Influential Curriculum Leadership
Chinese International School, Hong Kong
April 21-22, 2018
Our Goal: As a result of this workshop, participants will have built their capacity as influential curriculum leaders and will:
- Be aware of how beliefs and values shape behaviours and choices around learning and what this means when leading curriculum.
- Understand the role of definitions of learning and learning principles.
- Understand how the written curriculum can be framed and how this influences teaching, assessment, recording and reporting.
- Plan to lead different types of dialogue about learning: moderation and calibration; evidence based conversations about learning; looking for learning.
- Be able to identify different types of challenge and choose congruent behaviours.
- Reflect upon opportunities in their current context to use their leadership to improve learning.
Target Audience: Those responsible for leading learning - Directors of Learning, Teaching, Curriculum, Curriculum Coordinators and those in other positions such as Principal or Vice Principal who have responsibility for the quality of learning.
In recent years the role of ‘Director of Learning’ or ‘Curriculum Director’ has rapidly expanded in international schools, alongside longer standing roles such as curriculum coordinator for a specific programme. Whilst the management part of these roles is often straightforward, there is often no preparation for leadership from a position which requires influential leadership, rather than traditional hierarchical leadership. This workshop is intended to give serving or aspiring learning and curriculum leaders a set of mental maps and tools to help them improve learning through developing their influential leadership.
The speakers are donating their fees for this workshop to https://www.skyschool.world, a high school for refugees who want to change the world.
Stuart MacAlpine is Director of Teaching and Learning for the East Campus of the United World College of South East Asia and joint Head of Curriculum Development and Research for the combined Campuses. He is passionate about concept based learning, and a Lynn Erickson Concept Based Workshop Leader and you can see his blog on https://uwcseaconcepts.wordpress.com. Stuart is on the journey to being a Cognitive Coaching Seminars Agency Trainer. He presents on learning and leadership for learning. Stuart has worked in a range of schools including Sevenoaks School and Millfield School in the UK and both campuses of The United World College of South East Asia. Stuart is Director for Education (pro bono) for Sky School, a High School for Refugees who want to change the world.
Rami Madani is the Director of Learning at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He served as a secondary school principal, dean of students, and department head in various international schools. Rami has designed a variety of professional development and training programs for teachers and administrators. In addition, he is an IB Diploma consultant and is passionate about aligning a school's systems with its mission and values, and ensuring that teaching and learning is the focus of what schools do. Rami presents at conferences and works with schools on areas related to curriculum, assessment, instruction, strategic planning, and leadership development. His primary focus is on nurturing minds, empowering educators, refining systems and tools to support student holistic growth.Participant Preparation:
Participants would benefit from bringing a sample of learning goals (curriculum) from their school, assessments aligned to these, records of learning they would expect a teacher to keep and a report. They could also come prepared to talk about their current strategic plans for leading curriculum. These will not need to be formally shared rather they will be used by participants to refer to during sessions.
|Time||Focus and Purpose|
- How do beliefs and values determine the behaviours of learning teams?
|10:15-12:00||The Written Curriculum|
- How does the way learning is written down determine the way teaching and learning looks, feels and sounds like in a school?
|12:45-2:30||Leading Conversations about Learning|
- How can I facilitate my teams' conversations about learning?
|2:45-4:30||Practice leading to a learning conversation.|
- What am I becoming more aware of about the mental maps I bring to my role and how I influence learning?
|Time||Focus and Purpose|
|8:30-10:00||Practice leading an evidence of learning gains conversation.|
- How can I support my teams to be effective users of learning data?
|10:15-12:00||Types of problems, types of support.|
- What support functions do I use with those I lead?
|12:45-2:30||Types of change, types of actions|
- How do I successfully lead change in my school?
- What kinds of change am I going to be leading?
- Points of reflection
- Points for growth
Host School Information:
Chinese International School
Address: 1 Hau Yuen Path, Braemar Hill, Hong Kong SAR, China
Phone: (852)2510 7288
Contact: Lindsey Berns - firstname.lastname@example.org
L'Hotel Causeway Bay Harbour View
Address: 18 King’s Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3553 2898
Contact: Ms. Debbie Chan – email@example.com
Single Deluxe Room – HK$1,280.00 inclusive of 10% service charge and buffet breakfast
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Total Due: $0.00