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Two-Week ISTE STTP on Environmental Studies

This Workshop is conducted by Prof. Virendra Sethi, Prof. K Narayanan from June 2nd, 2015 to June 12th, 2015


Over 5 years ago, IIT Bombay started conducting ISTE Short Term Training Programme (STTP) for empowering teachers of engineering colleges. We first scaled up to engage 1,000 teachers at a time, in subject-specific training programmes of two week duration. In 2013, we scaled this program further, to train up to 10,000 teachers at a time (T10KT), using 344 established remote centers across India. IIT Kharagpur is our partner Institution. Together, we have a mandate through a funded project from the National Mission on Education using ICT (NME-ICT) of MHRD, to train 1,50,000 teachers in 15 such STTPs.

Since December 2009, we have conducted several two-week ISTE STTPs on various engineering subjects. We have reached out to more than 85,000 teachers and served them to enhance their teaching skills in various subjects.
In order to deliver these STTPs at the selected remote centers, we invite expert faculty from such remote centers to a One Week Coordinators’ training programme, which is held in IIT Bombay. These faculty members then act as Workshop Coordinators in their respective remote centers during the delivery of the training programme for the 10,000 teachers. All the lectures and tutorial sessions are recorded. The final edited audio-visual content, along with other course material, are released in Open Source. The content can be freely used later by all teachers, students and other learners.
Given the success of such STTPs, we now announce a two-week ISTE STTP on Environmental Studies, to be held from June 2nd to 12th, 2015.
This course has been made a mandatory part of all the curricular across the country by the Honourable Supreme Court orders.


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