Pearson’s Teacher Training and Certification Programme

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Registration Name : eINDIA2011/AN/224
Project Category : digitalLEARNING::Best ICT Enabled Skills Development Initiative of the Year
Project Name : Pearson’s Teacher Training and Certification Programme

Details of Applicant
Name : Preethi Frederick
Address : 10, 3rd Main, Ashwini Layout, Intermediate Ring Road, Ejipura, Koramangala
City : Bangalore
State : Karnataka
Country : INDIA
Zip Code : 560 047

Details of Project/Implementing Agency
Name of Organisation : Pearson Education Services Pvt Ltd
Address : 10, 3rd Main, Ashwini Layout, Intermediate Ring Road, Ejipura, Koramangala,,
City : Bangalore
State : Karnataka
Country : INDIA
Zip Code : 560 047
Name of the head of Organisation : Meena Ganesh
Website :

Brief description of the programme/project/Initiative :
The project is undertaken to enhance the technical skills regarding ICT among the teachers, giving scope for application of creative knowledge in the teaching profession.

Why was the project started :
To enhance the technical skills among the teachers and feel confident in using the ICT methods.

Objective :
To introduce and implement Information and Communication Technology in classrooms
Target group :Teachers and Computer Lab Assistants
Geographical reach :India, Nepal, Maldives & Saudi Arabia
Date from which the project became operational :
Day September 2007
Is the Project still operational : YES

10 points that make the programme/project innovative?

  1. Digitisation of the classroom teaching through ICT
  2. Imparting the ICT knowledge to all teachers
  3. Giving importance to creative thinking through brain storming sessions and group activities.
  4. 4. Integrating ICT methods with traditional method of teaching
  5. Creating conducive environment for ICT Education
  6. Learning experience enhancement.
  7. Attention to all the teachers irrespective of the teachers’ technical knowledge
  8. Sustaining the learning through frequent interaction with the teachers
  9. Showcasing on making the classroom fun and effective

List the 5 achievements of the programme/project?

  1. Imparted the technical knowledge to the teachers across the regions
  2. Motivating the teachers to adopt the new teaching methods in the classroom
  3. Encouraging the teachers from non-technical background to implement ICT methods in teaching
  4. Scheduled the trainings according to the convenience of the school
  5. Trainings delivered in the regional languages

List the 5 key challenges faced while implementing the programme/project/initiative

  1. Technical knowledge related to computers is minimal among teachers
  2. Teachers’ willingness to adopt the new teaching methods in the classroom teaching is a key challenge
  3. Teachers require extra time in perceiving the concepts related to ICT
  4. Elimination of fear and shyness in teachers mind related to the use of technologically advanced devices for teaching.
  5. Minimal time given for the training by the school management

List the 5 points how can the programme serve as a model that can be replicated or adapted by others?

  1. The programme creates a comfortable and friendly environment among teachers which enables and encourages them to be open with their questions and comments.
  2. It gives equal importance to all teachers irrespective of their computer literacy level
  3. Encourages teachers to participate in the group activity so that the other teachers with relatively lower computer exposure get motivated to adopt ICT methodology.
  4. The programme is designed to facilitate teachers to think and apply their creative knowledge in their teaching.
  5. Recognizes teachers who have participated and interacted well during the training and the same is communicated to the school management

List 5 points to elaborate on the scalability of the programme/project/initiative

  1. Geographically, we can reach any part of India
  2. We have trained teachers who are not tech-savvy at all starting from the basics of computers
  3. Delivered training to 100-120 teachers in one batch with 3-4 trainers.
  4. Trained 650-700 teachers for 60 60 days at a stretch for several reputed group of schools
  5. Training sessions conducted even in the evenings & nights after the school is closed

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2 Responses to Pearson’s Teacher Training and Certification Programme

  1. Parvathamma.S. says:

    it is very good.

  2. yatin says:

    motivational factor for teachers, nice Initiative…