A total of 136 teachers will receive their Management and Leadership in Schools (MLS) certificates on Thursday, 4 February 2010, upon completion of their head of department training (HOD) at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore. Gracing the ceremony is Mr Winston James Hodge, Director, Training and Development, Ministry of Education (MOE).
MLS is a four-month programme for departmental heads and school leaders who may in time assume significant managerial responsibilities in schools. Managed by NIE’s Graduate Programmes and Research Office, this innovative programme prepares HODs to be exemplary leaders, people managers, and experts in teaching and learning. Besides addressing issues and technologies impacting education, a major part of the MLS programme focuses on team learning and curriculum innovation. Upon completion of the programme, the graduands will be ready to lead initiatives in curriculum advances and take their schools to new levels of achievement.
Key features of the MLS programme are: Diversity of learning experiences designed to generate new knowledge; designing an innovative curriculum for schools; flexibility in tailoring an individual programme by selecting modules that are of direct use; exposure to the insights of senior figures from the world outside education; and availability of elective modules conducted at NIE to enhance HODs’ knowledge and skill sets.
Please refer to the attachments:
Annexe A, for the programme.
Annexe B, for the list of MLS award winners.
Annexe C, for the synopsis of innovative MLS Curriculum Project done by participants.