Making HEADway


Our practitioner-focused webinar and handbook series brings together strategies and actionable tips by leading academics and educators on how to cope with the evolving education landscape, and better manage their schools, staff and students during uncertain times.

The COVID-19 pandemic made clear the urgent need for customised and contextualised capacity building opportunities for educators in the region. The sector was evolving rapidly, and educators, particularly in less-resourced parts of Southeast Asia, craved quality training opportunities. The shutdown of air travel meant that The HEAD Foundation’s traditional model of personalised face-to-face training for educators across the region was no longer viable.

Making HEADway was conceived, designed and launched by The HEAD Foundation in 2020. In each webinar series and accompanying handbook, leading academics and exemplary educators in the region share strategies and actionable tips on immediately responding to school closures, on future-proofing our schools and education systems so as to build back better.

HyFlex Teaching Using Google Workspace is a hands-on up-skilling workshop for incorporating tools such as Google Hyperdocs and Google Sites into teaching practice.

In this three-part webinar series, educators can learn:

  • how to introduce bite-sized STEM lessons in their classrooms,
  • how they can transform STEM pedagogy and leadership practices in their schools, and
  • how schools can establish and leverage networks within the community and with industries to strengthen STEM teaching practices.


Applying STEM Pedagogies


Developing and Supporting STEM Teachers


Creating a STEM Ecosystem

  1. Enhancing Remote Live Teaching
  2. Supplementing Online Teaching
  3. Enriching Remote Assessments
  1. Working With Your Community
  2. Using Digital Tools
  3. Rehashing Older Technology
  1. Building a Positive School Culture
  2. Building a Culture of Relationships
  3. Building a Culture of Learning
  1. Mobilising Your Community
  2. Nurturing Your Staff
  3. Caring for Your Students

In this first series of 2021, school leaders from Southeast Asia discussed how educators can build and maintain a positive school culture in challenging circumstances.


Building a Postive School Culture


Building a Culture of Relationships


Building a Culture of Learning

Making HEADway

Budaya Sekolah yang Positif di era Kenormalan Baru

This three-part webinar series provides an insider’s look into leading school- and system-wide responses to the educational disruptions caused by COVID-19.


Mobilising Your Community


Nurturing Your Staff


Caring for Your Students

Making HEADway

Kepemimpinan Pendidikan di Masa Krisis

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Mr Ho Swee Huat

Mr Ho Swee Huat is the Founder and Managing Director of Abacus Assets Advisors Pte Ltd. Before starting the company, he had an established career in the banking industry, with 20 years of experience in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

He was an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapitaCommercial Trust Management LTD from 2004 to 2013.

He is the current Chairman of Autism Association (Singapore) which he co-founded with a group of parents in 1992. He is also Vice-Chairman of Eden School, a special school for children with autism.

Mr Ho holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Liberal Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College, USA.

He has been a member of the Board of the Foundation since its incorporation.