The development of the Araratian Baccalaureate School Leadership Professional Development and Certification Program is underway. It comprises a series of theoretical and practical courses designed for up to one year and delivered for free. The program is aimed at developing the knowledge, skills and abilities of AB school principals and vice-principals and introducing them to the 21st-century school management approaches.
The program is being developed by the Ayb Educational Foundation in collaboration with the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education (IoE).
On January 22-23, the team of the Araratian Baccalaureate School Development and Coordination Department was in Great Britain to meet with leading school leadership development specialists from the UCL Institute of Education.
The meetings focused on the program content, goals and leadership development areas, which mostly referred to the elaboration of vision and strategy for improving schools, management of systemic changes, establishment of collaboration with the parents and community, etc.
“Within the framework of the implementation of the Araratian Baccalaureate program in schools, we are creating a new school network and teacher community, setting higher requirements and standards for teaching, learning and physical environment, and schools should be part of this new reality. The Araratian Baccalaureate School Leadership Professional Development and Certification Program aims to shape effective school heads that will act as leaders and be committed to continuous development,” said Sona Koshetsyan, Executive Director at the Ayb Educational Foundation who is also the head of the Araratian Baccalaureate School Development and Coordination Department.
The program development is expected to be completed in the spring of 2018. It will officially kick off this May.