FLIPPED CLASSROOM; INDIA
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
Remedial education and progress tracking.
Learn more about the Flipped Classroom Challenge and why new education models, like flipping the classroom or deskilling a class curriculum, offer a solution to the vast teacher shortages in the developing world.
DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
vChalk offers remedial educaiton and progress tracking services to affordable private schools in semi- and per-urban India. The problem is the inability to support all children in India with diverse learning needs in keeping up with the formal curriculum and in preventing them from falling behind. This inefficiency translates into poor learning outcomes for millions of young learners in India, many of them first generation, who are enrolled in primary school but have not achieved the minimum benchmarks for learning.
Remedial programs that help students catch up have been, for years, directed only toward government schools. As affordable private schools spread to meet the growing demand for education in India, vChalk fills an important learning gap by distributing the proven Balsakhi (now called Read India) remedial education model to these schools. We help mitigate their problem by offering a bundle of two services: in-school remedial programs start and support (targeted at children who do not master basic numeracy and literacy skills) and learning progress tracking service (targeted at children who are subscribed to the remedial class).
The remedial program would look like this: a female Community Instructor who has completed at least 12th grade and who is motivated to work with children (ideally from the parents' community) works with lower perfornace students in 3rd and 4th grade for two hours each day. The instructor goes through a two week training program before teaching and receives further on the job training during the year from vChalk's Monitoring Manager. The intervention runs for two years at the school. vChalk's tracking system of children's learning progress is a focus of the project and makes longitudinal data available for each student.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- 30 active schools during the pilot phase
- 360 total students in remedial classes during pilot phase
- 160 active schools at the end of year 1
- 3,220 students in remedial classes at the end of year 1
- 360 active schools at the end of year 2
- 7,620 students in remedial classes at the end of year 2
Daniela Gheorghe - Team Lead
Anil Bishnoi - Chief Technical Officer
Jody Tian - Management Consultant
Suma Nagaraj - Product Development Consultant