Teachmint, a leading education infrastructure provider and creator of the largest global teaching-exclusive platform, has launched a new initiative called ‘Chalk & Chai’. With this, Teachmint aims at creating one of the largest platforms and a continuous forum to bring together educators and school leaders to discuss, debate and exchange best practices to unlock the true potential of the education ecosystem. The first chapter and launch took place in Bangalore and saw participation from close to 350 school representatives, both offline and virtually.
The Bangalore Chapter of ‘Chalk & Chai’ also featured a virtual keynote address from Sri B.C. Nagesh, Hon’ble Minister of Primary and Secondary Education and Sakala of Karnataka, who took the educators through a memorable journey of the transformation education has undergone in India. He further reinforced the importance of digitization of schools and the role Teachmint plays in supporting the Digital India mission for education.
Some key trends that emerged through discussions at the inaugural chapter of the initiative:
- School leaders like principals and administrators believe in taking a teacher-first approach. From adoption of tech solutions to introducing new practices, they are focused on bringing innovation which has their teachers at the forefront and center.
- The pandemic has truly accelerated the adoption of technology and helped the education ecosystem overcome their inhibitions. It is now important for technology providers to ensure that they create simplified and intuitive solutions for easier consumption and wide adoption, making platforms like Chalk & Chai critical for better information sharing and exchange.
- Data on school management, teacher and student progress emerged as a big requirement. School authorities want to deep-dive into data-driven insights and create actionable paths forward.
Commenting on the launch, Mihir Gupta, CEO & Co-Founder, Teachmint, said, “The past two years have put an even brighter spotlight on the importance of grassroot digitization of education, to ensure students have access to continuous learning. Chalk & Chai is our initiative to build a community and bring school leaders together on one continuous forum to unlock the true potential of the education ecosystem and enable discussions, debates and exchange of best practices in building high performance schools. The Bangalore Chapter saw some really insightful discussions on the role of technology in empowering schools and the kind of support school leaders are looking for in their journey. We hope to facilitate many more such discussions to enable transformations across schools and institutes and truly empower school leaders to lead the change.”