You owe it to them – Go back to your school & transform the way they teach

When was the last time you visited the school that gave you education? You must be wondering why should you visit your school that you had left decade (s) ago! Here’s why – because you owe it to the school.

We’ve often come across people who are unhappy about the way teaching-learning happened in their school in their and that the school continues teaching the same way. But pause here to think, what have you really done about it. Of course you do not have the time to really bring this change as bringing about a change is a slow transformative process and requires a lot of planning, dialogue, time, energy and resources and I agree. Yet we can do our small bit by pointing them in the right direction.

This post is inspired by an educator from Vietnam, TRAN THUY LINH, who went back to her and was sad to see the teaching learning process remained unchanged. She then took upon herself to reach out to MIE Trainers via Microsoft Educator Community and connected using #Skypeintheclassroom to learn from them ways to transform learning in classrooms. I salute her spirit and am happy to be her partner in her transformational journey.

If you too are inspired to do your due, please feel free to reach out and we’ll be happy to be of help.

Transformation begins with YOU!

Tech Tuesday Talk with Team De Pedagogics

Tech Tuesday Talk with Team De Pedagogics

 

We understand the challenges that schools and educators face in keeping abreast with the breadth and depth of latest in technology and use the same to make teaching and learning experiences more effective.

To address these challenges, we at De Pedagogics are happy to bring to you ‘TECH TUESDAY’; a weekly dose of 30-minute webinar/online meeting to keep you updated with what’s happening in the world of education.

Every Tuesday between 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm IST, we will bring to you Microsoft Experts from who’ll share important insights, Quick-bytes and opportunities and updates – All in 30 minutes!

 

Here’s the schedule:

DATE                          TOPIC
 
22nd AUGUST 2017              DIGITAL CIVILITY
29TH AUGUST 2017              CYBER SAFETY & ETTIQUETTS
5th SEPTEMBER 2017            OFFICE 365 DEPLOYEMNT - WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN
12TH SEPTEMBER 2017           WHO'S RESPONSIBLE - IT ADMIN/ IT TEACHERS
19TH SEPTEMBER 2017           DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION - A view from the Cloud
26th SEPTEMBER 2017           FOSTER CREATIVITY & CRITICAL THINKING THE MICROSOFT WAY
3rd OCTOBER 2017              BECOME A ONENOTE NINJA
10TH OCTOBER 2017             New MS Tools on the Block
17TH OCTOBER 2017             Introducing InTune for Education
24TH OCTOBER 2017             Microsoft Imagine Academy
31st OCTOBER 2017             Get into the Game

Leave us a your email id in the comment box and we’ll share the web link with you (No costs involved).

Learn more to do more!

Team De Pedagogics

Campaign: Teaching the SDG – How to bring the world to your students

The United Nations is dedicated to promoting cooperation and collaboration at local and global levels, which means it’s fundamentally aligned with what we hope to achieve in modern education.

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It is our sincere effort that with this campaign we support teaching of the World’s Largest Lesson to educate and engage learners so that they support the SDGs and turn their ideas and thoughts into action. The aim is to connect students with this ambitious global plan and to encourage their support for it. They can take action in support of the Goals at local and global levels. We believe that teachers of our world together have the power to make achieving these global goals a reality. 

You can also set up action projects for the Global Goals that take a day, a week or longer. Join us on 11th August 2017, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm India time to know more about this global project – #ITEACHSDG #MSFTEDU

