A school that delivers comprehensive learning rumble with vignettes of experiences, Ridge Valley School is committed to ‘nurturing excellence’ with their outstanding curriculum that recognises and nurtures talent. The school delivers excellent education within and outside the classroom, in a stable, safe, and optimistic environment seamlessly, to students from every section of the society with the only mission to transform them as responsible global citizens.
As a result of the sole determination, perseverance and perceived innovation in the field of education Ridge Valley School has been selected as a pilot to showcase CBSE-Facebook collaboration for STEM learning. It is a co-ed school with a mission to provide a dynamic learning environment while providing value-based education to budding minds, promoting inclusion, which fosters children's empowerment not only in the classroom but also in their ability to socially and emotionally connect with their peers. They have always emphasized innovation, and with META they are evolving a new pedagogy of STEM education with the core of dedicated faculty who are adopting these technologies and working towards giving students an engrossing learning experience.
Mark Zuckerberg, Meta's Founder and CEO, announced at Meta's Fuel for India 2021 that the company will expand its partnership with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to provide a curriculum on digital safety and online well-being, as well as Augmented Reality (AR), to over 10 million students and 1 million educators in India. Moreover, in keeping with the government's goal of universalizing education, Meta and CBSE will democratize the high school curriculum by providing students with online access to high-quality educational content via modules hosted on CBSE's website. Over 14,000 teachers applied for Augmented Reality training during the first phase of the "FB for Education" initiative, which launched in June 2020 with the goal of preparing students and teachers for future work and creating a safe online learning experience.
For the second phase, selected principals and teachers attended the Educators Roundtable on November 2nd, 2021 at the India International Centre in New Delhi, and a webinar on December 1st, 2021 with over 5,000 teachers discussing content curation and curriculum development that integrates immersive technologies, Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR) that are relevant for the evolving digital landscape by introducing these as skills subjects for students, in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
RVS believes with augmented reality integrated into the curriculum, students of Ridge Valley School will be able to collaborate more actively and creatively using emerging technologies in the near future. Immersive education will also allow students with a variety of learning disabilities and limited access to lab resources to learn in a fun and engaging way. Through its community skill centers, CBSE hopes to empower students in India's underserved regions by making these new-age skills available to them and assisting them in becoming creators in the digital economy by providing equitable access to resources.