Pathways Noida selected as a 2015-2016 Microsoft Showcase School

Pathways School, Noida recognized as a global leader in successful integrations of technology with teaching and learning

Pathways School, Noida was selected by Microsoft as a 2015-2016 Microsoft Showcase School for its excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver more personalized education to students, using mobile and cloud technology to better prepare students for success in the workplace.

Pathways School Noida joins an exclusive community of only 400 premier schools from around the world, recognized to celebrate their truly pioneering efforts and innovation in rethinking teaching, learning and assessment in order to drive deep 21st century competencies.

  • Technology Integration: The school is a leader for Technology for learning. Students use technology tools to learn for e.g simulations in Science,web-quests, voki, imovie, prezis, blogs, e-portfolios, moodle etc. All homework is uploaded on Google Calendar.
  • Through Flipped classrooms, students learn content through videos at home and in school developing understanding at their own pace.

“Being selected as a Microsoft Showcase School is an amazing honor and recognition of the passion our teachers and staff have for creating the best learning environments possible,” said Dr.Shalini Advani School Director at Pathways, Noida. “We look forward to sharing our experiences with other schools in our community and the world to continue innovative ways to equip our students with the proper tools needed for success inside and outside of the classroom.”

“Microsoft Showcase Schools are shining examples of those applying purpose driven innovation in a variety of ways to build connection, motivate students and to create community in and out of school, ” said Anthony Salcito, vice president, Worldwide Education, Microsoft. “These schools are truly transforming learning and providing more personalized education to students empowering them to achieve more.”

Students already took part in a Skypathon conversation with Anthony Salcito where they discussed game-based learnings. As a Showcase School, Pathways School, Noida will work closely with Microsoft to lead innovation in education and communicate a vision for education enabled by technology through the hosting and mentoring of other schools in the community on transformational educational practices.

The school extended a special thanks to local partner De Pedagogics who supported them through the process. It feels great for the school to get recognized on a global scale for our innovative approach to educating tomorrow’s workforce!

Microsoft - with noida logo

Published in: on December 17, 2015 at 11:28 am  Leave a Comment  

Pathways receives Dataquest Business Technology Award

We take a great pride in announcing that Pathways group of Schools has been honoured with Dataquest Business Technology Award. The honour was earned in the category of Cloud Campus implementation at Pathways. A total of 70 companies won awards on the gala evening across six categories including analytics, security, mobility, cloud, and unified communications amongst others. Mr Satish Papnoi, CTO Pathways School received the honour on behalf of the whole group at an event function held in Mumbai earlier this month.

DQ-2015

The award recognises the organizations for their distinguished contribution in creating business value through innovative use of IT. In its third year, the award ceremony saw the presence of eminent CIOs and prominent names in the IT industry. The Dataquest Business Technology Awards, instituted by Dataquest, India’s premier IT Magazine, also recognises the excellence in the implementation and use of technology for business benefits by Indian companies.

 

Implementing the Cloud campus at Pathways allowed students, teachers and staff with enterprise- grade communication and productivity service. It enabled them to use applications without installing them on their laptop and enabling access to save files from any computer with an Internet connection.

 

The Schools have deployed Microsoft Cloud campus an offering from Microsoft, to make users more productive across a variety of device types. Cloud campus has been a technological innovation that reduced IT costs for the schools. It also eliminated many of the time related constraints for administrative staff, teachers and students by making learning tools accessible for a larger audience.

 

Published in: on September 30, 2015 at 4:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

CAS trip to Auroville

Majda Jabeen Fatima, Grade 12 Student at Pathways Noida shares her interesting journey of teaching as well as learning during her CAS activity program.

I have very fond memories of my amazing trip to Auroville. It was indeed a lifetime experience with great learnings. The most interesting aspect of the trip was the excellent cross-cultural interaction with the local rural peers as well as with the Turkish co-participants. Both the cultures were equally new to me.

village_school_3

It has always been my passion to teach young school kids and the 12-hours of teaching at the school in the village Edayanchavdhi, in Auroville, was very interesting. The language barrier never bothered me. I was surprised to see the discipline, enthusiasm to learn and some great talents in these young children. I found the aspirations of these children no different from the children of Sai Bal Sansar School in Noida, whom I teach during my CAS service lessons.

art_session

Some of the other highlights of the trip were the full moon walk in the forest. It was a very different experience with a mix of fear and quest for exploring something new. The forest was exceptionally quite, which according to our guide was not normal. The musical therapy was again a first time experience and was very relaxing and refreshing. It was also good to learn about the cross-cultural experiments that are being conducted in Auroville. Lastly, I managed to make some very good cross-border friends from Turkey with lot of exchanges about the Turkish culture.

