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Equipping Educators to build 21st century classrooms

MasterCoach is a professional development program that enhances mastery, agency and purpose among educators, to create blended-learning ecosystems and 21st century classrooms that embrace quality, equity and meaningful experiences for young people.



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June 2022
At Quest, our emphasis is on enabling educators with skills, network and resources that equip them to work with a sense of purpose, mastery and agency - shifting power back to the trainers.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

India has 13,000 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) with 2,00,000+ trainers deployed across the country to train 2,500,000+ students. Most aspiring educators are unable to join teaching professions, because of skill mismatch and most educators do not have access to professional development opportunities to enhance their existing skills but also empower them to remain relevant for future work.

What does your innovation look like in practice?

MasterCoach is a professional development, in service program that adopts the power of blended learning and a design framework to strengthen mastery, autonomy and purpose (MAP) of educators in ITIs. MasterCoach combines the power of experiential and digital learning in its design and approach to capacity building of educators. The design facilitates strong peer relationships and sense of community solidarity. All online modules nudge the educator to apply new strategies in their real world. The course flow builds conceptual understanding and real world application, empowering them to make small shifts and experiment in their immediate environments. Access to a course content, toolkits and repository of activity is still commonplace but learning as an online community by encouraging group behaviours on the discussion forum, Whatsapp and Trainer Tribe, a social networking platform - the design puts human relationships at the center of its digital experience.

How has it been spreading?

Over more than a decade, our strategy has impacted 320,000+ students, 5,026 Trainers, 1,090 ITIs, VTIs, and NGOs, across 20 states.
We have a partnership with National Instrumental Media Institute (NIMI) to create content for the an ITI student workbook and a facilitator manual on Employability Skills,
Integration with Bharat skills, under the Directorate General of Training (DGT) taking the 21st-century skills-focused curriculum to nearly 1.5 lakh learners.
Creation of the Future Right Skills Network - a collaborative network of funders and government bodies
It has been promoted by 3 states and has educators from across India
Increased focus on research to diagnose the problems with recommendations for ITI space

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

The course is open to all teachers and educators as well as non profits and organisations that work in the education space with educators. Quest can train the organisations and hand over the program to them to further disseminate.

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