SEAMEO RETRAC Dr. Ho Thanh My Phuong Center Director 35 Le Thanh Ton, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam [email protected] www.vnseameo.org Mission of the Center To assist SEAMEO Member Countries to identify and address issues of educational leadership and management by providing such services as research, training, consultancy, information dissemination, community service, networking and partnership “Dedicated to Excellence in Education” Major Programs: Training 1. International and In-country Training Courses on Leadership and Educational Management for the region TOT In- country training courses for the Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR. Join Training Projects Project titled “Leadership skills for mid-level managers at higher educational institutions in Vietnam using blended learning mode” funded by World Bank - 2013 Leadership skill trainings for school heads in disadvantaged areas, funded by Belgium Technical Cooperation from 2009 to 2012 2. Seminars/Training Workshops on applying ICT into teaching and learning 3. Professional Development Trainings Master Program in Applied Linguistics, in collaboration with Curtin University, Australia Teacher Trainings and Assessment for Teachers of English in the Mekong Delta English Language Training for Community and Corporate Sector Trainer – Training on Life Skills Major Programs: Research and Development 1. Research on “Basic education models in Southeast Asia” funded by Vietnam MOET 2. Collaborative Research with Universities in Malaysia 3. Collaborative Research Project on “The role of steering policies and governance reform in the management of higher education in Asia.” cooperated with IIEP - UNESCO Major Programs: Community Outreach Activities 1. Partnerships and International Collaboration to organize Annual International Conferences in Educational Management and TESOL Forums, Roundtable Discussion and Sharing Sessions Inter-Center Collaboration Educational forum on “Enhancing Training Quality in Basic Education in the SEA Region” at SEAMEO RECSAM’s premises Training workshop on “Integrating ICT in Teaching and Learning” and “Digital age in teaching and learning” in collaboration with SEAMEO SEAMOLEC 2. Educational Fairs and Educational Exhibition in collaboration with MOET, US. Consulate the General , Consulate the General of Canada, MEXT (G30) …. 3. Study tours, personnel and student recruitment and exchange for educational, scientific and cultural purposes. Japan Education Fair co-organized by MEXT 14 well-known universities in Japan and more than 300 participants Significant Accomplishments 1. Training workshop on applying ICT, in collaboration with MEXT, Japan Using Instructional Technology in Material Development” International Hands-on Workshop on E-learning Training Workshop on "Teaching and Learning with Smartphone and Tablet“ 2. Teacher Trainings - English Language Assessment – Vietnam’s National Foreign Languages Project 2020 3. Invention of Low-cost ISB (International Smart Boards) 4. Hosting educational/cultural exchange programs for school administrators and school heads, teachers, students in the region and the world 5. Training for Trainer on Life skills. Vision for the Future • Share hands-on experiences about new trends in high school and university leadership and management in the region and the world; • Present innovative ideas, approaches, best practices as well as research findings in both basic and higher education; • Continuously assist SEAMEO member countries to identify and address issues and problems in the real contexts of school leadership and management; • Respond to community awareness programs; and, • Enhance SEAMEO awareness and visibility.