ImaginXP, India’s virtual university providing professional courses, has entered into a strategic partnership with OrangeSlates, one of the fastest-growing teacher skilling platforms in the country, to upskill over 50,000 school teachers with the latest digital technology tools, teaching methodologies using new-age approaches. OrangeSlates’ proprietary platform will be used to upskill teachers using a series of short-duration live training sessions by top experts and educators from the country. With this partnership, the edtech duo has also announced their ‘School Connect Program’, under which they will reach out to 5000 schools to enable both teachers and students with skills that will help shape a better future. The program will also provide live counseling sessions.
Furthermore, in line with their aim to upskill teachers, they are also launching long-term programs for educators in collaboration with some of the top universities of India. Using these courses, teachers can now participate in such programs that will enable them to be at par with the globally evolving edtech industry.
The following have been kept in mind while designing courses for educators:
- Short Duration Expert-Led Live courses – Courses that cater to the evolving skill needs such as Implementing Hybrid Learning in Schools, Digital Tools such as Augmented Reality, Google Workspace for Education.
- Courses designed as per NEP 2020- The latest Education policy designed in 2020 lays particular emphasis on the development of an individual’s creative potential. It is based on a principle- education must develop not just cognitive capabilities but also focus on the foundational capacities to achieve a higher order of education and skill.
- Live Instructor-Led Training by OrangeSlates – OrangeSlates will be offering all teachers from eligible schools Live short-duration training courses to elevate the learning experience for their learners.
Speaking on the strategic collaboration, Mr. Shashank Shwet, Founder and CEO ImaginXP, said, “At ImaginXP, we offer future skills degree programs and credit certification courses that are in line with corporate-led curriculums intending to provide students and aspirants with a coaching platform that helps them write their own successes. We have experienced a massive uptake of courses over time and have seen a huge number of student successes with our current offerings. We believe that our educators require a similar platform that enables their growth.”
“Our partnership with OrangeSlates will help us further define success for teachers who have not only been the backbone of the edutech industry but have faced difficulty in upskilling themselves in the recent past. With the short duration and live training programs, our educators now will have an equal chance to amplify their careers.”
Also commenting on the partnership, Mr. Pradeep Pillai, CEO & Co-Founder, OrangeSlates, said, “We had many (not all) educators who were getting used to teaching using new-age technologies like smart boards or smart classes. However, this adoption was slow and perhaps would have taken much longer. The COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns moved them to an online teaching space overnight with little or no gadget improvement, software support, or training in most cases. In the past one year and more, educators have faced challenges to keep their classes engaging and impactful owing to digital knowledge constraints.”
“We are delighted to have partnered with ImaginXP to empower over 50,000 educators and enable them to inspire, educate and engage their students.” “Using these short live duration training courses by selected top experts in the country, or the long term courses offered by top universities, our educators will now have the opportunity to learn the new age teaching methodologies, understand the importance of using the latest digital tools to upskill themselves and move towards career amplification.”