Discovery School Teacher-to- Teacher Newsletter -A to Z Teacher Stuff Newsletter - Consulting Centre of Science and Technology - Hot-Chalk Community - Songs for Teaching
  • 10. Naela Mustafa 10 | P a g e Hobbies Family – swimming – socializing – watching football matches – travelling – Internet Surfing. References  Prof. Robin Dada – Acting Dean, Faculty of Education, Zayed University/UAE. robin.dada@zu.ac.ae Mob. 050 662 5684  Cynthia Hinrichsen – Cluster Manager, ADEC. cynthia.hinrichsen@adec.ac.ae Mob. 056 127 5633  Diane Gee. Principal, ADEC. Mob. 0506607349 diane.gee@adec.ac.ae  Franca Washington, Principal _ Mariam Bint Omran School, ADEC  franca.washington@adec.ac.ae Mob. 050 791 0825  Caroline Peel. Leadership Training. GEMS Education/UAE. Caroline.peel@gemseducation.com Mob. 050 660 7395
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