ROLE OF ITARI
In an age of ‘Uncertainty’, where change is the new normal, we are required to take bold risks, embrace failure and commit to life-long unlearning and relearning. Teachers are the change- agents who are expected to lead reforms in curriculum, in students, and in communities worldwide.
Indus Training and Research Institute (ITARI) co-located on the Indus International School, Bangalore campus, offers pre-service and in-service teacher training programmes, curated through solution-based research and collaboration with leading institutions. It aims to prepare and empower teachers to be life entrepreneurs who are international minded, to succeed in a future driven by exponential technologies, where the role of a teacher is to be able to teach the child and not the subject alone.
ITARI is the first training institute in India to offer postgraduate level professional teacher certification programmes in International Education, exclusively customized to meet the requirement of international and progressive schools. It hosts pre-service and in-service professional teacher certification programmes in International Education and Master of arts in Education (MA.Ed.) with Birmingham City University; CIDTL with Cambridge Assessment and International Examinations (CAIE); and it also acts as a study center for the University of Bath MA-in-Education programmes.
ITARI conducts professional development workshops and teacher executive programmes. We work with leading schools across the country, and we partner with Oxford University Press to deliver quality projects for teacher skill enhancement. Each year, ITARI enrolls practicing teachers, aspiring teachers and working professionals from various industries who seek to transition to academia. ITARI promotes teaching and education administration as respectable and profitable careers, aspiring to give these noble vocations the impetus they deserve in transforming lives, families, the community, and the society at large.
ITARI was inaugurated on December 1, 2009, by Mr. Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Since its inception in 2009, ITARI has registered 1200+ teachers on various courses. Qualifying ITARI teachers are recruited by leading international schools across the country and abroad. We continue to maintain an almost 100% programme success rate, with a high percentage of talent retention within Indus International Schools, particularly, through our full-time courses. ITARI’s strategic objective is to create 21st century trained human resource capital . We are an inclusive institute, welcoming people of varying learning abilities. We provide admissions to graduates of all age groups. We admit teachers, fresh graduates, and professionals transitioning from any field, to both full-time and part-time programmes.
Build an innovative learning community that will cope with challenges in future learning, by application of exponential technologies and personalization of learning.
Our mission is to inspire, prepare and empower teachers to be life entrepreneurs, in order to re- skill and re-invent themselves, to succeed in a future driven by technologies of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data. We will achieve our mission through collaboration with other learning institutions; solution-based research; and developing the ability of teachers to teach the whole child and not the subject alone.
For every school which makes it a priority to drive forward standards in teaching and learning, raising attainment levels, and tackling underachievement, the importance of capacity-building in teachers cannot be over-stressed. Teachers, whether they are laterally or upwardly mobile in their vocation, owe it to their students and to themselves to become innovative practitioners. Whether the curriculum is national or international, teachers must become change agents, who will bring about practical reforms in this all important lifework.