How LEAD Academy’s teacher training equips Indian educators to be 21st century-ready

Posted by Kaveri Hannah Bhat on Aug 19, 2021 1:55:30 PM
Kaveri Hannah Bhat

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The world of education is evolving even faster than ever before, thanks to strides in EdTech and the integration of technology. As a result, teachers need to go above and beyond, when it comes to teaching, to adapt to the constantly changing teaching and learning environment. Better-equipped teachers produce well-rounded students. Introducing LEAD Academy, where teacher training is an intrinsic part of the move to a holistic learning journey. 

The LEAD Academy teacher training strategy is a multi-pronged approach to training teachers in our partner schools. A 360° approach to training, it starts by building in teachers the innate motivation to teach. The proposed teacher transformation programme by LEAD Academy promises training and education from all angles to target the issues that the conventional training approach fails to address. 

The problem with traditional teacher training

The current teacher training system is problematic in its approach. This method of training teachers has issues baked-in, from the onset, resulting in teachers who may not have the tools necessary to educate students in the 21st century. 

  • No motivation offered

In a traditional teacher training setup, teachers are often not given enough motivation or benefits that drive them to teach. As a result, this creates teachers that are not well-invested in their training.

  • Difficult courses 

Difficult and complex courses frustrate teachers trying to learn and train further. Consequently, this leads to frustration and a drop in learning levels. 

  • No single-subject expertise 

In a bid to make teachers Jacks-of-all-trades, training programmes do not help them focus on a single subject of expertise. They opt to make teachers know a little about a vast range of subjects, instead of being subject experts. 

How LEAD Academy Teacher Training solves these problems

Is there a better way to equip Indian teachers with the training tools they need for 21st-century teaching? LEAD Academy is poised to offer exceptional and accessible teacher training to educators

LEAD Academy is the result of rigorous testing and education compliant standards. Set to train both current LEAD educators and aspiring LEAD teachers, the programme promises exceptional teacher training for the digitally empowered learning needs of today’s schools. 

LEAD's Teacher Mobile App

The cutting-edge Teacher Mobile App (TMA) is a teacher training application that comes ready to use. It embodies LEAD Academy's teacher training strategy for maximum results. 

Features of Teacher Mobile App 
  • Courses with modules 

Teachers can sign up on TMA to learn more from a vast array of courses, structured in easy modules. Regular assessments are held to determine aptitude and levels of understanding. 

  • Resources 

Training isn't relegated to courses alone. Teachers have access to webinars and more events  

  • Certification

Offering teachers the opportunity to earn certificates is just one of TMA's educator-centric features. TMA gives teachers the chance to learn, test themselves, and earn certificates. Taking it further, teachers must show the results of their training on their students to be eligible for recertification. 

  • Notifications 

Teachers can get notifications directly to their messaging app. These notifications include updates on upcoming events like webinars and important reminders. 

  • Easy to use

Packed with features like single sign-on for teachers to stay logged in, TMA even offers a WhatsApp-linked learning management system (LMS).  

  • LEAD Academy 

By connecting to the TMA, educators get access to LEAD Academy, where they can take their teacher training forward. Super Teachers are made with LEAD Academy. 

LEAD opens up a whole world of better teaching opportunities for India’s educators. Teachers equipped with training tools from the Academy can easily instil high-quality education and the love of learning in their students. 

Find out how you can become a Super Teacher with LEAD Academy's teacher training strategy. 

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About the Author
Kaveri Hannah Bhat
Kaveri Hannah Bhat

Kaveri Hannah Bhat is the Director of Learning & Development (Excellence) at LEAD. Being from Harvard Graduate School of Education, she has extensive experience in education and project management. She has worked internationally to bridge students' learning gaps, improving school partnerships and in building teacher capacity. Prior to LEAD, Kaveri has worked at Teach For India and Teach For Malaysia on a wide range of projects. At LEAD, by addressing the training and development needs of stakeholders working with/ at schools, she aims to ensure global standards of quality are implemented to maximise student engagement and performance at schools.

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