Overview

Brindavan Education Trust (BET) has been offering training programs and workshops over the last 20 years in the field of Inclusive education practices. BET started their resource room programs in the year 1993 and have set up and trained teachers in 23 schools over the years.

Brindavan’s flagship training program on training teachers to work with specific learning difficulties started in 2009, is now enabling its 12th cohort and the training program on early intervention and inclusion, started in 2016, is working with their 6th cohort.

Training and consultancy for resource rooms

Brindavan continues to offer consultancies to schools to set up resource rooms/learning labs, training workshops, and implementation along with customized workshops for inclusive practices.

The current National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 emphasizes very strongly the necessity for early childhood practices and inclusion along with a focus on learning for literacy and flexibility all through the new 5+3+3+3 plan. Although not much is said about disability in the plan itself, it provides a strong link to the PwD Act at all levels in terms of education and the accommodations that need to be made. It recommends, through developing differentiated material, identification, support from individual boards, through National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (NIEPD), through teacher training and continuous skilling for both teachers and children, that inclusion should be the primary focus and resources should be made available for implementing it all levels, from ages 3 to 18.

Brindavan has been offering and continues to offer training programs (certificate and diploma) for teachers and parents with the view to practice inclusion.

Inclusive Practices in Preschool Education-Classroom intervention (PIE) – Diploma course

This is a one-year Diploma course offered by Brindavan Education Trust and aims to facilitate (teachers/adults) development of inclusive practices to meet the diverse needs of children in a pre-school/primary school classroom. It includes a mix of theory and practical work delivered both online and offline.

Over the course of the diploma, participants will be exposed to the theory, methods, and strategies for early identification, informal assessment, planning classroom interventions for children with delays and difficulties.
Modules include:

  • Early childhood development and delays.
  • Scope and sequence of development in language and numeracy.
  • Development of readiness skills and early identification of difficulties in the areas of oral language, reading, and writing.
  • Inclusive teaching practices and lesson planning for an inclusive pre-school/primary classroom.
  • Informal assessments of readiness skill development for pre-school/primary children.
  • Detailed course manual with sample worksheets/case studies/teaching notes provided.

Diploma in PIE :

Theory classes: 10 months (June to March) @ Brindavan Education trust.
One session of 3.5 to 4 hours every Saturday (1.30 pm-5/5.30 pm).

Practicals: Casework that spans 50 hours of mentored practical training with the entire classroom under guidance from experienced resource persons.

Diploma in Understanding the Child with Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD)
– Diploma Course

Diploma in Understanding the Child with Specific Learning Difficulties
This is a 14-month diploma program. This course provides training in remedial teaching strategies across skill areas, informal assessments along with awareness towards inclusion in mainstream schools. It includes a mix of theory and practical work delivered both online and offline.

Modules include:

  • An overview of learning difficulties (LD).
  • Identification of learning difficulties in the context of Oral language, Reading & Comprehension, Spelling, Writing, Math, and Executive Functioning skills.
  • Identification and management of children with LD, SLD, ADD/ADHD (attention deficit and hyperactivity behaviors).
  • Establishing present skill levels and formulating an Individualised Education Plan (IEP).
  • Learning how to counsel parents/caregivers/teachers (from the perspective of the child with LD).
  • Informal assessments.
  • Inclusive teaching practices and lesson planning for inclusive classrooms.
  • Detailed course manual with sample worksheets/case studies/teaching notes provided.
  • The faculty are experts in their respective fields of study and bring valuable theoretical knowledge and practical examples to the classroom.

Diploma in SLD :

Theory classes: 10 months (June to March) @ Brindavan Education Trust.
One session of 3.5 to 4 hours every Saturday (1.30 pm-5/5.30pm).

Practicals: Casework that spans 60 hours of mentored practical training with case studies and workbook requirements under guidance from experienced resource persons.

Online Training Courses

Brindavan is now offering Online Training Courses for both teachers as well as parents.

  • 6-month certificate course in ‘Understanding the Child with Specific Learning Difficulties’ (SLD).
  • 6-month certificate course in ‘Inclusive Practices in Preschool Education– Classroom Intervention’ (PIE)


Certificate online courses: 6 months, one session of 3 hours every Saturday (2 pm -5 pm).

Parent Training Course

Brindavan started the Parent Training Course in the year 2010. The Parent Training Course offered by Brindavan Education Trust is tailored to empower parents to help their children with special education needs at home. The primary objectives of the Parent Training Course are:

  • To assure parents that there is help available.
  • To understand the difficulties of the child.
  • To help parents create a positive and supportive environment at home.
  • To enable parents to guide the future development of the child in the appropriate direction.

Duration: 3 months (10 weeks) two sessions of 1.5 hours every week.

Details: 
456,  9th A Main Road,  Jayanagar 2nd Block, Bangalore 560011
Contact: brindavansldtraining@gmail.com

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I have learnt to celebrate small successes

A Participant, 
Parent Training Course

Brindavan Education Trust
2020-09-18T12:28:50+05:30

A Participant, 
Parent Training Course

I have learnt to celebrate small successes
Brindavan Education Trust
2020-09-18T12:40:40+05:30
Parent Training Course Testimonial
Brindavan Education Trust
2020-09-18T12:43:13+05:30
I now realise the struggle my child is undergoing everyday to meet up to our expectations. I got a sense of belonging here.

A Participant,
Parent Training Course

Brindavan Education Trust
2020-09-18T12:28:13+05:30

A Participant,
Parent Training Course

I now realise the struggle my child is undergoing everyday to meet up to our expectations. I got a sense of belonging here.
The SLD course has been very informative. It was implemented and facilitated in a very organized and structured format. Got to meet skilled resource persons who shared their experience and gave a lot of inputs. Got to learn about SLD and the remediation in a very interesting way. Learnt about so many forms of remediation that I was not even aware of. The main intention of me joining the course was completely fulfilled, as I wanted to learn a more structured way of working with the child and learnt much more about SLD and its remediation.

