Jigyasa
The learning festival

Online teacher training workshops on 21st century skills, online teaching, assessments, and more.

The National Educational Policy 2020 underlines the importance of self-improvement for teachers through professional learning in content and pedagogy. Teachers are expected to participate in a minimum of 50 hours of professional learning to get hands-on with the latest teaching methods and assessment practices.

  • Get hands-on training to improve classroom practices
  • Receive certificates and digital badges from ACER
  • Participate in interactive activities from internationally trained experts
  • Meet leading educators and academics

Masterclasses

Our research - and impact - driven masterclasses have been carefully designed to meet the needs of Indian educators.

  • Online bulletin boards, quizzes, and polls
  • Real-time activities and real-world examples
  • Reading lists and resources for future use
  • Mindfulness activities and energisers
  • Receive the Jigyasa Progressive Educator Award

Save 20% when you register for all 8 masterclasses

Discounts up to 25% on group registrations

†Masterclasses must be booked in one transaction to receive 20% discount
‡Contact sales.india@acer.org

Join thousands of educational professionals

Our opening panel and closing ceremony will see thousands of school principals and teachers from across India gather to listen to global education leaders discuss critical issues to address the complexities of schooling after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Challenges to schooling in post-COVID times

Keynote address - 21 May 2022, 10-10.30am

Professor Geoff Masters AO

CEO, ACER

Student wellbeing in post-COVID schooling

Opening panel speakers

Professor (retd) Bharati Baveja
Department of Education, University of Delhi

Professor (retd) Venita Kaul
Ambedkar University, Delhi

Dr Ashok Pandey
Director, Ahlcon Group of Schools

Lieutenant General (retd) Surendra Kulkarni
Director, Mayo College, Ajmer

Teacher professionalism in the 21st century

Closing panel speakers

Rashid Sharfuddin
Headmaster, SelaQui International School

Professor Geeta Gandhi Kingdon
Chair, Education and International Development, University College London & President, City Montessori School

Professor (retd) Rama Mathew
University of Delhi

Vamsheepriya Amar
Principal, MVJ International School

Become a Jigyasa Progressive Educator

Complete 60 hours of professional learning with ACER (available by attending all 8 masterclasses in the festival) to receive the Jigyasa Progressive Educator Award from the world's leading educational research organisation.

  • Receive 10% off ACER professional learning for 12 months
  • Demonstrate your expertise in contemporary pedagogies

Save 20%
when you
register for all
8 masterclasses

Register for all masterclasses - INR12,800

†Masterclasses must be booked in one transaction to receive 20% discount

ACER India presents an online festival

21 May - 18 June 2022

ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policymakers and professional practitioners since it was established in 1930.

21 May (9.45–11.30am)

Welcome address

Amit Kaushik, CEO, ACER India

Keynote address

Professor Geoff Masters AO, CEO, ACER

Panel discussion: Student wellbeing in post-COVID schooling

  • Professor (retd) Bharati Baveja, Department of Education, University of Delhi
  • Professor (retd) Venita Kaul, Ambedkar University, Delhi
  • Dr Ashok Pandey, Director, Ahlcon Group of Schools
  • Lieutenant General (retd) Surendra Kulkarni, Director, Mayo College, Ajmer

Designing SMART assessments masterclass

23–25 May (3–5.30pm)
Duration: 3 days, 2.5 hours each day

Crafting assessments: The art of designing multiple choice questions (MCQs)

  • Key principles of designing MCQ
  • Designing engaging stimulus
  • Drafting plausible/credible distractors

3 subject options: English, math, science


26–28 May (3–5.30pm)
Duration: 3 days, 2.5 hours each day

Higher order thinking skills (HOTS): Boosting students' thinking

  • Understanding the importance of HOTS in education
  • Using HOTS to guide teaching-learning processes and developing coherent lesson plans
  • Using valid assessment tasks to maximise the benefit of higher order thinking

3 subject options: English, math, science

Integrating teaching and assessment masterclass

30 May–1 June (3–5.30pm)
Duration: 3 days, 2.5 hours each day

Embedded assessments: Understanding ways of integrating assessment and instruction

  • Decoding ways of embedding assessments in routine classroom practices
  • Designing fun and interesting ways of student assessment
  • Exploring ways of providing constructive feedback

3 subject options: English, math, science

Cost: INR2000

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2–4 June (3–5.30pm)
Duration: 3 days, 2.5 hours each day

Reporting for learning: A new paradigm to student reporting

  • Understanding new perspectives of reporting
  • Evaluating the efficacy of grading in report cards
  • Understanding different types of teacher comments
  • Understanding the distinction between reporting student performance and progress

Cost: INR2000

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21st century skills masterclass

6–8 June (3–5.30pm)
Duration: 3 days, 2.5 hours each day

Ways of assessing student creativity in classrooms for the 21st century

  • Value creativity and celebrate it in classrooms
  • Set up engaging learning and assessment tasks for exploring student creativity in relevant, interesting, and worthwhile ways

Cost: INR2000

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9–11 June (3–5.30pm)
Duration: 3 days, 2.5 hours each day

Understanding PISA reading competencies

  • Creating good texts for PISA-style assessment
  • Understanding sub-skills of reading through PISA competencies
  • Ensuring quality in reading assessment

Cost: INR2000

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EdTech masterclass

13–15 June (3–5.30pm)
Duration: 3 days, 2.5 hours each day

Tapping the potential of blended learning in post-COVID schooling

  • Understanding NEP 2020 subscribed approaches to blended learning
  • Designing attractive e-lessons for improved student engagement in classrooms
  • Developing high-quality digital materials for improving asynchronous learning

Cost: INR2000

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16–18 June (3–5.30pm)
Duration: 3 days, 2.5 hours each day

Exploring open educational resources (OERs) for improving blended teaching-learning

  • Appreciating the use of digital resources available in OER repositories
  • Understanding copyright issues involved in using digital OER
  • Undertaking OER curation

Cost: INR2000

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18 June (10–11.30am)

Panel discussion: Teacher professionalism in the 21st century

  • Rashid Sharfuddin, Principal, SelaQui International School
  • Professor Geeta Gandhi Kingdon, Chair, Education and International Development, University College London & President, City Montessori School
  • Professor (retd) Rama Mathew, University of Delhi
  • Vamsheepriya Amar, Principal, MVJ International School

Closing ceremony

Amit Kaushik, CEO, ACER India

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