The educational system has undergone changes time and again. From traditional classroom structures the world moved on to online courses; from books and pen, the world moved on to computers and laptops; from strictly academic approach, the world moved on to include extra-curricular activities in its syllabus. Today, the system again finds itself changing, although involuntarily.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown has forced academic institutes across the world to adapt to change and adopt innovative ways to continue imparting education to students. Top international schools in Mumbai have become pioneers of this revolution as teachers and management strive to bring schools to every child’s house. CP Goenka International school, being one of the top international schools in Mumbai has developed the future ready education system which has now become an accepted format by CBSE schools in Pune and all other schools across the country as well.
As part of the future ready education system, the following initiatives have been undertaken by schools to impart education to its students:
As one of the best CBSE schools in Pune, CP Goenka International School began hosting online classes for its students across all branches. The virtual classroom trend, although novel, caught on quickly as teachers found creative ways to teach and students developed curiosity to learn differently. With the help of platforms like Zoom teachers have been successfully taking classes and completing the syllabus for the year for its students across all standards.
While it is not possible for students to engage in extra-curricular activities outdoors right now, the teachers and management of the school came up with another way to engage students in activities beyond books. These include online competitions, home assignments and virtual play-dates for the students to interact freely and have a good time. Teachers also make it a point to celebrate their students’ birthdays virtually, thereby adding cheer to their day and making them feel like they’re still a part of the unit.
CPGIS had always incorporated e-learning with the introduction of e-library and virtual classrooms. However, with the lockdown in place, the e-learning module has been adopted across every vertical including Spring Buds International School, the pre-primary wing of Goenka Group of Schools.
The teachers host regular chats with parents to give them tips and suggestions on furthering the virtual classrooms at home. They take into account parental feedback on the new activities being undertaken and how the students are responding or coping with it. This helps keep the students, teachers and parents be on the same page at all times.
Come what may, learning never stops. And that is exactly the idea with which the management and faculty of CP Goenka International School strive to inculcate a culture of future-ready education system.