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 Nevertheless, these teams often face numerous challenges: outdated management approaches, poor communication and coordination models, little understanding of how to modify previous practices in the era of change, lack of time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".