First Zoom Session in 2022-2023: The Journey of TAMAM Professional Network: From Lived Experience to a Structured Design- 26\11\2022
The TAMAM steering team organized an interactive session on Zoom entitled “The Journey of TAMAM Professional Network: From Lived Experience to a Structured Design” on Saturday, November 26, 2022.
The meeting was attended by about 60 members of the Tamam Professional Network, including members and friends.
The meeting began with a celebration of what TAMAM has achieved as a pioneering educational movement throughout its historical stages, which were joint and hand in hand with members of its professional network, until being culminated with winning the UNESCO-Hamdan Prize on Teacher’s Day 2022. Then the history of the development of the Tamam Professional Network was presented and how it evolved from a culture sharing common educational professional values that brought together individuals in a professional community which smoothly and spontaneously transformed into an expanded professional network. Work is currently underway during this stage to structure this network and set intended goals for its key role in achieving the TAMAM strategic goals in its fifth phase. Then, the importance of engaging in this network and the environment it provides for capacity building and continuous professional learning were discussed. Then, active membership in the Tamam Professional Network was discussed to expand its leadership role from focusing on the school to focusing on educational reform by investing in the collective leadership capacity of the TAMAM network members, their knowledge and connections’ power, and considering it a driving force for enacting their agency in the sustainability of TAMAM movement in the Arab world while respecting the circumstances and workload conditions of the members.
The session concluded with input, comments and suggestions for possible input that network members can make to contribute to the movement. A padlet was filled out asking members to write a possible contribution from their professional context and personal position within the Tamam Network to spread and sustain the movement.
This session will be followed by other sessions to continue the dialogue, harvest existing success stories from members of the network, build on them and expand them to have a greater impact and to present them at the upcoming TAMAM gathering in 2023-2024.
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