At the height of the COVID-19 crisis, 1.4 billion students saw themselves stuck at home as schools around the world closed their doors. No one knew when they could go back to school. Despite this, many school leaders have risen to the challenge and innovated to navigate these uncharted waters.
In this three-part webinar series, school leaders from Southeast Asia show how they have led school- and system-wide responses to the educational disruptions caused by COVID-19, while eminent educational leadership academics discuss how you can adapt these strategies and tips to your schools. This practice-focused series aims to share best practices and relevant, actionable strategies and tips with school leaders and educators in the region.
How have school leaders mobilised resources and engaged with various stakeholders in their scramble to make plans for remote learning? In the first session, we explore how school leaders, as figureheads of their schools and communities, can work with parents and community to create a holistic learning environment in these uncertain times.
Assistant Dean, Higher Degrees by Coursework at National Institute of Education, Singapore
Schools Division Superintendent of Tarlac City at Department of Education (DepEd), the Philippines
Principal at Budi Luhur Senior High School, Indonesia
Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Management at University of Nottingham
Part 2 | Nurturing Your Staff
The Industrial Revolution model of schooling and teaching—or factory model schools—is outdated. How can school leaders regard and support teachers not just as cogs in a wheel, but as learning partners? In this session, we look at what school leaders can do to support, motivate and empower their teachers as they juggle remote teaching with their personal lives.
Part 3 | Caring for Your Students
While each school and country has its own unique set of challenges and opportunities, our panellists are united by their unwavering commitment to ensure that essential education services, including mental and social support, are available to all students, especially the disadvantaged. In this final session, hear how school leaders can embrace technology to keep track of their students' learning and well-being.