Global Educational Leadership Conference 2020
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The Global Educational Leadership Conference (GELC) is an annual event organised by the Academy of Principals (Singapore). The conference is designed for Principals, Vice-Principals, Heads of Departments, Subject Heads, Level Heads and educators who are involved in some form of educational leadership in their school or organisation

Much has been said about the uncertainty of the future and how we need to innovate in order to meet the challenges ahead. In the midst of transition and driving growth, there is a need to revisit fundamentals to ensure that what we initiate stems from a firm foundation.

A heritage tree grows to its maximum height because it has a strong root system underground. The fundamentals in educational leadership and school systems must be well-established before we can strive for further growth.

The 11th Global Educational Leadership Conference calls for a return to the roots of education, leadership and learning. Thinkers and influencers in the field and beyond will share their insights on how our current outlook affects the basics and principles in education. When we are well-rooted in the fundamentals we can build to last. Only then can true transformation take place.

Plenary sessions will focus on rethinking fundamentals in key areas:

  • School Leadership – in the throes of leadership and its demands, have we lost sight of what it means to be a leader? Revisit leadership principles and reflect on what it means to lead. In today’s complex world, should the code of leadership be altered?
  • Professional Development – what constitutes personal growth and development in school leaders? Explore areas in adult learning, technology and networks.
  • Learning – has learning changed and how do we bring about meaningful learning in our classrooms in this day and age? Relook at the fundamentals of learning and how it takes place in today’s interconnected environment.
  • School Models – are traditional school models still relevant today? How can school models be adapted to meet the changing learning styles of today’s generation?

Gain new perspectives and insights from leaders in the field while collaborating with the fraternity. Rethinking fundamentals can bring about transformation in schools. Find out how.

For more information, visit www.gelc.academy

7 September 2020 Monday , 8:30 AM - 8:35 AM
Welcome Address by President, Academy of Principals (Singapore)
7 September 2020 Monday , 8:35 AM - 8:50 AM
Opening Address by Minister for Education
7 September 2020 Monday , 8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
Q&A Session with Minister for Education
7 September 2020 Monday , 9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
Live Q&A Session with Overseas Speakers
7 September 2020 Monday , 10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
7 September 2020 Monday , 10:05 AM - 10:50 AM
Live Q&A Session with Singapore Speakers
7 September 2020 Monday , 10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
7 September 2020 Monday , 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Live Session with Permanent Secretary for Education
7 September 2020 Monday , 11:50 AM - 12:00 PM
Vote of Thanks
Dr Shirleen CheePresident/Academy of Principals (Singapore), Principal/Anglo-Chinese Junior College
Mr Lawrence WongMinister for Education Singapore
Mr Lai Chung HanPermanent Secretary (Education) Singapore
Mr Wong Siew HoongDirector-General of Education, Singapore
Mr Aaron ManiamDeputy Secretary (Industry & Information) Ministry of Communications and Information Singapore
Ms Melissa KweeChief Executive Officer The National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) Singapore
Dr Megan-Tschannen-MoranProfessor of Educational Leadership College of William & Mary United States
Dr Chris JansenDirector Leadership Lab New Zealand
Mr Loo Ming YawModerator, 2nd Vice-President/Academy of Principals, Principal/Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)
Mr Mark Gerard MinjootModerator, Board Member/Academy of Principals (Singapore), Principal/St. Patrick's School
Ms Sharon BoeyModerator, Board Member/Academy of Principals (Singapore), Principal/Jing Shan Primary School
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The Academy of Principals (Singapore) [APS] represents a unique and vibrant partnership with the key players in Singapore education: the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the National Institute of Education (NIE) to provide an unparalleled level of support for our school leaders as they lead our schools into a new and exciting era of educational changes. More importantly, the Academy serves as an important platform for our school principals to reach out to local and overseas colleagues from affiliated associations, institutes of higher learning, corporate and industry partners to share ideas, debate issues and discuss policy initiatives, all of which will contribute towards building sustainable leadership through strong and mutually-beneficial networks. Visit www.aps.sg for more information Contact: Academy of Principals (Singapore) 51 Grange Road Block 2 #01-04A Singapore 249564 Tel: (65) 6838 7337 Fax: (65) 6838 7339 Email: admin@aps.sg