Pratham was founded in 1995, to provide pre-school education to children in Mumbai slums. Over the last 25 years, Pratham has grown to be India’s largest NGO working to provide quality education to underprivileged youth and children in over 21 states and union territories across the country, with a range of interventions.
Pratham is a widely recognized organization, having received notable awards such as the WISE Prize for Innovation, Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the Henry R Kravis Prize in Leadership, and the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year for Public Service. For more details, refer to www.pratham.org.
About Pratham Digital
Pratham Digital has produced over 5600 videos and 500 learning games in the last few years. These resources can be viewed on www.prathamopenschool.org.
These resources have been deployed and monitored in many rural and urban communities. With each passing year, this repository of content – videos, games, and applications has grown to cater to the interests and engagement of children.
Translating videos into 11 regional languages and English helped us become relevant and accessible to learners in all states. Moving forward we are planning to create a mass dissemination mechanism where with the help of content repository, parents and learners can take necessary content on to their android devices. In this effort to make engaging content reach learners across India, Pratham has been actively collaborating with youth-driven start-ups, content creators and interest groups.
About Computational Thinking
Computational Thinking is aimed at enhancing the computational and algorithmic solving skills of youth. Time and again, the importance of imparting computational skills to young learners has been highlighted, such as the emphasis of it on the National Education Policy, 2020. Taking this initiative, a step further, Pratham, in collaboration with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, came up with a unique specialised course for Computational Thinking Programme.
EdTech Fellow, Computational Thinking Program – Job Description
The Fellow position in the Pratham Digital Team offers young, interested, and energetic people a unique opportunity to be an integral part of Pratham’s work in expansion of the Computation Thinking Programme. We are looking for people enjoys unique and fundamental ways of thinking, and problem-solving. The job role will impart a comprehensive grasp of importance of a new age skill in the domain of education in India.
The Fellow will be acting as a crucial link between the program implementation team, central team (program and content), partner(s), and donor(s). Her/his main responsibilities include:
1. Content Development: The Fellow is required to keep track of new experiments and studies in the field of Computational Thinking. She/he is responsible for suggesting and curating new content with the partner, channelling new ideas and creating Training materials. Training material is developed in multiple languages and the Fellow is required to translate the content in one or more languages.
2. Training Design: This involves creating a training design and session plan for students as well as the coaches.
3. Assessment: Developing different types of assessment tools and formats to understand the impact of the Computational Thinking program is a requirement for this profile.
4. Implementation support: The fellow is expected to work closely with the implementation teams for coordinating trainings, collecting feedback through various mediums, and provide support to the coaches.
5. Documentation: This involves training documentation, report writing and presentations for review meetings with the partner and the donor.
Desired Qualifications and Experience
1. Understanding of or experience in Computational Thinking
2. Background in Computer Science/IT
3. Self-motivation and pro-activeness
4. Creative and logical thinking
5. Good communication & leadership qualities to take responsibility for a project end to end (from ideation to delivery)
6. Technical Skills: Report Writing, Proficiency in use of MS word, MS Excel, PPT, Google Drive
7. Familiarity with content creation/curation
8. Languages: English and at least one of Hindi or Marathi – Reading, Writing, and Typing
9. Ability to build rapport with people from various academic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds
10. Ability to work well in teams
11. Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks efficiently
12. Location: Pune (Remote working from home during lockdown)
13. Willingness to travel to field areas on a requirement basis
Send the following by 20th February 2021 to email@example.com with cc to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention ‘Application for the position of EdTech Fellow – Computational Thinking Program’ in the subject line, with the following attachments.
Complete Application should contain:
1. Current Resume: Resume should contain
• Contact Information for Applicant
• Academic Background
• Highlights of relevant skills
• Relevant Coursework (if applicable)
• Languages Spoken
2. Statement of Purpose (500 Words)
Early Applicants will be given preference.
Date of Joining: Immediate
Location: Remote (for now)