Published: 17th July 2020
New Delhi-based Jaipuria School of Business opens training academy to help online educators
The academy has been launched with the aim of equipping teachers and leaders of schools with the skills and proficiencies required to create meaningful student learning experiences
Jaipuria School of Business, a top PGDM institute in the New Delhi-National Capital Region, on Friday said it had launched Saamarthya Teachers Training Academy of Research (STTAR) to help the educators to continue teaching in an online method. The academy, which draws upon the best practices from across the globe, said it was committed to regularly engaging with teachers at all levels and taking up training needs analysis of teachers and the institution.
"Initiatives like STTAR will play an important role in enhancing the knowledge base of teachers and that will ultimately benefit millions of students," Dinesh Sharma, Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, said while inaugurating the academy in a virtual event on July 15.
The academy has been launched with the aim of equipping teachers and leaders of schools with the skills and proficiencies required to create meaningful student learning experiences by developing professional expertise founded on scholarly inquiry, design thinking and research, Jaipuria School of Business said.
Speaking at the launch event, Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman, Seth Anandram Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions, said that the education ecosystem globally is going through a paradigm shift and the same has been accelerated on account of rapid advancement in technology and unprecedented situation caused by the pandemic. He said that these changes are going to stay and every educational institution has to adapt to this change with agility and resilience to survive and that the schools will be required to prepare themselves for hybrid teaching in future.
"We are delighted to announce that the training academy can undertake online training courses for teachers at various schools in Uttar Pradesh both private and government to assist them to continue their teaching on an online mode," said Vinod Malhotra, Chairman, Academic Council, STTAR. "This will help all schools to complete the syllabus on time. The entire teacher's community will benefit by this exposure to the latest technology," Malhotra said. STTAR is also equipped to provide comprehensive customised training programmes on a participative basis, the institute said.