program is rooted in its mission which includes pursuing dreams to enhance
the lives of others.
The Teacher Training Program (TTP) began as a “give-back” initiative to the
non-profit organizations ASB partnered with to help set up volunteering and
service programs for its students. While NGOs opened their spaces for ASB
students to learn, ASB felt a responsibility to support these NGOs as well.
The NGOs asked for ASB to provide training in the world-class pedagogic
and curricular expertise practiced by ASB’s community of teachers.
As a Professional Learning Center in Mumbai, ASB offers several professional
development programs for its teachers and those of partner organizations.
The Teacher Training Program (TTP) is an initiative which seeks to broaden
the scope of ASB’s Professional Learning Center (PLC) and offer instructional
training and coaching to educators who are committed to their own long-term professional development. TTP was originally set up for teachers
working primarily in NGO schools that serve low income students. However,
TTP is now offered to teachers from a wide variety of schools in Mumbai
and beyond. Since TTP’s inception, ASB has worked with over 250 educators
across Mumbai and India.
What are the objectives?
Considering the overall objective, ASB’s relationship with local schools and
calendaring challenges (the international school year works differently
than the local school year), the program was initially offered as a two-year
program. The first batch ran from 2011-13 and second from 2013-2015. In
year 2015, based on feedback received from participants and facilitators,
the program was compressed and ASB now does a yearly training program
to serve following objectives:
• To learn new instructional techniques to be used to meet the needs of
a variety of learners.
• To develop and analyze assessments, diagnostic, formative, and