Previous Projects

Ms. Osman has been the Education Project Manager for a variety of companies and organizations. As Manager, she is responsible for:

  1. Providing all resources essential for the project such as academic experts , formats, and local professionals and materials.
  2. Training and directing team members whenever needed.
  3. Developing business and work flow plans.
  4. Liaising with main organization to ensure ongoing communications .
  5. Solving all day to day i.
  6. Incorporating any new requirements into the existing frame of work.
  7. Ongoing review of plans & adjusting them whenever needed.

 

ME educational project manager, reviewer, Various PUBLISHERS –2005 – present:

Cambridge University Press

CUP is the oldest , most prestigious press in the world .

Aisha started working with Cup in 2009 in various projects as consultant , editor and reviewer like active grammar , science books for KS1 ( OMAN Project math & science 2017) and other projects .

  • Area of specialization : Involvement in all details of book editing and reviewing .

 

McGraw- Hill

  • McGraw Hill is considered as No.1 in academic books and No.2 in ELT books in the international market , they started heavily their publishing tailored programs in ME in 2005 where Aisha started her involvement with them in many projects with various roles , the main ones were as follow :

 

Maths & science k-12, Project for MoE – UAE :

-       Aisha’s role was to manage all aspects of the tailored version for MoE including , but not limited to managing editors , financial aspects , managements aspects , progress of project , deadlines

-       Area of specialization : Project management for editing of educational materials

 

Health books- UAE :

-       A series of health books taught in UAE

-       Aisha’s role was to manage all aspects of the tailored version for ME including , but not limited to translation & producing the bilingual version , editing & reviewing

-       Area of specialization : Project management for educational books including translated versions

 

MOE curricula / KSA 1- 12 :

-       MH was involved in the MOE pilot and initial project of English reform in KSA including books k-12

-       Aisha’s role on the first phase was to manage all phases of the project to produce the tailored version for the MoE including but not limited to managing all financial , HR , monitoring & execution phases of the project .

-       Area of specialization : Involvement in all financial , managerial & administrative details of the publishing project on international standards.

 

Interactions /Mosaic- International :

One of the most widely used resources in Academic level in ME for the 4 skills

-       Aisha’s role was to manage all aspects of the tailored version for ME & Aisha was the only one from ME / who is non-university staff involved in the review of the new international version

-       Area of specialization : Involvement in all details of Academic books publishing & revised editions

 

English zone book 1-6 ( ELT ) ,Grammar zone, Little hands - MENA region :

-       MH produced its most successful ELT series in 2006 , their target was to present something new in the ELT market to the ME  

-       Aisha’s role started in specifying the methodology to be used , structuring the S&S and the involvement in all phases of production in a very tight schedule ( 6 months instead of 3 years for the production of total of 36 books from scratch ), the book sold thousands of copies and it presented a new trend that other publishers followed afterwards

-       Area of specialization : Involvement in all details of book creation following the best hands on practice with the most experienced personnel from MH .

 

Green Light, Whiz kids, Platform, Grammar in view - MENA region :

-       MH target as they started hitting the ELT market , was to adopt and edit existing series to present something new in the ELT market to the ME  

-       Aisha’s role started by selecting from existing series , doing all editing stages and reviewing till approving the final ready to print version

-       Area of specialization : Involvement in all details of book editing and reviewing .

 

Discovery Education:

-       project manager , EKB – Egypt , 2016

-       Discovery Eductaion is considered as one of the best provider of educational videos , in collaboration with EKB in Egypt , they have a project to present their materials to the Egyptian market .

-       Aisha’s main role is to Manage a team of translators and reviewer for their materials , reviewing materials for suitability , consulting on all related issues

-       Area of specialization : Project management for educational videos

 

Heinemann UK ( under Pearson ):

Keys to reading , Comprehension directions

   Heinemann UK , now under Pearson , was considered one of the leading publishers in the field of ELT .

Aisha’s role was to do adopt old out of print versions , and change them into new versions according to market needs , by re arranging units , adding some materials and deleting others, re jacketing and adding supplementary materials as well.

  • Area of specialization : Involvement in all details of book editing and reviewing .

