The Online Teacher Training Series

The ongoing Covid crisis has triggered one of the biggest changes in recent decades within educational institutions. Teaching in most schools and universities has moved online and both faculty and students have been forced to come to terms rapidly with a whole new way of teaching and learning. While the ongoing global roll-out of the Covid vaccine shows a way out of the health crisis, most educators believe that online teaching is here to stay and will become an increasingly important part of education going forward.

This disruption in the education system is an opportunity to further innovation in pedagogy and learning. Online teaching itself will evolve in the coming years and faculty will need to rethink many aspects of how they teach and engage with students online. GBSN is pleased to present a certificate program for online teaching. This certificate program is being offered in partnership with the Portulans Institute (a Washington, DC based not-for-profit research institute), Igesia.co (a digital learning education tech company) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

General Information

This certificate program has been designed to help faculty make online teaching more effective and efficient. The program will consist of ten live virtual interactive workshops, each hosted by relevant experts addressing key themes as outlined in the figure below.

Academic Directors

  • Jens Meyer

    Adjunct Professor; Dean of Programmes
    INSEAD; CEDEP
    France
  • Soumitra Dutta

    Professor of Management
    Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
    USA
    Board Chair

Schedule

29 January, 2021
6 PM IST 7:30 AM EST 1:30 PM CET
Session #1: What are the changes for the teacher & how do people learn online?
(About authority, respect and insecurities on both sides)
5 February, 2021
6 PM IST 7:30 AM EST 1:30 PM CET
Session #2: The field of learning tech
(Lay of the land: digital content, online classrooms, collaboration tools)
12 February, 2021
6 PM IST 7:30 AM EST 1:30 PM CET
Session #3: Creating a storyboard for your Journey
19 February, 2021
6 PM IST 7:30 AM EST 1:30 PM CET
Session #4: Planning for the cognitive side of things & planning for the socio-emotional connection
5 March, 2021
6 PM IST 7:30 AM EST 1:30 PM CET
Session #5: Icebreakers and more
(How do we get things going?)
12 March, 2021
6 PM IST 7:30 AM EST 1:30 PM CET
Session #6: Break-outs, report-outs and debriefs
(How to create the real learning dynamics?)
26 March, 2021
6 PM IST 7:30 AM EST 1:30 PM CET
Session #7: Nurturing and managing debates
(How to go deep?)
2 April, 2021
6 PM IST 7:30 AM EST 1:30 PM CET
Session #8: How do you become the “best self” on stage?
(What’s needed on your side to make it happen?)
9 April, 2021
6 PM IST 7:30 AM EST 1:30 PM CET
Session #9: How do the learners become their “best self”?
(How to give them more than a chance – catch the passive learner)
16 April, 2021
6 PM IST 7:30 AM EST 1:30 PM CET
Session #10: The best of the seminar series!
(Showcases and how to run a party online)

Enrollment

There is no fee for attending the program. Participants are eligible to earn a ‘Certificate of Program Completion’ from GBSN upon successfully completing at least 8 out of 10 workshops, for a minimal cost of USD 100. You can share your Certificate in the Certifications section of your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents. 

Please register early as the size of the group is limited and participation is on first-come-first-serve basis. 

Contact

For any questions or concerns, please contact Emma Martens at emartens@gbsn.org.