Aditya Birla Education Academy (ABEA), India’s leading teacher training institute identified pressing needs of the teaching fraternity in this pandemic. In this unprecedented health crisis, teachers have emerged as the real superheroes working tirelessly to facilitate transfer of knowledge in various forms.
With this objective in mind, ABEA launched a new initiative on Teacher’s Day called ‘Educator Meetup’ – a virtual meeting space for teachers to come together once a month and discuss strategies to teach, solve problems and share experiences related to a certain topic or subject.
The meetup will consist of a 15-minute talk by an Expert on any subject followed by 45 minutes of insightful interactions, moderated by a faculty from ABEA.
Taking the lead, ABEA has already empanelled 12 experts for these meetups for the next one year. Each of these experts will focus on any one subject area right from Pre-primary to Grade 12covering all major subject groups and boards – CBSE, ICSE, IB, IGCSE.
Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson, Aditya Birla Education Trust, said, “In last few months, everything has gone virtual and school life is no exception to it. Teachers had to roll up their sleeves and quickly adapt to the challenge of online learning. Cooped up in their houses, they seamlessly did the balancing act between their students and family commitments.”
Prodipta Hore, Program Director, Aditya Birla Education Academy (ABEA), said, “After interacting with educators via our various initiatives, we identified the need for a platform where educators can come together to learn, share and grow together. The Educator Meetup gives educators an opportunity to learn from an Expert, upskill themselves, discuss how classroom situations can be best dealt with and most importantly share their knowledge and expertise of a particular subject with each other.”