February 26, 2012

First Group of Teachers Complete the Islamic Teacher Education Program

On February 25th, the first cohort of Islamic School teachers graduated from the Islamic Teacher Education Program (ITEP).

Their convocation was conducted online and was attended by over 50 people. The keynote presentation by Dr. Louis Castillo, Lecturer at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, touched on the theme of the convocation: Commitment to Lifelong Learning.

Dr. Nadeem Memon, ITEP’s Program Director, facilitated the convocation. Barbara Bodkin, Director of Continuing Education at University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Dr. Sarfaroz Niyozov, Assistant Professor at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, gave words of encouragement to the graduates.

ITEP Graduates 2012

Abiya Ahmed, Granada Islamic School (USA)
Sharmeen Ahmed, Madinatul Uloom Academy (Canada)
Arshia Alam, Islamic Foundation School (Canada)
Mariam Ali, Al-Iman School (Canada)
Ebtisam Alkodwa, Orange Crescent School (USA)
Hanan Altahan, London Islamic School (Canada)
Logan Cochrane, National Institute of Technology (Saudi Arabia)
Camilla Efendiyeva, School of Creative Science (UAE)
Raeda Elshorafa, London Islamic School (Canada)
Jawad Harhash, Islamic Academy of Alabama (USA)
Hikmet Mawi, Tricity Islamic Center (Saudi Arabia)
Jaweria Sahaf, IQRA Islamic School (Canada)
Ghada Turk, London Islamic School (Canada)
Ayesha Umar, Al-Iman School (Canada)
Sadia Virk, Masjid Al-Falah School (Canada)

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 OISE – The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (Institut d'études pédagogiques de l'Ontario de l'Université de Toronto), OISE, is an international leader in initial and continuing teacher education, graduate studies in education, and education research.

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