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Teachers – travel with us to India

November 4, 2014

 

India: Immersion

 

India: Immersion is a three credit graduate course offered by Teach India Project through Cambridge College, Massachusetts. The course includes a travel study tour to India from August 2 to August 15, 2015.This is a wonderful opportunity to travel to India to visit schools, observe local teaching methodologies, stay with local families and visit cultural sites.

 

For complete details about the course click here

 

For more information email us here

 

We are enrolling now.

 

Quick details Course Content and Design

The course has a blended format with online distance learning for Modules I and III and in-seat contact hours in Module II.

  • Module I: April 2015 to July 2015 – Pre-departure orientation, readings and preparation of anticipation guides.
  • Module II: August 2 to 15, 2015 – A 14 day visit to India with the Instructor.
  • Module III: August 16 to 30, 2015 – Post trip sessions to complete the Key Assignment and reflect on travel experiences, learning and impacts.

 

About the Travel Study Tour – Module II: A 14 day visit to India

  • Educators will visit schools in Chennai, Bangalore and nearby locations to observe the methodology that Bridge India Foundationuses to teach empathy and understanding to students.
  • Teachers will participate in home stays with host families in Chennai. At other locations the accommodation will be 3 star hotels.
  • The Instructor will travel with the group. There will be continuing interaction with the Instructor as well as group activities. The group will visit cultural and heritage sites.

 

The cost

  • The cost of the Course is $2400.  This amount includes tuition and the tour costs for accommodation, breakfast and dinner, tours and tour guide, local transportation and domestic rail travel, pre-tour information and Cambridge College course fee for 3 graduate credits.
  •  Airfares and visa fees are additional.  You also need to budget for personal expenses.

 

 

 

 

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Student Volunteers step up for Teach India Project’s Earth Day Celebration

April 26, 2012

Teach India Project hosted an Earth Day Celebration at the Burlington, MA Public Library on Friday April 20th, 2012.  Mrs. Karen Rickershauser, Principal of Memorial Elementary School in Burlington, MA presented the book, “The People Who Hugged the Trees”, an environmental tale from India, to a spell bound audience of first, second and third graders.  Children in the audience and parents who were present were captivated by her expressive presentation and the discussion of environmental concerns that followed.

Through hands-on craft activities at the event, children learnt that they could repurpose and reuse common household recyclables.  They made gift bags out of newspapers and magazine pages and transformed common plastic bottles and jars into usable and fun containers.  Each child wrote out a pledge of what they could change in their own lives to be more environmentally conscious.

Eleven young volunteers guided and supported the Earth Day Celebration and the event would not have been possible without them. They were (in alphabetical order):  Arya Bhat, Jagravi Dave, Kanmani Kabilan, Mathew Jankowski, Niket Patel, Parth Nagraj, Sakshi Gera, Sanjana Iyer, Serina Khalifa, Shishir Bhat and Vibhav Bhat.  Teach India Project will continue to provide volunteer opportunities to students through events, for writing and publishing online and for taking part in all kinds of creative programming for our website www.teachindiaproject.org .

This event was supported by local merchants:  Raja and Rana’s Indian Market, The Mughals, Rita Gandhi (Realtor with Showcase of Homes), Ritu Ki Rasoi, Towne market Inc. and Smita’s Boutique.

Burlington, MA educator receives Award – starts new school year with a stack of new books

October 3, 2011

Shown from L-R: Vinita Shah (Teach India Project), Tara Olshaw and Aruna Varshney

A fourth grade teacher makes a commitment to global education and is presented an award to support her work.

Teach India Project  presented the Global Education Professional Development Award to Tara Olshaw in July 2011.  Tara teaches fourth grade at Memorial Elementary School in Burlington, Massachusetts. She travelled to India on a two week self financed study tour in July 2011 visiting cultural sites, grassroots organizations and schools in North India.

The Award of $500 was made to supplement her professional development tour to India this summer so that she could purchase and expand teacher resources for global studies in her classroom.  Tara is particularly interested in literature for elementary levels and used the Award to buy books, posters, printing blocks and many other artifacts for her classroom and school while in India.  Tara says,  “The award enabled me to buy books and the benefit will be a stronger and invigorated curriculum about South Asia.”

Teach India Project, whose website is www.teachindiaproject.org , is a non-profit working to promote global education in the K-12 classroom.  The Teach India Project reaches out through its website, Newsletter, teaching kits and professional development programs.  In coming years the Teach India Project hopes to present many more professional development awards and support educators who want to better their understanding of the world.

Teach India Project is a 501(c) 3 organization.

Graphic Novels from India

July 11, 2011

Graphic Novels from India-

Here is a list of notable graphic novels from India showcasing a variety of genres http://www.teachindiaproject.org/Graphic_Novels_from_India.htm While the drawing style might be western or japanese, the stories and the feel is all Indian.

Never too early to think about celebrations

June 9, 2011

See photos of Diwali at Children’s Museum from last year.

We helped with this event. It was Boston Children’s Museum first ever Diwali celebration.

Photo album of Diwali at Children’s Museum, Boston 2010

Tell us if you are a parent or a teacher?

March 5, 2010

We are one year old!

March 26, 2008

We hope you have enjoyed the Newsletter.  We are now in nine countries.  Please leave us your comments here.  We welcome your suggestions for topics for future issues.  Help us meet your needs.

“Bringing you the best online resources about India”

March 26, 2008

“Bringing you the best online resources about India” – the tag line of the Newsletter of the Teach India Project – There are any number of excellent websites with content about India but you have to buy a subscription.  Nor are they for the home user.  These resources are for the institutional user where there is a wide audience who can all pick and choose among the offerings.  The online resources we refer you to are freely accessible and are exactly what you need for the theme. 

Share feedback about the latest issue of the Newsletter

October 11, 2007

From one of our readers: “I really enjoyed this issue.  Being a new yoga convert, I found all the links inspirational!  I’m going to forward it to my …. friends who are taking yoga with me, and I’ll tell my yoga teacher about the newsletter when I see her on Thursday. “

To be a for-profit or non-profit

October 11, 2007

We debated and talked to many people about the ‘business model’ we wanted to adopt.  In the end it was a question of alignment with our audience and the segments we want to serve and work with.  These are schools, museums, teachers, parents, writers.  Then there is the question of the sensibility that being a non-profit brings to the work we want to accomplish.  There is certainly a higher mission that we aspire to.  And being a non-profit allows us to pursue it unapologetically.