New Delhi: Khan Academy today launches LearnStorm India (learnstormin.khanacademy.org), a free, six-week online learning challenge for grades 3-12. By combining practice problems and mindset activities, LearnStorm helps students master core academic subjects, motivate classrooms, and builds student confidence.
Teachers can sign up beginning today, and the LearnStorm program will run from September 5 through October 19, 2018. Teachers can enroll quickly and easily in LearnStorm using their free Khan Academy account, or by creating one at www.khanacademy.org.
Speaking on the launch, Sandeep Bapna, India MD, Khan Academy said, “With Khan Academy’s teacher specific tools, educators can finally leverage technology to deliver on the dream of personalizing learning for every student. We’re excited to give teachers a fun way to engage students with LearnStorm India. It has a rewards system that will literally have students across the country leaping out of their chairs, no matter where they are in their educational journey.”
The first 500 classrooms to register will receive a LearnStorm Class Kit full of fun and motivational goodies for their students. As students complete assignments given by their teacher for LearnStorm, they can unlock a series of certificates and badges. At the end of the six weeks period, ten schools, among those with the highest levels of participation in LearnStorm, will win the “Keep Going, Keep Growing” grand reward. One school stands a chance to win the grand prize that includes a ‘Khan Super Day’ filled with exciting activities for all the winning LearnStorm participants.
Khan Academy Founder, Sal Khan said, “Not only is LearnStorm a fun way for teachers to monitor class progress, but it’s also an inspiring program for students. Students learn to embrace challenges and understand that tenacity, effort and grit have a huge impact on their success in the classroom and for the rest of their lives.”