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FOUNDER

LETTER OF APPRECIATION

The chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mrs. Nita Ambani presented a Letter of Appreciation to our founder, Mrs. Yogesh Dhingra in 2016. 

BOARD AND PANEL MEMBER

  • Advisory Board Member: Heritage International Xperiential Learning School ( 2019 to current)

  • Panel: National Selection Committee: Full Bright, United States –India Educational Foundation (2011-12, 2017-18)

  • Indian Education Summit, organised in Delhi by Business World, a premier business magazine, to provide thought leadership on the transforming landscape of K12 education in the country (June 2016)

  • Academic: Next Genius, national academy for future leaders, dedicated to promote critical thinking skills and foster the intellectual capital of youth towards the service of society. (2015- 2016)

  • Presenter ‘Learner Profile’ At Plenary Session, SAIBSA: South Asia International Baccalaureate Schools Association (Feb2011)

HONOURS & AWARDS

2020

Certification of appreciation  for session “Learning from practices: Story of successful educational entrepreneurs” for
students studying M.Sc (Mathematics Education) and B.Tech (IT & Mathematical Innovation) at the Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi on 29th September, 2020.
2017 Mr Yogesh Dhingra, Director CourseLeap Education accepted the award on behalf of our founder, Mrs. Yogesh Dhingra


Start-Up Professional of the Year under the Super Achievers’ category by the Stars of the Industry Group.

2017


Degree of Merit ( M. Ed. Masters in Education: University of Bath, England, Specialization in Educational Leadership and Management) being bestowed by Prince Edward, Vice-Chancellor of University of Bath, 2017

2016

The chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mrs. Nita Ambani presented a Letter of Appreciation to our founder, Mrs. Yogesh Dhingra in 2016
2014


Innovative Leader’ presented by Prof. Y.K. Bhushan, Sr.Advisor, IBS Mumbai & Chancellor, ICFAI University and Dr. Rajan Saxena, Vice Chancellor, NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) at the event organized by the World  Education Congress held at Mumbai in June 2014.

2010

 Master Teacher selected by IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board) from India for USIEF (United States- India  Educational Foundation for T. E. A. (Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program): University of South Florida, (10 weeks). 

2005

Awarded at ICCS (International Conference on Cognitive Systems) Best Teaching Practices held at New Delhi IIT by NIIT  Institute of Information Technology and IIT.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Yogesh has spent more than thirty years in National and International Curricula . For the first twelve years, she taught Physics and Maths for the Indian national curriculum of the C.B.S.E. (Central Board of Secondary Education) to senior classes at the Army Public School and Modern School, Barakhamba Road in Delhi. In 2000, she was appointed head of Educational and Customer Services at SchoolNet India Ltd, an educational initiative of ILFS (Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services). Here, Yogesh along with her team trained teachers and supervised the training and implementation of educational technology in close to 35 Mumbai schools.

Yogesh’s experience in IBD, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the IGCSE, International General Certificate of Secondary Education started with Dhirubhai Ambani International School, DAIS, when it opened in Mumbai in 2002. The challenging IBD Programme steered her teaching towards problem solving. Yogesh’s teaching methodology is designed to keep students completely engaged, motivated, on task, challenged and proud of their learning through opportunities of decision making and exploration of better methods that can equip students with skills requisite for university education. During her tenure at DAIS, Yogesh grew from being the founding teacher to the Head of the Math Dept. and Curriculum Coordinator to the Director Academics. While being the Academic Director at the institution, she continued to be the Head of Mathematics at DAIS until July 2016.

As the Head of the Mathematics Department, Yogesh was involved in the recruitment, appraisals and mentoring of teachers, leading two five years’ IB reviews in the dept., leading department workshops, student and parent orientations, setting up processes, practices and conducting students’ sessions on Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay, Math Exploration for students and teachers. Yogesh personally undertook intellectual initiatives to encourage and train the department teachers with 3-4 students investigating complex mathematical applications every year. Under her leadership, the Department implemented and maintained academic excellence with way above world averages for IBD and a few India and world toppers for IGCSE every year.

