#InThisTogetherDubai – A New Resource for The Education Community

This portal is for you. It brings together the people in our community who want extra support, with the companies that can provide it.

It features apps, websites, services and other resources that private organisations from the UAE and around the world will be providing free of charge during the distance learning period, so that high-quality learning can continue for all students in Dubai.

In the last few days and weeks, it has become clear that for our community, the term distance learning applies to physical distance only. Socially and emotionally, we are more connected to each other than ever before. Teachers and parents are working together more closely. Parents are working more closely with their children, and are gaining a deeper understanding of how their children learn.

Distance brings us closer. We are all #InThisTogetherDubai.


The following organisations have products and services that will help you to deliver high quality distance learning, and support your students online.

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The following organisations have products and services that will help you to help your children make the most of online learning.

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The following organisations have products and services that will help you to make the most of online learning.

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Dubai teachers are used to sharing their strengths and learning from each other – they’ve been taking part in What Works since 2012! Now, we’re all working from home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue learning from each other.

In fact, this is when we can take the opportunity to really connect. Welcome to WhatWorksX, the new online version of What Works.

Teachers in Dubai are doing something they’ve never done before: delivering meaningful education to their students online. All teachers have something to learn from each other during this time, and all teachers have something to give.

Upcoming WhatWorksX webinars

Missed a previous webinar?

Please click on the links below to see previously recorded WhatWorksX sessions


Details of live webinars are in UAE time zone

Upcoming webinars:

Mastering Stress, Avoiding Burnout

By Christine Kritzas,
Psychologist & Education Director

Learn about signs and symptoms of stress and burnout, and receive practical tips for how to reduce stress through daily practices, as well as mindset shifts.
Sep 29, 2020 10:00 AM

Inclusion and Wellbeing Forum

For Heads of Inclusion, SENCos, SEND Teachers and School Counsellors
Every Monday at 11am

The Weekly Zoom Forum is an opportunity for inclusion and wellbeing professionals to come together in a live session to discuss challenges and solutions during the Distance Learning period. Hosted by people who are working on the job, demonstrating good practice and giving opportunity for everyone to learn from the wider community.

Please email Catherine for the zoom link on: catherine@athenauae.com

Introduction to Apple Teacher

For Educators
Every Mondays at 3pm

As an educator, you’re always looking for new ways to provide learning experiences that expand what’s possible in the classroom. Join us for a hands-on exploration of Apple Teacher, a free professional learning programme to help educators unlock the magic of iPad and Mac for teaching and learning.

Building Resilience and Mental Toughness Skills Gilda Scarfe Positive Ed CEO and Founder

For Educators, Wellbeing Champions

While we cannot control COVID-19 and all the uncertainties it brings we CAN control who we are and what we want to stand for in the face of it. In this Webinar Series you will learn how to build your resilience and mental toughness skills, you will learn how to move from languishing to flourishing and the importance of building positive emotions. You will learn how to use curiosity and passion to find your WHY. You will also learn the neuroscience of change, the science of resilience, and a change process that helps influence others and create a new vision for your life, family and work.

Join live or receive a link to the recording and earn a CE certificate.

For Educators
Several webinars to select starting from 27 April. 

Topics delivered by experts include, creating a joyful virtual classroom community, building partnerships with parents, student empowerment and mental health stratergies.

United in Strengths with the VIA Institute on Character Live Sessions

For everyone interested in wellbeing
Every Mondays at 6pm

A 30 minute weekly interactive experience combining character strengths and mindfulness practices to activate your best qualities, boost resilience, and find greater balance, acceptance and peace. Each experience is different and will offer a unique meditation, input on character strengths use, and opportunity for group sharing on how you are using your strengths at this time in history.

Teacher Support Group

For Educators
Every Mondays at 4pm

This free support group is designed to help teachers by giving them a space to share their concerns and challenges, learn some self-help strategies from a psychologist and their peers, and connect with a broader network of teachers. Please register your interest to confirm your spot. It is not required to turn on you camera or mic! Feel free to share questions or comments in advance or through private chat on zoom.

Previous webinars, podcast and prerecorded videos:

Secrets of A Healthy Mind

By Dr.Saliha Afridi

In order to fully show up and bring our best selves to our work and relationships, we have to become more intentional about creating greater resilience, balance, and wellbeing in our lives.  Learn small changes and skills for a more balanced and relaxed mind, and greater efficiency in all areas of life. 
Time: Sep 7, 2020 12:00 to 1:00pm

Microsoft Teams for Education

For Educators - Ongoing

You are invited to free webinars tailored for education. The content covers best practices using Microsoft Teams as the digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place. Hosted directly by the Microsoft Teams Product Group.


30-minute education focused training videos on using Webex.
General overview
Overview for the K12 Teacher
Overview for the K12 Student
Overview for the K12 IT Admin


For Parents

An introduction to teaching reading at home - support for parents during Covide-19 Closures by Christine Nasserghodsi.


For Educators

Fundamentals of Distance Learning with Joy and Mufida.

New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience

For Parents

In this webinar NZIWR’s clinical director, Dr. Emma Woodward, talks to Dr. Denise Quinlan about how to explain Level 4 self-isolation to young people and how to plan to support them during this period.

World of David Walliams

For Young Children

At 11am UAE time every day you can listen to a David Walliams story for about 20 minutes.

The Awake Network: The Mindful Living Summit

For Educators

Compassion in times of uncertainty using mindfulness with Dr Kelly McGonigal.


For Everyone

UNICEF tips on mental health and well-being during working from home or quarantine.

Beat the Cyber Bully

For Parents

As we all spend more time online, there are more opportunities for scammers and new apps that young children may be using. Join Barry from Beat the Cyber Bully who helps parents become aware of what is going on online and ways protect their children.

Go Bubble

For Parents

Join Henry from GoBubble to get some tips on how to keep your children safe online.

Gratitude in Practice – Invictus Wellbeing Institute

For Educators

Dr. Kerry Howells is a global gratitude expert and speaks about what gratitude is and why it's so important amidst these changing times of Covid-19.

Microsoft Teams

For Educators

This recording covers an overview of scheduling online meetings and best practices for hosting online classes and lectures.

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If you’re using a service or platform that you would like to share with others please let us know. Send us a link to the resource and a brief description to inthistogether@khda.gov.ae.


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This website exists to serve and help our community during the period of distance learning due to COVID-19.
It includes a range of resources and services for teachers, parents and students.

KHDA isn’t affiliated with any of the organisations listed here, nor do we endorse them. Their services are available publicly.

Of course, there are many more organisations that we haven’t listed here – we encourage you to use whichever resource or service best suits your needs.

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