Despite these challenging times, Center for School Leadership (CSL) is committed in keeping the pace of its activities through implementing a new approach to deliver the training program. From March 20th on, CSL has been running its training program using a combination of two online professional platforms, Zoom and Google Classroom. This week CSL started the 3rd trimester of the compulsory training program of school principals through utilizing such online tools, introducing new modules and new subjects, as well as the engagement of new trainers & coaches.
The approach taken for delivering the program online was well accepted by the participants and deemed by them as the best option in the current situation, with a 92% support evidenced in the online survey conducted by CSL with program participants. In addition, participation rate in the online classes has been encouraging with 86% of cohort attending all training sessions in real time and offers the possibility to other participants to review any missing session by using the recorded materials.
The 3rd trimester of the program comprise delivery of three new modules, “Pedagogic diagnosis of the school’, “Leading transformational change within the context of legislation of Albanian Law” and “Effective teaching and learning”. Besides the teaching component the program foresees simultaneous delivery of experiential learning and inquiry learning which both cover the empirical components of all topics. CSL collaborates with a pool of well-experienced local and international trainers, who provide a highly qualitative program aiming to influence the leadership capacities of both acting principals and aspiring principals enrolled to the program. The “Pedagogic diagnosis of the school” module will be delivered online by two professors with expertise in the school leadership field, Mrs. BetsAnn Smith from Michigan State University, USA and Mrs. Gerda Sula from Faculty of Social Science, University of Tirana.