Bhubaneswar:6/2/23: The Future of Jobs Report by the World Economic Forum has predicted 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that do not even exist yet. The world is changing at such a fast pace that the high paying jobs of today did not even exist five years ago – and it’s hard to predict what kind of jobs we will be doing in another five years’ time. Now the question is how we prepare our kids for the future. One of the solutions to this problem is Coding.
A three day residential training of teachers from 30 districts of Odisha was organized in The Presidency Hotel, Bhubaneswar. 62 teachers from high school attended the training being organized by Mo School Parichalana Abhiyan Sangthan in collaboration with non-profit organization, QUEST Alliance.
During the three days training teachers capacity will be built to be able to engage students to learn coding. The teachers will be trained to use platforms like code.org and SCRATCH 3.0 which students use worldwide. This initiative will not only create a pathway for students to learn coding but shall also learn aspects of decomposition, pattern recognition, algorithm and abstraction. Students will be able to benefit by building critical thinking and problems solving skills and tinkering to build prototypes solving local social problems.
The inauguration ceremony of the event was graced by the presence of Smt Susmita Bagchi, Chairperson, Mo School Abhiyan who addressed the teachers by acknowledging their efforts and also thanking QUEST Alliance for supporting the mission of high school transformation by working in close collaboration with Mo School Abhiyan.
“All the development in the school, from ensuring access to schools for all students to facilitating teaching learning processes in line with the changing world by quickly adapting to the technology, it is the teachers who have been making all the initiatives possible” – Smt. Susmita Bagchi, Chairperson, Mo School Abhiyan.
The event was also attended by Shi. Amarjit Jena, COO, Mo School, Shri Abhinash Triparthy, Mo School and Shri Md Azim ud Doula, Senior Program Manager, QUEST Alliance.
In the last few months, coding activities have been introduced in 300 aspirational schools and in the coming year, it shall be taken forward to all 5T schools of the state. More such teachers training will be organized for the teachers to build a pool of master trainers in the state. Further these resource persons will be able to train the other teachers in the districts.
About QUEST Alliance
Founded in 2005, QUEST Alliance is a non-profit organization working in the state of Odisha with an MoU being signed with Mo School Abhiyaan with a mission to train teachers on 21st century teaching practices and facilitate activities on coding and tinkering for the students to build essential 21st century skills and digital fluency.