About
About TTF
The Teacher Foundation is a young dynamic organization that aims at infusing the school education system in India with new energy, enthusiasm and expertise. We work with schools, principals, school-administrators, teachers and teacher educators in the areas of school development & improvement, teacher development, technology enabled training and support, design and production of teaching aids and classroom-resources. TTF is managed by the Shraddha Trust, a registered public non-profit trust that is committed to promoting the development of schools and educators throughout India and the sub-continent. In the past 11 years we have worked in significant ways with over 30000 teachers from across the country. TTF has offices in Bangalore, Mangalore, Yadgiri and Haveri.
At TTF, we strive towards one goal – making a significant shift in the kind of education that is being routinely managed and imparted in this country. TTF is committed to adding value to all educators and educational institutions, helping them to achieve and maintain the vital edge that distinguishes successful outward-looking individuals & institutions from the mediocre ones.
Timeline
2002
The Journey begins on 1st June 2002
TTF was founded on 1st June 2002, when a small team of 3 moved into our first office space off Cunningham Road - in a hurry to begin our tryst with teachers.
First Open House at TTF
Dr. Shekhar Seshadri addressed 25 Heads of schools and teachers and well wishers of TTF
Wipro Applying Thoughts in Schools(WATIS)
Teacher Empowerment Programme with 125 teachers from 9 leading Bangalore schools – 16 days of training and 5 Rounds of School-based support. An integrated professional development package for school teachers - specially conceptualized & designed by The Teacher Foundation for enhancing the teaching-learning process in the classroom and actively encouraging collaborative learning & creative thinking abilities
Intel Best Integration of Technology Teacher and School Awards
Commissioned to evaluate the nationwide Intel Best Integration of Technology Teacher and School Awards – over a 100 School Entries and 650 Teacher Entries were judged
More schools!
A range of teacher training sessions were conducted in and for schools across Bangalore – Movement in Education, The Magical World of Words, Newspaper : a Living Textbook, The Art of Maths etc.
TTF reaches out to 1065 teachers
TTF reaches out to 1065 teachers
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2003
Wipro Applying Thoughts in Schools(WATIS)
TTF reaches out to 165 teachers from 17 leading bangalore schools through WATIS, with the support of Wipro.
WATIS reaches out to more!
TTF takes WATIS outside Bangalore ! 130 teachers from 6 reputed private schools in Kochi benifits from the sustained professional support
Circles of Confidence
Jenny Mosley, reputed teacher trainer from the UK, conducted a Training in Whole School Quality Circle Time in Bangalore and New Delhi sponsored by The Hindu. 150 Participants in Bangalore and 70 Participants in New Delhi!
More schools!
11 days of Intensive Training for 20 newly inducted teachers of Indus International School, Bangalore and 3 Days of Professional Development Workshops on teachers’ personal skills, classroom management skills and a range of active learning strategies and improved assessment techniques, for 30 teachers of Sindhi High School, Hebbal.
Understanding Behaviour and Motivation
A two day workshop by Ayesha Chopra, US-Based Trainer in Behavioural Sciences, for School Heads to explore, understand and/or practice skills and strategies to recognize the different behaviours that affect people's outcomes in positive and negative ways and skills for authentic and meaningful communication.
CIDTT in India!
TTF becomes the first center in India to offer the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT), through the University of Cambridge International Examinations, UK.
Intel Best Integration of Technology Teacher and School Awards
Commissioned to evaluate the 2003 Nationwide Intel Best Integration of Technology Teacher and School Awards – over a 50 School Entries and 450 Teacher Entries were judged
Whole School Audits
Whole School Audits conducted in AV Education Society and JSS School Suttur and School Development Plans drawn up subsequently
TTF reaches out to 1025 teachers
TTF reaches out to 1025 teachers
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2004
Intel Best Integration of Technology Teacher and School Awards
Commissioned to evaluate the 2003 Nationwide Intel Best Integration of Technology Teacher and School Awards – over a 24 School Entries and 194 Teacher Entries were judged
Intel Teach to the Future
An essential approach used to conduct a quality theme-based evaluation of schools who have undergone the Intel Teach to the Future Program, identifying themes tracked in 6 Govt-aided Schools in Gujarat. The themes were – usage in schools with limited resources, the role of the head in fostering use of technology in schools and technology usage in teaching regional languages
Circles of Confidence
Training in Whole School Quality Circle Time conducted by Jenny Mosley, reputed teacher trainer from the UK in Bangalore and New Delhi. 50 Participants in Bangalore, and 42 Participants in New Delhi and 22 participants in Mumbai. A training in whole school quality circle time. Circle time is a model that enhances and nurtures the self-esteem, emotional intelligence and team or group work skills of students and teachers in schools. It fosters what is being called today ‘The Fourth R’ in education, the R standing for educating for better relationships.
