Shalini Jaiswal

Director - Academics & Teacher Training

Maple Bear South Asia

Ms. Shalini Jaiswal is currently the Director Academics, Maple Bear South Asia.The Maple Bear program is developed in Canada and is offered in fifteen pluscountries. She is a part of the Academic Advisory committee of Global schoolswhich offers insights into future directions for program, practices, schoolorganization, teacher training/in-service training as the committee might decide.She is also also a part of the curriculum committee for global schools whichreviews current curricular documents on a regular basis and recommendrevisions; introduces new ideas, new research and practices into our curriculumdevelopment; ensures articulation of our curricula; meets with writers regularlyto review and provide input as they create new curricular programs and monitorsthe piloting of the curricula. She is responsible for the implementationof theMaple Bear programme (preschool and elementary) in existing Maple Bearschools in South Asia region and also in setting up of new centers. She is alsoresponsible for developing and implementing the ECE teacher trainingprogramme in India. Ms. Shalini Jaiswal graduated from Mumbai University. She isthe winner of The Foundation Principal Galby Gold Medal (1989) of the Universityof Bombay and Lotus Foundation Prize (1989) of the University of Bombay.


Innovation Stage

25 February 2020 | 13:00 - 14:00 | Creating & Integrating the Curriculum to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals

“A fundamental change is needed in the way we think about education’s role in global development, because it has a catalytic impact on the well-being of individuals and the future ofour planet.... Now, more than ever, education has a responsibility to be ingear with 21st century challenges and aspirations, and foster the right types of values and skills that will lead to sustainable and inclusive growth, and peaceful living together.”-Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO.

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • Curriculum that can and must contribute to a sustainable global development.
  • How to integrate knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in the curriculum that empowerour students to contribute to sustainable development.
  • From preschool to tertiary education–how educational institutions can deal intensively with matters of sustainable development and foster the development of sustainability competencies among young learners.