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, “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.”