The Most Enticing Benefit-Driven
collaborative online course.

Want students to learn for themselves without any direct instruction?

Online Course Starts on

20 July 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM IST

Paradise Online Project

A course designed to let you explore all the things you wish they taught at school.


What do you really want to learn? Through Self Organisation, collaborating with children around the world, in these two weeks you will discover, plan and pitch a project of your own design.


Imagine you could do anything? Create anything? What would you do? Through the SOLE method and Project based learning, by the end of this course, with the help of mentors, you would have explored and developed an original project idea and presented your idea to an esteemed panel of experts. 

This is an opportunity to let your imagination run wild, be mentored by experts and meet children from around the world. Come create your own classroom with us…

Paradise school goa

NOW online for kids everywhere

  • World’s first SOLE Cambridge School
  • Learner centric and technology-driven to build confident and independent Learners
  • Nurturing the student spirit and letting it thrive
  • Educational innovators redefining classroom learning by creating new learning paradigms
  • Educational community set-up where teachers and students thrive on exploring, collaborating and self-organising to achieve wonderful and exciting outcomes

Now being offered to kids everywhere

The Paradise experience, a chance to be a Paradisian, brining minimally invasive education to kids everywhere - letting children learn for themselves.

What students Are Saying About

Paradise Online Project

I think it was a great and brave idea on the part of Paradise school to set up a meeting for all of India. India has more than 1.2 billion people and I think it really worked out.
Everyone was working together nicely, the group I was in, they collaborated very well all together, even on the out screen they answered Sugata Mitra’s questions well. 

George

I really liked that we did SOLE with 500 children in India. I enjoyed it. The room was without a teacher, so we took time to get to know each other- but it worked out. It took a few minutes- we started chatting on the chat first.
We had written down all our opinions collaboratively. I want to do this SOLE session again.

Mia

I really liked being with people I didn’t know so I could get to know them. Our group had no teacher but we started talking and answering the question. We didn’t need a teacher.

Madih


Could you hear if your ears were square?

Imagine a second grade class period led by one big question that encourages curiosity and deeper learning. Students self-organize into groups and collaboratively research using technology. After about 30 minutes of research, student groups present their findings to the class and discuss, all within one class period.

Welcome to SOLE

What is SOLE?

In February 2007, Professor Sugata Mitra introduced Self-Organizing Learning Environments (SOLEs), which draw on children’s natural curiosity to create a dynamic space for students to learn, interact and develop critical problem-solving skills.

A Self-Organized Learning Environment can exist anywhere there is a computer, internet connection and students who are ready to learn. Within a SOLE, students are given the freedom to learn collaboratively using the internet.

Self-Organized Learning Environments

Question

Start with a big question, designed to provoke curiosity and lead to more questions.

Investigate

Learners organize into small groups and collaborate using a single zoom room to search for answers.

Review

Each group presents their discoveries. Instructors help manage time and keep track of your rubrics.

Why SOLE?

Innovativeness

All you need is broadband, collaboration and encouragement. It’s then fascinating to see how much children can learn themselves without any direct instruction. There are no limits to this approach which makes it very exciting!

Impact

The impact has been wide-ranging. Teachers have been inspired to find new enquiry-based ways to encourage students to work together, solve problems and become more engaged in learning with minimal intervention from the teachers themselves. SOLEs have also resulted in changing the attitudes and practices of teachers, head teachers, education policy makers, education experts and private companies. This impact culminated in the 2013 award to Mitra of the annual TED prize ($1million).

Scalability

Hundreds of schools across the world are taking part in a global experiment in self-organised learning. Countries known to be running their own SOLE projects include: USA, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Greece, South Africa, Bulgaria & Japan.

What is Project based learning?

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects.

In Project Based Learning, teachers make learning come alive for students.

Students work on a project over an extended period of time – from a week up to a semester – that engages them in solving a real-world problem or answering a complex question. They demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a public product or presentation for a real audience.

