Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
HundrED has not validated this innovation
Why did you create this innovation?
Most education systems have their roots in rote learning styles. They don’t teach in the way different brains learn, encourage creativity or involve students actively in their own learning. Teachers are overburdened & under resourced for the future. SEL programs have long-term benefits but many aren’t scalable, adaptable, educationally sound nor measurable. Ecology doesn’t feature in SEL programs.
How does your innovation work in practice?
We equip educators with a mobile app that is used in person or remotely. Only teachers require a device to deliver the proprietary curriculum, adaptable to any language/culture. In app videos address last mile issues.
A breadth of skills approach helps teachers develop children into better all round learners & well-adjusted adults. Students & teachers learn to value & protect themselves, all human beings & all life on earth, whilst developing 21st Century skills which employers deem essential. 75x50 minute lesson plans, arranged into 9 modules which fall under 3 learning umbrellas: Self, Society & Ecology.
In app features help teachers measure impact & monitor feedback in real time. Children demonstrate improved attitudes. Teachers are pedagogically upskilled across subjects, improve their social emotional competencies while teaching the curriculum, achieve greater job satisfaction & are less likely to suffer burnout. https://bit.ly/38f5xMY & videos in our submission serve as evidence.
How has it been spreading?
Completed 75 structured lessons. Trained teachers in Bangladesh, Uttarakhand, W. Bengal & Jharkhand to reach 800 teachers & 15k+ kids. Positive impact study by Dhaka University. Tested the platform in various settings: socioeconomic, geographic & connectivity. Documented delivery framework to close digital divides on the lines of income, race, gender to include the most disconnected communities. Report submitted to WEF’s Davos Labs ‘21, to enable replication globally: https://bit.ly/3e4HcNS. Cited by Brookings Institution as a model of playful learning: https://bit.ly/3nWsLxd & featured by the UN as a best practice in SDG4&5: https://bit.ly/3hk77AI. In the next 3 years we will work with govts, schools, trusts & help children & teachers thrive. A network like HundrED’s will help us grow.
If I want to try it, what should I do?
Please visit https://projectrangeet.com/app/ to download the free version of the app & tutorial with three free lesson plans & several activities that can be tested in schools or at home. Hit the sign up button to access the full curriculum for US$100/year or US$10/month enabling anyone anywhere to teach any number of children. Or contact us at email@example.com for a free trial.