Building on the success of the previous global Schools Now! Conference in Jordan, we are pleased to announce that the fourth annual Schools Now! Conference will take place on 6 -7 March 2019. This will be the first online version of the Schools Now! Conference. The online element will allow us to reach even greater numbers of leaders and educational managers from partner schools and create even more opportunities for delegates to actively participate in presentations and discussions that take place throughout this 2-day conference.
The theme of the Schools Now! online conference 2019 has been informed by recent developments in education practice and the suggestions of participants who attended the successful conference in Jordan in March 2018. The theme is Pathways to Resilience: strategic leadership in a changing environment. The idea of ‘building up resilience’ is becoming increasingly used in the world of education. This can include 21st Century skills such as the ability to think critically, solve problems, work collaboratively, demonstrate leadership and develop digital literacy. It can also extend to personal development through learning new skills throughout life and looking after personal health and well-being.
The conference will explore the following sub-themes:
- The role of school leaders in integrating resilience in school systems through inclusive practices and establishing patterns of life-long learning to meet the challenges of an ever changing jobs market along with the opportunities it brings for personal growth.
- How we can strengthen the capacity of teachers to build up resilience in their students through modelling skills and behaviours and embedding these skills within the curriculum areas being taught and through extra-curricular activities.
- The role of schools in supporting the mental well-being of students to deal with the challenges they face within the digital sphere, the classroom and in life beyond school.
- This innovative online conference will be structured carefully with keynote presentations alongside interactive sessions for delegates and discussions with panels of experts. In addition, awarding bodies will play a prominent role in the conference through keynote presentations and delegates will have the opportunity to speak to representatives in interactive areas throughout the conference.
Call for Papers
If you are interested in delivering a presentation during this online conference that showcases action research undertaken or an initiative you have implemented in you school, then we will shortly be sending out a Call for Papers that gives you information on how to apply.
How to register?
You will be soon receiving instruction on how to register for our exciting Schools Now! Online Conference. In the meantime, please mark your calendars and save the date!