ShikshaLokam

We design solutions, assets and open digital technology which includes capabilities for observation, analysis, learning, improvement projects and mentoring - all enabled on DIKSHA (the national infrastructure for education) of which we are co-builders. 

We enable education leaders to adopt the micro-improvement approach which helps them to break down a big idea into clear, actionable tasks in a way that suits their needs. The frequent wins experienced through micro-level changes in school eventually feed into a continuous improvement cycle across the education system.


Micro-improvement stories of education leaders from different parts of the world, as they navigate challenges everyday to provide enriching learning experiences to our students.

As an orchestrator, we catalyse collective action and co-create improvement and leadership development programs with state governments, national education institutions, CSOs and markets to impact schools across the country, facilitating adoption of solutions at scale.

In today's world, when the pace of the growth of a problem exceeds the pace of solutioning, coming together, collaboration and co-creation is more relevant than ever. Through collective action by the holy trinity of change - Samaaj, Sarkaar and Bazaar - we drive impact at scale.

Key Programs

Vidya Amrit Mahotsav

A national education festival, designed and orchestrated with NCERT, to recognise micro-improvement led pedagogical innovations by teachers and school leaders, with over 600000 micro-improvements triggered in 27 states & UTs.

Shikshāgraha : A People’s Movement for Education Equity

There is an urgent need for school improvement solutions to be designed by the stakeholders who implement them. Shikshāgraha enables these education leaders, District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET) & Civil Society Organisations to co-create need-based programs.

National Mission for Mentoring

ShikshaLokam is a part of the working committee for the Mission For Mentoring (NMM). We worked with National Council of Teacher Education and supported the drafting of the Mentoring Blue Book and facilitated open house discussions on NMM across the country, in order to build momentum for the mission. Our work continues with differnet aspects of the mission which include guidelines, solutions and technology, roll out of the pilot etc.

Telangana Education Leadership Collective

Alokit, Mantra4Change, Vidhya Vidhai Foundation and ShikshaLokam have come together to enable education transformation in Telangana through collective action. Each organisation will leverage their expertise to build the school-improvement muscle of the state.   

Telangana Pillala Kosam Parents Teacher Meeting

‘The Pillala Kosam PTM project’,  prototyped in the three districts of Telangana – Yadadri, Bhadradri and Rangareddy – brought  parents, the community, and teachers together to co-partners in the child’s learning.

Nagaland Reading Festival

Nagaland Reading Festival, orchestrated with Nagaland Samagra Shiksha, encouraged design and implementation of innovative ways to inculcate a love for reading in the students, through the micro-improvement approach. 

Karnataka Education Collective

Making way for collective action in Karnataka, Centre For Intrinsic Motivation, Mantra4Change, and ShikshaLokam have collaborated to drive school transformation in the state. The collective will co-create scalable programs and strengthen the narrative of leadership development across districts..

Guided Reading Campaign

The Ministry of Education launched “Padhe Bharat” – a 100 days nationwide reading campaign to nurture a love of reading in schools and improve the learning levels of the students. The first of its kind micro-improvement program promoted agency, fostered collaboration and provided visibility to grassroot level innovations on national platform- DIKSHA. It led to 22K+ improvement projects across 10 districts.

Haryana Enrollment Drive

Haryana Enrollment Drive or ‘Aao School Chalein’ campaign was launched by the state SCERT to bring out-of-school children under the umbrella of the public education system . The program tackled the problem in 1190 schools and invested the community by undertaking micro-improvement projects to sensitise them towards the importance of sending their wards to schools.

Inspire Meet with PEC

PEC co-orchestrated Parents-Teacher Meet across 19K public schools to enable strong partnership between parents and teachers. School heads leveraged micro-improvement approach to foster strong relationships with parents and make them co-partners in building a nurturing environment for the students.

SQAA with CBSE​

Along with the Central Board of Secondary Education, we have designed the School Improvement Program, using the School Quality Assessment and Assurance (SQAA) Framework to be rolled out in 5000+ schools across the country.

Punjab Education Collective (PEC)​

PEC brings together the Samaaj, Sarkaar and Bazaar players to recast the Punjab state into a land of hope, courage and possibilities through systemic education transformation, employing a multidisciplinary, co-creation approach of designing, orchestrating, and evangelising change. PEC is a recipient of The Collective Social Innovation Award 2023 by The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organisation of World Economic Forum.

