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Welcome to the Outreach section of the Gateway School of Mumbai! Come engage with us and together we can help all students reach their potential.

Our vision and mission is to develop and share best practices in our field, practices that are relevant to our context. There is so much information out there, but how does one decide what works best for you? If you’re a parent, teacher, therapist, school leader or just interested in understanding how better to serve students with special needs, we have different types of engagements. Do read through to see what works best for you!

ORIENTATION AND VISIT

Come visit the Gateway School of Mumbai! We’ll take you through our teaching and learning philosophy as well as a short tour of our learning spaces. You are welcome to stay back to observe more classes, and interact with our teachers and students.

Duration: 1 hour.
Cost: Free.

Read what people have to say about the Gateway School of Mumbai.

Please see our calendar for orientation tour dates and register here or write in to us at outreach@gatewayschoolmumbai.org for more details.

ATTEND WORKSHOPS

We’re excited to announce that Gateway’s PDP will be going online this year. We will be adopting a mix of synchronous and asynchronous platforms as part of the course.

GATEWAY’S VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2021-22

Understanding and Working with Students with Special Needs

The Gateway School of Mumbai is committed to serving students with special needs in Gateway and the community at large. Launched in 2018, the professional development programme is our initiative to build a community of educators who share our vision of an inclusive society that ensures programmes for students with special needs meet both standards of excellence and standards of equity.

Objectives
  • To build a deeper understanding of child development, the brain, and learning.
  • To learn and apply instructional techniques for serving students with special needs in mainstream and special education settings.
  • To strategically plan and develop developmentally appropriate programmes for students with special needs.
  • To engage in a cycle of continuous learning and inquiry through participation in Gateway’s professional learning community.
Key Components
  1. Interactive workshops (from June to January)
  2. Teaching and learning materials
    • All resources and handouts will be made available for participants through Google classroom.
  3. Exposure visits to Gateway
    • Participants are encouraged to schedule independent visits to Gateway. Reach out to schhabria@gatewayschoolmumbai.org for pre-scheduled orientation days.
    • Please note that we will organise Virtual Visits to Gateway. In-person visits will be organised only when it is safe to do so.
  4. Professional Learning Community (PLC)
    • During the course, we will work together in groups to explore concepts and deepen learning.
    • We will be using WhatsApp, Google Drive and Google Classroom to share resources and strategies. Participants are encouraged to continue using these platforms as they try out strategies and to share insights/ difficulties so we can learn together. Platforms will be moderated by the Gateway team.
  5. Mentoring and Coaching
    • Participants will be supported by a Gateway team member who will serve as their coach and support implementation of practices between sessions.
Programme Duration

Six months

Workshop dates*
Jun 26th - Jul 3rd 2021
Jul 31st - Aug 7th 2021
Sep 4th - 11th 2021
Oct 9th - 16th 2021
Nov 20th - 27th 2021
Jan 8th - 15th 2022
Exposure visits to Gateway

Participants are welcome to schedule independent visits to Gateway. Reach out to schhabria@gatewayschoolmumbai.org for pre-scheduled orientation days.

Please note that we will organise Virtual Visits to Gateway. In-person visits will be organised only when it is safe to do so.

Certification

Participants completing at least 16 sessions, completing all assignments, as well as the end of course presentation, will receive a certificate from the Gateway School of Mumbai.

As part of this certificate programme, participants get access to discussion forums and synchronous sessions. Participants will also be able to access mentoring and feedback opportunities by Gateway team members.

Programme Cost

Group of 3 or more from the same organisation: Rs. 10,000 per participant
Individual: Rs. 12,000

We encourage participants to register in groups so as to get the most benefit from the programme.

Who should participate

Institutions (schools, clinics, education organisations; NGOs). We encourage you to send at least 3 participants so you can work collaboratively and share learnings across sessions.

Individuals - teachers, clinicians, leaders, therapists.

Expectations from participants

To be an active participant in virtual sessions and online network, and complete assignments to the best of their abilities.

To attend all sessions

To share a reflection at the end of the series highlighting their overall journey and big takeaways of how they are implementing practices in their settings.

Important Dates

June 16th 2021 : Registrations close
June 26th 2021: PDP Orientation
June 26th to July 3rd 2021: Week 1 of PDP

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND SEE SCHEDULE

Register Now

SCHEDULE A WORKSHOP at your organisation

We conduct workshops at organisations or schools to support working with students with special needs. See here for a list of our workshops. The workshop content and duration can be tailored as per the need of the organisation.

Duration: 3-6 hour per workshop.
Cost: Varies depending on type of engagement (e.g. individual workshop/ package/ tailor made).

Please write in to us at workshop@gatewayschoolmumbai.org and we’ll be in touch soon.

SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP

Gateway has partnered with a family in Indore to start Shridha, a school for children with disabilities, in Indore. Gateway supports Shridha with teacher development, student programmes, and curriculum development.

Please write in to outreach@gatewayschoolmumbai.org expressing your interest and we’ll be in touch soon.

Testimonial

The last eight sessions have been really informative and engaging and I've been trying to implement many different strategies from those learnings - like online tools that I'm using are- Quizzes, Kahoot, Socrative. I'm also taking my classes giving assignments on Google classroom as well. I'm also using mentimeter to make thinking visible and to help children express themselves what they feel. What they've learned etc. And. I am also using different energizers like eye breaks and movement breaks. I've been making presentation slides in which I'm making sure that I use larger fonts. I highlight the text which I want them to focus on true colors, underlining them, and to use different usual visuals and graphic organizers as well, and I've shared PowerPoint in the assignment section as well.

Mukarram Shabbir Bharmal, General Educator, Safiyah senior secondary school (Attalim)

It’s really amazing, the correlation between the sync and async classes are really great. So if anyone misses any point anywhere at the asynch or synch, everything is very very nicely correlated. I really, it’s really hard to believe that this is the first time you are doing because it is so nicely synched.

Hatim Masvi, General Educator, Jamali English School, Dahod(Guj) (ATTALIM)

Today's session was amazing?The best PDP session so far ???It was very engaging and productive. Please design the further sessions in the same way ?

Ashita Landge, Support Teacher, The Gateway School of Mumbai