SEAMEO INNOTECH is facilitating the conduct of a blended learning program for Brunei Darussalam’s neophyte school heads in the primary and secondary school levels. The program is specifically designed to equip new school heads with knowledge and skills on leading for school excellence. It is intended particularly to strengthen the training participants’ competencies in effectively leading instructional reforms under SPN-21.

“Gearing Up New School Leaders for School Excellence” is divided into three phases with the first phase taking place online from 17 to 26 May 2012. The pre-course online conversation provided the training participants with opportunity to understand better good leadership practices. It also led into the generation of a list of opportunities and challenges under SPN-21 which the new school heads determined themselves.

The second phase of the program focused on enhancing competencies in instructional and learning practices within the school. Held from 04 to 09 June 2012, this phase of the learning program led to the development of action plans that served as the school heads’ individual re-entry plans upon return to their work stations.

The third phase, scheduled from 09 to 18 August 2012, is a virtual post-course sharing of learning on the results of the implementation of the participants’ action plans to improve their respective school’s performance. A reflection note on the implementation of their school improvement activities is expected to be generated during this period.

SEAMEO INNOTECH is working closely with the Ministry of Education of Brunei Darussalam through the Staff Training and Development Department of School in the delivery of this learning program.

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