Schools need teacher preparedness to meet the aims of delivering quality education to the next generation and in the profession of education, teachers should never stop to assess themselves or their techniques. In her role as Director-Academics at DAIS, Yogesh introduced a formative and evolutionary teachers’ appraisal model drawn from her research that can be customized to the context of school goals and teachers’ professional development. She also devised and implemented students’ learning surveys for the schoolteachers as a self-assessment tool. In this role, as pedagogical leader and member of senior leadership, Yogesh sought to contribute to the formulation and revision of school’s academic policies required to support approaches to teaching and learning. She significantly contributed as the chair of teaching and learning for school CIS (Council of International Schools) accreditation by steering the alignment and consistency between ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) and international curricula of Cambridge and the IB Diploma. In her previous role as the International Curriculum Continuum Coordinator and then K-12 Yogesh worked towards alignment and consistency between different curricula offered at the school, which were documented in the Curriculum Handbook for each discipline at the school. She spearheaded workshops across K-12 for teachers focusing on ‘how to learn skills’, creating opportunities for various models of cooperative learning, and introducing them to develop unit plans with strategies for trans-disciplinary skills. She was presented the ‘Innovative Leader Award’ for benchmarking best educational practices at the World Education Congress held at Mumbai in June 2014.

In July 2016, Yogesh ventured to establish CourseLeap Education, offering tailored solutions for schools and students to achieve excellence through the application of strong academic principles and practices within various international curricula. CourseLeap is a young and dynamic organization in Mumbai, trying to address skill and competency gaps in pedagogy and learning through enrichment and elevation programmes for schools and students. For Students’ Vertical at CourseLeap, Yogesh successfully launched various Pre-College Programmes that include Pre-IB and Mid-IB Summer Programmes. All these courses stress on scholarship and critical thinking to prepare students for the intellectual rigour and independent learning methods so that students are better prepared to succeed at top global universities. Along with her colleagues at CourseLeap, Yogesh is currently conceptualizing and designing more courses to strengthen the upper secondary education. Flagship Courses include High School Accelerator Courses, Pre-IB, American Math Competitions and Pre University Courses.

As part of school services, Yogesh consults various international schools guiding them in self-study to strengthen their standards for IB and CIS evaluation and accreditation; aligning various national and international curricula and reviewing and formulating school academic policies. CourseLeap is well -placed to assist schools in strategic planning for teachers’ professional development, offers in-depth academic assessment and consultation that provides objective recommendations based on formative teacher appraisal and students' performance data to strengthen the aspects of international education including students’ results through internal audit and quality assurance for excellence. CourseLeap has/is engaged with Heritage Xperiential Learning School Gurgaon; Strawberry Fields High School, Chandigarh; JBCN Parel, Mumbai; Neev Academy, Bangalore; Edubridge International School, Mumbai; Woodstock School, Mussoorie, City Montessori School, Lucknow and Neeraja Modi International School, Jaipur. Yogesh is the member of the advisory board for the international school at the Heritage Xperiential Learning School (Gurgaon)

In November 2017, the Stars of the Industry Group presented Yogesh with Start-Up Professional of the Year under the Super Achievers’ category. Yogesh has also served as a panel member on various important educational platforms – Indian Education Summit , organised by Business World, a premier Indian business magazine; Fulbright, USIEF (United States- India Educational Foundation)’ for teacher selection; Next Genius, dedicated to promote critical thinking skills and foster the intellectual capital of youth towards the service of society.

Through association with institutions such as CIS, Council of International Schools and IB Educator Network as IB workshop leader and School Site Visitor in Asia Pacific Region, Yogesh is a skilled leader of current curricular reforms and global educational practice. She understands how to focus on school improvement in Indian international schools in order to deliver high quality global practices. As part of IBEN, Yogesh is an examiner for HL Math and is upskilled in the new Math subject changes and TOK from the year 2020. She has conducted IB workshops in Shanghai and Mumbai in the year 2019.