????????????????????????????????????

The arrangements of logistics by MindVisa was very good. There was never any lack of coordination and the hotel and food arrangements were great. The variation in the cuisines was also in line with the overall cross-cultural experiences during the trip.

????????????????????????????????????

Overall, I would rate my trip experience as an outstanding one with great cross-cultural learning and renewed feeling of responsibility towards the underprivileged and the community as a whole.

Published in: on September 23, 2015 at 10:48 am  Leave a Comment  

Soccer & Squash Inter-School Tournament @ Pathways Noida

Banner for Soccer & Squash

Published in: on September 22, 2015 at 2:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

19 Schools, 450 participants & one Championship

Pathways School Noida organized 3rd Invitational Inter School Swimming Competition: 19 Schools and 450 participants from Delhi/NCR.

Swimming Banner - 16 x 10 - 001

Published in: on August 31, 2015 at 5:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

3rd Invitational Inter School Swimming Competition

Pathways School Noida is hosting 3rd Invitational Inter School Swimming Competition on 31st August, 2015. 15 Schools from Delhi/NCR are participating in the competition. The event will be organized for 5 different age groups of students, ageing 9 years- 18 years. Swimming Banner - 16 x 10 - 001

Published in: on August 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

Resonance 2015- A festival on Gender with a specific focus on Masculinity

Resonance Banner - 6ft x 4ft - 2015 -004

Published in: on August 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

Pathways School Gurgaon listed amongst India’s top Architectural masterpieces

We are extremely pleased to present the June Issue of Architect + Design magazine that covered Pathways School Gurgaon in their special issue on ‘Towards Sustainability’. The issue explored some design criteria that lead on a path that heads to sustainable development. The story explains the architecture and design of the school that particularly emphasised creating a Green Campus with Zero Discharge. Pathways School Gurgaon was covered under the ‘Layered spaces’ category.

Pathways School Gurgaon has also been recognised as the highest rated Green Building amongst all the educational institutions in the world. The school conferred the honour of being the First school serving all grades K-12 in the world to achieve LEED-EB Platinum Certification.

Architecture+Design-1Architecture+Design-2 Architecture+Design-3 Architecture+Design-4

Published in: on July 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

Special Indoor Cricket Session for Pathways Students with Sachin Tendulkar

We are extremely delighted to share with you the images from the Cricket Tour of Pathways Students to England (Under 17). The students got an opportunity to have an Indoor Session with the God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar at Lord’s Cricket Ground, also known as the Mecca of Cricket. There cannot be any other valuable experience for these budding aspirants than this!

 

DSC_0130 DSC_0132 IMG-20150703-WA0014

Published in: on July 7, 2015 at 3:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

Pathways Schools and YSCE’s Cricket Tour to England

Pathways Schools along with Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence (YSCE) have organized a Cricket Tour to England for our students (Under 17). The 20 day tour involves 9 competitive matches with other schools and cricket clubs in England and specialized practice sessions. The students will also get an opportunity to have  an Indoor Session at Lord’s Cricket Ground, also known as the Mecca of Cricket. The vision behind the tour is to give our budding aspirants an international exposure that will not only give them the valuable experience of travelling with a sporting team abroad, but also give them confidence to play and stay in a country with a different cricket culture. Apart from matches and practice sessions with some of the most respected names in cricket coaching in England, the tour will also involve some cultural sight seeing in London and Birmingham thus making it an interesting journey.

IMG-20150702-WA0004[6] IMG-20150702-WA0005[2] IMG-20150702-WA0017[2] IMG-20150702-WA0019[2] IMG-20150702-WA0021[2]

Published in: on July 4, 2015 at 12:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 458 other followers