The Teacher Foundation (Shraddha Trust)

To make schools enabling environments for all students by empowering educators to become energetic, effective, reflective practitioners and life-long learners.
May 15, 2014

Update: March 2014 - May 2014

Gearing up for the launch! (March 2014 – May 2014)
The Teacher Foundation is currently in discussion with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Karnataka to identify teachers and heads from few districts in Karnataka to be trained as we launch.
We identified CISCO's CEED Platform as the synchronous training delivery platform for the project. Cisco has installed the technology platform in 15 districts of Karnataka.  This platform will enable us to reach out to all the teachers and heads simultaneously, without losing the quality of training.  
We have started designing and modifying training flow and material so that the delivery of training is customized to suit the CEED Platform. 
Once we gain permission from the Government of Karnataka, we will commence the training.  
Thanks!
May 14, 2014

Project Update: March 2014-May 2014

Report to Global Giving

Intervention Period – November 2012 – November 2014

 

Project – Whole School Turnaround

School: Goodwill English School, Heganahalli, Peenya II Stage

Reporting Period: March 2014 – May 2014

No. of teachers/heads covered under the Programme - 1 head, 3 Coordinator and 15 teachers

 

Month

Expected Outcome

Observable outcomes

March 2014

  • Report on classroom Observation

  • All 12 “Prerana” modules on teaching pedagogy have been completed and active teaching learning is quite evident in the school through improved teaching practices.

  • 2 rounds of demo classes are completed to showcase different teaching strategies. The demo classes helped the teachers to have better clarity on using different teaching techniques in the classes for effective learning.

  • 2 rounds of classroom observation along with one on one feedback with teachers were completed which helped them to clearly articulate their strengths, areas of improvement and the way forward.

  • Teachers feel more confident in the classes now after these rounds of school based support.

  • Classroom observation report was presented by the TTF facilitator. The report was received well by heads and teachers and was found insightful.

  • The teachers were happy with their performance and assured to make these good practices consistent.

  • The teachers also shared their yearly plan on the subject they teach for each class.

April 2014

  • School based support on lesson planning

  • Teachers were helped and supported on planning teaching periods for a unit and on detailed planning of a lesson.

  • The teachers are quite confident now in articulating the objectives of a given lesson.

  • They planned the lesson for a unit which was checked by TTF facilitator.

  • All the teachers would be writing lesson plans from the new academic year.

  • Coordinators will be supported on how to check lesson plan weekly and regularly once the school reopens after summer vacation.

  • Teachers are quite excited and seem to be willing to write the lesson plan.

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May 2014

  • Review of the progress of the project

  • Last module of HeadLamp on school related systems and processes and on marketing a school

  • Coaching and Mentoring Workshop

  • Ms Maya Menon (Director – The Teacher Foundation) visited the school and met teachers and heads to review the impact of WST interventions.

  • Teachers shared that WST brought a lot of positive changes in them as a person and as a teacher.

  • Last module of HeadLamp was conducted for school leaders on May 6th and 7th May 2014.

  • This module is about school related systems and process and how to institutionalize these in the school e.g. clearly defined roles and responsibilities for heads and teachers, recruitment process, induction, performance evaluation etc.

  • The module also talks about how to make a school as school of choice through effective marketing strategies e.g. Framing USP of the school, clear and specific communication, marketing inside out and working with internal and external audience.

  • Heads will be supported in establishing school related systems and processes after summer vacation.

  • The mentors for each subject has been identified and they were trained on coaching, mentoring and feedback process. Mentors will be supported on this during next classroom observation.

 

 

 

Way Forward –

 

1. The heads will define roles and responsibilities for teachers and co coordinators in the school and will share with

them. This will help each person in the school to work in a focused way towards their goal.

2. Induction program will be organized for new teachers to make them aware of school culture, policies and to make them

comfortable with old teachers.

3. Lesson planning will be scheduled in the school time table to make it a regular and consistent practice.

4. English and Maths teachers will be trained with subject specific strategies through subject tutorials.

5. Mentors will be provided hands on practice on classroom observation, coaching and feedback process through

classroom observation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 6, 2014

Setting the ground ! (Dec 2013 - Feb 2014)

The Teacher Foundation is in the process of receiving funds from various donors for this project.  We plan to commence the training programme for teachers and heads of Government Higher Prinary Schools in Northern Karnataka during the month of June - July 2014.  

We met the State Project Director - Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan to discuss the project in a few disticts of Karnataka State. We have also initiated the process of collaboration with organisations for technology installation in different locations for training.  

Internally, we have commenced the development of training modules for teachers and heads.

We will keep you posted on the programme !

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