The academic is just about to start in Government Schools in Karnataka. We were in touch with the Department of Education to gain permission to conduct training using technology. We had two challenges in terms of launching the Teacher Impact Project as proposed. One, we found it difficult to identify a viable technology platform to deliver training. Most of the platforms we identified were hardware intense and therefore required huge investment. Two, when we identified a platform, we did not get the required permission from the government to go ahead with the same. However, we have permission from the government to do the project face to face at two locations. We have identified Yadgiri and Haveri in North Karnataka to deliver the programme. Currently we are initiating a baseline study in these two regions to understand the quality of teaching learning in schools. 120 teachers (60 from each location) will participate in the project. Apart from delivering the proposed set of workshops, TTF will also provide teachers two rounds of one on one support, after observing them in classrooms. Both the baseline study and one-on-one support given to teachers will be compared, using a classroom observation checklist that allows TTF to understand the quality of teaching. This will help us understand the impact of the project.
Greetings from The Teacher Foundation !
The Teacher Foundation is in touch with the Department Officials for the implementation of the programme. We discussed with Haveri and Yadgiri district officials about the programme and training schedule. Both the district officials are happy about the programme and they have assured to commence the programme in the month of June 2016. Team from the respective centre are in touch with the officials.
Since the schools were busy with exams, we were unable to conduct the pilot testing of the modules. We will choose the training modules in consultation with the department officials considering their requirements. Number of days of training will also depend on the department officials decision.
We should kick start the programme in the next quarter.
Will keep you posted.
Thanks for all the support.
We are gearing up to launch the project. We are focusing on reaching out to 100 teachers in Yadgiri and Haveri through this project. Yadgiri and Haveri are, as you know, two economically backward districts in North East karnataka. There has been unfortunate delays in terms of getting permission from the government and identifying a technology platform that works without major investments in hardware. This month we have identified a platform that works on open source operating systems and requires minimum hardware support. We are also in the process of finalizing the schedule with the education department. We will keep you posted once we finalize the schedule for the project.