She has two Masters’ degrees, one in Education from University of Bath, UK with specialization in Educational Leadership and Management and the other in Mathematics from Delhi University. She also holds two bachelor’s degrees in Physics (Honours) and Education from Delhi University.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • M. Ed. Masters in Education: University of Bath, Specialization in Educational Leadership and Management. England, 2017.  
  • Master’s Credit, Education - University of South Florida, Full Bright -Interactive Teaching in a Globalised World, 2010. 
  • M.Sc. Masters in Science( Mathematics), Specialization in Computer Sciences, Delhi University. 1990 
  • B. Ed. Bachelors in Education Teaching (subjects Physics and Maths), Delhi University, 1988 
  • B.Sc. Bachelors in Science(Physics Honours), Delhi University, 1987.  

University level: Rank holder, Delhi University (B.Sc. Physics –Hons), Scholarship Holder B.Ed. (Physics & Math), Merit-M.Ed.

FOUNDER, ACADEMIC ADVISOR AND CHIEF INSTRUCTOR COURSELEAP EDUCATION  

Our vision is to empower students and academic institutions to achieve excellence through the application of strong academic  principles and practices within various international curricula 

A consultant to various international schools guiding them in self-study to strengthen their standards for IB and CIS  evaluation and accreditation; reviewing and formulating effective curricula and academic policies; feasibility study of  aligning various national and int’ curricula, assisting in strategic planning for teachers’ professional development and  appraisal, strengthening data – driven systems for students’ results for the IB Diploma, Deliver Pre and Mid- IB Diploma  Programmes, consult and deliver STEM courses.  

DIRECTOR ACADEMICS AND HEAD OF MATHS:
DHIRUBHAI AMBANI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (2002 – 2016) 

  • Director-Academics (K-12: ICSE, IGCSE and IBD), 2015- 2016 
  • Chair of ‘Teaching and Learning’, CIS, Council of International Schools & NEASC, New England Association of Schools and  Colleges – Self Study for school accreditation (2014-2016) 
  • HOD, Head of the Dept. Maths (IGCSE and IBD) 2006- 2016
  • Coordinator- Curriculum (K-12: ICSE, IGCSE, IBD), 2012-2015
  • IBDP Teacher- HL Maths (2006 -2016), SL, Maths Studies, IGCSE Maths. (2002-2015) 
  • Extended Essay Supervisor (2009-2016); CAS facilitator (2003-2009), TOK (2008-2015);
  • IBD Student Admission - Panellist for student interactions. (2006-2016), Part of Start-up team for IGCSE and IBDP. 

HEAD OF EDUCATIONAL LEARNING AND CUSTOMER SERVICE, THE K- 10 PROGRAMS. (2000 –2002) 

  • Schoolnet India Limited- Network Learning: An Educational Initiative of ILFS, Infrastructure Leasing Financial Services,  Mumbai, India.  

SENIOR SCHOOL TEACHER, MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS: INDIAN NATIONAL CURRICULUM OF C.B.S.E, NEW DELHI (1988-2000) 

  • Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi (1994-2000),  
  • The Army Public School, Ridge Road, DhaulaKuan (1988 – 1994) 
  • IB ASIA PACIFIC EDUCATIONAL NETWORK, ASIA PACIFIC (2007-PRESENT) 
  • IB Workshop Leader for HL Maths IB teachers (Category 1, 2 and 3): Conducting teacher-training workshops in Asia Pacific  Region for beginning to experienced teachers. (2010 - Present) 
  • HL IB Maths Examiner – Paper 3 Advanced Calculus (2007-present)
  • IBD School Site Visitor for school authorization and evaluation (2015- present)
  • CIS, COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS (2015-PRESENT)
  • Accreditation Visiting Team Member 

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