About


Al Masdar is an online resource database featuring high-quality teaching materials and resources dedicated to the teaching of the Arabic language as well as the histories, cultures and societies of the Arab world. This database is compiled of lesson plans, units, supplementary resources and authentic materials that can be quickly accessed for use in the classroom. Resources are organized using a detailed taxonomy system so users can search and find what they are looking for in a quick and easy manner. Users can also create and upload their own teaching materials for other educator use as well as collaborate with other educators through the platform

About QFI

Qatar Foundation International (QFI), LLC, is a U.S.-based member of Qatar Foundation (QF). QFI operates as both a grant-making organization, and a convener of thought leaders on issues related to global and international education, open education and education technologies as they intersect with the three core QFI programmatic areas: Arabic language and Arab culture, STE{A}M (STEM plus the Arts), and Youth Engagement.

QFI inspires meaningful connections to the Arab world by creating a global community of diverse learners and educators and connecting them through effective and collaborative learning environments —inside and outside the classroom.

Through our activities, QFI is committed to providing K-12 students in Qatar, the Americas, and the United Kingdom (UK) with the intellectual, communicative, and cultural competencies that will enable them to be engaged global citizens.

To learn more about QFI please visit www.qfi.org

Community & Resources

Al Masdar is not solely a resource database. It also serves as an online community for educators who strive to build a bridge between two different regions and cultures. We encourage you to not only explore the resources on the website but to share your findings with others and add resources of your own to further build this community. By discovering and using new resources for your classroom, you can learn new pedagogies and teaching techniques to improve your own instruction. By uploading and sharing resources, you can share your strengths and knowledge as an educator, improving the knowledge of the greater educator community and ultimately enhancing the quality education for students, broadening their cultural awareness and global competencies.

We thank you for being a part of the Al Masdar community!