Learning and the Schools of Today and Tomorrow
A one-day workshop conducted by SHASHANK VIRA
Can be hosted by a school at your location – contact us for details
The Hearth will host the workshop in different cities. Contact us.
(This is a full-day workshop. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.)
Who is the workshop for?
- Principals, Directors and Heads of Schools
- Educators and the senior management team of schools
- Trustees, Governors and school owners
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis to those who pay the workshop fee (payable in advance). Full venue and workshop details (including links to prior reading material) will be sent out to all registered participants before the training event.
Attendance is INR 10,000 + GST of 18% per participant (the total is therefore INR 11,800 per participant). The workshop fee includes all workshop materials, an interactive workbook, prior reading materials, participation and CPD certification, refreshments and lunch.
To book your place or to find out more, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Places will be confirmed for a specific workshop date once the fees have been paid.
“Thank you! The ripples made should create more. My best takeaway is how you got all of us to come out of our silos and to acknowledge that in spite of representing the best schools of Kolkata, we have streets to go and you also gave us a road map to initiate the changes instead of pat solutions.”
Damayanti Mukherjee (Principal, Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata)
There will be four action concepts in the course that will study the main theme.
Action Concept One: Managing Change in Schools
- How can School Heads lead the change to impact outcomes?
- Importance of the following aspects in school leadership:
Action Concept Two: Building Research and Skills Engaged Schools
- What are the skills that students need to learn at the school level?
- How do you become a research-engaged school and what is its connection with skills?
- What is the role of school leaders in becoming a research-engaged school?
Action Concept Three: Learning Areas and the Liberal Arts
- What are the trends of learning and knowledge that will be important in the future?
- How can schools react to an ever-changing world?
- What are the Liberal Arts and how important are these in school education?
Action Concept Four: Next Generation Schools
- Use of technology in school education
- Flexible learning environments
- The modern classroom
- Building school communities in a connected world
“I would travel 10,000 miles to attend one of Shashank’s workshops!”
Seema Sapru (Principal, The Heritage School, Kolkata)
Underlying the action concepts will be three structural concerns:
(1) Path to Progress
Schools have to meet the challenge of producing young children who must be better prepared for today’s and tomorrow’s more technical jobs. We also cannot afford to leave anyone behind. The link of learning with meaningful future goals can be made possible and practical by schools today.
(2) Valuing Differences
Children in schools are individuals – they are different to each other in so many ways. School leaders find themselves increasingly torn between pressures for conformity and for celebrating diversity. Strategies will be suggested by which leaders can assist their schools in valuing and learning from differences.
(3) Reimagining the School
Schools have not changed significantly over the last century – this is a truism, of course, but there is greater need than ever before to look at a new way of learning. It needs us to Reimagine the School. It is clear that the world that our children are growing into is far removed from the school, and it is education institutions that need to restructure themselves.