Mentor Conclave 2017

Mentor Conclave 2017

THEME: Questioning & Co-creating Education

DATE: 1 & 2 December 2017

VENUE: J.N. Tata Auditorium, Bangalore

In its 5th edition, Mentor Conclave 2017 – Questioning & Co-creating Education provided an opportunity for educators to bridge the learning divide, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy.

Leaders from different walks-of-life graced the conclave. The achievers helped participants:

  • Transform the way they think
  • Change the parameters of growth and operations of their institution
  • Bridge the gap between teachers and students
  • Address complex issues with collaboration
  • Make school a safe place
  • Understand the importance of branding and creating brand identity for schools

PARTICIPATION: 300+ delegates from across India
SPEAKER & SESSIONS: 16 speakers from across the country; 8 interactive sessions

PRESENTATION RELEASED: Released School Safety Phase-1 research papers conducted by LXL Ideas’ Research division

Curators

SESSION 1: EXPRESSIONS

THEME: Managing communications effectively is a key leadership skill. Many problems, in and out of schools, can be directly traced to whether information can be directly traced to whether information was communicated, how it was communicated, and who communicated it.

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Explored the various aspects related to the power of communication for a principal
  • How it can help in improving the efficiency of school governance
  • Stories of distinguished principals

SESSION 2: SAFE SCHOOL

THEME: Whether you see it as childcare, or a place to learn, or about meeting friends the entire premise of schools revolves around safety. We send our children to school to learn all this because we know they will be safe there.

TAKEAWAYS:

  • What makes schools safe?
  • What measures can and should schools take?
  • Making schools, a safe haven

SESSION 3: CORPORATE LESSION

THEME: Policies are part and parcel of almost all the countries across the globe. India is one of the countries which has been working on a number of education policies since long. A policy is a deliberate system of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes. In short, it is a statement of intent, and is implemented as a procedure or protocol.

TAKEAWAYS:

  • General policies that enable school effectiveness
  • Learn the best industry HR and media relations practises useful for schools
  • Prepare yourself for the legal challenges

SESSION 4: LESSONS OF LIFE

THEME: Lessons of Life are hard to categorise into one single subject area. Some schools teach value education, life-skills. No matter which way you teach or to which age group, it is still an important and interesting topic of study.

TAKEAWAYS:

• Mythology lessons for schools
• Four alternate schools sharing convictions and spreading lessons learnt
• Bringing to light ideologies that inspire

SESSION 5: DECODING KIDS

THEME: Every kid is unique and yet similar to their own age-group in some way. Research in the domain of psychology suggests that childhood is a very influential time in a person’s life. Events that happen when we’re young – even small, seemingly insignificant ones – can have a direct impact on how we feel and behave as adults. Research has proven, that the kids’ brains are twice as active as the adults. And, based on their stage of cognitive development, they have different skills in forming relationships and in ways they understand the world. They build strong preferences but are usually transient. They speak their mind, Generation Z which is commonly defined as “people born between the mid 1990s and 2010.” They are also known as ‘Digital Natives’ Lets get to know them better!

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Unravel the puzzle that kids are
  • Research insights on kids
  • Engage with kids and unlock the potential of the school demographic

SESSION 6: CHARTER NEW HEIGHTS

THEME: Today, there is a huge public demand for higher performing, academically excellent schools. Leading many universities and colleges to now operate in a business like market where students are “customers” and other schools are competition. To successfully compete, a school must develop and market its own brand that differentiates it from the thousands of other schools vying for students and funding. Although most have marketing budgets, schools are still climbing the learning curve when relating to effective branding.

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Importance of branding and brand identity for school and educational institutes
  • Marketing design and the school story
  • Digital marketing for schools

SESSION 7: MAKERS MINDSET

THEME: By employing this process and Taking Design Thinking to Schools participants collaborate to develop coursework that students will find engrossing and “hands-on.”, the program at combines both design thinking for teachers who must create alternative curriculum and students who must complete the design thinking-based projects.

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Transform the way you think with Design Thinking
  • Ideate and solve problems creatively
  • Brainstorm processes, success stories and opinions on various design models

SESSION 8: COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP

THEME: The idea that teachers, principals, and other stakeholders work together, rather than in isolation, to bring about positive changes for student learning.

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Explore collaborative leadership
  • How to address complex issues through collaborative leadership?
  • Collaborative leadership for schools

Speakers

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
― Robert Frost