ICET Erbil 2023

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

“Learning Opportunities For All”

ICET Erbil 2023 (ICET 2023)
May 17-18, 2023

ICET Erbil Reception and Opening Ceremony

ICET Erbil 2023 starts with an opening ceremony.
The event brings together community leaders, educational policy makers, educational experts, and teacher trainers from the national and international community.

Keynote speakers, reputable educational experts from respected national and international institutions, deliver keynote speeches in three languages.

With the contribution of reputable educational experts from the national and international community panels in three languages are conducted. The panels highlight the projections of the ICET 2023 theme and insights from Pre-ICET Workshops.

After the opening ceremony, the conference continues with online presentations in 6 parallel sessions in two days.

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.

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.

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

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