"To Impart knowledge, skills, training and creative teaching in Education"

About Us

Academy for Creative Teaching (ACT) Trust, formed in 2013, is a not-for-profit organization working for teachers, students and institution development. Deep rooted in the values of Indian culture and heritage act TRUST is built, managed and developed predominantly by teachers with a strong focus on the overall development of students, It is a pioneering body that has consistently been instrumental in providing pre-service and in-service training to teachers at all levels and also in providing institution-building support from visioning of institutions to academically and administratively hand holding them. ACT Trust has also undertaken quality audits of schools and organizations and carried out academic interventions across private and government schools.

Our Vision & Mission

To empower teachers with content, methodology, technology and values, to make learning a joyous experience and to be a single platform that provides solutions to all the educational needs globally. To kindle the boundless creative potential of teachers, corporate and individuals by providing the excitement of:

Discovery and
Innovation

Excellence and
Enjoyment

Creativity and
Critical Thinking

Being custodians of
Values and Vision

Impact So Far

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Governing Board

Dr. Gururaj Karajagi

Founder Trustee

A doctoral degree holder in Chemistry from Karnataka University, has published over 22 research papers in International journals. He has served as a member of several prestigious Educational and Governmental committees. He is a life Fellow of the Electrochemical Society of India. He is on the boards of Management of a few Medical Universities. Dr. Karajagi also served as a member of the State Resource Group (SRG) for the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) in the colleges of Karnataka. Dr. Karajagi is a well-known columnist who writes for a popular daily and has completed more than 1500 columns. His books entitled “Karunaalu Baa Belake” (Volumes 1 to 15) “Sufi” (Volume 1) “Kaggada Navaneeta” (Volume 1 & 2) are immensely popular and have seen several editions. Through the Academy for Creative Teaching, Dr. Karajagi is instrumental in building over 86 schools of very high quality all over the world. He is also a member of the Karnataka Jnana Aayoga.

Sri. Vinay Karajagi

Trustee

He is a certified scrum master with strong experience in Information and Technology, specifically in business analysis and product development. Presently he is working as Director in Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab, Bengaluru. He has completed MS in Wireless Communications from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, and Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications from MSRIT, Bengaluru

Sri. Vivekanandda J

Trustee

A master’s degree in Science and Education focusing on “Creativity in teaching & learning” has taught science at the school and college levels. He has honed his research and training skills in BASE, Bangalore. He was involved actively in developing innovative training modules in life-skills. He has been a teacher educator in leading colleges in Bangalore. He is passionate about creativity, critical and creative thinking. He has conducted workshop for teachers and corporate at all levels. He has specialized in developing activity based thematic modules in science and other subjects. He is presently pursuing his research in education leading to Ph.D. He is the in-charge of all the training programs for teachers, students and corporate.

Sri. Anand C

Trustee

Anand is serving in the organisation from its inception. His meticulousness and attention to detail in all he does provides a model for all. His understanding of the big picture for ACT is truly amazing. His entrepreneurial skills have time and again created a difference at ACT for all.

Our Team

Dr. Gururaj Karajagi

Founder Trustee

A doctoral degree holder in Chemistry from Karnataka University, has published over 22 research papers in International journals. He has served as a member of several prestigious Educational and Governmental committees. He is a life Fellow of the Electrochemical Society of India. He is on the boards of Management of a few Medical Universities. Dr. Karajagi also served as a member of the State Resource Group (SRG) for the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) in the colleges of Karnataka. Dr. Karajagi is a well-known columnist who writes for a popular daily and has completed more than 1500 columns. His books entitled “Karunaalu Baa Belake” (Volumes 1 to 15) “Sufi” (Volume 1) “Kaggada Navaneeta” (Volume 1 & 2) are immensely popular and have seen several editions. Through the Academy for Creative Teaching, Dr. Karajagi is instrumental in building over 86 schools of very high quality all over the world. He is also a member of the Karnataka Jnana Aayoga.

Mr. N M Patil

Director – Planning &
Coordination

Mr. N M Patil is an expert in setting up of academic and administrative processes having experience o more than 35 years. He has completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Communications and MBA in Marketing. Having worked in the corporate field for 14 years, he realized his passion towards education and has been serving in this field from past 18 years.  He has worked as Academic Director in various residential and non-residential schools across Karnataka. He possess excellent interpersonal skills, team building skills with a proven ability in establishing Leadership system/Quality Systems/ Procedures and Planning.

Mr. Murali M

Director – Outreach
Programmes

Mr. Murali is committed and passionate in bringing social changes to our society. Being from a rural background, his education was carried out in a Government School and College. He has completed a master’s in Sociology, Diploma in Mechanical and Special Education from Shristi art, design, and technology.  After working for a few months in MNC companies, he decided to work for the development sector in a very early stage of his career. This resulted in empowering thousands of children from government schools, urban slums, rural Karnataka through a few NGOs, and Institutes. He comes with an overall experience of 20 years in the field of the Development Sector.  He started his career from a grassroots level, played multiple Leadership roles in managing multiple teams and has accomplished leading an organization in a very short span of time. Mr. Murali has played various roles like Head of State programmes, Director, CEO for NGOs and helping many departments of Government as a consultant, helping NGOs and institutes as an advisor. He is a Founder Trustee for an educational institute called Blooms group of Institutes situated in Chikkaballapur district.

