School 3.0
DO THE SMALL THINGS, THE BIG ONE WILL GET DONE BY ITSELF (TARAS SHEVCHENKO)

Headmasters and teachers work at schools following their vocation to prepare students to the challenges of the modern world and society's development. They are supported by the newly created education management bodies. Nevertheless, these teams often face numerous challenges: outdated management approaches, poor communication and coordination models, little understanding of how to modify previous practices in the era of change, lack of time and skills to encourage all study process participants in the local community to partner, and, most importantly, understanding of how to develop schools, shape a common vision, and unite people.

The "School 3.0" and "School 3.0. United Hromadas" (hromada - local community in Ukraine) programs help improve education at the school, community, or city levels and meet modern students' demands. To achieve this, schools must become flexible based on the culture of partnership, knowledge exchange, and openness. The program's main goal is to build the culture of constant improvement within educational systems. The program's development has been supported by Dutch partners stichting-leerkracht and based on the American researcher Richard DuFour's expertise "Professional learning communities".
How does it work?
The program's duration varies from 5 months to 2 years (depending on the agreement with a school, hromada, city, and financial partner). During this time, the team, together with a mentor, develops education through effective, transparent, and trustful cooperation between an education management body and schools, as well as within schools between all participants of the study process.
The Story of change
The school shapes a common vision of its development while involving parents and students to commonly define priorities and design the movement tactics.
Team work
Ideas appear due to collaboration of different people. A mentor will help the headmaster to build a team of teachers, parents, and students who will work together to implement the Story of Change.
Collecting and analyzing feedback from students and parents
Our experience demonstrates, that 80 % of the problems at schools arise as a result of poor communication between all parties. The mentor will help to build the school's internal and external communication so that students, parents, and teachers become informed, their voices are heard, and they can participate in the decision-making process.
Leadership of Educational managers
Educational changes can be initiated by any participant of the learning process, but they will be short-term and difficult to implement without the support of the educational manager who knows how to make them sustainable, build and maintain a motivated team, and foster mutual understanding between all participants of the study process. Mentors help educational managers (headmasters or educational managers) to understand their roles, their strengths and weaknesses, build a team's work strategy and its motivation, and develop the necessary skills.
What do participants of the program gain?
SCHOOL HEADMASTER
  • Can facilitate team work;
  • Knows the methodologies of collecting and analyzing the teachers', parents', students', and community's needs
  • Can create a trustful and secure atmosphere at school and around it;
  • Applies financial autonomy principles for better school management;
  • Provides feedback to teachers and colleagues, understands how to collect feedback from students and community as a method of educational experience improvement;
  • Exchanges experience with schools;
  • Understands and applies management autonomy principles.
SCHOOL TEACHERS
  • Can design and implement projects based on students' needs;
  • Work together in teams to achieve results and practice this in classrooms;
  • Test pedagogic autonomy and new learning formats.
LEADER OF THE EDUCATION MANAGEMENT BODY
  • Can develop and implement short-term education advancement strategies in hromadas while engaging various stakeholders;
  • Systematically builds strategies for working with schools.
STUDENTS
  • Get involved in the school strategy development process;
  • Give feedback on their learning needs and understand their responsibility for the transformation process.
STUDENTS' PARENTS
  • Get involved in the school strategy development process;
  • Understand and consider the school's needs, understand their responsibility within the development of students' learning experience ;
  • Establish trustful parents-school relationships focused on students' success.
HROMADA
  • Participates in creation of human capital;
  • Develops education strategies in accordance with the development strategy of the local community.
It must be noted that the outcomes depend on the program's duration . If it lasts for 5 months, participants only get acquainted with the methodologies and tools and try to implement them; if the program lasts for 2 years, they will develop more solid skills.
Experience from Lviv
ТEDxTALK FROM OUR COFOUNDER ABOUT SCHOOL CULTURE
Each of us can be a catalyst of change in education. You should just start. It can be simple but effective steps. Cofounder of the Centre of Innovational Education "Pro.Svit" and "GoFundEd" crowdfunding platform for educational projects. "Global Shapers Lviv Hub" community curator. Represented Ukraine at the World Economic Forum in Davos last year.
School mentors
Віктор Громовий
Анна Уварова
Марія Суп-Новікова
Оксана Іванік
Маряна Гевко
Артем Сівак
Оксана Олійник
Юлія Колесник
Павло Коляпін
Наталія Гринюк
Юлія Пучич
Галина Балабанова
Олена Кандиба
Наталія Трамбовецька
Ірина Демоненко
If you want to participate in the program
Currently, the program is implemented in two formats
FIVE MONTHS PROGRAM
Implementation supported by the UCU Institute of Leadership and Management and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Two hromadas participate.
ONE YEAR PROGRAM
Implemented by the Centre of Innovational Education "Pro.Svit" and supported by "U-LEAD with Europe" program. 11 hromadas participate.
Program duration for your school may vary from 5 months to 2 years with prolongation possibility.
If you are interested in cooperation with us and involvement of a mentor to work on your school's challenges,
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