New Delhi PolicyHack for Teachers

PolicyHack: A Closer Look

Date

Jan 18, 2019

Location

New Delhi PolicyHack for Teachers

Winning Team

  • Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Ghonda, Delhi
  • Parvinder Kumar: Trained Graduate Teacher, Natural Science
  • Anil Kumar: Trained Graduate Teacher, Mathematics

Judges

  • Mr. Sanjay Awasthi, Member Secretary, National Council for Teacher Education
  • Mr. Rajive Gulati, Head, HARTRON Startup Incubator & CoE IoT Gurugram
  • Dr. Anantha Duraiappah, Director, UNESCO MGIEP
  • Mr. Subir Shukla, Founder, Ignus
  • Ms. Ritu Gupta, Director – Consumer India and ANZ, Dell
  • Mr. Ajay Kaul, Director and GM, Public Sector, Dell EMC India

Challenge

While the end goal of education is to have a happy productive child, it is in equal measure important that we raise questions such as: - How can we equip and train teachers to deal with technology immersion? - How can schools adopt technology to become more efficient, transparent, and easier to monitor? - How can we teach our children (and teachers) to create more country-specific content? And, how do we support a larger ecosystem to change the sector dynamics? - What role does ICT Infrastructure play in this, and how can we take this to towns that have been yet untouched by this advent?

Winning Idea

The winning team shared how through Project PRAYAS, they are able to teach climate change, basics of habitat, as well as complex concepts of food chain via experiential learning. The innovative methodology initiated by GBSSS has also been amplified as a best practice by use of social media. The idea was about both creating innovative content indigenously as well as about promoting peer learning by the use of technology. Other ideas that won related to use of gaming in education, and how policy changes could help the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) access and get comfortable with ICT interventions set up by schools.

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