LEAP (Leading Educators Around the Planet) is an International peer-shadowing program for Principals, Deputy-Principals, Directors and non school-based education personnel. The program involves hosting an international colleague for a two-week leadership program in July, and being hosted by that international colleague (in their location) for a reciprocal two-week program in the September school holidays.
In exciting news, LEAP is hosting a conference featuring Pasi Sahlberg (Direcor General of CIMO (Center for International Mobility and Cooperation) at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland). The conference “Secrets of Success: How high achieving systems select, professionally develop and care for teachers’ and leaders’ wellbeing” is a vital gathering for all school-based or system-based leaders and teachers who are keen to learn the secrets about the most effective international systems for teaching and leading. For further details about the conference go to https://www.aleap4principals.com.au/
Anglican EdComm were pleased to have one of the Directors of LEAP, Dr Warren Marks, speak at the recent Anglican EdComm Agora Professional Learning event. Dr Marks is a former teacher and school principal. He is a consultant to the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Teacher Education, lecturing in the Master of Instructional Leadership programs. Dr Marks co-led research (with Dr Norman McCulla, Macquaire University) on the importance of trust in the Australian educative scene and co-authored the analysis of the Australian findings with Dr McCulla.*
Can we encourage you to consider both the LEAP Conference and LEAP peer-shadowing program as a part of your professional learning program.
Learn more about the LEAP peer-shadowing program here
*Marks, W. & McCulla, N. (2016)Australia: Halfway to anywhere? In Fink, D. (Ed.) Trust and Verify: The Real Keys to School Improvement. London, UK: London: University College London Institute of Education Press.