Education Transformation Centre (ETC)
Parikrma’ s vision and approach has provided a different response to the vast and growing problem of decline in the Indian education system. At Parikrma we are convinced that spreading (rather than scaling) the approach through dialogue and training is perhaps a lot more effective than building more Parikrma schools, which would only stretch existing Parikrma resources and compromise quality in its existing schools. And that is exactly what have done with the Education Transformation Centre (ETC).
The mission of the ETC is to disseminate Parikrma’ s unique approach to education by creating and offering teacher training modules to teachers, other NGO workers, school administrators and social entrepreneurs, thus fostering excellence in the teaching and learning process. This approach, popularly known as the `Parikrma Way’, encapsulates all those best practices that have led to the success of the Parikrma Centers for Learning.
Through the Education Transformation Centre (ETC), launched in July 2014, Parikrma creates and offers teacher training modules to teachers, other NGO workers, school administrators and social entrepreneurs, fostering excellence in the teaching and learning process. The ETC is committed to resurrecting pride in the teaching profession by enhancing the teacher community’s self-worth and empowering them with the right attitude and skills to become powerful catalysts for nation-building and universal change.
The ETC, inaugurated in July 2014, has achieved the following to date:
So far, ETC has trained over 560 Teachers and 70 Headmasters from 120 Govt. Schools that belong to Zone 4 of Bengaluru North District.
Over the next 5 years, ETC is expected to reach out to 1000 government schools across Bangalore city, training thousands of teachers and 500 School Heads in the process and thus positively impacting the education of almost 100,000 students studying in these schools.
Some of the key areas that the ETC will impact –
More Effective Teaching and Leadership
Increased Student Achievement
The ETC plans to venture into newer clusters of government schools, reach out to private schools to widen the reach and explore opportunities for collaboration and develop student workshops as well.
Parikrma has been successful in signing an MOU with the Department of State Educational Research and Training (DSERT) and over the next 5 years, will reach out to at least 100 government schools across Bangalore, train more than 500 teachers in the process and thus positively impact the education of almost 100,000 students studying in these schools.
A Project in Collaboration with Singapore International Foundation is being implemented to train and create a pool of master trainers in Science and Mathematics Curriculum Enhancement from among the teachers of Government Schools as well as Parikrma Schools.