ICEDC Teacher Professional Development
Capacity Building of Educators in Maharashtra
The Indian Career Education & Development Council (ICEDC), is collaborating with Global Education Solutions (GES) and Rotary India Literacy Mission (RILM) to enrich quality of secondary school teachers in 18,000 Government and Aided Schools across Maharashtra over the period of 5 years.
Teachers are empowered with innovative tools and techniques to develop a personal and professional vision, set S.M.A.R.T. goals and implement structured lesson plans to develop core skills and values across the curriculum. But this is not a traditional teacher training program. The one day face to face training is followed by up to 3 months of mentoring.
Mentoring enables all teachers to practice their innovative techniques in the classroom, and share evidence of how this has enhanced student engagement and outcomes. This leads to a dual certification at an international level by ICEDC and its Australian affiliate ACCE, a 40 year old professional body.
Beena Rathod, one of the certified teachers neatly summarizes impact as “My students find it easier to understand the concepts I teach in science. The techniques I learnt from the training also helped me to improve my relationship with my students. My students have developed a confidence that is helping them in their overall performance”.
ICEDC is a non-profit organization set up with support of the Australian India Council, and works with teachers, counsellors, social workers, trainers, parent volunteers and learning and development professionals to build an inclusive human development ecosystem.