Wipro Applying Thoughts in Schools(WATIS)
TTF reaches out to 125 teachers from 9 leading Bangalore schools and 45 teachers from Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Hosur through WATIS, with the support of Wipro.
Train the Trainer for AIF
2 day Train-the-Trainer Session for American India Foundation Master Trainers in Hyderabad
Whole School Transformation
Pilot Project commences at AV Education Society, Bangalore with support from Wipro Applying Thought in Schools
Will you walk into my library?
Session by Usha Mukunda to sensitize school librarians to the form, function & overall appeal of the library environments and to enable the library users to explore & discover the library and make better presentations & projects.
TTF reaches out to 765 teachers
TTF reaches out to 765 teachers
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2005
Wipro Applying Thoughts in Schools (WATIS)
WATIS for 51 teachers from 6 Bangalore schools, 60 teachers in Kochi, 60 teachers in Bharuch, Gujarat, 28 teachers from Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai
TTF steps out of India !
Conducted a Baseline Survey of the Tamil Tea Plantation Schools of Sri Lanka, commissioned by the India Sri Lanka Foundation – a joint initiative of the Indian and Sri Lankan High Commissions
Assessing Teaching & Learning Quality (TALQ)
Evaluation of the pilot Interactive Radio Programmes commissioned by Education Development Centre, Bangalore in the region of Chamarajanagar, Raichur & Gulbarga in Karnataka (in Kannada) & Abanpur & Raipur in Chattisgarh (in Hindi).
Launch of The TNet
The Teacher Network in Bangalore : Roy Cross, Director of British Council, Scotland, provided the key note address on Teacher Networks - The scope & power of Networks.
Training for Master Trainers
A competency-based Training for Master Trainers commissioned by EDC and conducted in Kannada in Karnataka & Hindi in Chattisgrah and Jharkand – comprising of 3 modules – Communication skills for classroom & community;Groupower – groupwork & collaborative learning techniques; With workshop observation & follow-up workshops
TTF reaches out to 963 teachers
TTF reaches out to 963 teachers
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2006
TTF goes to Mangalore and Mysore
Setting up of TTF Centers in Mangalore and Mysore with support from Sir Ratan Tata Trust – working intensively with 50 Government School Teachers each in Mysore and Mangalore
TTF goes to Yadgiri
Setting up of TTF Center in Yadgiri with support from Reach India – working intensively with 150 govt. school teachers
With GE Foundation in Bangalore
TTF receives funds from GE Foundation to work with Govt. School teachers and Head teachers in Bangalore
Whole School Quality Circle Time
TTF conducts Whole School Quality Circle Time Training sessions for hundreds of teachers, across the country – leading schools in Bangalore, Mumbai, Nasik, Varanasi
Ideas for Improving Schools
Ideas for Improving Schools – 3 day trainings conducted by Andrew Blow, Sylvia McNamara, UK in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi for Heads & teachers from schools in the South West and Northern regions.
Wipro Applying Thoughts in Schools (WATIS)
Trains 56 teachers from 2 leading private schools in Mumbai and 27 teachers from 7 schools in Bangalore
The TNet Mela 2006
Panel Discussion - Times have Changed but have teachers? Secretary of Education Govt. of Karnataka - Mr. Vijaybhaskar participated in the panel discussion, The Teacher Market Place, The Barter Bank, The TNet Edu Quiz - inter school competition. Finale performance by Bangalore School of Music.
TTF reaches out to 1740 teachers
TTF reaches out to 1740 teachers
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2007
TTF steps out of India again!
Training Commissioned by India Sri Lanka Foundation-ISLF - TTF trained 70 High school teachers from Tamil Plantation Schools in Sri Lanka during 2007-08)
Wipro Applying Thoughts in Schools (WATIS)
WATIS for 35 teachers from 7 schools in Kochi and 30 teachers in Mumbai
Early Childhood Care Teacher Training
27 days of intervention for 20 pre-school teachers from Neev in Bangalore.
