Schoolnet, India’s leading, largest, and oldest EdTech service provider today announced that they have trained close to 2 lakh teachers in digital learning pedagogies since 2019. These teachers, including key stakeholders in school ecosystem such as teachers, Principals, Headmasters, and officials of Education department been trained in several areas such as the integration of digital technologies in training, Google for Education tools, Geneo product training, usage of K-Yan for enhancing classroom teaching, as well as providing continuous handholding support and learning resources.
Among the key states where teachers were trained include Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and more. Furthermore, the trainings focused on Tier 2 and 3 markets in each of the states, in a bid to bridge the digital learning gap that exists in these regions.
In order to empower teachers, Schoolnet believes that teachers are central in the educative process and cannot be left out of the equation. By developing 21st century pedagogical skills in blended learning, training to avail technology and helping teachers improve interactivity and engagement, as well as training in soft skills like communication and critical thinking skills in teachers, this will enable them to not only improve their time-on-task and focus on honing higher order thinking in class but also recognize this as a goal for their students. Over the course of multiple sessions and refresher courses, teachers are trained to understand the importance of working in harmony with curriculum, technology, and assessments. While the foundational training focuses on the emerging EdTech and blended environment, the refresher training aims to develop capacities for digital pedagogy to harness the better outcomes by taking a student-centric approach and creating a seamless connect between in-school and after-school learning.
Commenting on the programme, RCM Reddy, MD, CEO, Schoolnet India said, “Technology has the power the transform the way we learn. We had a vision to revolutionise teaching-learning in India, well before the pandemic mandated digital learning, and we believe that this is possible through technology. Through our works to upskill teachers, we are proud of the impact we have been able to create. As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, the need for upskilling has never been stronger than before. Teachers, in particular are a pillar of strength and guiding forces in student’s lives, and we will continue to empower them to deliver quality learning experiences.”
Adding the feedback from the teachers, Prashant Mehrishi, , Schoolnet India said, “Teachers come back to us with encouraging feedback after our workshops, done in online, offline, and blended modes. They feel excited to learn more about making their craft better, improving their skills, and broadening their horizons for their students. We feel humbled to be able to contribute to developing a strong cadre of educators who inspire their students to become creative and independent thinkers.”