Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB) has signed a collaboration agreement with Google with the goal of advancing personalised learning for students, strong teacher professional development and world-class infrastructure for collaborative learning. This collaboration agreement supports MIEB’s vision of adopting digital pedagogies and curriculum across Marathi medium schools in Maharashtra that are affiliated with MIEB.
As of the present academic year 2019-20, 81 Marathi medium schools across Maharashtra have been affiliated to the MIEB board. Google India and MIEB will collaboratively work with these schools to support an actionable vision cantered on learning and outcomes for the students at par with international standards.
Commenting on the development, Sunil Magar, Director, MIEB, said, “MIEB is committed to provide a comprehensive education system based on the “Panchakosha” evaluation, which integrates 21st century skills from the Indian outlook. We want to ensure that learning is simple, easy and joyful. Our relationship with Google India is the right step in this direction.”
Meanwhile, Bani Paintal Dhawan, head of education, South Asia, Google Cloud India Pvt. Ltd., said, “We are delighted to collaborate with MIEB in their mission to provide international quality education with a focus on mother tongue language using local and international pedagogies.” “Technology is only one enabler of school transformation, but it’s a critical part. MIEB is focusing on ensuring that technology supports learning goals with content, tools and infrastructure that supports an interactive learning model,” she added.
“At MIEB, we strongly believe that collaboration is the key to developing effective School Leadership which will develop a strong and healthy culture in all our MIEB Schools. We are proud of our strong relationship & bonding with Google India which truly aims at strengthening the technological capability of our school leaders, teachers, parents and students to prepare for the future.” said, Francis Joseph, head- development & strategy, MIEB.
MIEB and Google India will collaborate to:
- Roll-out free and collaborative Google technologies like Google Classroom, G Suite for Education that drive student-centric learning both online and offline; and encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
- Provide curriculum and classroom practices offered in international schools through activity- and application-based instructions for students.
- Offer professional development and on-going coaching for teachers on classroom best practices to meet student needs including instructional practices, curricula, assessments, and learning experiences that put students first.