Education
 India
Project #15861

The Teacher Impact Project

by The Teacher Foundation (Shraddha Trust)
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The Teacher Impact Project

This project aims to build capacity of selected primary teachers in the area of Inclusive Education through 5-days of inclusive Education training and the 3 rounds of in-school Support. These trainings will enable teachers to become more inclusive in nature, which provides opportunity to all children to participate in the learning process.

The Teacher Foundation has trained 120 teachers of Government primary schools in Haveri & Yadgiri region of Karnataka State, India. The 5 days of training modules include 1) Understanding Inclusion 2) Curriculum Adaptations 3) Dealing with Multiple Disabilities 4) Evaluation Procedures & 5) Disability Specific Inclusive Classroom settings. Training was interspersed with three rounds of classroom observation and feedback to enable teachers to implement the learnings from the sessions in their classrooms which helps them to address the issues of children with special needs.  

In this context, we commenced the project with a baseline observation of 30% teachers followed by training at two phases. We observe the teachers using a checklist - Classroom Observation Checklist which focuses 4 main domains - Teacher Student Interaction; Physical Environment; Teaching Learning Methodology and Assessment. Baseline observation was followed by training and school based support.

The Teacher Foundation has completed training of Government teachers on Inclusive Education modules from the two districts. The interventions were baseline observation before the commencement of training, first round of School Based Support-in-school support after the first 3 days of training& second round of School Based Support/End-line observation - in-school support after final 2 days of training.

 

To understand the impact of TTF's Teacher Training programme on Inclusive Education, the data from the classroom observation of teachers (30% of 120 teachers selected randomly) has been collated. We will soon share the detailed report with the findings.

Overall, the project has been effective in terms of classroom implementation. Teachers tried to incorporate the 'Inclusive Classroom Approaches” in their classes. Teachers were very positive about the Classroom Observations / Feedback sessions and were open to feedback.

 

Thanking everyone for all the support!

 

From TTF Team

This project aims to build capacity of selected primary teachers in the area of Inclusive Education through 5-days of inclusive Education training and the 3 rounds of in-school Support. These trainings will enable teachers to become more inclusive in nature, which provides opportunity to all children to participate in the learning process.

The Teacher Foundation is training 120 teachers of Government primary schools in Haveri & Yadgir region of Karnataka state, India. 5 days of training modules include 1) Understanding Inclusion 2) Curriculum Adaptations 3) Dealing with Multiple Disabilities 4) Evaluation Procedures & 5) Disability Specific Inclusive Classroom settings with three rounds of classroom observation and feedback will enable teachers to think and practice inclusive approach in their school and classrooms which address the issues of being left out the children with special needs in these two districts.

In this context, we commenced the project with a baseline observation of 30% teachers followed by training at two phases. So far, all 120 teachers have been trained on 5 modules from two districts. Three rounds of School Based Support has been completed for 90 teachers. The third and final round of school Based Support is pending for 30 teachers in Haveri district and it is scheduled in the month of December 2016 / January 2017.

We will share the impact analysis of the project in upcoming report by Febraury 2017.

Report : June – August 2016

The Teacher Impact Project

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 got 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. Hence, this programme aims to build capacity of selected primary teachers in the area of Inclusive Education through 5-days of inclusive Education training and the 3 rounds of in-school Support. These trainings will enable teachers to become more inclusive in nature, which provides opportunity to all children to participate in the learning process.

The Teacher Foundation will train 120 teachers of Government primary schools in Haveri & Yadgir region of Karnataka state, India. Our 5 days of training modules on 1) Understanding Inclusion 2) Curriculum Adaptations 3) Dealing with Multiple Disabilities 4) Evaluation Procedures & 5) Disability Specific Inclusive Classroom settings with three rounds of classroom observation and feedback will enable teachers to think and practice inclusive approach in their school and classrooms which address the issues of being left out the children with special needs in these two districts.

We commenced the project with a baseline observation of 30% teachers.  We observe the teachers using a checklist - Classroom Observation Checklist which focuses 4 main domains - Teacher Student Interaction; Physical Environment; Teaching Learning Methodology and Assessment. Out of 120,  90 teachers have been trained from the two districts on all the 5 modules while the remaining teachers are yet to commence training.  We have completed the baseline observation and the first round of School Support (in-school support) for 90 teachers.  This will help us understand the impact of the project.  

Remaining deliverables will be scheduled in the months of September / November 2016. 

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.  

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.

 

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The Teacher Foundation (Shraddha Trust)

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​www.teacherfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Prakash Nedungadi
Bangalore, Karnataka India

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