About ICET 2023

3rd International Conference on Education & Teaching in K-12 Schools (ICET)

“Learning Opportunities For All”

About the Conference

The International Conference on Education & Teaching in K-12 Schools (ICET) is a joint educational event organized by Stirling Schools, Cambridge University Press, City & Guilds, GEMS Education and UK Teachers Academy.

It intends to promote education and contribute to the development of the schools and teachers’ professional development in Iraq and KRI.

ICET brings together teacher trainers, educational experts, and community leaders from the national and international community.

Presentations in ICET are delivered in three languages: English, Arabic and Kurdish.

ICET is being organized for the third time in 2023.

ICET Vision:

The ICET has been aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals-Goal 4 and UNESCO Education 2030 Framework for Action UNESCO 4.C.

UN Sustainable Development Goals-Goal 4:

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.


By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially the least developed countries and small island developing States.


ICET 2023 Journey

ICET Theme Inauguration 2023

ICET 2023 started with a Theme Launching Ceremony at Slemani on November 16, 2022.

Pre-ICET Workshops 2023

Pre-ICET Workshops are preliminary events of The International Conference on Education & Teaching (ICET).

The Pre-ICET Workshops will be held as follows:

Pre-ICET Workshops Slemani on January 28, 2023

Pre-ICET Workshops Duhok on February 21, 2023

Pre-ICET Workshops Basra on February 27, 2023

Pre-ICET Workshops Kirkuk on March 1, 2023

ICET London 2023

March 17-19, 2023

ICET London intends to bring together educational decision makers and community leaders of Iraq and KRI with leading British educational experts and institutions to discuss the solutions for the educational needs within ICET categories.

ICET Erbil 2023

May 17-18, 2023

ICET Erbil Reception and Opening Ceremony

The event brings together community leaders, educational policy makers, educational experts, and teacher trainers from the national and international community.

ICET Erbil Virtual Conference

ICET Erbil 2023 is a virtual event that brings together speakers and audiences from various locations. Presentations are delivered virtually on the video conference platform in three languages -English, Arabic, and Kurdish.

ICET 2023 Theme:

“Exploring education that can nurture and appeal to Generation Z and Alpha.”

Today’s K12 schools serve to the two brand new generations who have been born to a totally new, globalized, digitized world: Generation Z and Alpha.

Schools are now places where digital natives -who are able to virtually travel the world and access massive amounts of information easily- are to commute to and spend time every day. The question is “Are the schools ready to keep up with these new generations?”

Generation Z refers to the generation that was born between 1997-2012 and has been raised with a natural access to portable digital technology, the internet and social media.

Generation Alpha -born between 2010 and 2025- is the brand new generation that are to mark a new digital age, given how quickly and exponentially technology advances.

Schools are now have the mission and must have the vision to satisfy the needs and expectations of these generations who are technologically competent, pragmatic entrepreneurs, easily distracted, and independent learners -who like doing things the unconventional way. It is crystal-clear that old school teaching approaches that entail the teacher is more active than the students and the only source of information are outdated in the new world of education.

These generations have a great access to all sort of information; and thus, they aren’t interested in simply showing up for class, sitting through a lecture, and taking notes that they’ll memorize for an exam later on. Instead, they expect to be fully engaged and to be a part of the learning process themselves. It is high time for teachers and educators now to evolve from lecturers to facilitators of learning in interactive classrooms designed for personalized learning.

ICET 2023 invites educational experts, educators, trainers, educational policy makers, and community leaders from the national and international community to reflect together on the new approaches on schooling, curriculum development, and professional development to nurture and appeal to Generation Z and Alpha.

ICET 2023 will explore opportunities and perspectives for teacher professional development and educational leadership that will open new horizons and help schools and educators to be well prepared for the challenges this evolution may bring.


ICET 2023 presentations are supposed to focus on education and teaching in

K-12 contexts.

Presentations should aim at three main objectives:

  • to improve the learning experience in the classroom

  • to help teachers and school leaders broaden their experiences

  • to encourage program and curriculum developers to include real-life competencies in their teaching and learning approaches


Presentations in ICET 2023 should be under the following category options:

  • Digital Literacy & Technology Education
  • Employability & 21st Century Skills
  • Creativity at Schools
  • Learner Autonomy & Self-directed Learning
  • Teachers as Coaches of Learning
  • Interactive Classrooms
  • Hands-on Learning
  • Project-based Learning
  • Student Engagement
  • Inclusivity in Teaching and Education
  • Climate & Environmental Awareness
  • Customized & Personalized Learning
  • School Leadership
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Character Education
  • Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health

Who should attend:

This conference will primarily be of interest to:

● those in teaching and leadership positions in public and private schools and colleges
● candidate teachers and aspiring educational leaders
● those with an interest in international education, teacher professional development and educational leadership
● Ministry or government representatives tasked with improving the educational services of the community

Teacher trainers, educational experts, and community leaders from the national and international community will be at ICET 2023

● To explore new opportunities and perspectives to improve the learning experience in the classroom
● To raise awareness for institutional and professional development in education
● To help teachers and school leaders broaden their experiences
● To offer networking opportunities for all those attending the event – trainers, academicians, community leaders, and representatives of for-and non-profit organizations as well as government officials
● To provide a shared platform for diverse opinions in order to adapt educational services to the needs of a new era

How to Register:

You can register for the conference with the online registration form on the conference website from the link below:


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