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First Black Friday event of Knowledge L’avenir Conclave witnesses 5,500+ attendees

September 12, 2020

The first Black Friday event during the ongoing Knowledge L’avenir Conclave (LAC) attracted 5,679 attendees comprising principals, school teachers, educators, academicians, parents, policy makers and influential amongst others. Knowledge Key foundation in association with Microsoft, Tech Avant-Garde, Lycee Corp, Efeeonline and Roshini Social Schooling has organised a 12-week education extravaganza called the “Knowledge L’avenir Conclave” starting 5th September till November 2020.

Arya Gurukul Kalyan (Maharashtra) was the school of the week. The Management, Principal and teachers (certified and professionally trained) of Arya Gurukul School (Nandivali, Kalyan East) conducted digital classroom training for thousands of school teachers. They showcased endless empowerment to educators – transformation from four walls of the classroom to Connected Learning Community. Arya Gurukul, Nandivali is a K-12 Microsoft Aspire School and has teachers who are MIEE (Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts). They conduct scholastic and co-scholastic events through remote learning facilities. The teachers explained essential tools such as Microsoft Teams, One Note, Flipgrid, Padlet, Powerpoint and others that have improved the quality of their teaching and led to a holistic learning experience for students.

On this occasion, Ali Sait (CEO, Tech Avant-Garde) unveiled National Education Program NEP-compliant Learning Management System (LMS) software called AZVASA, which helps teachers with STUDY, REVISE & ASSESSMENT modules. AZVASA Connect is a complete School Management Solution having Teacher – Student – Parent Connect in one platform.

Ali Sait, CEO, Tech Avant-Garde (TAG), said, “We are planning six more Black Fridays during the next 12 weeks. On each Friday, the selected school in different cities will undertake Digital Transformation and Holistic Learning program and the event will be open for public. AZVASA is a one-stop solution, which enriches education for 21st century schools. This teacher-centric platform offers a plethora of readily available content and reduces preparation time for teachers so that they can now spend more time on planning strategies to help students individually. It also makes teaching easy and learning extremely interesting. The AZVASA Connect app is a complete solution for all administrative requirement for your institution – simple and easy user interface which enables quick implementation.” 

In AZVASA, the Teachers Training module encompasses a spectrum of training modules with an aim of empowering the teachers and honing their skills and expertise. Each training is guided through a module followed by evaluation. On success completion of the module, the teacher is awarded a certificate of appreciation, which adds to his/her credentials. The STUDY Module is a one stop solution for teachers well-endowed with resources ranging from Mind maps, lesson plans, presentations, videos to workbook and worksheets. The workbook and worksheets are supplemented with an answer to succour in evaluation and to ensure parity. The REVISE Module has interactive revision modules on the completion of every chapter, which helps the students to revisit the topics and reinforces the important concepts. The interactive module makes learning interesting and fun for students. The students get a glimpse of the concepts through Mind maps, Venn diagrams, infographics and many more to add. The ASSESSMENT includes quiz after every chapter, class average report, term and practice papers and syllabus completion report and analysis.

From the Management side of Arya Gurukul Kalyan, Neelam Malik (Chairperson) spoke about how quickly and efficiently the school transitioned to remote learning at the onset of the pandemic. “Universal Outlook and Collaboration are of prime importance and these have been facilitated because we harnessed on our ‘teach’nological skills at the appropriate time. Today, digitization is not an option, it is the only way forward”, shared Neelam Malik at the conclave. “For new age edupreneurs, we strive to create delight for all our stakeholders- firstly for students by providing them with essential tools for an engaging learning experience. For our teachers, we equip them with appropriate training. Today we are proud that most of our teachers are MIE (Microsoft innovative Educators). Our staff members experience ease of operations with the help of various collaborative tools and our parents experience the smooth operations during admissions and fee payments”.

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Radhamani Iyer, Principal Arya Gurukul School (Kalyan) elaborated on the significance of training and counselling for making organisation wide changes. The teachers of Arya Gurukul shared their digital transformational journey during the pandemic. Young leaders of the institution such as Krishank Malik, CTO and Bhumika Ray, Design Director spoke about how 21st century learning skills prepares the youth for essential life skills and how functions of administration and HR are streamlined through the use of productivity suites.

The “Knowledge L’avenir Conclave” webinars took off on 5th September with the “Curtain Raiser” event on the auspicious day of Teacher’s Day. It featured many eminent speakers from the education and allied industries. They applauded the crucial efforts by teachers and educationists to ensure that continued learning is made possible and the rapid leap in technological advancement in educational institutions. The Knowledge L’avenir Conclave will have over 3000 teachers who have hands -on experience on various teaching tools, exhibit their digital teaching skills to over 150,000 teachers who will be trained. They will inspire over 72,000 schools to make Digital Transformation. Every presenting teacher will be certified as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer (MIE Trainer).

Under the above program, teachers have been trained in Gen Extra Muros – Knowledge Beyond Walls pedagogy. The teachers who are trained under this program are “Future Ready”. They are eligible to take part in Knowledge L’avenir Conclave to display their digital teaching skills. Each Knowledge L’avenir Conclave webinar will be a one-day event; in which teachers from one school will present topics of their choice, using technology-based teaching tools. In every webinar, an average of 20 teachers from 1,000 schools will get an invitation to attend and witness this digital teaching extravaganza. The attendees will get insight on digital teaching and would get inspired to enhance their teaching skills. Knowledge L’avenir Conclave participation is only by invitation – each invited school is allowed to enrol teachers to make a presentation in the webinar to exhibit their digital teaching skills.

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