Teach to Lead – Teach for India

Project Brief: Digital Learning Project
Project Type: Educational Experiments (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Venkat Bhamidipati
Project Partner(s): Karthik Rapaka
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Durga Apartments,,Hyderabad,
ANDHRA PRADESH 
Tel: 91 40 6515 5525
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Nov 2014SeattleUSD 6389

Total = $6389

This projects aims to bring Digital Learning to underprivileged schools. Its goals are:
• Teachers + Technology = >Impact!
• Equalize the playing field for students through effective use of technology.
• Create “love of learning” and transform learning by implementing Technology

Teach for India is a leading educational NGO in India. While the TFI’s sponsorship of schools has been commendable, we believe that bringing technology and online self-paced learning will significantly enhance the student learning.

Introducing Technology and online tools like Khan Academy as a teacher aide to supplement the Teachers could be an effective way to accelerate student learning. The important premise is to ensure that this implementation helps advance the course goals set by the Teacher.
Supplement schools with Digital Learning
Teach for India is a leading educational NGO in India

Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts serve 62,000 students in 312 Government schools. In India, the most underprivileged students attend Government schools. The family and demographics of the students results in poor access to quality education. These schools often do not have basic amenities such as desks and in many cases lack access to qualified teachers. Over the summer, we have worked with Teach for India at the Government Public School in NBT Nagar, Hyderabad, in India - a school adopted by Teach for India. Teach for India have adopted 35 schools in Hyderabad to provide qualified and energetic Teachers (“Fellows”) who fill the void in these schools, focusing on third and fourth grade students. I have noticed that the students in classes taught by the TFI Fellows are more active, participatory, and engaged in learning. TFI has a systematic method of measuring progress and impact in these classes.