FLC 6: Leading Safe, Caring, and Inclusive Schools
Using current literature in the area of safe, caring, and inclusive schools, this course will help learning leaders to reflect, apply, and collaboratively plan for a whole-school approach for safety and belonging that supports students’ cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth and development. Participants in this field-led course will explore how school leaders build, communicate and nurture a shared vision for safe, caring and inclusive schools, within divisional and provincial frameworks, that reflects the needs of the community. This includes the way that leaders set direction, build relationships within the school and the wider community, and how they create collaborative teams, structures and processes that ensure that students’ educational needs remain at the heart of all decision-making.
Throughout the course, the participants will reflect on and extend their knowledge of theory and practice in healthy and safe schools. Participants in this course will be able to:
- Describe key elements of safe, caring & inclusive schools;
- Review history and legislation related to safe, caring & inclusive schools in Manitoba;
- Identify current issues in creating and leading safe, caring & inclusive schools;
- Assess the conditions for safe, caring & inclusive schools in their current context;
- Discuss the leader’s role in developing, sustaining and leading safe, caring & inclusive schools;
- Articulate how new learning and skills will impact their practice; and
- Participate meaningfully in a community of practice by connecting and sharing how prior experiences and new knowledge will impact their leadership knowledge and skills.
Sascha Epp is a Staff Officer in the Professional & French Language Services Department and the Instructor for this course. Sascha works as a Staff Officer in the Professional and French Language Services Department at The Manitoba Teachers’ Society. Her current portfolio includes designing and delivering professional development for teachers and school leaders across the province, as well as overseeing the Collaborative Team Learning Grants initiative. Sascha’s experience in education over a 20-year period includes various roles such as a K-12 teacher, divisional lead teacher, vice principal, principal and school board trustee.
Brahim Ould Baba is the Department Head for the Professional & French Language Services Department and the Instructor of Record for this course. Dr. Brahim Ould Baba is the Professional and French Language Services Department Head at The Manitoba Teachers’ Society. In this capacity, he oversees the professional learning programs and services. He is passionate about supporting members in the areas of equity and diversity in schools, and Francophone Education. Brahim has worked as a K-12 teacher, consultant and university instructor.
This course will be delivered virtually.
Cost for FLC 6: Leading Safe, Caring, and Inclusive Schools:
$650 (MTS Members)
September 23, October 28, November 25, 2023
January 20, February 24, March 16, 2024
9:00 – 12:00 pm – Synchronous (Zoom)
1:00 – 4:00 pm – Asynchronous
Registration is Open!
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Successful completion of all scheduled classes and demonstration of assignment criteria will meet the requirement for a 3-hour credit Field-led university course. When successfully completed, Field-led courses are accepted as external credit by Manitoba universities who offer post baccalaureate and Master of Education diplomas in educational administration.
Please note: In order to have the Field-led credit transferred to your program, you must be registered in a post baccalaureate or Master of Education program in educational administration at University of Manitoba, Université de Saint Boniface or Brandon University and obtain a Letter of Permission from that university prior to the start of the Field-led course. Contact your university to verify required timelines as they may take 6 weeks to process.
The Manitoba Teachers’ Society also offers this Field-led course in an audited version for Professional Learning purposes – assignments are not required to be completed, no Letter of Permission is required from your university and no university credits will be applied.
Cost for FLC 6: Leading Safe, Caring, and Inclusive Schools AUDITED course:
$525 (MTS Members)