Subbu Parameswaran, Co-Founder, Learning Curve
Why did you create this innovation?
Education is about creating responsible and dynamic citizens, and enabling children to realize their potential. However, a system predicated around academic achievement cannot fulfil this.
In spite of significant evidence on the role of SEL in attitudes, emotion regulation, learning and academic achievement, SEL hasn't found its place in the education system and it needs to. Urgently so.
How does your innovation work in practice?
acSELerate is a first-in-class, evidence based, systemic SEL program that is based on a set of research backed frameworks, standards and indicators, has been extensively tested on ground and has been validated by global experts.
acSELerate impacts multiple causal pathways:
*Enabling teacher social-emotional competence through development and mentoring
*Enabling teachers to translate this in the classroom through age-graded SEL curriculum and toolkits for students
*Capacity building of school administrators to create conducive learning environments through SEL practices and policies
*Engaging parents to nurture and bring positive home environments through SEL
*Assessing effectiveness through a set of defined standards, indicators and tools that enable measurement of process and outcomes.
Between 2017-20, we have evidence that 45% of teachers and 65% of students showed a one-level improvement in their SEL skills; 74% of participating schools showed improvements in SEL climate.
How has it been spreading?
*acSELerate has seen a 10x growth in adoption across public schools in the last 2 years
*acSELerate has been reviewed and validated by global SEL experts in 2020
*Our COVID response model 'Connect @ Home' took SEL as a home based program to over 20K students in 2020
*By 2025, we aspire to impact 5 million children through acSELerate
If I want to try it, what should I do?
Learning Curve actively seeks collaborative and invested partners who would like to embed our SEL solution in their work. We will support contextualization, program model design and capacity building for partners who see the value in SEL and are able to take a long term view.
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