Firki is India’s first and only Online Teacher Training Portal: a world-class, open-source blended learning programme for teachers across India to access, use and transform their teaching practice.
While factors contribute to student achievement, research suggests that among school-related factors, teachers matter most. We have an urgent need to focus on attracting the best and provide our teachers with effective ongoing training, support and professional development.
Firki, by Teach for India does just this! Through a blended learning model, Firki focuses on the principles and strategies, which have proven successful in improving teacher competencies in low-resource communities. Through online learning, in-person training, 1-1 coaching and classroom observation and feedback, Firki helps teachers identify their strengths and leverage them to build an effective practice, leading to improved student outcomes.
Who's it for? Firki is for YOU!
Firki is for any educator who wants to learn, is committed to providing the best opportunities for each of their students and most importantly loves to teach! Our platform is used by K-12 teachers, community learning programs, NGOs and International Foundations.
Make Your Teaching and Learning Experience Fun!
How does it work?
With a simple sign up form, a teacher can log in to the world of Firki. In Firki, you as the teacher steer your learning process. You can choose any course, watch a plethora of videos, learn different strategies and reflect on your own teaching experience. Practice quizzes on what you have learnt, track your progress, earn points and badges, share it with teachers from your school and work together as a team to improve classroom practice.
For School Leaders
Our Firki team conducts an in-depth needs assessment with your organization and your teachers to determine the right set of courses and sequence. Educators then access a diverse set of courses on pedagogy on the Firki website. After they finish a course, they meet with their coaches and delve deeper into their online learning. Their learning is translated into actions in the classroom and Firki trains school wise mentors to give teachers feedback and inputs on their teaching.
With Firki, you can be involved in your teachers performance, read their reflections and find the right areas to give constructive feedback to your teachers to improve teaching practice in every classroom and build a school culture of excellence.
Firki is spearheaded by two key organizations - Teach for India and Central Square Foundation
Teach For India
Teach For India, a project of Teach To Lead, is a nationwide movement of outstanding college graduates and young professionals who will commit two-years to teach full-time in under resourced schools and who will become lifelong leaders working from within various sectors towards the pursuit of equity in education.
In June 2009, we placed our first cohort of Fellows in low-income municipal and private schools in Pune and Mumbai. Today, Teach For India is in 6 cities - Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad.
We have over 800 Fellows and 437 Alumni working towards eliminating educational inequity To know more about Teach For india- log onto our website- www.teachforindia.org teaching practice in every classroom and build a school culture of excellence
Central Square Foundation
Central Square Foundation is a venture philanthropy fund and policy think tank focused on improving quality of school education and learning outcomes of children from low-income communities in India. Our mission is to achieve transformational standards of excellence for the Indian school education system. Our work is based on a three pronged approach focusing on Ventures, Networks and Advocacy. Therefore, we support exceptional social entrepreneurs with powerful ideas, provide a platform for the sharing of innovation, and highlight learning and knowledge that can influence public policy.
We support initiatives in the areas of Accountability and Governance, High Quality Affordable Schools, Human Capital Development and Technology in Education.