How Digital Tools Can Help Running Your School

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Description

Running an organization that deals with any kind of education is challenging. This has proven to be even more challenging in the Digital Age. Online organizational management requires multiple digital tools to help an organization provide high-quality, efficient, productive, imaginative, and creative education.

With this course, participants will learn all the digital tools that are necessary to keep leadership solid and focused, yet sensitive at the same time. The motivation of both employees and learners is vital. As a result, participants will also learn how to efficiently manage their employees’ resources in the Digital Age.

The course will raise awareness of all the needs of learners, teachers, and administration, and how to effectively meet them. Throughout the course, participants will be encouraged to create a plan for applying the newly-taught techniques at all the levels of their own organization.

The focus will be on understanding how to adapt to and overcome the challenges of running an educational organization in the Digital Age.

Concept by: Anja Rubčić

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • Detect and pinpoint their organization’s specifications that warrant improvement;
  • Examine how to effectively communicate with their team in the digital age;
  • Receive practical mentoring about the challenges of switching to an e-school;
  • Understand how to transform learners into passionate fans;
  • Be guided into achieving highly effective communication with their learners;
  • Learn digital tools that will help their organization provide a higher level of service and support to learners.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Initial management

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools;
  • Examining managerial practices (Theory);
  • Workshop: detecting the needs and expectations in management practices, step-by-step action plan;
  • Individual reflection about business practices.

Day 2 – Business skills for running a school

  • The importance of digital tools for efficient school management;
  • How to coordinate an office in a digital environment;
  • How to attract, engage and communicate with your learners and audience via social media and similar platforms;    
  • Creating a storyboard for your brand;
  • Workshop: discovering strengths and weaknesses within organizations, their e-technology usage and developing practical solutions.

Day 3 – Team development

  • Make a strong team: developing and improving soft skills within the office;
  • The importance of soft skills when working with learners;
  • 5 vital soft skills in daily operations;
  • Workshop: conducted by an expert (e.g. psychologist) whose goal is to discuss these 5 soft skills in depth or a relevant topic of their own choosing.

Day 4 – Creative solutions and importance of experimenting

  • Creativity as a school’s driving force: how to incorporate it in activities for staff, teachers and learners?
  • Group work: case study analysis and examples of good practices (e.g. creative writing, storytelling, book club, cooking club);
  • Exploring teachers’ creativity and hobbies.

Day 5 – Evaluation and self-evaluation with students and teachers

  • Teaching evaluation and learner satisfaction – why is it important and what are the key elements for creating surveys?
  • Workshop: Mentor assisted creation of own evaluation forms;
  • Presentations: creating a general plan for meeting the needs and reaching the goals of an organization.

Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

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