Our Portfolio

DE Way of Teaching (DEWoT)

A simple but powerful way to deliver a lesson-plan to make the classroom transaction not just engaging but effective. The DEWoT stands on the pillars of :-

  • Student Engagement
  • Technology Integration NOT Technology Education
  • Project Based Learning
  • and Reflections

and allows tremendous freedom and flexibility to teachers to design and deliver solutions suiting to her/his needs.

Flipped Classroom (FC)

Flipped classroom is a method of taking traditional instruction out of the classroom and infusing classroom time with interaction and hands-on support. Here teacher plays the role of a facilitator. The process involved for its transaction consists of:

a) Content screening before the class:

  • Content relevant to the topic to be taught in class.
  • Content can be in the digital form. part of the existing Edukit or any relevant open source material found on the web.
  • Content can also be in the form of handouts or relevant reading material.

b) Peer group learning:

  • The role of the teacher would be facilitator.
  • Classroom time would be utilized in problem solving. discussion and peer learning.

c) Student assessment:

  • Assessment to be done after each class.
  • 10 questions stimulating both Lower order thinking (LOT) & Higher order thinking ( HOT) in the ratio 4.6
  • The same assessment to be done with a control group that hasn’t been shown the content before and results to be compared.

Koncept 100 (Edukit)

Koncept 100 is a teaching tool that is provided in schools to the teachers. The NCERT and State Board topics from class 6-10 are available to the teachers in the form of the power point presentations, videos, etc. These in-house content developed by the team are aligned with the National Curriculum Framework (NCF 2005) guidelines of known to unknown, contextual background, assessment of self-knowledge, etc. and are modified by the teachers as per the requirement. The other key focus is about dispelling the myth (hard spots) in each of the chapters.

Swach Vidyalaya

Swach Vidyalaya is being implemented in all the 10 states. In alignment with PM Modi’s vision for a cleaner India, AIF launched its campaign for the same in all its schools on 14th November, 2014. All the students were sensitized on 6 themes outlined in the program roll out of – Self, classroom, water, food, toilet and neighborhood. The champion students are identified who in turn become the torch bearers of the cleanliness drive.

Tab Lab

StateNo.
Delhi1
Punjab1
Haryana0
Uttarakhand0
Odisha0
Gujarat2
Karnataka2
Telangana1
Tamil Nadu2
Total9

AIF has successfully adapted and contextualized this concept by setting up first of its kind ‘Tab labs’ in government schools. A laboratory with easy to use tablets with pre loaded content has been set up in the both these places.

A one of its kind intervention in a school for hearing impaired children in Coimbatore, AIF has contextualized the content specifically tailoring it for students with hearing impairments by embedding sign language. With a tremendous jump in levels of engagement, AIF has leveraged and utilized technology to catalyse learning.

An in built assessment tool in the content is provided in the tablet where each student directly logs in through his or her personal profile to the quiz mode that has 5 levels of assessment from Lower Order Thinking to Higher Order Thinking Questions which is inbuilt in the tablet. Individualized reports are generated upon completion of the test.



Technology Enabled Financial Education in Schools (TEFES)

Technology Enabled Financial Education in Schools (TEFES) was piloted in the states of Punjab, Delhi and Odisha through a game based measurement approach in the year 2015. This program focuses on building a standardized, scalable and sustainable delivery and measurement model for implementation of financial education in under-served schools through innovative use of technology.

The financial literacy intervention model is strategically implemented in Grade VII, a key transitioning year in young people’s academic and social development. Further, intervening at this stage of education serves to optimally prepare students to take the NCFE National Financial Literacy Assessment Test. The innovative pieces were -

  • Digital modularized content
  • Game based baseline and end line
  • Psychometric assessment tools
  • Financial Enterprise Workshops.

For the ongoing academic year, this initiative has been taken to the 8 states and across the grades 7 to 9 through the game based learning method.

S.No.StatesNumber of schools
1 Delhi 50
2 Odisha 50
3 Punjab 3295
4 Haryana 50
5 Gujarat 10
6 Tamil Nadu 10
7 Telangana 10
Total3475

DE Contest

The DE Contest is an annual contest organized across all DE states for students and teachers to participate. Each year, a different theme is selected for the contest and prizes are announced. During the previous years, we had themes like :-

  • “Living Smart (2014)”
  • "A Peep Into My Future (2013)"
  • "Ek Idea Jo School Badal De (2012)"
  • "India Against Corruption (2011)"
  • "Is Technology Putting Too Much Pressure on the Environment (2010)"
  • "Discover How You Can be a Green Soldier of the Earth (2009)".
  • Taking into consideration Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi’s vision of Clean Schools, Clean India, the theme of “Swachh Vidyalaya” was announced across all DE Schools nationwide in December 2015.

    This year, we had around 550 schools enthusiastically participating in the contest. The students and staff enthusiastically created videos, photo essays, songs etc.

    The top 3 entries from each state are uploaded on this website for viewing and ranking. Out of these videos, the top 3 nationwide entries will be selected based on the number of votes.

    Click on the link: www.deindia.org/decontest.php to view this year’s entries


    STiR

    A quintessential feature of last year DE’s program was recognizing the efforts of DE teachers through Schools and Teachers Innovating for Results (STiR) partnership. It helped in getting Roehampton Certificates to 118 teachers from 300 teachers shortlisted across 7 states (check the latest data). This partnership recognizes micro innovations as “bright-spots” from the DE cohort of teachers, for further dissemination and integration at larger scale.


    Learning Improvement Group (LIG)

    Learning Improvement Group (LIG) – In 2015, LIG was piloted in DE schools across the 9 states and will be scaled up in 2016. The initiative is to target the bottom 20% kids in each of the schools and the focus is to improve their involvement, confidence and learning outcomes. This initiative is termed as "Learning Improvement Group". Various strategies are being implemented by the teachers to achieve the desired results.

    StateNo. of certified teachers
    Delhi38
    Punjab235
    Haryana100
    Uttarakhand0
    Odisha10
    Gujarat0
    Karnataka11
    Telangana33
    Tamil Nadu40
    Total467

    Minimum Guarantee (MG) Approach)

    It aims towards 3M approach - Minimum Team, Minimum Schools, Maintenance Mode.

    In order to deliver value to both donors as well as government alongside challenge the on-the-ground team to raise the bar, the minimum guarantee approach was piloted in 2015. It ensures that both the Government and Donors who invest in the program get adequate value for their investments.