Prachi Sathe

Head - Curriculum, Research and Training

Maharashtra International Education Board

Prachi Sathe has more than 25 years of teaching experience in the publiceducation space. She was appointed as the Officer on Special Duty to the Hon.Education Minister of Maharashtra in 2014-2019 and during this period, she hasbeen instrumental in introducing/reforming various Government policies &upgrading the Maharashtra State curriculum which covers more than onehundred thousand schools. She now heads the Curriculum, Research & Training atthe Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB), established by theGovernment of Maharashtra. She was instrumental inlaunching the MIEB trainingacademy (Online, Residential & Onsite) and “Avirata” a 10-day programme whichconducted training for over 42,000 head teachers and teachers from across the408 talukas in Maharashtra. The program helps equip teachers with 21st centurylife skills while also helping teachers develop techniques to identify theuniqueness, in adolescents.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Innovation Stage

25 February 2020 | 15:15 - 16:15 | Educators as Learners: Innovative Models for Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

In today’s world educators are expected not only to have strong subject and pedagogic knowledge but also possess effective classroom management skills, readily adopt new technologies, and be inclusive and sensitive to the diverse needs of their students. The movement is from dissemination to facilitation and synthesis.Educators need to be supported and motivated to enable children to achieve their fullest possible potential. For this to happen, educators need to have the opportunity to refresh and enhance their skills throughout their professional lives. A lifetime of teaching requires knowledge, skills and behaviors that continuously develop and evolve. This leads us to innovative models of continuing professional development (CPD).

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • CPD in today’s scenario–relevance, challenges and opportunities
  • CPD through Ed-camps, Social Media, Apps, Professional Learning Communities, etc.–Are they really innovative?
  • Effective CPD through collaboration and sharing of learning and experiences.
  • Educators can be more effective if they are able to access effective training and development opportunities over the course of their career–What models works best in different contexts?
  • Technology as an enabler for CPD–Enabling them to learn, share and network.