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THE CALLIDO ADVANTAGE


The Complete Skill-Set


We span the entire breadth and depth of 21st century skills – thinking, research and communication skills from middle school to university. All brought together nicely through a real world project


Adaptive and Personalized Learning


We understand that every student is different. Our programs are designed to be adaptive so that everyone focuses on their individual needs and gets tailored feedback at every step.


Data Driven Insights


Our leading IT platform captures granular data on every learner. Our teams analyze the data to build a complete profile of every student and reports can be shared with parents and teachers.


Global Peer Group


Students from around the world are using our program. Connect with peers from different cultures for international perspectives and a shared learning experience.


Immersive Projects


Application to the real world is the most important part of any learning. Our resources help you develop and apply your skills in various real-world scenarios.


Fun and Engaging


Our design team works extra hard to make your experience enjoyable. This is the most fun you will have while learning powerful things – just ask our users!.


Flexible


Content is pre-loaded and accessible via the internet. No scheduling hassles, no wasted travel time. Complete flexibility to learn at your pace and preferred time.


Rooted in Research


Our programs leverage decades of research and undergo thorough user testing. The end product is effective and user-endorsed. We continuously innovate to get even better.


Planning


The programs have been planned to suit learner requirements at different stages in the academic career. All resources are built on an internal scope and sequence framework.


PEDAGOGICAL UNDERPINNINGS


UBD FRAMEWORK All of our resources are designed using the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework, which is widely regarded as the leading process for planning curriculum and assessment. This means that we first set out what the learner will know, how they will be assessed for this and then work backward to design the journey to that goal.

Problem-Based Learning All of our programs adhere to PBL. The various skills are developed in the context of a range of real-world problems, ensuring transferability of skills and flexibility of thought. Additionally, this format is also effective for developing intrinsic motivation and self-directed learning.

Guided Inquiry model Our programs are structured in the form of a guided inquiry; taking students from the conceptualization stage to the research stage and finally to the communication of conclusions. Students progressively unlock the “story”, acquiring the necessary skill-sets necessary to move the story forward. The entire journey is highly scaffolded, with an emphasis on demonstrating the manner in which various thinking, research and communication skills apply in a process of inquiry.

Differentiated Instruction By virtue of being online, all of our programs are self-paced and allow students to re-visit explanations as often as required. Further, the resources are designed to convey information using audio, text and visual representations. Most notably, all of the feedback in our modules has been carefully crafted to cater to the specific misconception a student displays when choosing a particular answer.

Big Ideas and Synergistic thinking All of our modules are built with an emphasis on big ideas and facilitating the ability to generalize from specific learnings. The resources are designed in a manner that students are constantly moving from the specific to the general and vice-versa; with the overall aim of developing synergistic thinking.

Visible Thinking Routines Pioneered by Project Zero of Harvard University, visible thinking routines enrich and deepen learning by helping students understand their own process of learning. Our programs embed numerous VTRs to guide students thinking and inculcate rigorous and active processing as habits of the mind.

Metacognition Our process of guided inquiry is designed to be metacognitive, in that students are made aware of the skills they are exercising in order to solve a problem. This is further made explicit through various points of reflection built into the process of inquiry – requiring students to pause, reflect on their journey up until that point, assimilate their new knowledge and reflect upon how they will use it going forward.

Life Worthiness It is widely accepted that a lot of what we learn in school is not necessary or immediately useful in the course of everyday life. When students don’t see why they are learning something and how it will help them in their lives, they switch off. All of our programs adhere to the principle of only teaching that which is truly, as David Perkins of Harvard University puts it, “life-worthy”.

P21 – Framework for 21st Century Skills The programs cover the 4 Cs (Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving, Creative Thinking and Collaboration) and Information, Media and Technology Skills in a thorough and in-depth manner. There is a vertical alignment of these skills throughout all 3 programs offered by us.

IB ATLs The programs have been tailored to the requirements of the IB community. The resources are aligned to the IB’s Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATLs) and IBDP grade descriptors across subject groups (download the map here). The skills are vertically articulated across our programs.

Common Core The CCSS have a strong emphasis on the 4 Cs and Information skills set out in the P21 framework. These skills are implicit throughout the CCSS. For further information, you may refer to P21’s mapping of the P21 framework to Common Core standards.

CIE Given Cambridge’s emphasis on 21st century skills, numerous schools have enjoyed using the program for their GCSE/IGCSE and AS/A-Level students. Our resources for the Global Perspectives & Research syllabus have been positively reviewed by Cambridge. See more here.

ATC21 Our programs build the skills identified by the ATC21 in the domains of “Ways of Thinking”, “Ways of Working and “Tools of Working”. Download the mapping here (coming soon).

US DoE’s EdTech developer guide Our build process and end products adhere to the guidelines laid out in the Edtech Developer Guide issued by the US government’s Department of Education. You can download a copy of these guidelines here.