Kuwaiti principals participate in International Leadership training



    TORONTO, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - Sixteen principals and three senior
administrators from Kuwait are taking part in a four-week International School
Leadership Program developed and delivered by Education Leadership Canada, a
division of the Ontario Principals' Council (OPC). They are the fifth group of
international school leaders to receive this training in Ontario.
    "We are delighted that the Kuwaiti principals are able to participate in
our International Leadership Program. Their visit demonstrates the high
quality of our program, the tremendous value it provides to school leaders and
the international recognition it is receiving," said Lisa Vincent, President
of the Ontario Principals' Council.
    From January 28 to February 22, the Kuwaiti school leaders will share
their expertise with each other and receive individual coaching to help them
further develop their professional skills. The course provides a number of
workshops in areas such as parental involvement, curriculum development and
implementation, diversity, data-driven school management, professional
learning communities, teacher supervision, the Ontario focused intervention
partnership (OFIP) and performance appraisals. In addition, the principals
will also learn first-hand about Ontario's education system by visiting
several schools in the Greater Toronto Area, the Ontario College of Teachers,
the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat and the Ministry of Education.

    The Ontario Principals' Council is the voluntary professional association
representing over 5,000 principals and vice-principals in Ontario's public
elementary and secondary schools. Established in 1998, OPC advocates on behalf
of public education and provides professional supports to its Members. It is
the largest provider of the qualification program for principals and senior
school board officials in Ontario.





For further information:

For further information: or to book an interview with a Kuwaiti
participant, please contact: Smita Devane-Bhan, Communications Officer, (416)
322-6600

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