In the idea of mentoring capacity of teachers for nurturing innovative ideas from students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in collaboration with the Education Ministry’s Innovation Cell and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), has announced the ‘Innovation Ambassador – Online Teaching Programme’.
The CBSE Board aims to train 50,000 teachers from all affiliated schools as ‘Innovation Ambassadors’.
The teachers will be trained in four modules, such as design thinking and innovation, idea generation and ideal hand-holding, intellectual property rights, product/prototype development. The first batch will start on May 17. The programme will be launched formally on May 13.
The trained teachers, or ‘Innovation Ambassadors’, will help in creating the culture of innovation in their schools, mentor other teachers, students, provide support to other schools as resource persons, act as evaluators for national-level idea competitions, and act as mentors for the national level programme on innovation and related activities, the board said. Schools can register online on or before May 10, 2021.