Telangana Catalyst for Future Ready Minds Workshop

Catalyst for Future Ready Minds

Workshop for Science (I - X) Teachers

23rd to 28th January


It is said that ‘I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.’ Is it sufficient to ‘do’ to understand?

If we place our hand on a plastic plate and a steel plate, which on feels cooler? Whose temperature is higher? If we measure the temperature we will note that both have the same temperature though steel plate feels colder. Is doing this activity sufficient to understand and explain the underlying reason? Further, how does this understanding apply to real life situations? How can the child develop competencies like Creative Thinking and Problem Solving that are critical to good careers in the future?

SCERT Telangana has entered into an MoU with ThinkTac offering programmes that help you address these questions with hands-on activities using simple, readily available household materials. The activities are aligned to the NCERT Science curriculum and help in developing conceptual mastery in a fun and engaging manner. The programme also develops key competencies like creativity, critical thinking and scientific & mathematical temper.

After attending the training, fill the feedback form and complete a quiz to receive the certificate.

A pilot programme will be conducted in three selected districts of Telangana - Nalgonda, Wanaparthy and Yadadri Bhuvanigiri - in the academic year 2022-23. An introductory workshop is being conducted online for the teachers of these three districts. In this workshop, you will acquire an overview of practical pedagogy that you can implement in your classroom with minimal effort and maximum impact:

  • Integrate experiential learning into your classroom.
  • Engage children with 3 mandatory activities using simple materials.
  • Implement several key sections of NEP in your school including (4.4) Holistic development, (4.5) Enhance thinking skills (4.6) Experiential learning (4.23) Science and maths literacy.
  • Understand the tools available and how to access and use them.
  • Participate in the community, seeking and offering help.
  • Showcase your children and your work and get recognised.

Training Schedule

Separate training sessions are being organised online for different age groups. The training will be conducted via the Zoom platform. Each training is divided into two sessions:

  1. Session 1 - this session will cover an introduction to the programme and details on how to access the resources as well as support from ThinkTac.
  2. Session 2 - in this session you will go through the experience of working on one of the activities. You will have to arrange some simple materials and stationary for working on the activity. The material list to be arranged will be shared at the end of session 1.
Category Session Date Time
Primary (Grade 1 to 5 teachers)
Meeting ID: 883 9994 0398
Passcode: 246203
Session 1 23rd Jan 11:00 to 11:45 am
Session 2 24th Jan 11:00 to 11:45 am
Secondary (Grade 6 and 7 teachers)
Meeting ID: 814 3818 5435
Passcode: 724863
Session 1 23rd Jan 2:00 to 2:45 am
Session 2 24th Jan 2:00 to 2:45 am
Higher Secondary Physical Science (Grade 8 to 10 teachers)
Meeting ID: 813 8612 8019
Passcode: 720679
Session 1 27th Jan 11:00AM to 11:45AM
Session 2 28th Jan 11:00AM to 11:45AM
Higher Secondary Life Science (Grade 8 to 10 teachers)
Meeting ID: 837 6902 5926
Passcode: 539787
Session 1 27th Jan 2:00 to 2:45 am
Session 2 28th Jan 2:00 to 2:45 am

Teacher Community

An online community will be created on the Telegram platform for the teachers to seek as well as provide support to fellow teachers in implementing the programme inside the classroom. The link to join this community will be shared at the end of training.


Interested teachers can get an e-certificate by uploading a photo of the acitivty they have completed on the Telegram community and answering a few questions based on the workshop.

Donor Support

ThinkTac continues to seek support from donors for deserving teachers to implement innovative pedagogies like experiential learning inside the classroom. The selection of deserving teachers will happen based on the participation of the teachers in the training as well as implementation of the programme in their school.

About ThinkTac

ThinkTac is a social enterprise that integrates experiential learning and 21st century skill development into the academic curriculum to empower a learner to build skills that enables them to excel in life. The industry-recommended pedagogy and programmes make concepts fun, engaging and easy to master, with a focus on real-world applications.

These programmes are built on a foundation of hands-on activities - using simple, repurposed materials offering incredible scope for building, rebuilding and tinkering, which fosters creative, problem-solvers of tomorrow. This supports children to create, experiment, tinker, innovate and learn, mastering concepts and developing competencies needed to thrive in the 21st century, enabling them to choose their life purpose.

ThinkTac today offers STEM learning programmes, integrated with I–X grade curriculum and 21st century competencies offering material kits, resources and teacher empowerment to schools. Over 50,000 teachers have been trained and extensively use ThinkTac pedagogy in their classrooms.

Under the MoU with DSERT, ThinkTac is empowering Teachers to implement experiential and 21st century skills learning in their classrooms. The pedagogy has been developed over 8 years, working with over 50,000 teachers across 13 states of India. The programme is integrated to curriculum and the simple materials and flexible design of the activities leads to not only conceptual clarity but also to spontaneous exploration and inculcates scientific and maths literacy amongst the students.

Content offered on websites includes instruction guides, instruction videos, observation worksheets and concept connect videos and presentations for the teachers.