ECHO India Education Program
Encouraged by the international success of the ECHO Model in healthcare, ECHO India is replicating the model in the education sector. To support teachers in their professional development, ECHO India is focussing on redefining the existing mentoring methods. The ECHO model, which is a hub and spoke mentoring model, empowers teachers with the best new teaching approaches and enriches their learnings with time-tested strategies proven beneficial for students.
In 2015, Ms Anuradha Rai, Principal of Ambience Schools, New Delhi, saw a need to improve the expertise of her teachers in the associated public schools, and started the ECHO movement in education. Ever since, ECHO in Education has scaled up to 20+ programs and has impacted hundreds of teachers.
ECHO Education offers sustainable and scalable solutions for teachers’ professional development, recruitment and retention, and motivation by providing regular access to export mentorship alongside a vast and diverse group of peers and colleagues from the industry. Our partners include organisations in the fields of education and training, from both government and non-governmental backgrounds as well as institutions and individuals such as school leaders, mentors, functionaries and administrators.
We, at ECHO India, are using the ECHO model to empower teachers and school leaders through a combination of case-based learning and interactive technology. With the continuous teacher-mentorship, we hope to contribute towards improving the quality of education in schools
Positively Impacting the Education Sector
Programs supported by ECHO India
1. Samagra Shiksha Assam School Leadership
Samagra Shiksha is an overarching programme for the school education sector extending from pre-school to class 12 with the broader goal of improving school effectiveness measured in terms of equal opportunities for schooling and equitable learning outcomes. Samagra Shiksha Assam collaborated with ECHO India to empower the educators of Assam.
Samagra Shiksha Assam School Leadership ECHO was the pilot program for school leaders from the state to help them with the necessary tools and techniques for leading a positive change in their institution. Up next, Samagra Shiksha Assam plans to start another state level large scale initiative for the capacity building of school educators in areas such as leadership, foundational learning, etc.
2. YogaKshema EXCEL ECHO
Founded by Dr. Usha Vasthare, YogaKshema has worked with people in many walks of life, including corporate executives, teachers, home makers, senior citizens and students to bring them close to the latest scientific advancements in the fields of Neuroscience and positive psychology to help people increase their self-awareness and empower them to improve their quality of life. YogaKshema has launched the ‘Self Empowerment ECHO’ in three parts of six months each (Enrich, Excel and Embody) aiming to improve the professional effectiveness and quality of life for school leaders spanning across India.
3. GramUrja Teaching at Right Level ECHO
GramUrja Foundation works on education, livelihood, governance initiatives and also on COVID relief operations in rural parts of Maharashtra. In collaboration with ECHO India, GramUrja started their first ECHO ‘Teaching at Right Level ECHO’ for their volunteers in rural areas of Maharashtra, with the objective of improving the quality of education with special focus on improving the language and numeracy skills.
4. thiMk Re-imagine Math ECHO
thiMk, based out of Bengaluru, provides consultancy services in education, derivatives and risk management. In collaboration with ECHO India, thiMk started their first ECHO, ThiMk Re-Imagine Math ECHO (TRIME)’ for math teachers. The focus of this ECHO is to train teachers in various innovative teaching ideas and ways to introduce a topic in math, develop and solve practical problems and assess understanding without judgement. In this program thiMk aims to integrate three key elements of effective learning - develop a love for the subject, demonstrate understanding through good academic performance, and enjoy the process of learning.
5. Muktangan Student Engagement Strategies ECHO
Muktangan provides child-friendly, holistic and inclusive education to 3700+ children from the educationally underserved communities. Muktangan started their first ECHO, ‘Muktangan Student Engagement Strategies ECHO’ to improve digital literacy and incorporate student engagement strategies. Muktangan also started a new ECHO program on Early Childhood Education.