Technology Enabled Learning for Teachers & Adolescents for 21st century (TELTA 21)

Locations: Mumbai

Sponsor: Capgemini

The Technology Enabled Learning for Teachers & Adolescents for the 21st century (TELTA 21) project aims to capacitate teachers and adolescents from the government schools in Mumbai to adapt technologies for deep, connected, and authentic learning so that they can improve their own and their communities' lives.

The project aspires to enable adolescents (classes 6 to 10) from government schools to be 21st century learners (analytical and critical thinkers, innovative producers, technology adapters) through technology enabled learning activities. The proposed project will also provide direct collaborations and innovations, and project based & problem-based learning (Leap-Quests) to adolescent students through digital platforms across states. International collaborations for research, student computational thinking camps will be explored.

Continuous Teacher Professional Development (CPD) through online microcredit digital badge courses by TISS in collaboration with the state, followed by continuous professional development including engagement in online Community of Practice (CoP) will strengthen teacher’s competency and perspectives on meaningful use of technology in subjects.

Teacher leaders with a sense of agency will emerge, undertaking training, research and creative solutions for integrative technology and innovations in their classrooms. The adaptive and expert teachers will use blended & distance technologies, and transform pedagogy &curriculum relevant to the social realities of the adolescent students.

The project aims to:

- Provide equitable opportunities to students irrespective of gender and socio-economic status of the students.

- Enable students to emerge as 21st century learners: producers of ICT resources, who can undertake authentic and research-based learning with technology and acquire digital agency* to improve their own life and community wellbeing.

- Prepare teachers to use constructivist teaching-learning with technology (CTLT) in regular classroom practices, use distance technologies for active & collaborative learning to foster agency and 21st-century skills in adolescents.

- Develop evidence-based implementation maturity-matrix for technology enabled education for the states to adapt and integrate in their systems at larger scale.