Management and Leadership in Schools Graduation Ceremony July 2008

Management and Leadership in Schools Graduation Ceremony July 2008

Date
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP IN SCHOOLS GRADUATION CEREMONY JULY 2008 ON TUESDAY, 29 JULY 2008, 3.00PM AT LECTURE THEATRE 1, BLOCK 6, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, 1 NANYANG WALK, SINGAPORE

A cohort of 130 teachers will receive their Management and Leadership in Schools (MLS) certificates on Tuesday, 29 July 2008, upon completion of their head of department training (HOD) at the National Institute of Education (NIE). Dr Koh Thiam Seng, Director, Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education (MOE) is the 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, 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 innovative MLS Curriculum Project done by participants.

Media personnel are invited to cover this event. Please confirm your attendance with Ms Chan Bee Ai by 25 July 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, Dr Koh Thiam Seng, Director, Educational Technology Division,
Ministry of Education

3.05pm
Welcome Address by Prof Lee Sing Kong, Director, NIE

3.15pm
Address by Guest-of-Honour

3.30pm
Presentation of Certificates and Prizes

4.15pm
Speech by Graduand

4.30pm
Tea Reception

Annexe B

Prizes and Awards

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

Adila Ong Kim Luan
Pasir Ris Primary School

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

Low Hwee Cheng Adeline
Yishun Town Secondary School

Dr J.M. Nathan Memorial Prize for Curriculum Project
Awarded to team of participants who demonstrates the highest level of standard in its curriculum project as part of the assessment of the core module in MLS Programme

Oliver Osman Junus (Team Leader)
Woodgrove Secondary School

Chua Guat Peng
CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)

Tan Ee Ling Ellen 
Chua Chu Kang Secondary School

Ramesh s/o Ramalingam
Orchid Park Secondary School

Ng Cheong York
Northbrooks Secondary School