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Bengaluru, NFAPost: Tech Avant-Garde (TAG), technology powered Ed-Tech company, is now a Global Training Partner of Microsoft in Education. TAG is undertaking a Digital Transformation & Holistic Learning program to make Indian school principals and teachers future-ready.

Every year, the Microsoft Global Training Partner (GTP) program connects Training Partners to thousands of education leaders, educators, and faculty throughout the world – helping them to best leverage technology for teaching and learning, no matter where they are. Tech Avant-Garde features on the Microsoft website on this specific url

Tech Avant-Garde has been recognised as ET Industry Leaders 2020 Award Winner for Software Innovation in Ed-Tech. Ali Sait (CEO) of Tech Avant-Garde and Roshini Kumar (Director, Lycee Corp.) were felicitated for Software Innovation in Ed-Tech.

To ensure all professional development (PD) sessions are consistent, all Global Training Partners have undergone an official Microsoft training program enabling them to deliver in-depth learning experiences aligned to the Education Transformation Framework on behalf of Microsoft.

This engagement is highly advisable for every school by upskilling teachers thereby ensuring that students and educators have everything they need to excel.

The network of Global Training Partners offers professional development experiences several of the 5 following areas:  Education Transformation Framework; Modern Classroom Teacher Academies; Future-Ready Skills and Industry Certifications; Minecraft: Education Edition; and Hacking STEM.

Ali Sait, CEO, Tech Avant-Garde, says, “Research shows that innovation and technology in education are key factors that lead students to be future-ready. In April ‘20, UNICEF and Microsoft Corp. announced the expansion of a global learning platform to empower teachers/ educators to help children and youth affected by COVID-19 continue their education at home.

“The Government’s National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has also given a boost to making India a world leader in digitally imparted school education by 2022. As Microsoft’s Global Education partner, we shall strive make Indian schools 21st century-ready with Connected Learning Community classrooms and digital devices as textbooks using Microsoft’s world-class digital training & teaching tools!”

TAG has already started the record-breaking Knowledge L’avenir Conclave (KLC) webinars in association with Microsoft, Knowledge Key Foundation, Lycee Corp, Efeeonline and Roshini Social Schooling. Over the next 12 weeks (till 30 November 2020), 3,100 professionally trained MIE (Microsoft Innovator Educator) certified school teachers are exhibiting their Digital Teaching Skills and train over 150,000 teachers from over 72,000 schools across India with a student-teacher population of 7.6 crore.

This grand education showcase is part of Mr. Sait’s vision to transform 18 lakh schools and 2.6 crore teachers in India from four walls of the classroom to Connected Learning Community after the announcement of the National Education Policy (NEP).

On the momentous occasion of the first-ever Black Friday event, TAG unveiled NEP-compliant Learning Management System (LMS) software called AZVASA, which helps teachers with STUDY, REVISE & ASSESSMENT modules. AZVASA Connect is a complete School Management Solution having Teacher – Student – Parent Connect in one platform.

TAG-Microsoft will deploy emerging tech-driven ideas such as Skype in Classroom and Virtual field trips instead of the traditional ‘chalk and talk’. As home schools become the new normal, Cognitive learning, Mixed Reality, Immersive Learning, IOT and AR-VR will eventually reach students at home.

School teachers trained in Gen Extra Muros – Knowledge Beyond Walls pedagogy – will understand essential tools such as Microsoft Teams, One Note, Flipgrid, Padlet, Powerpoint and others that improve the quality of their teaching and lead to a holistic learning experience for students.

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