Transformational Academic
programme (tap)

TAP uses the unconventional but highly effective ‘Apply - Learn - Create - Apply’(ALCA) model to make training more experiential and practical. Through the ALCA model, teachers are exposed to pre-designed high rigour lesson plans (aligned to the local syllabus) on a daily basis, along with all the teaching aids and audio-video material required to execute the lesson effectively.

At the end of 3-5 years, we believe that our teachers will attain proficiency in scripting lesson plans and be able to support the learning needs of their own classrooms.

Literacy and Language development
programme (lldp)

LLDP is a differentiated literacy and language development programme that focuses on language proficiency (in English) for teachers and reading fluency and comprehension for students with an aim to bridge grade-level literacy gaps. The training is differentiated based on a combination of teacher performance on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), classroom observations and other parameters on the teacher-skill rubric.

Technology is purposefully integrated with traditional training modules to make training more targeted and personalised for teachers.

monitoring and evaluation, ssa tamil nadu

In 2017-18, Madhi was contracted to assist with the monitoring and evaluation of the new child-friendly pedagogy that has been introduced by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in Tamil Nadu. Madhi’s M&E team was involved at the pilot stage of the project so the pedagogy could be fine-tuned before it is scaled across the state.

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technical assitance, tntp

The Tamil Nadu Teacher Platform (TNTP) is part of the DIKSHA(Digital Interface for Knowledge Sharing) initiative proposed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) which aims to create a single repository of teaching learning materials to be accessed by teachers for free. The organisation contracted by the MHRD for this purpose is Ek Step, a non-profit organisation based in Bengaluru. TNTP will host digital versions of the textbook, lesson plans aligned to the state curriculum, multimedia content for each learning objective, digital assessments and other such important tools, which can be accessed by teachers quickly and easily.

technology for governance

Teachers are required to fill nearly 60-70 academic and administrative registers regularly, which reduces classroom instruction time. Madhi has been assisting the Tamil Nadu Department of School Education (TNDSE) to conceptualise mobile applications to make data entry and dissemination simpler for the teachers and other administrative officials.

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knowledge partners, ssa - ngo partnerships

Tamil Nadu Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) invited a consortium of leading NGOs from across the country to augment and enhance the quality of education by implementing their programmes in several districts across Tamil Nadu. Madhi assisted TN SSA as a knowledge partner to coordinate the efforts of all the NGOs and report on the progress made by them periodically. The workshop served as a platform for the state to indicate its areas of need in terms of technical and financial assistance and the NGOs and CSR organisations to come forward to contribute towards certain projects that align with their interests and area(s) of intervention.

EduKit App

EduKit App is a one-stop solution for the classroom needs and professional development of a busy teacher. The App will house the following resources – lesson plans, classroom simulation videos, worksheets, assessments, byte-sized MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) that facilitate teacher development. The schools will also have the option to customise the Edukit App by subscribing to physical teaching-learning resources which can be used by the teachers in conjunction with the app.