HP introduces (HP IDEA) to equip educators with Digital skills in India

HP introduces (HP IDEA) to equip educators with Digital skills in India

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New Delhi, 19th April 2024 –HP today introduced the HP Innovation & Digital Education Academy (HP IDEA) program in India. This initiative aims to support educators with essential digital pedagogy skills, transforming teaching methods and enriching the learning experience for students in CBSE schools in India.

In collaboration with the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) and Verdant & Co, the HP IDEA program is meticulously designed to cater to the evolving needs of educators and students in the digital age. By providing comprehensive training and resources, it equips teachers with the tools and knowledge required to excel in a technology-driven learning environment.

Ipsita Dasgupta, SVP & Managing Director of HP India market, said, “Advocating Digital Equity is a crucial aspect of HP’s vision for the digital future. We are proud to bring this incredible program to India and look forward to seeing its impact for educators and students across the country. With this initiative, we will work to transform teaching methods and enrich the learning experience for students in CBSE schools”.

Priyanka Arya, Director and Chief Operating Officer, of Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) said “With 1.5 million teachers from 100,000+ schools, CENTA has unparalleled reach, as well as an understanding of what teachers look for in both career growth and professional development. As a certification and accreditation body, CENTA is keen to continuously bring teachers great professional development initiatives. HP IDEA is an international teacher professional development initiative backed by tech major HP Inc. We are super excited to be collaborating with HP in taking this program to schools in over 20 cities in India”.

Christine Kerlin Nasserghodsi, Managing Partner, Verdant & Co. said “Launching HP IDEA in India, in partnership with CENTA, marks a transformative step towards enhancing educational methods and accessibility. This collaboration not only advances digital pedagogy but significantly contributes to equipping educators with the skills necessary for 21st-century teaching. Together, we are set on empowering teachers and students, driving a new era of educational excellence”.

Aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the HP IDEA program in India is poised to reach 50 schools, benefitting approximately 5,000 teachers and 50,000 students across India. The focus remains on empowering educators with the latest tools and best practices in teaching and learning.

The program offers two pathways for participating schools: HP IDEA Fellow and HP IDEA Associate. The HP IDEA Fellow pathway is an immersive one-year teacher development program designed for select practitioners and instructional leaders. On the other hand, the HP IDEA Associate pathway provides focused intervention for all staff members at participating schools, enabling them to become HP IDEA Associates by engaging in training delivered by HP IDEA Fellows.

HP IDEA is a part of HP’s commitment to accelerate digital equity for 150 million people by 2030. HP IDEA has already made a significant impact globally, benefiting over 1 million students and teachers across 32 cohorts in 23 countries and 7 languages. Leveraging world-class research and frameworks from institutions like the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the University of Michigan, the program ensures the delivery of cutting-edge educational practices.