Register here –

http://bit.ly/2wrYfAr

Curriculum Development

Curriculum & Content Development

With the belief that curriculum development is a key process in determining the quality of learning and teaching, we design and develop responsive and reflective curriculum and professional learning solutions for deep changes in school wide thinking and practice. The focus of our design lies in creating student-led inquiry-based learning environments integrating new pedagogy and technology in education. We work with leading schools in Gurgaon and Delhi in their path to transition and to transform the way we teach and learn. Currently we are also working on designing curriculum and content for launching two schools, a pre-school in Delhi and an international in Gurgaon, in the coming session. We provide leadership for the Curriculum and Professional Development (CPD) programs. This includes the planning, development and production of curriculum processes, practices and policies that are evaluated and acknowledged to be highly effective in improving student outcomes. We begin with  the review/assessment of current curriculum to ensure that course/program is meeting intended objectives and requirements post which evaluations and data is used to make recommendations for how to improve and edit curricula. A team of teachers from the school then form the core group who work closely with us to learn best practices in curriculum writing through research, professional development, and other learning opportunities. This core team under our guidance hosts effective staff development activities that incorporate the mission of the school, program evaluation outcomes, and input from teachers and others.

The main purpose of the process is to translate broad statements of intent(IB PYP and CBSE Accreditation, CBSE affiliation, CBSE CCE implementation & CCSS ELA) into specific plans and actions.

The process of Curriculum Development has following stages:

  • Understanding the (Intent) Stage
  • Planning Stage

o Content framework

o Horizontal & vertical alignment and planning,

o Defining approaches, processes and policies

o Identifying Learning Outcomes

o Aligning assessment – tools & strategies

  • Implementation Stage
  • Reflection & Review Stage

Students are at the heart of curriculum and our best intent is to develop student-led program with where students receive integrated, coherent learning experiences that contribute towards their personal, academic and professional learning and development.

Curriculum Development Alliances

  • Currently working as a curriculum consultant and professional learning expert for Sanskar School, Jaipur to develop PYP program in school
  • Currently working towards Curriculum Development as a part of SQAA for Blue Bells Group of Schools Gurgaon
  • Designing Curriculum and developing content for 2 new schools to be launched in the coming year
  • Worked towards Curriculum Development, Strategic Planning and Teacher Empowerment with The Heritage School-Gurgaon; Blue Bells Group of Schools Gurgaon & Royal Oak International School Gurgaon
  • Developing Thematic Learning Program based on inquiry & experiential learning

  (Grades Nur-3 at The Heritage School-Gurgaon)

  • Developing Language Program based on Common Core State Standards English Language Arts

  (Grades Nur-3 at The Heritage School-Gurgaon)

  • Developing school-wide(Junior School) Authentic Assessment and Reporting System

  (Grades Nur-3 at The Heritage School-Gurgaon)

 

Campaign: Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals

The campaign aims to equip you with relevant information and tools to enable you to take part in the World’s Largest Lesson, to teach people about the Sustainable Development Goals and to enthuse you to create and share your own learning resources in order to do so

JOIN US-

For an introduction to the SDGs, you could join our webinar on 11th August 2017; 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm India time.

Register here –

http://bit.ly/2wrYfAr

Know more

In September 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development which could mean an end to extreme poverty, inequalities and climate change by 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals follow the Millennium Development Goals. Each of the 17 Goals are broken down into targets which both explain the Goal and will help in focusing efforts. A target is an action – a specific, measurable and time-bound outcome which contributes directly to reaching a goal.

What can you do

You may have to invite your colleagues to this webinar and plan a transdisciplinary project plan and motivate them to join the ‘task force’ on the goals. Join us to be a part of World's Largest Plan.

Watch this space for further details

Register here –

http://bit.ly/2wrYfAr

1:1 learning is about more than just giving students laptops!

Schools these days are increasingly adapting modern technology with the aim to make anytime anywhere everyone learning possible. Students bring laptops to classroom to make 1:1 learning possible. but is that it? Have we asked ourselves: How will we best manage implementation of our initiative? One-to-one is about more than just giving students laptops. It provides a necessary component to learning in the 21st century and makes it possible to provide learning opportunities to all students in ways not possible before. 

