Local Leadership
Signature Learning Program
International Learning Offerings

2014

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Local leadership 2014 study tour

  1. 1. Local Leadership Signature Learning Program International Learning Offerings 2014 High Performing Schools, Linking with Asia – Hong Kong and South Korea 12 day program (tbc) Autonomy: One System’s Experience – Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand 5 day program (tbc) Program: The High Performing Schools, Linking with Asia International Learning Offering has been designed for school leaders wishing to focus on innovation and excellence in Asian high performing school systems. Building Asia relevant capabilities to support stronger connections and partnerships across the region will also be a component of the program. Program: New Zealand schools have operated with a high degree of autonomy in areas of governance, school structures, curriculum implementation and assessment practices, for over twenty years. The program provides a relevant professional learning opportunity for school leaders operating in an environment of increased empowerment and working to implement the Australian Curriculum. The program has been built around the following questions: Participants will gain a deep understanding of the New Zealand education system, including policy platforms around school autonomy. Visits to a range of schools will focus on extending understandings of system priorities and the innovative ways in which school leaders have implemented these. AITSL is offering all school leaders an opportunity to participate in study and travel programs. For more information or to register for an International Learning Offering, please contact: Ben Johns Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Ph: 03 9944 1218 Email: localleadership@aitsl.edu.au Limited places Please note: * Numbers for these programs are limited and entry to the programs will be on the basis of order of application plus payment of deposit (with registration). * Program content and schedules are correct at the time of printing, however some program content is still being developed. AITSL reserves the right to make changes where required. * Minimum participant numbers are required for a program to proceed. * Prices are approximate and will be confirmed in 2014. • how do principals establish an effective culture of teaching and learning? • what does effective leadership look like in high performing schools? The program has been built around the following questions: • what factors contribute to high performance in different cultural, social and economic contexts? • what does effective leadership look like in autonomous schools? • what role do professional learning communities play in building capacity? • how do schools maximise autonomy to improve educational outcomes for students? • how is teacher performance monitored and evaluated in an ongoing way? • what mechanisms best prepare and support leaders in their role? The program provides an extensive professional learning experience delivered through a range of learning opportunities including school visits, briefings and forums. Date: 28 April – 9 May 2014 tbc Cost: AU $6,800 tbc (plus travel costs) Participants are responsible for travel costs to/from Australia and between the two Asian locations. Other costs, including accommodation, a number of meals, conference costs, and local travel, are included in the program charge. • how do autonomous schools contribute to the improvement of the system? Date: 31 March – 4 April 2014 tbc The program will begin with a group dinner in Wellington on Sunday evening 30 March 2014. Cost: $3,500 tbc (plus travel and accommodation costs) Participants are responsible for all associated travel and accommodation costs and arrangements. (Suggestions for moderately priced accommodation will be provided to participants at a later date).

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