Management and Leadership in Schools Graduation Ceremony January 2008

Management and Leadership in Schools Graduation Ceremony January 2008

Date
Thursday, 24 January 2008

MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP IN SCHOOLS GRADUATION CEREMONY JANUARY 2008 ON THURSDAY, 24 JANUARY 2008, 3.00PM AT LECTURE THEATRE 1, BLOCK 6, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, 1 NANYANG WALK, SINGAPORE

A cohort of 160 teachers will receive their Management and Leadership in Schools (MLS) certificates on Thursday, 24 January 2008, upon completion of their head of department (HOD) training at the National Institute of Education (NIE). Mr Winston James Hodge, Director, Training and Development Division, Ministry of Education (MOE) is guest of honour for this ceremony.

The MLS is a four-month programme for departmental heads and school leaders who may in time assume significant managerial responsibilities in schools. The programme is designed by NIE's team of experts and professionals in consultation with MOE. Managed by NIE's Graduate Programmes and Research Office, this innovative programme prepares HODs to be exemplary 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. On completion of the course, 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; 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 for the upgrading of knowledge and skills of HODs.

The programme and list of MLS award winners are detailed in Annexes A and B respectively.

Please also refer to Annexe C for the synopsis of the two innovative MLS Curriculum Projects done by participants. 

Media personnel are invited to cover this event. Please confirm your attendance with Ms Chan Bee Ai by 23 January 2008. Members of the press are requested to meet Ms Chan at 2.30pm at the entrance of Lecture Theatre 1. The dress code for the ceremony is formal.

Annexe A

Programme

2.45pm
Guests to be seated

3.00pm
Arrival of Guest of Honour, Mr Winston James Hodge, Director, Training and Development Division, Ministry of Education

Welcome Address by Prof Lee Sing Kong, Director, NIE

Address by Guest of Honour

Presentation of Certificates and Prizes

Speech by Graduand

Tea Reception

5.00pm
End of Programme 

Annexe B

Prizes and Awards

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Book Prize
Awarded to the participant who exemplifies the highest level of learning across the MLS Programme

Yeo Young Muay (Ms)
Level Head (English)
Kranji Primary School

Dr Ruth Wong Medal
Awarded to the participant who demonstrates the best overall performance in MLS Programme

Chan Wai Yee (Ms)
Subject Head (Mathematics)
St Andrew's Junior College