 

Educational consultant , Digital Project manager , SMART technologies ,NA, Gimpex , 2009 – 2013

  • SMART are the inventors and the market leaders of SMART BOARDS the Canadian interactive boards , they always seek EC to support their work as trainers and digital content providers.
  • Aisha’s role is to train teachers on creating digital content as well as creating digital content
  • Aisha was the project manager for the creation of digital lessons that supports the MoE curriculum ( EGYPT ) for both Arabic & Social studies 1-9
  • Area of specialization :Project Management & training on best practices in creating digital interactive content that boost students higher thinking skills & creativity

 

Free lance Reviewer – Arabic club reader – 2013

  • The project is done from a reputable UK publishers ( Nelson Thornes ) and the aim of this project is to supply Arab speakers with a set of fiction books for children K-4 using a scheme like the well known reading scheme
  • Aisha’s role is involved in all aspects of writing , editing , reviewing , Art work till final product approval as publishing & ME professional Consultant
  • Area of specialization : Arabic books for lower levels following reading scheme standards ( never done before worldwide )

 

Country Project manager Obaikan Publishing KSA , 2010- 2011

  • Obaikan is one of the leading companies in publishing in KSA , they were holding a project for Maths & science learning objects to be adopted in Egypt.
  • Aisha’s role was the project manager to liaise between the company and all the team of the projects whom I hired and manage all phases of the project financially and technically till the final delivery on set deadlines.
  • Area of specialization :Managing both printed & digital project with all its phases.

 

Academic consultant, ME , Benchmark education ( US publisher ) 2010 – 2013

  • Benchmark is a publishing house specialized in producing quality materials k-8 in reading & writing.
  • Aisha’s role is to present their products to the ME market and train teachers on best practice for the books.
  • Area of specialization : Organizing events to promote reading & writing skills for k-8 students.

 

Consultant & regional trainer , ( free lancer ) Scholastic 2011 – 2013

  • Scholastic is one of the leading publishers in the children’s books & their products are widely used worldwide , they are the producer of MY ARABIC LIBRARY , a big library for children translated books.
  • Aisha’s role is to present & help teachers in implementing their products through training & hands on practice & helping in organizing events.
  • Area of specialization : involvement & exposure to the latest trends in publishing for children on both fiction & non fiction level along with the translated & digital ones.

 

Educational Publishing Director , Nahdet Misr , 2011-2013

  • Nahdet Misr is one of the leading companies in publishing Arabic books & supplementary educational books.
  • Aisha’s role was to manage all publishing activities starting from selecting titles , specifying strategy , HR , Finance , marketing & sales activities.
  • Area of specialization : All phases of publishing project management; including but not limited to technical input , titles selection , financial budgeting ,deadlines , printing specifications , marketing events , promotional materials & sales activities.

 

Publishing Director , Edugate for Publishing , 2011

  • Edugate is a fast growing publishing company that is involved in producing fiction , non fiction , translated , Academic & educational book
  • Aisha’s role was to manage all aspects of publishing from both technical & financial phase.
  • Area of specialization : All phases of publishing including but not limited to titles selection , financial budgeting ,deadlines & printing specifications.

 

Managing Director , Cambridge University Press ( Egypt) , 2009

  • Cambridge University press is one of the leading publishers in the world , they have their agent in Egypt that represents them on both schools , Academic levels.
  • Aisha’s role was to set up the team and then to lead the team to guarantee best adoptions in the market on both schools & Academic levels , this involved all technical , marketing, administrative and financial phases.
  • Area of specialization : Management of all activities related to technical and marketing of schools and academic products including financial and technical ones.

 

Education Consultant , Harcourt UK ( Egypt managed by Cairo Trade Centre )2002-2009

  • Harcourt UK ( now under the umbrella of Oxford Press ) is a leading UK publishers , they were involved in 2 mega events ( country reading competition ) & ( Busy Bee Schools performance competition ) in addition to the production of several tailored products to Egypt
  • Aisha’s role was to organize the event from A to Z with all its phases , Busy Bee one was originally my idea and it was done in collaboration with one of the USAID organization IEARN
  • Area of specialization : initiating and organizing events to boost reading & writing skills along with creativity

 

School strategy developer – various schools in Egypt

 

Setting schools strategy with all its aspects as well as executing schools development & enhancement procedures .

  • Area of specialization : Educational School Management

 

General Supervisor of English , Private schools , institutes Egypt , 1990 - 2002 :

  • Aisha taught & supervised teachers of English from K- Academic level