NetApp and Lesson give platform to students to share data based proposals
NetApp – On Tuesday, more than 100 students from nearby elementary and secondary schools had the chance to present their data-driven suggestions for enhancing education at Christel House School in Bangalore. Calls for greater government funding for school computer laboratories, curriculum time devoted to learning about mental health concerns, and an emphasis on skill development to help kids feel ready for the job market were among them.
The World’s Largest Lesson, an educational initiative run by Project Everyone working in collaboration with UNICEF, the India STEM Foundation, and NetApp, a multinational, cloud-led, data-centric software business, hosted the event.
According to Alison Bellwood, Executive Director of World’s Largest Lesson, “education must change to suit the requirements of a constantly changing world.” “The world they see around them and their COVID-19 experiences have given today’s school pupils a unique viewpoint. This year, our teacher materials are made to help students use data to investigate topics related to SDG4: Quality Education. We can discover the solutions to make education effective for everyone if we pay attention to and learn from students.
Students spoke during the event to a group of educators, parents, and business executives. These individuals included K. A. Sadhana, director of the Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technical Museum, the National Council of Science Museums, Aurelia Ardito, an education specialist for UNICEF India, and Ravi Chhabria, managing director of NetApp India.
“COVID-19 provided an urgent need and a once-in-a-generation chance to reform the educational system through the use of technology, by adopting it as a tool for capacity building, inclusion, and quality learning, without displacing the crucial role of educators. Technology has the power to improve learning access and quality while also transforming how education is provided in India. According to Aurelia Ardito, an education specialist for UNICEF, “STEM and digital skills are becoming more essential goals for UNICEF as critical avenues to promote transformative results, helping young people become trained in areas critical for the next generation labour force.”
Our mission is to provide young people with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a data-driven society. According to Ravi Chhabria, managing director of NetApp India, “Our own programme, “Data Explorers,” is intended to reach and engage underrepresented youngsters in underserved communities and motivate them to effect positive social change. “Our collaboration with World’s Largest Lesson and the India STEM Foundation broadens our reach and engages more kids in the conversation about education and the data-driven world,” the company claims.
The Fact-ivist Lesson, which was presented by the India STEM Foundation, was used in classroom workshops to create ideas and data insights from the kids. In support of the initiative this year, World’s Largest Lesson and NetApp created this lesson. literacy rates, school facilities, and computer access.