We identified Yadgiri and Haveri as two locations to start the Teacher Impact Project. We will train 100-120 teachers, from these locations. To start with we will do the training simultaneously at four centers, using technology. Talks are on with the Government to finalize these two locations and commence the training as a pilot. This is to ensure that we get the government buy in for the major part of the project.
As the technology service provider we initially identified did not work out, we had to go through the process of identifying a new technology platform. We now have Elucido, a similar synchronous platform, who is willing to provide us support to deliver the training.
The Teacher Foundation is in the process of identifying a new technology platform provider as the discussion between the previous provider and the Department of Education did not lead to installation of the platform. Currently, we are looking at a synchronous education technology platform that is not very hardware intensive so that it can be made easily available in schools. Once the Technology platform is finalised we are ready to roll out the project in Government Schools across Karnataka during the academic year 2015-16. The project focuses on enhancing teaching skills of Government teachers in Karnataka. We are trying to scale the reach using synchronous technology platform.
Please find attached the detailed report for the project - Improve Learning for 6000 underprivileged children - Whole School TurnAround-Bangalore.
The Teacher Foundation worked with Goodwill English School on the Whole School TurnAround Programme. We have worked intensely with different stakeholder over the last two years. Periodically the reports on the progress of the project are submitted. The attached report is the Endline Report conducted to assess the changes noticed in the four major domains.
Key changes in the school brought through the two year intervention are:• Regular parent teacher meetings in the school providing an opportunity to the parents to meet individual teachers• Enhanced satisfaction of parents with the approachable school heads, affordable fees, activity-based learning, science room and less burden of homework, etc.• Building up of trust in the parents towards quality of education provided by the school.
Do go through the report for the details.
Thank you for all the support to make this project a success.