Leadership for Technology Enabled Learning- a Bootcamp for the officials was organized by the Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education, at The Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai on the 24th & 25th of May. 50 officials from Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram (representatives of the State/District/Blocks Education ecosystem) participated in the event.
The objectives of the Bootcamp were to equip and train participants in the creative process of thinking of technology-based solutions for a pertinent educational problem, to encourage the participants to identify and work with the teaching-learning issues emerging from their Administrative context, to prepare the participants to create a prototype for their Idea/tools/materials, test it and move towards piloting the same in their respective Districts/workspace for better engagement for better teaching and learning outcomes with optimum utilization of Ed-tech resources.
Day 1 & Day 2 sessions revolved around Education technology in light of NEP 2020, EdTech governance and Edtech Administrative tools. The welcome address was given by the Co-Chair of the CETE Prof. Maithili Ramachandran whereas sessions were taken by Dr. Anusha Ramanathan, Prof. Ajay Singh (IGNOU), Dr. Gomathi Jatin, Mr. Narendra Mishra, Prof P.K.Shahjahan Dean of Academic Affairs, TISS and representatives from SSA Chhattisgarh, SCERT Telangana, and DSE Mizoram. Each state also made a 15 minutes presentation on their State’s policy as well as implementation experiences vis a vis. education technology along with challenges faced in the same regard.
This Bootcamp summed up with some good takeaways in defining and demonstrating the recommendation of NEP 2020 in technology blended teaching and learning as well as the articulation of innovative education-governance practices for the administrators at different levels.