Calcutta International School (CIS) is a reputed international school located in Kolkata. It was established in 1953 by Ms Barth for catering to the education needs of children of the British expat community. However, over the years, the school has transformed into a leading educational institution, known for its academic rigour and extracurricular. The school is driven by the mission to impart comprehensive, student-centric education which is compatible with international standards. In an effort to further this mission, the school has implemented some world-class techniques in teacher development and student guidance.
Dr. Munmun Nath: Educator Extraordinaire
Dr. Nath has been a progressive educator with almost three decades of experience as an educator. She has been driven by her desire to make CIS as one of the leading IB schools in the country. “I believe that the role of a teacher has been evolving from a subject matter expert to a counsellor and now that of a mentor’s. We at CIS, ensure that our teachers are enabled to guide students from over 17 nationalities with the best career guidance resources.” She has brought in UCLA Extension’s Global Career Catalyst (GCC), as a trusted partner for training its teachers on the latest career counselling techniques and trends.
The GCC Edge
School’s Objective: To bridge academic and career guidance on campus.
Solution: Incorporating the GCC program from UCLA Extension on campus.
The GCC program has been able to add value to the already robust career guidance system present on campus. Through this solution, the school has been able to access the latest information pertaining to career counselling in a single place. It has derived merit from its widespread usage by coordinators and subject teachers alike who have taken up this course as an extensive skill development activity and have introduced it in their classrooms through active career discussions.