Launch of Touchstone
Touchstone – the course for Contemporary Teachers, TTF's compact sustained professional development programme for 83 private school teachers in Mangalore and 47 private school teachers in Mysore
Launch of Merugu
Merugu – sustained teacher development for Govt. school teachers in Mysore, Mangalore, Bangalore, Yadgiri
Launch of HeadLAMP
Pilot batch of HeadLAMP – Heads' Leadership and Management Programme in Bangalore for 14 Heads and senior staff members from 12 leading schools from Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore supported by Sir Ratan Tata Trust and Wipro Ltd
Quality Circle Time Workshops
QCT Workshops in Cathedral High School, Mumbai and DPS, Gurgaon
Teacher Resource Center
TTF helped set up Teacher Resource Centers in Sri Kumaran Children's Home and AV Education Society in Bangalore with support from Sir Ratan Tata Trust
Enabling Environments
2 day national level workshop on Conflict Resolution & Team Building at Bangalore and Mumbai conducted by Dr. Roxy Pestello. 79 Heads, teachers & facilitators primarily from South India & Delhi and 54 Heads from Mumbai.
Launch of The TNet
The Teacher Network launched in Mysore and Mangalore
TTF reaches out to 2400 teachers
TTF reaches out to 2400 teachers
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2008
Schools That Care
National Conference in collaboration with NCERT, New Delhi “Schools That Care” at Bangalore during 3-5 November 2008. 300 educators from all over the country attended !
Kalike Samruddhi Upakarma
A new project commences with support from Sir Ratan Tata Trust - working with Government Schools in Yadgiri District of Karnataka State
Shades of Our Schools
First Screening of “ Shades of Our Schools” a film by Gautam Sonti, produced by TTF with support from SRTT to teachers and educators across India – Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Mangalore. Over 500 teachers and educators viewed the film and participated in the discussion that followed
Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT)
Re-launch of the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT) in collaboration with the British Council, Chennai. 25 teachers undertake the course
Launch of CCWS
Launch of the Contemporary Classroom Workshop Series (CCWS) – a salad bowl of 10 short half day workshops in Bangalore and Mumbai. 436 teachers from Mumbai and 200 teachers in Bangalore
More schools!
Touchstone - the course for Contemporary Teachers for teachers from schools managed by Zee Interactive Learning Systems, Mumbai and Velammal Group of Schools, Chennai
The TNet Mela 2008
The TNet Mela organized in Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore
TTF reaches out to _ teachers
TTF reaches out to _ teachers
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2009
TTF goes to Haveri
New TTF Centre in Haveri with support from Deshpande Foundation - working with 30 teachers from Government Schools.
Shades of Our Schools
creening of "Shades of Our Schools" at Regional Institute of Education, Mysore – 200 teacher trainees and teacher educators
Launched SASS
Safe and Sensitive Schools – a National research-based Pilot Project supported by Wipro Ltd. (Working with 7 Government and Private Schools in Bangalore District and Mysore District of Karnataka State; INDIA from 2008-2011 to change the culture of interactions that happen in schools and make schools gentler and more sensitive through embedding policies, spaces and interactions that are positive, constructive, nurturing and collaborative for all – students and staff alike. 310 teachers supported.
Launched TSA
Turning Schools Around : a pilot project supported by Micheal & Susan Dell Foundation (Working with 5 affordable Private Schools that caters to lower income group in urban areas on the 2 and a half year Whole School Intervention Programme 2008-2011) 60 teachers and 5 Heads of schools
Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers
73 Teachers sign up for the CIDTT course from leading private and international schools in Bangalore and Mumbai
More schools!
150 Teachers sign up for Touchstone from Carmel High School, Deen's Academy and Vibgyor High, Bangalore and 65 teachers sign up for Touchstone from Beary's Public, Milagres and Venkatramana Schools in Mangalore
Livewire Classroom Workshops in and around Mysore for 159 teachers
Livewire Classrooms
Walkathon
TTF Mysore organized Teacher's Day Walkathon Mysore, in an attempt to bring together Teachers and the Community for quality education in schools.
TTF reaches out to 2440 teachers
TTF reaches out to 2440 teachers
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2010
TTF goes to Hyderabad
New TTF Center in Hyderabad set up in January - working with affordable private schools, supported by Gray Matters Capital
TTF goes to Hubli
New TTF Center in Hubli set up in June with support from Deshpande Foundation - working with Private and Government Schools
More for sustained development!
Touchstone : the course for Contemporary Teachers in - leading schools in Bangalore, Mangalore and Hasan - teachers undertaking the course.
Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers
55 Teachers sign up for the CIDTT course from leading private and international schools in Bangalore and Mumbai
The TNet Mela 2010
Discussion on the RTE 2009 in Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Yadgiri
TNet Alive
Celebrating Teachers' Day 2010 - TTF's Group Blogging Event for teachers.
TNet Heads Seminar
29 heads from Government-aided schools in Mangalore participated in the TNet Heads Seminar
QCT @ Hyderabad
89 teachers participated in the two-day Quality Circle Time Workshop organized with Jenny Mosley at Meridian School, Hyderabad!
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