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Making teaching effortless and rewarding

Alokito Teachers

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Alokito Teachers is a one-stop digital platform for unsupported and underpaid teachers. To make teaching effortless, we provide teaching resources adjusted for different kinds of learners and remedies for every teaching challenge packed in bite-sized workshops and courses. Teachers as micro-entrepreneurs can earn an extra buck by selling their original resources on the platform.
Azwa Nayeem, Managing Director, Alokito Teachers
I believe the future of education will be personalized routes to learning, nurturing the soul, and creating useful knowledge for a compassionate and united world.

Azwa Nayeem, Managing Director, Alokito Teachers

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Innovation Overview

TEACHERS
Target Group
17 277
Children/Users
1
Country
2019
Established
For-profit
Organisation
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Updated on August 9th, 2022
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Why did you create this innovation?

Teachers are the most important ingredient to ensuring quality education yet they are unsupported, untrained, and underpaid. Out of 1 mil teachers who lacked training only 28% were trained (ILO, 2017). Burdened with designing lesson plans, and worksheets, addressing and managing slow and unmotivated learners, while engaging fast learners; teachers struggle to find the right support.

How does your innovation work in practice?

Our approach is based out of Alokito Hridoy School with 250 children of factory workers and 11 teachers, where we run teaching-learning experiments and gather evidence. The teaching experiments with the best outcomes are designed into professional development programs. To support teachers, we developed a one-stop web platform with courses and teaching resources such as lesson plans, worksheets, videos, and images. On our web platform, the journey of a teacher begins with earning scores and badges by completing courses and participating in workshops. These badges and scores are accumulated on a leaderboard and on their profiles serving as resumes and can be used to apply for jobs on our web platform. To empower teachers, we are enabling them as micro-entrepreneurs to earn by selling their original resources.

How has it been spreading?

Since our inception in 2019, we have trained 17,277 teachers across English medium, Bangla medium, English version, and Madrasah who in turn have impacted an estimated 516,810 students across Bangladesh. Our plans for the next 2 - 3 years are as follows:
2022 - Launch Alokito Teachers APP which will be like a teacher’s assistant app
2023 - Establish a marketplace for 21st century teachers. Onboard/Train 985 new teachers by the end of 2023.
2024 - Be recognised as a trusted platform for educator recruitment. Onboard/Train 13,150 teachers by the end of 2024.
2025 - Build the biggest repository of teaching resources. Onboard/Train 37,310 teachers by the end of 2025.

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

You should visit our website www.alokitoteachers.com and sign up! You will get access to the courses, workshops, blogs, and resources. You can also visit our social media pages to see updates and information about us.

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Game-based Learning Workshop- Asian International School
Game-based Learning Workshop is designed for primary school teachers. It helps teachers to understand the importance of games in the process of learning, gives an idea of the activities to engage students online, shows subject-based games which can be used to assess students, and also teach strategies for game making. 
Mentoring Session at European Standard School
Alokito Teachers Mentoring Session to the teachers who have received workshops from us. It helps teachers to apply the techniques in real-life classrooms where they also receive constructive feedback. 
Student Focused Learning Workshop at EMK Center
Student-focused Learning Workshop helps teachers to understand the role of differentiation in learning recovery, identify and experience differentiated approaches for learning recovery, and the techniques to design classroom activities for Student Need-based Learning.
Game-based Learning Workshop- EMK Center
Game-based Learning Workshop is designed for primary school teachers. It helps teachers to understand the importance of games in the process of learning, gives an idea of the activities to engage students online, shows subject-based games which can be used to assess students, and also teach strategies for game making. 
Problem-based Learning Workshop- 1
Problem-based Learning Workshop demostrates student-centered approach that presents students with real-life issues and gives them the opportunity to well thought out and constructed solutions to the issue. 
Mentoring Session at Playpen School
Alokito Teachers offers mentoring sessions to the teachers who have received workshops from us. It helps teachers to apply the techniques in real-life classrooms where they also receive constructive feedback.Mentoring Session of Problem-based Learning Workshop

Milestones

Achievements & Awards

May 2022
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
May 2022
UNLEASH Plus
December 2020
ACUMEN Fellowship
December 2020
ACUMEN Academy MoU signing
October 2020
Trained and mentored 11,206 teachers virtually during the pandemic
November 2019
Pitching at World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE 2019), Qatar Foundation
March 2019
Developing 42 Teacher Leaders at EMK Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh
January 2019
MoU signing ceremony with Aspire to Innovate, ICT Division, Bangladesh
December 2018
Head Teacher Training with National Curriculum and Textbook Board, Bangladesh
October 2018
Ygap – Peer Choice Award & Audience Choice Award Winner
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Alokito Teachers Journey to inspire and empower
Alokito Teachers takes into account various steps before conducting a workshop for teachers here in Bangladesh. It is important to understand the demography and the needs of the teachers and the schools when we design a workshop.
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