Teachers Try Science (TTS)

Teachers Try Science (TTS)

Teachers Try Science (TTS) is a teacher training program launched in 2014 in collaboration with SarvaShikshaAbhiyan (SSA), RashtriyaMadhyamikShikshaAbhiyan (RMSA), State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) of Haryana and IBM India. The program is designed to train Champion Trainers of the District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET) faculties, who promote the curriculum and education under the Teachers Try Science (TTS) in Haryana and Madhya Pradesh.


In 2017-18, 114 Champion Trainers were able to capacitate approximately 4960 teachers who further reached out to more than 200,000 students from 1240 Govt. schools. The basic objective of the program is to deliver Science education to every child by empowering teachers by using low cost, no cost or recycled material and encourage the interactive teaching of Science in a more holistic manner.

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The program aims at:

  • Building the capacities of DIET faculty on innovative Science practices.
  • Preparing selected schools in their respective districts to promote Science education.
  • Preparing the teachers and children to participate at District, State & National level Science exhibitions, theatre and drama.
  • Nurturing online Science community in the Haryana education system.
  • Promotion of leadership at school level.

This year we incorporated two online collaborative platforms: Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing (DIKSHA) and National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER). DIKSHA is MHRD's national digital platform for teachers, which offers resources for teaching, learning, and professional development. It provides open, modular and scalable technology that state governments and other organizations can seamlessly integrate with their respective teacher - centric initiatives.


InnoSTE(A)M Labs

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In collaboration with Capgemini India, SRF Foundation under its ‘Capgemini School Adoption Project’ initiated InnoSTE(A)M Education along with cultural and behavioural change in the teachers and students bringing a paradigm shift in classroom teaching-learning process. InnoSTE(A)M Labs create a platform in schools integrating scientific, engineering infrastructure with a multidisciplinary approach of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The project is initiated in 13 adopted schools of Capgemini at Chennai and Bengaluru covering all classes from 5th – 9th, 32 interested teachers and more than 1300 students. The STE(A)M Lab acts as a hub with online sources, technological tools, equipment materials and art to understand the concepts and application of STE(A)M beyond classroom teaching.

It encourages teachers and students to inculcate skills and competencies to become future innovators and creators at the very early stage. With design mind set and computational thinking, the students will be able to explore ideas and think scientifically to solve various social problems by creating prototypes. The STE(A)M Lab facilitates hands-on work with Sensors, Manufacturing / Fabrication including Design, CNC, IOT – Internet of Things, Robotics, 3D-Printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Mechanical Tools etc.

The objectives of this intervention are as follows:

  • Create Model STE(A)M Labs as a hub with state-of-the art technology tools in selected schools.
  • Promote 21st century teaching – learning skills like creativity, innovation, design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc. for teachers and students.
  • Enable students to become future active creators and innovators.
  • Create STE(A)M projects and solve real world social issues of the communities.


Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL)

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Government of India’s flagship initiative is to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country. Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) are dedicated works spaces where students learn innovation skills and develop ideas that will go on to transform India. Young children from Govt./Public/Private schools will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand what, how and why aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)


IBM is closely working with the Government of India to support ATL Innovation Mission (AIM) aimed at instilling a culture of scientific innovation among children. To scale the program, top-performing students in Marathons/Fests are selected for industry exposure through internship program in IBM to strengthen their technical skills and prepare them for future jobs.

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SRF Foundation in collaboration with IBM India, NITI Aayog, Department of School Education/ SCERT Haryana is supporting 13 Govt. schools sanctioned ATL through trainings and handholding them to participate in events conducted by NITI Aayog to design and implement a prototype/design model. This joint effort will strengthen Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) set up in Government Schools of Haryana and will create design-based solution to solve unique local problems. The labs will let students explore skills of future such as design and computational thinking, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, IOTs, Mobile Apps, 3D Printing, adaptive learning and artificial intelligence.