Evidence-based strengthening of Teacher Professional Development (TPD) at scale

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Within the Government system, data has usually been considered as a tool for monitoring and supervision. This has specially been true for teacher training programmes. The excessive prioritization of data based supervision has been known to disincentivize action and lead to potential fudging and perverse reporting. In MP, Peepul ran the CM Rise Digital Teacher Training programme, leveraging the national platform DIKSHA, which evolved into a holistic Teacher Professional Development (TPD) programme, supporting 300,000 teachers in the State. Over the course of two years the entire programme was managed through telemetry data made available in the backend, which was combined with field-based insights to inform teacher training policies.

In the session, we will be sharing the approach taken for analysis of telemetry data. This will be useful for anyone leveraging the DIKSHA platform nationally, and for analysis of large scale teacher development programme or other programmes at scale.


Name Title Biography
Ashwini Patekar Senior Project Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Peepul Ashwini Patekar is a seasoned MEL professional with around 8 years of experience in the field of education research, evaluation and grassroot implementation. She is currently leading Peepul’s MEL initiatives for state-wide school transformation and teacher professional development programmes in Madhya Pradesh. Ashwini started her journey in the social sector with Teach For India and led various projects to establish and strengthen MEL functions for India School Leadership Institute and develop strategies for economic growth in Uttarakhand with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Ashwini has a background in biotechnology and has recently completed her certificate course in Public Policy and Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.  
Gunjjan Sharma Programme Manager, Peepul Gunjjan Sharma is part of the leadership team in Madhya Pradesh working closely with Department of Education in re-envisioning the Teacher Professional Development for the state. Previously, he has worked at STIR Education with the Departments of Education in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh where he was instrumental in conceptualising the Profession Learning Communities for Teachers towards “Re-igniting Teacher Intrinsic Motivation”. He led the program to scale across 34 Districts in Karnataka and 11 Districts in Uttar Pradesh in 5 years. Earlier, he has worked with Medha Learning Foundation and eClex Private Limited and has helped these organisations to scale. He has also worked with IBM India Private Limited, as the Sales Manager for Central Gujarat Region managing Mid and Large segment enterprises. Gunjjan holds an MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune. He was also “Ranked 85th in all India Merit” as a Gentleman Cadet for Indian Army at the Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai. 

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Evaluation users Decision makers Civil Servant / Intl. Organization Employee Education

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