The ESHA, European School Heads Association, is a professional organisation for European School Heads. Members of ESHA are national organisations for school heads and deputy school heads within primary and secondary education. Nearly all European countries (both EU and non-EU) are represented within ESHA by one or more organisations.
ESHA is an international community in which experiences, visions and views between the members are exchanged and in which new ideas are born.
Aims for ESHA are:
- discussing and developing views within the ESHA-membership on innovative education and on school leadership
- promoting these views on the European level
- influencing the policy of the European institutions (Commission, Parliament)
- promoting international exchange and cooperation
- supporting the member organisations to play their role on the national level
- emphasizing the particular role of the school head and promoting conditions that improve the quality of school leadership
This year the ESHA Held its bi-annual Conference in Edinburgh on the 29th - 31st October 2012 and I was delighted to give the final Keynote Presentation. The overall theme of the conference was Strategic Leadership in Schools and Day Three was all about Working Together, Learning Together.
I was asked to speak about the use of Technology in particular Social Media in Schools and how it could be used to develop school leaders but also improve learning and teaching.
If you are looking for a link that I mentioned at the conference have a look at my Social Media in Schools On-line Handout and Resource Page.
And, if you were at the presentation feel free to get in contact or leave some feedback below.