Smart Creatives – Training the Teachers
Indus lays great stress on professional development of teachers and envisions nurturing teachers who are educators who have excellent technical knowledge, are business savvy with trans-disciplinary knowledge and have thinking skills. To keep abreast with the dynamic nature of education, teachers must be innovative in the skills they develop and their teaching methods. For this, ‘Smart Creatives’ a term coined by Google is the kind of teachers that Indus envisions to develop its teacher talent into. To further explore and explain this idea, a workshop was conducted for the teachers by principal of Indus International School, Mrs Sarojini Rao. The workshop was interspersed with interactive tasks from which individual plans for the teachers were drawn that would nurture them into Smart
Creatives who have excellent technical knowledge, are business savvy with trans-disciplinary knowledge and have thinking skills.
As part of professional learning and development, teachers attended subject specific IB Workshops, which were conducted in Bangalore & Hyderabad in March. Selected senior staff attended the IB Asia Pacific Conference at Hyderabad which bought in over 1000 delegates from across the region. This was a mega event organized by IB Asia Pacific for future planning, curriculum exposition and higher education collaborations and networking opportunities for IB schools in the Asia- Pacific region. This provided an excellent platform for IB practitioners to attend sessions that addressed all three programmes conducted by experienced and renowned IB workshop leaders.