WISE workshop for school leaders & educators
10 Jan 2017 - 22:50
The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) recently led a workshop as part of its Empowering Leaders of Learning (ELL) programme, which is designed to support school leaders in improving student outcomes.
The ELL workshops, held in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Education Development Institute (EDI) of Qatar Foundation (QF), are part of a series presented over a period of eight months. The programme is intended to strengthen leadership capabilities through working to improve specific areas in student learning. The programme follows two separate tracks, one for the Ministry’s ‘Maharaty’ independent primary schools; and one for the QF schools held in collaboration with EDI. The ELL programme is made possible in part by ExxonMobil Qatar.
The workshop was led by Dr Asmaa Al Fadala, Director of Research, WISE, and by Dr Simon Breakspear, Founder and CEO of the Australia-based Agile Schools. The objective is to support the participating school leaders with strategies and tools to improve teaching practices and student learning outcomes. The session encourages educators to pursue an evidence-informed focus and to apply research on effective teaching.
Dr Al Fadala said: “This leadership training programme is part of our commitment at WISE to help our school leaders and their teachers to identify specific issues and design action plans to improve student learning. We want to encourage school leaders to try new approaches, and to experiment creatively for better results. We are confident that empowering our school leaders to apply these tools and strategies and put their knowledge to work is the best way to progress.”