Gurushala, a teacher capacity building website, is an initiative of Indus Towers Ltd. and Vodafone Idea Foundation and is implemented by Pratham Education Foundation.
Gurushala for the teachers of the Department of Education, Nagaland and Telangana concluded its one-day extensive workshop session on Transitioning into hybrid classrooms which were attended by teachers from various districts of Telangana and Nagaland.
The covid-19 pandemic has changed the education system forever. Most of the schools have been under lockdown for long periods and are struggling to continue with the online teaching and learning classrooms. While most schools are opening and preparing to welcome students back to their classes, many parents are reluctant to send their children to schools and prefer online education. Keeping this in mind, Gurushala conducted the session intending to cater and engage with teachers to assist them on how to manage Hybrid classrooms in these times.
Gurushala invited Nikita Singhal, Founder of A Better Life to share her valuable insights and experiences with teachers. She explained that Hybrid classrooms mean bringing technology in the classrooms and for that to happen, schools need to take a collaborative approach, keeping the needs of both students and teachers in mind. Nikita Singhal also shared how learning gaps can be bridged in classrooms and how teachers can overcome the challenges of post covid classroom setup.
The session was designed to engage teachers and provide them with strategies to enhance their pedagogical practices which they can adopt in their classroom especially now that schools are resumed. Curated in the context to also give an understanding of hybrid models in the classroom and how they would be more helpful for the students.
Gurushala is a free of cost online teacher training and professional development initiative implemented by Pratham Education Foundation and funded by Vodafone Foundation and Indus Towers Ltd. The initiative aims to build the capacity and skills of school teachers to effectively use digital technology to positively impact the learning levels of students. For this purpose, the Gurushala team organizes a calendar of regular online training, workshops, subject expert sessions, and competitions based on the needs and requirements of our partner organizations and teachers. Gurushala is partnering with governments, private school associations, and NGOs across India and has positively impacted 1 Lakh + teachers and lakhs of their students from 10,000+ schools in 25 states and UTs across India.