Mumbai : Aditya Birla Education Academy, India’s leading professional development institute for teachers, announced a collaboration with prestigious Aditya Birla Public Schools. The objective of this capacity building program is to upskill 500 secondary and senior secondary school teachers across 54 schools for the Academic Year 2021-22. Aditya Birla Education Academy has been at the vanguard of supporting the teaching community by providing them with the relevant skills they need to stay abreast with new developments in the education sector and enhance their students’ learning.
To bridge the lacunae caused by the pandemic, educational institutions embraced virtual teaching and training methods. Since many educators were initially unfamiliar with the requisite digital tools and pedagogical approaches, this scenario served as an eye-opener with an increased need for upskilling and digital training among teachers. To encourage their educators, and to augment their skillsets, Aditya Birla Public Schools have chosen to collaborate with Aditya Birla Education Academy. The purpose of this collaboration is to enhance their skills and develop their core competencies in subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Social Science, Hindi for Secondary teachers and English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accountancy and Economics for Senior Secondary teachers.
Commenting on the tie-up, Mrs. Neerja Birla, Founder, and Chairperson, Aditya Birla Education Trust said, “Today, there exist multiple opportunities for educators across the country to enhance their knowledge, skills and teaching capabilities. But it is important to pick up the right one. We are extremely pleased to join hands with Aditya Birla Public Schools, as it fulfills the primary goal of Aditya Birla Education Academy to assist teachers through upskilling and training so that they are better equipped in this digital age. It is a remarkable step for us to be able to provide this platform to the teaching community and serve them with practical teachings that impart new-age skill sets required to stay relevant in the current times.”
Talking about the collaboration, Dr. Santrupt Misra, Group Director, Carbon Black; Director, Chemicals and Director, Group Human Resources, Aditya Birla Group said, “Academicians quickly responded to the switch to provide continuous learning to their pupils as the education sector underwent an overnight transformation this past year and a half. Upskilling will become all the more important for the success of the teaching profession as we navigate our way through the new normal. The tie-up with Aditya Birla Education Academy will immensely help our educators to imbibe new skillsets and support communities. I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Mrs. Neerja Birla and Aditya Birla Education Academy for providing us the much-needed support.”
The 7-month long program structure consists of 20 hours of learning per teacher. The educators who undergo this program will be able to bring more engagement among students in the classroom. It will also help the educators to increase involvement with the students through collaborative teaching methods, and focus on the process of learning rather than just the final product. The new methods of teaching such as inquiry-based learning and use of technology will further boost their teaching proficiencies. Additionally, this program will help educators move away from the concept of rote learning and bring more critical thinking in classrooms.