CogitoHub is an Education Consulting &Technology Company specializing in Assessments and Talent Management.Along with their StudentNext Program for grades 8th-12th that helps students make smart career choices, the companyhas been running a specialized program for Educators. The technology-enabled EduTalentProgramfor educators aims at helping them create clear roadmaps for career progression and bring transparency into the appraisal process.
According to recent statistics, the education landscape in India has transformed tremendously in the last decade to become one of the largest education systems in the world with more than 1.4 million schools & over 227 million students enrolled. This has resulted in a steady rise in demand for skilled and capable teachers in our country.However, education isconventionally viewed as a subjective industry and a student’s academic achievement is often the only yardstick of a teacher’s performance. Consequently, there is a lack of transparency in appraisals which has ledto diminished interest of people applying for teaching jobs in schools. Addressing this needof developing teachers, and benchmarking standards in the education industry, CogitoHub developed theEduTalentProgram. This program allowsfaculty members toimprove their performance in alignment with the vision of the school leadership and highlight their potential. Performance is measured through individual goals which are set at the start of the academic year and can be reviewed and tracked on theirOnline Platform. Potential is measured through an assessment by the ecosystem of the teacher – superior, peers, students, in-classroom observations and self, on predefined school competencies.
To enable educational institutions meet their goals, CogitoHubhelps is identifying development areas through their unique philosophy.As mentors and guides to students, teachers play a crucial role in their development. They play the roles of Creators, Nurturers and Enablers. The qualities of the three profiles (Creator, Nurturer and Enabler) are inherent in all teachers in different proportions which is represented by their unique EduTalent Code (a decreasing order of match of the three profiles). This Code defines the teachers’ dominant traits and is provided to him/ heras part of the final EduTalentreport at the end of the academic session.
At the end of the program, faculty members have clarity of role and expectations from the school, better understandingof themselves, their performance, potential and areas of development.A directional outcome of CogitoHub’sProgram is the Individual Development Plan in theEduTalentreport which highlightsthe Performance & Potential scores of the faculty members, therebyempowering them to create clear roadmaps for career progression and professional development. An aggregated report and Institution Development Plan is also created for the school leadership.
With this vision, KunalSandhu, CEO and Founder ofCogitoHub said:“Our aim is to create anecosystemwhere educators are empowered to realize their true potential and perform better. Our EduTalent Program is designed especially for Educators across schools in India to create clear roadmaps for assessment-led development interventions and career progressions, which is directly linked to job satisfaction and school performance. We are also targeting at expanding our EduTalent program by diversifyinginto other sectors as well.”
Over 1,100 teachers across India are currently using CogitoHub tools to improve decision making, realize their true potential and get a better understanding of theway forward. Their portfolio includes some of the leading educational institutions of the country.