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Alokito Teachers

Making quality teaching effortless

A one-stop digital platform providing personalized, data-driven, evidence-based teacher development services for K-12 teachers in the Bangla language to improve the quality of teaching and education.

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Overview

HundrED has selected this innovation to

EdTech: Bangladesh

Web presence

2020

Established

548K

Children

1

Countries
Target group
Teachers
Updated
August 2023
Teachers will have the right resources, skills, knowledge, and mindset to deliver quality education for all students.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

One million teachers in Bangladesh need different types of training every year, but only 28% of the need is met. Even when trained, experts say the training is inadequate. Additionally, based on a focus group discussion with 95 teachers, they said that they need help finding the proper support and resources, especially in the Bangla language.

What does your innovation look like in practice?

Our solution is an Effective Teacher Development Plan for schools. This provides personalized services and uses data to capture the impact on teacher performance.

How it works:
The needs assessment matches teachers with relevant courses and workshops that we developed on our platform. For example, if a teacher has inattentive students, the platform matches the teacher with a Game-Based Learning course and workshop. Then, we conduct class observation to identify how well the knowledge gained translates to practice and provide coaching to help with that. In the end, we collect data for an impact report. In our pilot, 150 schools sponsored 1600 teachers to complete our workshops and courses and found a 80% improvement in teaching quality. Currently, the needs assessment is carried out on our platform. We have online courses and provide both online and in-person workshops. Coaching, class observation, and performance appraisal are in-person.

How has it been spreading?

In the last 2 years, we have impacted over 17,000 teachers, trained over 1500 teachers, and built a library of 50 courses and workshops. Next, we want to specifically target the highest-need schools representing 1.2 million teachers in Bangladesh through an affordable membership plan. By next year, we want to transform the quality of teaching in 150 schools and, by 2025, in 500 schools, impacting 5000 teachers and 150,000 students.

Simultaneously, we will refine our existing platform, build more relevant courses based on the needs of the teachers and integrate the data-driven performance appraisal report, which is currently done using free or low-cost online tools. We will also create a pool of class observers from our trained teachers and provide training trainers workshops.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

1. Visit www.alokitoteachers.com, go through the need assessment, and get matched with the right tools and resources.
2. Visit our Facebook page and reach out to us for a workshop https://www.facebook.com/alokitoteachers/
3. Call us at +8801742812044

Impact & scalability

HundrED Academy Reviews

Albeit using simple technological mediums, this innovation is meaningful in a way that it targets teachers - one of most important players in enhancing education for children.

The protocols here are well documented and could work in other learning contexts- assessing the needs, formulating the solution, and supporting teachers throughout the process with their classrooms and long-term learning outcomes.

- Academy member
Academy review results
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Read more about our selection process

Implementation steps

Needs Assessment
The needs assessment matches teachers with relevant courses and workshops we developed on our platform. Say a teacher has inattentive students; the platform matches the teacher with a Game-based Learning course and workshop
Online course
Based on teachers' needs, they will complete courses from our library with more than 20 courses.
Hybrid workshop
Based on the outcome of the needs assessment, teachers will be provided with workshops. Say a teacher has inattentive students; the platform matches the teacher with a Game-based Learning course and workshop.
Class Observation
We conduct a class observation to identify how well the knowledge gained translates to practice. During this observation, we use globally validated rubrics such as the CLASS (Classroom assessment scoring) rubric by World Bank and Panorama Education for social-emotional learning, which has been implemented in over 50 states in the USA.
Teacher Coaching
Based on the outcome of the class observation, we provide coaching to help teachers practice what they learned and remedy any challenges in implementing their learning.
Performance Appraisal Report
Ultimately, we collect data from teachers, students, and trainers to assess the impact of all the previous steps on teaching quality.

Spread of the innovation

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