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Since the first 1:1 programs began more than 25 years ago, tens of thousands of schools across the globe have piloted or fully deployed 1:1 programs in their schools. Analyses of their experiences reveal that the most successful 1:1 initiatives have
one main characteristic in common: they are first and foremost concerned with learning, not laptops. The successful initiatives also followed a similar set of processes, whereas the schools that reported the most problems did not. The key aspects of their system-wide approach form the core of this guide, created to help you envision, plan,
implement, evaluate, and expand 1:1 learning in your schools.

Schools who are considering, planning, or starting to implement a learning initiative in which each student has her or his own personal, portable, fully functional digital device, such as a laptop or tablet/computer must participate in a Design, Deploy, & Transform workshop and use the Design, Deploy, & Transform Workbook and receive a comprehensive planning tool and detailed checklist. The workshop covers the full range of considerations for implementing 1:1. It’s a guided conversation designed to be approached as a collective group. It focuses on change – building awareness on what the role ubiquitous technology plays in:

– creating new learning opportunities

– helping participants understand what those opportunities make possible

– provides the scaffolding for participants to design and deploy their initiative

As technology permeates all areas of society. Educators find themselves with a wide-range of powerful digital tools and resources to use to rethink and reinvent educational practices to meet the needs of modern learners. The challenge is to find an approach that is agile, adaptable, and in tune with young people’s lives outside of the classroom.

For hosting/attending Design, Deploy Transform workshop, please contact thepedagogics@outlook.com

 

Speaker at Unconference, “ScooNews Global Educators Fest”

It is a pleasure to be invited as a speaker at the upcoming Unconference, “ScooNews Global Educators Fest” planned for August 18 – 19, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon, National Capital Region, India.

Topic: What’s the fuss about technology?

Description: Why is the world going ga ga over the inroads made by technology in education? iPads and smart classrooms were just the tip of the iceberg. Welcome to classroom 3.0

It’s a great platform for interactions around education and will recommend all educationists to participate in the fest. In case you are interested in attending, please click on this link http://globaledfest.com

Looking forward

Technology Enabled Learning- thinking beyond

Thank you Ramani Dhanaraj & the entire team of @StJoseph’sCollegeforWomen, Vizag for making a part of celebrating your 60 years of your success & for participating enthusiastically
Sharing glimpses and moments
#youkeepmegoing

At the end of the session, we had our very popular POW-WOW session where teachers are to reflect on their learning and experience and share it Ina very innovative way. Here’s what they did

Teachers can never cease to amaze! Agree with me? Leave a note here for them

De Pedagogics is a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP)

De Pedagogics announced it has become a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.

The AEP program is designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft’s Academic licensing, authorize them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses, and demonstrate to potential customers that they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.

De Pedagogics is passionately is engaged in nurturing education and bringing learning closer to the learner. De Pedagogics has a broad network with educationists who specialize in varied domains and offer guidance and mentorship to meet the needs of the educational institutions.

This Microsoft AEP authorization shows our commitment and specialism in the academic IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products,” said Meenakshi Uberoi, Founding Director, De Pedagogics. “We hope to accelerate our academic customers’ successes by serving as technology advisors for their IT requirements.”

By becoming AEPs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft academic products to the education market,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president of Education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector. “This authorization, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists.”

The Microsoft AEP Program is designed to authorize and equip organizations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.

De Pedagogics is a Global Training Partner of Microsoft in Education for bringing their technologies, certifications and programs to schools, colleges and universities.

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We also work in partnership with schools, colleges and educators in varied capacities to design and develop curriculum; write content; develop range training modules for educators and students to suit their needs and provide support for technology, pedagogy and content integration.

Microsoft acknowledges and brands school that shows leadership by demonstrating a strong vision for educational change. We partner with the school to explore growth; adjust and respond to changes using technology and to facilitate their path to becoming a premiere school. We are passionate about empowering students to learn on their own terms and include student voice in the process of innovation within the educational system.

Connect here for more information, thepedagogics@outlook.com

 

 

 

 

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