Chief guest was Dr D. Joseph Kuba, Director of the Indira Gandhi National Open University Itanagar Centre who presides over more than 3,000,000 students worldwide. Dr Kuba spoke about the government’s Right to Education Act and the opportunity to develop the qualifications of teachers in the region. “I look forward to seeing the new technology and innovative teaching practices of 3Di making a real difference in classrooms for India’s students,” says Dr Kuba. The annual event provided the opportunity for Dr Kuba and Mr Craig Hansen (Academic Director of 3Di) to discuss the professional development of teachers through 3Di School’s ICT Teacher Development Programme.
“ICT Teacher Professional Development goes hand-in-hand with 3Di’s programme for children,” explained Mr Hansen, “The AAPSA is continuously providing teacher training and upskilling its members. 3Di looks forward to working with the schools in the region to see its creativity, art and animation programmes in schools each day, while also providing professional development in partnership with organisaitons like AAPSA and IGNOU.”
Mr Hansen, who travelled from New Zealand specifically for this event, was accompanied by Mr Balaji Mahadevan, 3Di COO. Mr Hansen demonstrated the exciting qualities of the 3Di School Programme. Presently operating in a growing number of schools such as DPS, St Annes, VSPK and Christ School in Hyderabad, Delhi, Bangalore and numerous other regions, 3Di provides programmes that develop creativity through inquiry based learning and digital media skills through animation, digital arts and movie making.
For more information on the 3Di School Programme, visit http://www.3dischool.com
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Craig Hansen is Secretary of the Creative Digital Content Association in New Zealand and can be found on http://www.Linkedin.com where he contributes to a number of education, leadership and creative-industries groups.