CBSE teams up with Microsoft to train 1,000 teachers to boost computer-aided learning

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  • The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is teaming up with Microsoft India to train over 1,000 teachers.
  • Under the initiative, every school can nominate two teachers for the training programmes.
  • The last date to apply for the training programme is 9 September 2019.
  • The training opportunity will open doors for teachers to become Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) and receive certifications on digital technologies.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is teaming up with Microsoft India to train over 1,000 teachers. The move aims to improve accessibility to Information and Community Technology (ICT) tools with its capacity building programme.

ICT was introduced in 2004 by the Indian government to promote computer-aided learning via labs and digital tools. The initiative will help teachers to blend in technology with the learning process.

The training opportunity will open doors for teachers to become Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) and receive certifications on digital technologies.

Under this, every school can nominate two teachers for the training. Interested teachers can apply for the programme here.

The training programme will include practical sessions on MS Office 365 along with knowledge of digital technologies like Artificial Intelligence, gamification through Minecraft, OneNote and Flipgrid among others.

It will also equip teachers with literacy tools to improve students’ reading, writing and fluency in languages. The teachers can use cloud platform to interact with global educators to enhance student experience. They will also be able to create bots using Microsoft cognitive services.

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