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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.
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The Industrial Revolution model of schooling and teaching—or factory model schools—is outdated.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.
Chair Professor of International Education Leadership at The Education University of Hong Kong
Prof Allan Walker is Chair Professor of International Education Leadership and Co-Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Education University of Hong Kong. He was Dean of the Faculty of Education and Human Development until June 2020. He has experience as a teacher, principal, Professor and Dean and has worked in universities in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong, where spent the last 25 years. His research and writing focuses on school leadership in East and Southeast Asia. Allan’s most recent book is Deciphering School Leadership in China: Conceptualisation, Context and Complexities.
School Director of Kairos Gracia Christian School, Indonesia
Diany Vency is the School Director of Kairos Gracia Christian School in Indonesia. She was recruited as a school coordinator in 2000 when Kairos Gracia was established, and went on to serve as a member of the school management team for 15 years before becoming the school director. She has been a teacher for 23 years, and has held leadership positions for 21 years.
Principal at Lingunan National High School, the Philippines
Domingo A. Lozande is presently the Principal of Lingunan National High School in Valenzuela City Philippines. He is also a National Trainer in Chemistry under the Department of Education, Philippines and a faculty member at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela University. As a school head, he frequently contributes extra time and effort for the betterment of the students and the whole school community. He is unstoppable for the things that will benefit the teachers, learners, school and community.
Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Management at University of Nottingham
Dr. Vicente Chua Reyes, Jr. is Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Management, at the Centre for Research in Educational Leadership and Management (CRELM), University of Nottingham.
He is also Hon Associate Professor, University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Vicente has been Programme Director of The HEAD Foundation’s Transformational Educational Leadership in 21st Century Contexts (TransformLEAD@21) in Indonesia (2018) and the Philippines (2019). As a former Teaching/School Principal and trained as a political scientist, Vicente’s current research are in ICT in education, and in investigating corruption alongside educational reforms. His most recent book is “Networks of (Dis)Trust” (2019) with Lexington focusing on the political sociology of governance.
Vicente will moderate the webinar series Educational Leadership in a Crisis.
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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.