The OSOS Summer School will help participants establish an Open School Culture in their school. An Open School culture imports external ideas that challenge internal views and beliefs and, in turn, exports its students – and their assets – to the community it serves. Such an engaging environment makes a vital contribution to its community: student projects meet real needs in the community outside of school, they are presented publicly, and draw upon local expertise and experience. Learn more here.
The main objective of the OSOS Summer School is to offer School Heads and Teachers the opportunity to identify, explore and overcome the challenges of leadership, management and teaching in a constantly changing educational environment.
School Heads will gain valuable insights on how to analyse the needs and create lasting supporting structures for their school, how to develop the culture, structures and conditions to facilitate collaboration and knowledge exchange among their school’s community and internal stakeholders and how to promote & collaborate with other schools, parents, and external stakeholders.
Teachers will be equipped with the competences they need to act successfully as Change Agents, developing the terminology necessary to describe the dynamics of innovative change processes. Concurrently, they will learn how to become the pioneers who lead the team of innovative teachers in their school and how to take initiatives in order to implement state-of-the-art practices that aim to have long‐term effect on the development of their school and the communities around it. Learn more here.
Before coming to the summer school, participants will be asked to familiarize themselves with the concepts presented during the summer school as well as the course methodology by accessing the relevant resources, materials and tools. Furthermore, they should reflect on the status of their school and its place in the local society.
This activity will be the starting point of their work during the summer school. It will be discussed in detail during the course and it will be further developed.
In order to assess whether, and to what extent, the course has reached its objectives and expected results the participants will have to answer, during and at the end of the course, a set of relevant questionnaires that will be provided by the course providers. The results of the questionnaires/survey or a so-called evaluation report will be available to all participants of the course.