Dell PolicyHack – First Prize

Dell PolicyHack provides platform for teachers to address their day-to-day challenges and explore how technology can help enable their success Pune, Maharashtra, India – Business Wire India Dell, as a part of its four-city PolicyHack series hosted the second interactive hackathon in Pune, where teachers shared insights on how they are adapting to technology-enabled teaching module. Dell has partnered with UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), to create a platform where teachers, school representatives and a cross-sectional group of education experts can hack solutions to enhance learning outcomes in the age of fast-paced innovations. The PolicyHackTM was conducted at two levels: over 90 schools pan-India shared their statements of purpose. Basis the evaluation parameters, top 10 shortlisted schools presented their ideas to the jury, which comprised of Vishal Solanki, Hon’ble Education Commissioner, Government of Maharashtra, Narendra Mehrotra, Senior Consultant, UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, Vinita Gera, Senior Director, Center of Excellence, Dell Technologies and Ajay Kaul, Director and GM, Head Government Business, Dell Technologies. Dell Technologies plans to conduct two more PolicyHacks in other regions of the country in coming months, with an endeavor to foster and cultivate innovative ideas on how teachers can leverage technology for themselves and benefit their students. PolicyHackTM is a global forum of Public Policy discussions, curated under the umbrella of Realizing 2030 – where teachers take the center-stage in discussing how their profession has evolved in wake of the paradigm shift technology has created. PolicyHack provides a platform where teachers not only share the challenges they have faced but also present recommendations, ideas, and solutions on how to overcome these challenges. The objective of the PolicyHack is to enable an ecosystem-wide understanding of key problems that impact the learning journey of a teacher. The Pune hackathon for teachers was won by Vidya Pratishthan’s New English Medium School, who presented the most promising and innovative ideas and solutions.