Sri. Anand C

Trustee

Anand is serving in the organisation from its inception. His meticulousness and attention to detail in all he does provides a model for all. His understanding of the big picture for ACT is truly amazing. His entrepreneurial skills have time and again created a difference at ACT for all.

Our Programmes

FST programme is designed to refine and provide cutting edge finesse to the trained teachers. It helps in the smooth transition of a student teacher to a full- fledged teacher to face the classroom with confidence. This course is not a replica of what is learnt in the B.Ed. College but complements it. The course is enriched with supplementary materials and information empowering the teachers with necessary skills and attitudes. 

Objectives of the Programme: 

  • The objective behind Finishing school for teachers is to kindle the boundless creative    potential of teachers and individuals by providing the excitement to:
  • develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to being a strategic planner 
  • realize significance and the urgency of creative teaching-learning in the modern world 
  • appreciate learning to unlearn and relearn and apply new knowledge and skills developed
  • evaluate pedagogy expertise and enhance skills to develop domain expertise 
  • design and implement creative teaching plans 
  • evolve into collaborative team players and reflective leaders 
  • commit to self-development and growth 
  • judge the need to be knowledge creators and innovators 

The major objective of the intervention was to reduce the dropout rates and increase the pass percentage of 10th grade students. Other than these objectives mentoring, improving the English Language of students, providing teacher training, conducting co-curricular activities at the school were also included.

Objectives of the project: 

  • Ensure zero dropout rates.
  • Increase of co-scholastic activities in the school by organizing more competitions and also by developing the sports facilities.
  • Equip principals and teachers through training and professional development activities.
  • Ensure academic achievement in grade 10 by increasing the pass percentage in board examinations.
  • Design and implement model classrooms for pre-primary.
  • Enhance the school teaching learning infrastructure (library, laboratory, computer laboratory, science laboratory, math lab etc.)

The professional development programme helps teachers to generate innovative ideas and implement them in the classroom. 

Objectives of the project: 

  • Encourages teachers to reflect on and take greater responsibility for their teaching as well as become more innovative in their classroom practice. 
  • Encourage teachers to transform their classroom practice, raising the quality of teaching and learning in their school.
  • Developing professional knowledge, professional practice, and value orientation among the in-service teachers. 
  • Reflecting on the needs of 21st-century skills and their effective implementation.

Need of the program: Every human being is designed for success: if anyone fails it is a tragedy that the potential was not realized. It is necessary to kindle and provoke the abundant talent that lies dormant by appropriate tools, so that the effectiveness of the person takes a quantum leap. Academy for Creative Teaching has designed a set of effective tools that would harness and stimulate the latent potentialities. 

The Aim:

The aim of the student training programme is to convert potentiality in every young person into reality. ACT offers Life-Skills training programme and English Language Improvement Programme (ELIP). 

The English Language Improvement Programme (ELIP) includes improving spoken English, developing Reading, Writing skills, vocabulary and pronunciation. 

The life-Skills training aims to develop creative, value-oriented and emotionally intelligent leaders for society. The training is conducted on communication skills, creativity, thinking skills, problem-solving, attitude & values development and leadership skills.

The affordable private schools are the ones who charge less fees. Due to less investment the schools cannot afford to have good quality teachers and hence there is a lack in the progress of students. ACT provides Academic handholding support to these schools for the overall development of the school. ACT works closely with the management, principal, teachers and students. 

Objectives of the programme:

  • Support for preparation of year plans, term plans, implementation of creative strategies, class observations, student programmes, mentoring of teachers.
  • Team building among academic and administrative staff such that motivation and enthusiasm to contribute to the vision is abundant.
  • View the developments and the successes and the scope for improvement and suggest the latest ways and methods to improve so that there is regular progress of the students.

Academy for Creative Teaching Trust, Bengaluru approached DSERT to consider our proposal to train the Government teachers on NEP-2020. New Education Policy has the potential to revamp the skills of the youth of our country and has all the right tools that are needed to be competitive at the global level. DSERT has approved our proposal and has permitted the Academy for Creative Teaching Trust to train 1,49,373 teachers spread across various districts in Karnataka in the next 3 years. 

Objectives of the programme:

  • Educate teachers to understand the aspects of National Education Policy -2020.
  • Ensuring teachers will effectively implement the NEP-2020 in the classroom.
  • Empowering teachers on the foundational literacy and numeracy implementation through training and mentoring.
  • Training teachers on integrating 11th and 12th with the secondary section.
  • Orientation of teachers towards 21st century skills.

The aim of this programme is to ensure Anganwadi teachers understand the various aspects of Early Childhood Care and Education. Build effective partnerships with parents and the community for the development of children. and train the teachers to create the teaching learning materials.

A number of studies during the last decade have shown the fundamental role of early life experiences on the development of cognitive skills, the improvement of education performance and the increase of life chances (Heckman, 2008).

The Programme aims to:

  • Enhance professional knowledge, professional skills, and value disposition among the Anganwadi teachers.
  • Empower Anganwadi teachers in self-development and professional skills.
  • Empower Anganwadi teachers to execute activity-based learning. 
  • Train the teachers to create the teaching learning materials.
  • Ensure effective implementation of core-school curriculum through Anganwadi centres.
  • Ensure Anganwadi teachers understand the various aspects of Early Childhood Care and Education.  
  • Effective partnership with parents and community for the development of children.

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