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Academic Consulting

ACADEMIC CONSULTANCIES FOR SCHOOLS

Mindsprings Consulting does academic consulting for schools. We make concept maps, design curricula and methodologies, train teachers, run workshops for schools to offer need-based solutions, and conduct academic audits.

Academic Consultancy for Neerja Modi School, Jaipur (2015 – Present)

Established in 2001, Neerja Modi School is a co-educational, non-sectarian day school in Jaipur, India, serving grades kindergarten to 12th.

Founded in April 2001, NMS has a strength of 3500 students and 300 faculty. Located in the metropolis of Jaipur, the school has a student body that hails from all parts of India. The school is affiliated with the Central Broad of Secondary Education (CBSE), India and the University of Cambridge for IGCSE Examinations.

The school provides a vibrant international exposure vide the Cambridge curriculum. In order to cater to the foreign and NRI students as well as those who seek global perspective and international standards, the school offers Check Point Examinations for Middle school students; the Secondary level students pursue International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) which is equivalent to British ‘O’ Level. This is followed at the plus 2 stage with ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Levels. The School is also a candidate for International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Mindsprings began a yearly consultancy for Neerja Modi School from classes K – 12  to observe, report and advice teachers on better teaching and delivery of skills in their classrooms on a continuous basis. This is a hands-on mode where actual teacher monitoring with immediate feedback, demonstrations by the consultant on better practices, mini-workshops and hand-holding for improvement is done regularly.  Palpable and measurable changes can be seen in building better teams, documentation and sustained value for the school.

Academic Consultancy for The Heritage School Vasant Kunj (2014 – Present)

Freedom to think and grow, authenticity, attentiveness, inclusion, excellence and respect: these are the values that The Heritage School, Vasant Kunj has stood by for over 16 years of imparting quality education to all its learners. Located in the south of Delhi, The Heritage School, Vasant Kunj, has held onto the unconventional nuances of learning by experiencing and experimenting.

Mindsprings began work in consultancy and workshops with Heritage VK in the year 2014. English consultancy from K -12 has lasted 2 years. We observe, report and advice teachers on better teaching and delivery of skills in their classrooms on a continuous basis. This is a hands-on mode where actual teacher monitoring with immediate feedback, demonstrations by the consultant on better practices, mini-workshops and hand-holding for improvement is done regularly. Palpable and measurable changes can be seen in building better teams, documentation and sustained value for the school.

Heritage VK has completed the consultancy with English where teachers have shown phenomenal growth and progress. We have now been retained to look into the Social Studies, Science and Language curriculum and teacher training for grades K – 12.

Academic Consultancy for the Heritage School, Rohini (2016 – Present)

The Heritage School, Rohini, is built on the foundation of empowering children to become rational decision-makers and mindful agents of change, our innovative pedagogy facilitates children to become critical and reflective thinkers. It offers diverse opportunities for children to find their voices through the Life Skills Program, Fine Arts, Performing Arts &Theatre, and Sports. With the teacher-student of 1:17, the differential learning styles, needs and abilities of the learners are consciously addressed.

Mindsprings began work in consultancy and workshops with Heritage Rohini in the year 2015. English consultancy from K -12 for English teachers.  We observe, report and advice teachers on better teaching and delivery of skills in their classrooms on a continuous basis. This is a hands-on mode where actual teacher monitoring with immediate feedback, demonstrations by the consultant on better practices, mini-workshops and hand-holding for improvement is done regularly.  Palpable and measurable changes can be seen in building better teams, documentation and sustained value for the school.  Goals were reset, aspects of weakness looked at and thrust of the programme decided after observations and workshops. In 2016 the work has accelerated in progress having received clear directions and planning goals.

Academic Consultancy for Neerja Modi School, Jaipur (2015 – Present)

Neerja Modi School is a co-educational, non-sectarian day school in Jaipur, India, serving grades kindergarten to 12th. Founded in April 2001, NMS has a strength of 3500 students and 300 faculty. Usha Pandit was engaged as their educational consultant to observe, report and advice teachers on better teaching and delivery of skills in their classrooms on a continuous basis. This is a hands-on mode where actual teacher monitoring with immediate feedback, demonstrations by the consultant on better practices, mini-workshops and hand-holding for improvement is done regularly. The school has moved with spectacular results in student outcomes, teacher motivation and better pedagogical and assessment practices. A concept mapping of English is in progress that is revolutionary in its reach and clarity.

Earlier Consultancies

Academic Consultancy for Oasis International School, Bangalore (2001 – 2003)

Oasis is a co-educational IGCSE school in Bangalore that has 1200 students and is known for its excellence in pedagogy and learning. They had humble beginnings in 1999 and Usha Pandit joined them to put into place an enquiry based thinking curriculum which in spirit was truly international, laying the foundations for becoming one of the best schools in the city.

Quality Control for Euro Schools (2011 – 2013)

Euro School is a venture of Euro Kids International Ltd – India’s largest pre-school chain with over 880 pre-schools across 300 towns and cities across India. It ushers in a new era in education through the innovative concept of Balanced Schooling. There are 13 operational primary and secondary schools across India and the aim is to grow the school network with 30 more schools in the country. Euro School is set to match its Euro Kids network achievement in the coming years.

Usha Pandit worked in EuroSchool from 2011 – 2013, whetting their content curriculum across all subjects to control quality in the work for scaling, management of time and methods to be used to create thinking, core concept focus and ways to deliver content. This involved meetings with the core group to make policies, visit schools and observe classes.

Academic Consultancy for Universal Schools (2012 – 2016)

Mindsprings was responsible for the health and upliftment of English standards in all schools of Universal High from 2012- 2016. We also handheld and micromanaged the fledgeling branch at Tardeo giving them academic support, advice and guiding their concept mapping, lesson planning and examination paper quality.

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