KIDS EDUCATION REVOLUTION SUMMIT – REIMAGINING EDUCATION
8, February, 2020
The Learning Matters team attended the Kids Education Revolution Summit in New Delhi. An inspiring and enriching day that was led by 100 children (revolutionaries) from 11 countries. The focus was on Reimagining Education – kids as change makers; providing a safe space for voices; and kids and educators as partners – principles that resonate with us deeply. The day included an immersive experience at a pop up museum, reimagining sessions, and a celebration of the work done by the revolutionaries.
TEACHING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CURRICULUM THROUGH MOVEMENT
- The Children’s School
21, December, 2019
A research based active and engaging workshop to teach reading comprehension, grammar concepts, vocabulary and poems.
MAKING LEARNING VISIBLE ~ THE ATELIER
- Hosted by the Reggio Emilia India Foundation | Mumbai
13, December, 2019
Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two shadowy entities – dark matter and dark energy. The former, first discovered in 1933, acts as an invisible glue, binding galaxies and galaxy clusters together. Unveiled in 1998, the latter is pushing the universe’s expansion to ever greater speeds. Astronomers are closing in on the true identities of these unseen interlopers.
CHILDREN AS MUSIC MAKERS
- The Children's School
30, November, 2019
Learning Matters hosted a workshop for educators from Delhi and the NCR. Children as Music Makers was a fun and lively workshop that shared tools to engage children to become music makers.
CREATING EFFECTIVE LEARNING & TEACHING IN CLASSROOMS
- GD Goenka Junior School, Vasant Kunj | New Delhi
13, May, 2019
Learning Matters Foundation conducted a ten day intensive teacher training workshop for Pre-K to 5th Grade GD Goenka teachers. The goal of the training was to empower the teachers with progressive research-based educational practices for meaningful and joyful learning and teaching. Over the sixty hours of training we shared hands-on experiential learning practices that gave teachers the understanding and tools to be able to create student-centered lessons that they could implement in their classrooms to ensure ALL students succeed.
The training addressed:
*Educational philosophy that is at the core of a progressive approach to teaching.
*The stages of child development and its impact on classroom practices.
*The importance of and ways to build a learning community.
*Ways of reaching diverse learners prevalent in every classroom.
*Experiential learning strategies in the content areas of Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science.
*Foundations of Literacy and Comprehension.
*The role of games to reinforce classroom learning.
*The research and importance of movement in learning and ways to embed movement to teach content.
Learning Matters Foundation invited leaders from Rato Bangala Foundation, in Nepal to co-facilitate this training.
EARLY LITERACY WORKSHOP
31, August, 2019
Learning Matters is committed to ensuring learner centred classrooms where children are engaged as active participants and are learning for meaning. Continuing professional development workshops allow us to share best practices with educators in the teaching community. This workshop was for 56 Pre-K to 5th Grade teachers.
EXECUTIVE FUNCTION AND METACOGNITION
- Harvard Graduate School of Education | Boston
22, March, 2019
Our faculty member, Samara Gupta, attended this workshop in Boston at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
LAYING STRONG FOUNDATIONS FOR LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS
- Learning Matters Foundation | New Delhi
23, February, 2019
Participants enjoyed this research based, interactive workshop on enhancing young children’s emerging language and literacy skills.
- Learning Matters Foundation | New Delhi
13, March, 2018
Learning Matters Foundation hosted professional development workshops for primary school teachers and parents in Delhi throughout the month of March. The enriching and engaging workshops were facilitated by Susan Griss, a visiting Fulbright scholar and faculty member at Bank Street College of Education, New York.
Susan shared brilliant ideas on how children can effectively learn comprehension,vocabulary, maths, science and social studies concepts through movement. Her book Minds in Motion: A Kinesthetic Approach to Teaching Elementary Curriculum is widely used for teacher training.
REGGIO EMILIA LORIS MALAGUZZI CENTRE
17, May, 2017
Learning Matters educators, Sonya Philip and Samara Gupta, participated in an awe inspiring week long international summer institute at the Reggio Emilia Loris Malaguzzi Centre in Italy. They were left speechless by the high quality of education made possible due to the committed collaboration of the municipality, citizens, pedagogists, philosophers, teachers, artists, architects etc. to create a holistic approach towards children’s learning and well-being.
They were enriched by their approach that has at its core the rights of all children along with an in depth expertise in the pedagogy of learning.
PROJECT ZERO / HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL
- Cambridge, Massachusetts | USA
17, May, 2017
Samini Philip attended an inspiring professional development course at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education called “Project Zero.” Project Zero maintains a strong research agenda and investigates the nature of understanding, thinking, creativity and other essential aspects of human learning.