Australia’s Canva collaborates with India’s education board CBSE to train teachers in Gen AI tools

‘Canva for Education’ is expected to benefit over 840,000 teachers and over 25 million students across CBSE schools in India.

Australia’s visual communication platform Canva has announced its partnership with India’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to introduce visual communication to educators.

The programme, ‘Canva for Education’, is aimed at enhancing digital creativity skills amongst principals and teachers and is expected to benefit over 840,000 teachers and over 25 million students across CBSE schools in India.

Jason Wilmot, Head of Education at Canva, said in a statement:

“Today’s industry needs an evolved pedagogy that nurtures creativity and design literacy early amongst students and helps enhance their employability factor. Canva will help empower teachers and students to integrate visual communication into their classrooms.”

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Canva for Education is a tool designed to enhance the learning experience for teachers, students, and staff alike.

With over 70,000 educational templates, this platform offers a wide range of features that make it easy for educators to create visually engaging content for their lessons, presentations, and school materials.

The collaboration between Canva and CBSE will involve a comprehensive series of workshops to demonstrate the full potential of Canva for educators.

Dr Biswajit Saha, Director (Skilling), CBSE, added:

“Providing such access to our educators will help them save time on design tasks and inspire our students towards a new era of creativity and design.”

Canva will help enable classroom design thinking and enhance lesson plans to refining educational materials and fostering meaningful engagement in the classroom.

The first phase of the training series will begin with nearly 30,000 teachers undergoing orientation and workshops aimed at learning about innovative teaching methodologies.

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