EdIndia Foundation and UNESCO MGIEP to train 10,000 Teachers
EdIndia Foundation – The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (UNESCO MGIEP) and the EdIndia Foundation, Sterlite Power’s strategic CSR arm, have established a cooperation to train more than 10,000 teachers in India.
This collaboration will allow government teachers across India to use digital tools and incorporate socio-emotional context into their lessons. While the Digital Learning programme will assist instructors gain competency in using technology to increase choice and engagement, the SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) course will provide teachers with a wealth of hands-on learning activities to improve students’ performance. The goal of this training programme is to develop a pool of certified master trainers and significant academic resources from the ranks of state teachers. The training intervention will take the shape of a UNESCO MGIEP-developed self-paced interactive certificate programme.
“UNESCO MGIEP and EdIndia will collaborate to organize a series of online workshops for Master Trainers,” said Ayan Chatterjee, Head – EdIndia. They will then educate government teachers, both in-service and pre-service, across Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra, with whom EdIndia is collaborating.”
“We are thrilled to join with EdIndia to train 10,000 teachers in Digital Learning and SEL to impart skills that are truly the need of the hour in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Anantha Duraiappah, Director, UNESCO MGIEP. Digital learning is here to stay, and it needs to evolve beyond the standard PDFs and PowerPoint presentations to provide a more educational, immersive, and engaging experience for the next generation. Learning in the metaverse necessitates digital teacher training skills. Furthermore, in this ever-changing and uncertain environment, SEL will assist instructors and students in developing emotional resilience.”
“We are delighted about the potential of this relationship,” stated Sonakshi Agarwal, Director, Sterlite EdIndia Foundation (EdIndia). This comes at a critical time when schools need to integrate SEL into their curriculum and teachers need to use digital learning more than before.”
During the epidemic, the EdIndia Foundation collaborated with state education ministries to strengthen teacher capacity in digital pedagogy, teaching over 2 lakh teachers across 40,000+ government schools.
EdIndia conducted 56 virtual capacity building sessions around the use of digital tools and pedagogy, with a focus on government schoolteachers. Teachers were able to adjust to a remote learning environment as a result of these sessions, and more than 4 million pupils in India benefited indirectly. EdIndia is looking towards forming partnerships in order to expand its unique ventures.
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