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SAANYS Connect: Lessons Learned: Connecting with International School Leaders



Join us for the premier showing of this recorded session!

Join us for this special pre-recorded conversation with school leaders from around the world who have opened their schools and learned valuable lessons in the process. We have recorded interviews with colleagues from Australia, Netherlands, and Ireland, and asked them relevant questions as we draw closer to opening our own schools. Their insight and perspective is both informative and reassuring, and the sense that we are truly a global community of educators meeting unprecedented challenges will leave you with a sense of our true connectedness in this time of uncertainty. We will explore such questions as:

  • Now that you have experienced the challenges of reopening your school, what are the primary lessons you can share with your American colleagues?
  • What unexpected obstacles or silver linings did you encounter? What learning options did you offer when school reopened?
  • Where are you with remote and distance learning? How are you continuing to improve technology integration over the new school year?
  • What was it like to reopen your schools (Australia) only to have to close them again weeks later?
  • How did students at elementary and secondary levels feel about returning to ‘regular’ school? Have their learning styles changed due to their experience with distance learning?

Andrew P. Blair, Executive Director of Wesley College Institute, a Pre-K-grade 12 multi-site school serving 3,500+ students in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mrs. Georgia Heffernan, Deputy Principal, Catholic Ladies College, serving 850 students in middle and high school in Eltham, Victoria, Australia
Paul Byrne, Deputy Director National Assoc. of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD), representing secondary school leaders in Ireland
Petra van Haren, President of AVS, the Dutch Schoolhead Association for primary and secondary school leaders in Netherlands and Board member, European School Head Association (ESHA)

Moderated by Karen Bronson and Dr. Cynthia Gallagher, SAANYS

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August 27, 2020
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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