As a result, students develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills. Project Based Learning unleashes a contagious, creative energy among students and teachers.
Credit: PBLWorks

Watch PBL in Action

Detailed Course Description

The course will be divided into 2 Modules followed by a Panel Presentation

1

Week 1: Self Organising Learning Environments

SOLE- Research-Project Seed Ideas- Project Planning
In Module one you will explore Self Organised Learning Environments.
You will use Big Questions to explore your own interests and develop them further.
Working in groups you will develop a project idea that you will then pitch to the entire class for feedback and begin planning your projects.
You will have facilitators to guide you through this process

2

Week 2: Choice Driven Collaborative Projects

Collaboration on Projects- Design and Prototype and Presentation
In Module two you will go deeper into your group projects.
In groups you will begin to execute a project of your own choosing.
This will require- research, collaboration and implementation of your ideas onto an online platform. You will practice presenting your ideas to a panel of experts.
You will have facilitators that will confer with you through this process and provided regular feedback
You will be provided experts in your field to discuss ideas with.

3

Week 2 Weekend: Panel Presentations: Reflextion

Presentations- Reflection
You will present your findings to your peers, mentors and a panel of experts.
The best presentations will recieve Exciting prizes, along with certification of completion.

How will it help your child?

The following are some of the many skills your child will acquire naturally through taking part in the SOLE course

Critical Thinking

students being able to analyse complex problems, investigate questions for which there are no clear-­cut answers, evaluate different points of view or sources of information, and draw appropriate conclusions based on evidence and reasoning

Creativity & Innovation

students being able to generate and refine solutions to complex problems or tasks based on synthesis, analysis and then combining or presenting what they have learned in new and original ways

Self-Organisation

students being able to take responsibility for their learning by identifying topics to pursue and processes for their own learning and being able to review their own work and respond to feedback

Collaboration & Communication

Students being able to organize their thoughts, data and findings and share these effectively through a variety of media, as well as orally and in writing

At the end of the Course your child will:

  • Collaborate
  • Plan
  • Execute Vision
  • Present Information
  • Research- Identify sources of information as valid/invalid
  • Drive their own learning
  • Be responsible for the outcome of their projects
  • Make new friends, meet Paradise team, Create a project from idea to execution
  • Reflect on their learning, project and team work

How will the course be conducted?

The couse will be conducted via online video conferencing platform. Mentors will be present to guide the students during the duration of the course.

Course Duration and Timings: 2 Weeks + 2 Days for presentations

Number of Sessions in a Week: 3 times a week (Mon, Wed, Fri)

Time Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Technology your child will need: Laptop/Ipad, Zoom, Good Internet, Email Account

Bonus

The Course Doesn't End There

Bonus 1
Around the world

Meet peers from across the world, work, collaborate and create together and forge new friendships.

Bonus 2
Experience Goa

Meet some of the facilitators at Paradise School Goa and have a taste of what the learning environment at Paradise School Goa is like.

Bonus 3
The grand prize!

A chance to present your ideas to a panel of experts- a real world experience.

Meet Our Instructors

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main coordinator

Shilpa Mehta

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FACILITATOR

Snigdha Sehgal

Paradise School Goa faculty since 2016. Teaches Science to Secondary.
Together with her students, she is constantly exploring new, innovative and engaging ways of teaching and learning Science. Has explored SOLE and experimented with project based and integrative learning. She is excited about integrating them all with this course! 

facilitator

Ria Sen

Paradise School Goa Faculty since 2017- experience in SOLE and Project Based Learning.
In 2018- chosen to be an ambassador for StartSOLE- an online platform to help teachers facilitate and conduct SOLEs
Believes in the importance of learner choice and agency in driving their learning, minimally invasive education and the fact that learning is FUN! 

Faq

Who can attend this course?

Children within the age group of 10 to 14 years can join this course.

How should I register and can I get a refund if I am unable to attend my Online Course?

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What is the course duration, fee?

The course will run for 8 days over 2 Weeks, 3 times a week (Mon, Wed, Fri) + 2 Days for presentations.

Do I need specific equipment to take this Course?

Technology your child will need: Laptop/Ipad, Zoom Account, Good Internet & Email Account.

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