6th School Leadership Summit: When Top Educationists Brainstormed Vision for School Education

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The 6th School Leadership Summit on Saturday felicitated 180 educational institutes — including preschools, boarding schools, and CBSE/ICSE affiliated schools — across the country for their efforts to impart quality education.

The Summit witnessed educators, policy makers, industry leaders and key stakeholders share innovative ideas, best practices, latest trends and who also opined to form a consensus to develop a common forum that identify and solve key challenges prevailing in the sector.

On the occasion, Chief Guest HRD School Education Secretary Anil Swarup while inviting suggestions, said, “My concern is how to make things happen on the ground. It is in events like this (School Leadership Summit) where solutions emerge.”

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The Summit also witnessed interactive sessions on topics ‘Importance of Inducive Policies to Build Effective School Education Ecosystem’, ‘How Technology is Transforming Teaching-Learning Process in the Schools of Tier 2 Cities’, ‘Collaborative approaches for redesigning of schools’, ‘How can schools work with others for Designing Tomorrow’s Schools?’ and ‘Future of Boarding/International Schools in India — Plans and Challenges’.

Industrialists also deliberated a PPT presentation and the exhibitors showcased an array of innovative solutions during the 1-day summit.

While on the session, CTET, JNVST and Misc Exam Director MVV Prasada Rao feels the biggest challenge is the behavioural and attitudinal changes in children.

“If parents and schools do not come together, it will be very difficult to develop the child. And this aspect is missing in today’s education scenario,” he added.

According to Rao, a school leader should have a “PHD — Passion for work, Hunger for competition and Discipline for commitment”.

Kalorex Group MD and CEO Manjula Pooja Shroff, a moderator in one of the sessions, said, “Today education is in transition and has to regrow and reinvent. Conferences like this help in expanding the horizon and, of course, networking.”

Ryan Group of Institutions CEO Ryan Pinto recalled the previous School Leadership Summits organised by Elets. He added, “Elets has taken the brand of Indian education overseas.”

Founder and MD of MT Educare Mahesh Shetty while deliberating on the topic, ‘How Technology is Transforming Teaching-Learning Process in the Schools of Tier 2 Cities’ quoted George Couros: Technology will never replace the great teacher but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational.

Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd, a premier technology and media research organisation of Asia and the Middle East, had organised 5th School Leadership Summit on January 12 in Bengaluru this year.

The organisation will host the 7th School Leadership Summit in Lucknow on April 14, 2018.

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