EdIndia Foundation and UNESCO MGIEP to train 10,000 Government Teachers on Digital Learning
New Delhi, 16th March 2022: EdIndia Foundation, the strategic CSR arm of Sterlite Power, has announced its partnership with the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (UNESCO MGIEP), to train more than 10,000 teachers in India.
This partnership will enable government teachers across India to leverage digital tools and integrate socio-emotional context while teaching. While the training on Digital Learning will help build competence to use technology, to enhance choice and engagement, the course on SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) will equip teachers with a rich pool of hands-on learning activities to enhance students’ performance. The objective of this training intervention is to build a pool of certified master trainers and key academic resources out of state teachers’ cadre. The training intervention shall be in the form of a self-paced interactive certificate module developed by the UNESCO MGIEP.
Ayan Chatterjee, Head – EdIndia said, “UNESCO MGIEP and EdIndia will work together to organize a series of online workshops for Master Trainers. They, in turn, will train government teachers, both in-service and pre-service, with whom EdIndia is working with, across Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.”
Speaking about the partnership, Dr. Anantha Duraiappah, Director, UNESCO MGIEP expressed, “We are pleased to partner with EdIndia to train 10,000 teachers in Digital Learning and SEL to impart skills which are really the need of the hour in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital learning is here to stay – and it really needs to go beyond the regular PDFs and PowerPoint presentations towards a more pedagogical, immersive, and engaging experience for the young. Skills in digital teacher training are critical for learning in the metaverse. Furthermore, SEL will help build emotional resilience for teachers and students in this ever-changing uncertain world.”
Sonakshi Agarwal, Director, Sterlite EdIndia Foundation (EdIndia), said, “We are excited about the potential of this partnership. This comes at a crucial time when the need for schools to integrate SEL into their curriculum and for teachers to leverage digital learning is greater than ever.”
During the pandemic, EdIndia Foundation, partnered with various state education departments to build teacher capacity on digital pedagogy, training more than 2 lac teachers across 40,000+ government schools. Prioritizing government schoolteachers, EdIndia conducted 56 virtual capacity building sessions around the usage of digital tools and pedagogy. These learning sessions enabled teachers to adapt to a remote learning environment, indirectly benefitting more than 4 million students across various states in India. EdIndia is exploring partnerships to scale up their innovative projects in the domain of pre-services teacher capacity building and building data driven educational eco-systems.
About EdIndia Foundation:
EdIndia Foundation (www.edindia.org), an ed-tech non-profit supported by Sterlite Power, leverages ed-tech to impact education at scale. It is the strategic CSR arm of Sterlite Power and works nationally with field offices in Rajasthan, Tripura, and Maharashtra. It focusses on teacher support in government schools and has developed vernacular teacher reference App “Pragyan” for teachers. The Android App, which is available on Playstore, has curated digital resources as per the state syllabus and aids teachers in conducting virtual classes.
About UNESCO MGIEP
UNESCO MGIEP focuses on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 towards education for building peaceful and sustainable societies across the world by developing programmes that promote social and emotional learning, innovate digital pedagogies and empower the youth.
About Sterlite Power:
Sterlite Power is a leading private sector power transmission infrastructure developer and solutions provider with projects covering approximately 13,700 circuit kms of transmission lines across India and Brazil. The Company has a portfolio of high-performance power conductors, extra high voltage (EHV) cables and optical ground wires (OPGW). The Company provides bespoke solutions for the upgrade, uprate and fiberization of existing transmission infrastructure projects. It was the sponsor of IndiGrid, India’s first power sector InvIT, listed on Bombay Stock Exchange Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited. The Company was also recognised at The Economic Times Innovation Awards 2020 and is a recipient of awards from International Project Management Association (IPMA).
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