Teaching & Instructional Strategies to Build Islamic Character in the Classroom

Originally held on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Presented by Dr. Seema Imam

This webinar will look at the teacher’s role in building character traits, instilling goodness, building strong habits and making amazing connections that can last a lifetime. Children learn what they live. In order for Islamic Schools to instil an Islamic … Continue reading

How to Handle the Most Difficult Questions Students Ask About Islam

Originally held on Sunday, December 8, 2013

Presented by Ramy Issa

It’s generally a good thing when students ask questions. It means they’re thinking, they’re engaged, and they actually care. Except when it comes to Islamic Studies. When students ask too many questions about Islam, or about God, or when the … Continue reading

21st Century Islamic Schools: How to Integrate Technology into Your Classroom

Originally held on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Presented by Sabba Quidwai

In this informative webinar you will learn how to apply 21st century learning skills as you move towards creating a student-centered environment in your classroom. Become a part of the digital age as you move towards becoming the facilitator in … Continue reading

How to Connect Islam to Any Subject Through an Integrated Curriculum

Originally held on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Presented by Dr. Seema Imam

Curriculum integration has always been one of those hot-button issues facing Islamic schools. Everyone agrees that it needs to be done — but beyond that we’re largely confused about how to do it. Luckily, Dr. Seema Imam teaches an entire course on curriculum integration as part of our Online Certificate Program. We’ve asked her to lead us in a webinar that will tackle some of the foundational topics surrounding curriculum integration that everyone teacher needs to understand. Continue reading

How to Stay Motivated Teaching in an Islamic School

Originally held on Monday, August 19, 2013

Presented by Dr. Nadeem Memon

Everyone loves to criticize Islamic schools: “The quality just isn’t the same as public schools.”, “The teachers aren’t trained properly.”, “I wouldn’t send my kids there.”

As an Islamic school teacher, it’s easy to let these criticisms get the best of you. If you take them to heart, they can be a real drain on your day-to-day motivation.

But what the critics don’t realize is that Islamic schools aren’t all the same. They’re still relatively in their infancy (even the older ones). The potential of Islamic schools is far from being realized. And the progress Islamic schools have made over the last 20-30 years has been incredible.

As we are on the cusp of another school year, the objective of this webinar is to give you a sense of “positionality” — recognizing how and where you fit within the broad field of Islamic schooling. By understanding your position you will have a greater sense of conviction in what you do and why you do it. Continue reading

How to Integrate Islam into the Curriculum: A Case Study of Language Arts

Originally held on Saturday, May 11, 2013

Presented by Dr.Freda Shamma

Integrating Islam into the curriculum is a complex process. Effective curriculum integration requires an understanding of how curricula are shaped by worldviews, how to achieve mandated learning outcomes while using Islamic learning resources, and knowing where to find authentic resources. … Continue reading

Meet Our Instructors

Originally held on Saturday, January 5, 2013

Presented by Dr. Nadeem Memon

Originally held on Saturday, January 5, 2013, this webinar was an opportunity to meet all three of the program instructors; Ms. Omaira Alam, Dr. Seema Imam, and Dr. Nadeem Memon. Participants learned about what the program and each course have to offer and had their questions answered. Continue reading

How to get your students to love Islamic Studies

Originally held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Presented by Habeeb Quadri

Presented by Habib Quadri. In this webinar, Habib Quadri, author of The War Within Our Hearts: Struggles of the Muslim Youth will show us how to restructure our teaching of Islamic Studies to engage the hearts and minds of youth. Continue reading

A Dignified Way: Raising the Standard of Classroom Discipline

Originally held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Presented by Omaira Alam

This webinar, led by Omaira Alam, will present standards of true discipline (i.e. guiding student behaviour) based upon the Discipline with Dignity framework, which emphasizes dignified conduct by the teacher. In developing these standards for classroom discipline, Omaira draws upon … Continue reading

What is the Islamic Teacher Education Program?

Originally held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Presented by Dr. Nadeem Memon

Presented by Dr. Nadeem Memon. He discussed: How we’ve designed this program to help you take your teaching to new heights; The unique challenges faced by Islamic school teachers and how to address them; The Need for a clear and consistent teaching framework for Islamic schools; Key topics covered in the program that expand on why, what, and how we teach; Our expert instructors and guest lecturers that will guide you through the program Continue reading