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Over 130 Grace Schools Educators are HP IDEA Associates and 8 Educators are HP IDEA Fellows.

Grace Schools has been certified and decorated as a High Profile HP IDEA Schools.

The Schools’ Certification and Decoration came as a result of the involvement of eight staff that went through a year-long Fellow Innovation & Digital Education Academy (IDEA) Programme, organized by Hewlett-Packard (HP) in collaboration with ITEL.

The eight HP IDEA Fellows are Ayodele Adetayo, Taiwo Olubanke, Tunde Ayeni, and Kayode Omoleye; others include Esther Arigidi, Jude Ashiedu, Israel Olukale and Abayomi Adebanjo          

HP IDEA (Innovation & Digital Education Academy) platform marks a school’s commitment to transforming their digital pedagogies to flourish in the 21st century and keep themselves agile and inventive.

The involvement of the school in the programme helped in promoting: 

• The development of effective teacher-leaders

• Embedding and scaling effective teaching skills

• Supporting teachers’ and students’ innovation and entrepreneurship through:

i. Developing a cadre of effective online and blended learning teachers

ii. Improving the quality and relevance of in-service teacher training

iii. Supporting the growth of teacher-generated content

iv. Improving workforce

v. Strengthening public-private partnerships.

Grace Schools HP IDEA Fellows were able to leverage the existing digital tools in the school to develop effective, scalable practices focused on teaching and learning in hybrid or blended learning models while adapting Collaborative domain of High Leverage Teaching Practices (HLTP) as major area of research.

Proudly, a Grace Schools Staff, Mr. Ayodele Adetayo was the Facilitator and Spokesman for Nigerian Private Schools during the graduation ceremony on the 28th of June 2021.

The graduation ceremony witnessed dignitaries from HP top management team, Mirai Partners (an education innovation consultancy), Ministry of Education personnel, Educators and Education Leaders from Middle East and Africa.

Due to the rigorous and intensive projects, conferences and innovation sessions, only a handful of schools were able to complete the program in Nigeria and The United Arab Emirate. 

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