Wipro STEM Teacher Fellowship and Teacher Mentor Programmes
The Wipro Teacher Fellow and Teacher Mentor Programmes aim to increase young people's enjoyment, attainment and progression in the STEM subjects by supporting teachers to develop their practice in an innovative, evidence-based, collaborative programme of professional learning.
Over 18-24 months, Wipro Teacher Fellows (teachers in the early stages of teaching the STEM subjects from South Yorkshire secondary schools) will collaborate with expert colleagues and Wipro Teacher mentors, to
- improve their subject and pedagogical knowledge
- learn more about their practice through evidence, enquiry and curriculum design
- develop, trial and evaluate innovative ways of teaching their subject
- carry out a long-term enquiry into their practice, with optional accreditation at MA level
The focus is on building and strengthening each Fellow's understanding of their subject and how it should be taught, through evidence-based collaborative activity, individualised enquiry and long-term mentoring.
The programmes draw on our understanding and experience of the development, delivery and evaluation of high quality professional learning in the STEM subjects and are built on international evidence of effective models of professional development
- practical and practice-focussed
- collaborative and participatory
- reflective and active
- enquiry-driven and sustained
Wipro Teacher Mentors (expert, experienced teachers of STEM subjects from local schools) will support the Teacher Fellows through monthly meetings, and participate in their own bespoke programme of professional development, including the option to carry out a long-term enquiry into their practice with accreditation at MA level.
Each cohort of the programme begins and ends with a gathering of the community of Fellows, Mentors and programme facilitators, with invited guests including Wipro employees, which provide opportunities to share learning and plan next steps.
Sign up for more information and/or nominate a teacher to be a Fellow or Mentor.
The Wipro Teacher Fellowship and Teacher Mentor programmes are funded by Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. Wipro is recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, practitioners' approach to delivering innovation, and as an organization with a wide commitment to sustainability and business ethics. Wipro has more than 131,000 employees and clients across 53 countries. For more information, visit www.wipro.com. Wipro’s company values of respect, responsibility, integrity and trust mean that it is committed to contributing to the communities in which it works. It has large educational funding programmes in India and the USA, including the Azim Premji Foundation and University.