Dr. Ghassan is currently working as a social training manager at Jordan River Foundation and worked as Monitoring & Evaluation Senior Consultant at ASK for Human Capacity Building. He earned his PhD and Master in Science Education and Instructions from the Amman Arab University, Jordan, alongside his Bachelor in Physics. He has over 25 years of professional experience in the fields of education and PD training.
Within the training field, Dr. Ghassan has 10 years of professional experience where he worked as a Project Manager, having led several nationwide projects across Jordan, including the “Data Use for Decision Making Program”; a multi-year nationwide project funded by the USAID that targeted the education sector in Jordan. The project provided Dr. Ghassan with a wealth of knowledge and experience, through his direct involvement and access to over 565 public schools in Jordan, in addition to having managed the rollout of the training program across all public schools in Jordan (over 4000 public schools).
Dr. Ghassan also led the nationwide “Preserving School Property” project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The highly successful implementation of Phase 1 across 18 schools in Jordan, led to the funding of a second larger phase, targeting 28 schools across Jordan.
Dr. Ghassan has a wide experience in applying quality control and monitoring and evaluation programs for different frameworks, educational project systems and professional development programs in accordance with the highest international standards. As the director of the “Program” that is part of the “Educational Development Support Project”, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Dr. Ghassan was responsible for the development of monitoring and evaluation tools, conducting field visits and onsite support, collecting and analysing daily data from Expert Training Consultants to ensure that the program is delivered according to the best standards.
Furthermore, as a certified Expert Training Consultant, Dr. Ghassan has implemented and facilitated numerous PD programs in the field of education across Jordan, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia. These programs comprise conducting training to all school community members, including teachers, school principals, leadership teams, counsellors and students, on topics such as leadership, teaching strategies, modern teaching pedagogies, learning styles, behaviour change management, blended learning, flipped learning, student-cantered learning, ICT, and classroom management.
Dr. Ghassan has extensive experience in providing online learning and coaching support as part of his responsibilities as an Expert Training Consultant in the Higher Educational Diploma in ICT, in collaboration with InHolland University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. Throughout this diploma, trainees (teachers, school principals and educational supervisors and leaders) had to complete and submit their assignments, masterpieces and inquiries using the online portal. Dr. Ghassan was responsible for coaching, correcting and providing his feedback and support using this system.
At ASK, Dr. Ghassan’s responsibilities also include ensuring that PD programs and projects are delivered according to the highest standards, through the development of monitoring and evaluation tools, such as checklists, rating systems, Rubrics, pre- and post-assessments, satisfaction surveys and other KPI tools. Furthermore, he is responsible for conducting field visits and onsite support, collecting and analysing daily data from Expert Training Consultants to ensure the highest quality of program delivery and satisfactory.
Dr. Ghassan is certified by four certified bodies. He is a Pearson Certified Trainer where he successfully completed a training and assessment course certified by Edexcel from Pearson – UK. Accordingly, Dr. Ghassan played an integral role in implementing “T4edu Math and Science Blended Professional Development Program” across Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Ghassan is also certified by the Centre for Creative Leadership - USA, a world renowned provider of Leadership Training Program; and certified by the British Council - UK, where he has trained teachers across Jordan on the 21st century core skills. Finally, Dr. Ghassan, is certified as an Expert Training Consultant by Inholland University – the Netherlands, after completing a 6 month intensive ToT program on the latest global best practice in training and education