Co-building DIKSHA

We develop and enhance the functional capabilities of DIKSHA to power the learning and administration interactions as detailed in NDEAR. DIKSHA is the National Infrastructure for Education by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, and is available to teachers, teacher educators and school leaders on their mobile phone.

ELEVATE

ELEVATE (Energising Leadership with Enhanced Visibility and Administrative Transformation towards Excellence) is an open source infrastructure which offers a repository of micro services designed for scale and to support learning and improvement solutions for the Leaders in Education Space.

EduMentumx

EduMentumX is an accelerator program co-orchestrated with Mantra4Change, that focuses on enabling and nurturing grassroot organisations working on leadership development in education. It is aimed at strengthening the narrative of Education Leadership in the Indian context and nurturing a self-sustaining ecosystem for scale-ready organisations.

Research on the Idea of Micro-Improvement

A study to explore the idea through the lens of the users of the approach- the school leaders & teachers. The objectives were to explore micro-improvement idea in-depth and understand the dynamics around change-adoption in the ecosystem. After 16 group interviews spread across 7 states, we have a plethora of insights and learnings that will further shape the idea for easy adoption and concrete results.

SolvED

SolvED is India’s first marketplace for social innovation in education leadership and a community of challenge posers, innovators and incentivisors to energise the entire education ecosystem through diverse perspectives and collaborative problem solving for education leadership.

District Empowerment Program (DEP)

DEP enables districts to design and implement education initiatives as per their region’s requirements. The districts will be able to rope in local NGO partners for help in multiple aspects of program management like content development, program designing, program implementation and pushing for adoption by end users on DIKSHA.

India Education Collaborative (IEC)

We are co-orchestrating IEC which aims to bring together social change innovators to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 and related goals by 2030 by catalysing collaboration, co-creation and collective action towards achieving three key objectives

  • ‘design’ knowledge assets to democratise access to evidence-informed practices
  • ‘evangelise’ the mission of education equity and the approach of collective action, and
  • ‘orchestrate’ prototypes and programs to demonstrate the power of collective action.

Our Previous Programs

School Leadership Development Program,Uttar Pradesh

School level intervention focusing on School Leadership Development of 1.7 Lakh School Leaders in Uttar Pradesh, including learning opportunities and micro-improvement projects relevant to their school needs.

Continuous Development Program, Odisha

Conceptualised with the Department of School and Mass Education towards continuous professional development of school leaders, teachers and district officials for improving education quality in Odisha.

School Leadership Development Program, Puducherry

Continuous professional development program and improvement projects for 412 school leaders, 2000 teachers and BRTEs & Inspection Officers in 412 Puducherry State schools to improve student outcomes.

Systemic School Improvement Program, Goa

Systemic School Improvement Program in 800+ schools in Goa focussed on assessment-led (the Shala Siddhi Framework), context driven micro improvements. The school leaders could either choose from a repository of available “improvements projects” or could create &  plan their own to lead improvement projects in their schools.

District Education Transformation Program, Tumkur

In partnership with DIET, Tumkur, program focussed on instructional and system leadership development in Tumkur through an Energised Professional Development (EPD) for the Cluster Resource Persons (CRPs) and teachers. 6000 stakeholders participated in a series of online workshops, self-assessments, online courses for self-learning and relevant improvement projects.

School Development Index

DCPCR envisioned assessment-led improvement of all Delhi government schools for which Mantra4Change co-created the SDI framework with government and civil society partners while ShikshaLokam developed the infrastructure to host this assessment solution, ensuring ease of use, availability at scale and high quality of insights to drive improvement decisions. 

Continuous Learning Enhancement Program,
Andhra Pradesh

State level program that strived to improve the quality of classroom instructions on English pedagogy through continuous professional development of over 1 Lakh teachers. Achieved through designing interesting digital learning resources and assessment modules for self-learning by the teachers.

School Leadership Development Program, Andhra Pradesh

School Leadership Development Program towards improving schools under the APSWREIS, resulting in Micro-innovations award to celebrate and recognise innovative efforts of school leaders and amplify the best practices.

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Write to us at neeraj@shikshalokam.org if  you want to design programs for scale
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Visual Credits: iTeach SAV, Pune and Shaheed Gurdas Ram Memorial Govt Girls Sr Sec School, Zira, Ferozepur.