TORONTO — The Community Education Forum 2011 was held on September 2nd and 3rd, 2011 at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). The event was a collaborative effort by the Ontario Association of Islamic Schools (OAIS), MENTORS, and Islamic Schools Teacher Training Institute (ISTTI).
Razi’s Director of Education, Dr. Nadeem Memon, delivered the opening keynote address, Teachers Define the Schools. The presentation stressed the importance of Islamic school teachers in their schools and communities. Many of the attendees were participants in the Islamic Teacher Education Program (ITEP), an online teacher training program for Islamic school teachers offered jointly by Razi and OISE.
The forum’s theme was Working together for our children’s success and was organized by Mr. Alimamy Bangura, President of OAIS. It was attended by over sixty educators from ten different Islamic schools across Ontario.
About ITEP – The Islamic Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is an online professional development program designed specifically for full-time teachers in Islamic schools. The program was developed by Razi in collaboration with the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).
About Razi – Razi develops societally relevant educational programs for institutions in the government, education, and private sectors. Based in Toronto, Canada and Dubai, UAE — Razi services clients in North America, Europe, East Asia, and the GCC region.
About OAIS – The Ontario Association of Islamic Schools (OAIS) is an organization that oversees over 50 Islamic schools in Ontario.