Teacher training - Centers of Excellence :
Facilitating vs. Instructing
A Mediocre teacher Tells
A Good teacher Explains
A Superior teacher Demonstrates
A Great teacher Inspires
One of the key stakeholders besides Principals, owners of school, parents and students are the teachers. They are central piece very critical and prime role players in ensuring STEM pedagogy finds roots. For STEM to be successful, it is important to train, certify and motivate teachers to accept this paradigm shift from being an instructor to a facilitator.
Governed by this goal we create Centers of Excellence in each city which serves as hub to not only train Master trainers who in turn will train other teachers and make it a remunerative model but also catalyze, inspire and motivate teachers and Principals to initiate STEM learning in schools all over the region. Thus the aim is to create an ecosystem of STEM trained and possibly internationally certified teachers that would be a part of nationwide STEM community.
Education is by far one of the few areas that has not had any positive disruption thus far. Ironic that globally the education industry, and especially in India, continues to follow traditional black or sometimes white board or PC/iPad/Mobile screens and/or books. In India, the burden of marks robs away the innovative streak. Aimed at alleviating this situation, STEM Academy of USA has for long diligently engaged in pioneering research and eventually evolved a far-reaching, visionary, impactful, structured approach to creative learning. And we carry the implementers- the teachers alongside in this noble endeavor. This would lead to a resurgence of a new genre of creators with emphasis on girls to initiate them into engineering and technological pursuits instead of losing interest and moving into humanities. To our knowledge, no one in the industry is giving as much value borne out of 3.5 years of painstaking effort and enormous upfront investment as STEM Academy of USA. Our key focus is practical hands-on learning.
STEM Academy is committed to giving the best quality in STEM education as well as STEM teacher training because we profoundly respect every school’s vision and idealism about instilling innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship amongst the students transforming them into global citizens. We wish to see the institutions implementing our strategy out in the forefront as role model schools for others to emulate by example.