A big thank you to all the resource persons and special educators at Brindavan, and the whole Brindavan team, for giving us a fun-filled, extremely informative, and experiential learning at Brindavan


Carolyn,
SLD Batch 2019

Brindavan Education Trust
2020-09-01T06:32:41+05:30

Carolyn,
SLD Batch 2019

The SLD course has been very informative. It was implemented and facilitated in a very organized and structured format. Got to meet skilled resource persons who shared their experience and gave a lot of inputs. Got to learn about SLD and the remediation in a very interesting way. Learnt about so many forms of remediation that I was not even aware of. The main intention of me joining the course was completely fulfilled, as I wanted to learn a more structured way of working with the child and learnt much more about SLD and its remediation. A big thank you to all the resource persons and special educators at Brindavan, and the whole Brindavan team, for giving us a fun-filled, extremely informative, and experiential learning at Brindavan
I am glad that I took up this course. I now understand my child well and have accepted him for what he is

A Participant,
Parent Training Course

Brindavan Education Trust
2020-09-18T12:27:19+05:30

A Participant,
Parent Training Course

I am glad that I took up this course. I now understand my child well and have accepted him for what he is
They say some learnings are for life, and without an iota of doubt, I agree to that with respect to the learnings derived from the SLD course conducted by Brindavan Education Trust.

In the SLD course, while the theory classes bombarded us with key terminologies and the nuances of the hows and the whys of psychology. It was the case study (the practical class) that was indeed an eye opener to one and all.

The experience that the SLD practical course provides you is beyond comparison. It teaches you the practical challenges that one would encounter as a special educator as it gives you an opportunity to work with the child. It lets you understand the child’s challenges and confronts you to come up with a viable strategy/ solution. When too overwhelmed, you have seasoned professionals chip in and guide you. I am glad I did this course, it added a flavour of humility and gratitude in me. Thanks, Brindavan Education Trust for designing this course, may your tribe grow in strength.

Mamtha Sampath,
SLD batch 2018

Brindavan Education Trust
2020-09-01T06:30:07+05:30

Mamtha Sampath,
SLD batch 2018

They say some learnings are for life, and without an iota of doubt, I agree to that with respect to the learnings derived from the SLD course conducted by Brindavan Education Trust. In the SLD course, while the theory classes bombarded us with key terminologies and the nuances of the hows and the whys of psychology. It was the case study (the practical class) that was indeed an eye opener to one and all. The experience that the SLD practical course provides you is beyond comparison. It teaches you the practical challenges that one would encounter as a special educator as it gives you an opportunity to work with the child. It lets you understand the child’s challenges and confronts you to come up with a viable strategy/ solution. When too overwhelmed, you have seasoned professionals chip in and guide you. I am glad I did this course, it added a flavour of humility and gratitude in me. Thanks, Brindavan Education Trust for designing this course, may your tribe grow in strength.
It gave a great insight into an enriched knowledge. Enjoyed each and every session with deep interest.
It paved way for my goal to reach out to the needed child as a passionate teacher and psychologist.


Sharadha Mumurthy,
SLD batch 2019

Brindavan Education Trust
2020-09-01T06:31:18+05:30

Sharadha Mumurthy,
SLD batch 2019

It gave a great insight into an enriched knowledge. Enjoyed each and every session with deep interest. It paved way for my goal to reach out to the needed child as a passionate teacher and psychologist.
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Team

Jayanthi Surya Narayanan
Coordinator - SLD & PIE
Jayanthi Surya Narayanan

Jayanthi Surya Narayanan’s association with Brindavan started in 2009, when her daughter enrolled into the Brindavan Centre at Jayanagar. Her journey as a parent in Brindavan encouraged her to get into the field of Special Education. She joined Brindavan as a special educator in 2012. Jayanthi has worked in the senior centre of Brindavan till 2018 and has helped students with learning Home Science, English, Data Entry Operations and Functional Math. She is currently the coordinator of the Teacher Training Programs. She also takes training sessions for parents and teachers at Brindavan. She is also an Art Based Therapy Practitioner. She offers music therapy sessions to differently abled children and adults.

Qualification

MA in Psychology, Diploma in SLD and Inclusive Education, Certified Art Based Therapy Practitioner

Year of Joining : 2012

Jayashree Kowshik
Co-Coordinator - SLD & PIE
Jayashree Kowshik

Jayashree has taught concepts in Science, Math and English. She has taught Political Science to the SSLC batch and puts in effort to make the subject fun and interesting through innovative and creative methods of teaching. She uses drawing extensively in her teaching. She thinks every child has the potential to learn and it is important to adopt strategies to tap this potential.

Besides teaching, she enjoys organizing events. She enjoys listening to classical music, cooking and craftwork.

Qualification

Bachelor in Arts,
Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties from Brindavan Education Trust

Year of Joining : 2015

Janaki Narayan
Coordinator Parent Training
Janaki Narayan

Her assignments have been to create awareness about Learning Difficulties, establish resource rooms in schools and teach NIOS subjects in the senior centre. She is on the faculty for SLD and Parent courses conducted at Brindavan.

Janaki says she can relate to some of the uncertainties and frustrations that both parents and teachers go through; but firmly believes every child has his or her own definition of success and they can be motivated to reach those goals.

Janaki loves spending time with family, travelling, music, watching plays and reading.

Qualification

B.A. in Public Relations; M.A. in Social Work, Diploma in Special Education and B.Ed. in Special Education

Year of Joining : 2005