FAQ's

Dreamtime Learning School came into existence to give learners active, relevant learning experiences.

Dreamtime Learning System which is designed to place learners in an environment to help them naturally discover their true passion and to love learning.

The school is built around developing cognitive and emotional literacy which includes building competencies such as critical thinking, self-regulation, and conceptual understanding.

Learners will also develop future skills like public speaking, contrarian thinking and storytelling.

Your child will continuously need to expand her/ his/ their mind, learning newer, relevant skills all life long. And, as the world leaders are pointing out, the schooling system will need to move on from teaching “subjects” to teaching ‘how to learn”. Dreamtime Learning is reimagining learning by inventing a competency based methodology that focuses on a holistic view of the child as well as a strong encouragement towards learner autonomy to ensure self-directed learning, self-mastery and self-leadership. Thereby, laying down the foundation for a smooth ride through the future, however uncertain.
30 years back, we changed the education landscape of India. Founded and lead by Lina Ashar who created Kangaroo Kids and Billabong High, the education models that revolutionized teaching and learning with their very creative approach to engaging learners, at Dreamtime Learning we are doing it, yet again. A rich learning experience and award-winning expertise of successfully creating and running a trailblazing network of educational tools and educators, Dreamtime Learning is poised to shape a new education system that promises to transform the way children learn and grow.
(Dreamtime Digital Learning System) The Dreamtime Digital Learning System design encourages the learner to learn, and naturally discover their true passion. We believe that learner outcome is dependent on the instructional input, a trained learning coach and great digital infrastructure. The learning framework also develops thinking habits and skills that excite learners to become everything they are capable of Becoming.
We are affiliated with Cambridge Assessment International Educational and Pearson Excel (UK International Board) to offer globally recognized International GCSE (IGCSE) and International A Level qualification to learners aged 4-18

Foundational Year 1 & 2 : Morning : 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Afternoon: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grade 1 to 5 : Morning : 9:30 AM to 1:10 PM. Afternoon: 1:30 PM to 5:10 PM.

Grade 6 to 8 : Morning : 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Foundational Year 1 : 4 years (October 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019)
Foundational Year 2
: 5 years (October 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018)
Grade 1 : 6 years
Grade 2 : 7 years
Grade 3 : 8 years
Grade 4 : 9 years
Grade 5 : 10 year
Grade 6 : 11 years
Grade 7 : 12 years
Grade 8 : 13 years
Grade 9 : 14 years
Grade 10 : 15 years

Our LMS platform is designed to make our curriculum interactive and experiential for the learner, parent and learning coach.

Our learners will discover innovative ways to engage with the help of the LMS.

The LMS facilitates full inclusion and equitable access for all learners, it also helps us improve communication between parents and our learning coaches.

Our LMS will allow the learning coach and parents to see the child’s progress.


The learning coach will be able to review, approve, and provide feedback on the learner’s work on a real-time basis and share the same with parents in one click.


The parent dashboard will give you access to an aggregated view of your child's work, that will in turn help you support your child in exploring areas of deep interest.


Regular posts from course activity feeds will make it easy for you to keep a tab on what’s going on in school.

A Tablet or a Laptop with the following specifications: OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only), Processor: Intel Core i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6100 @ 3.3 GHz or equivalent, Memory: 8 GB RAM, Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD HD 7870 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better) A stable internet connection minimum speed of 30 Mbps In case a learner is unable to attend class due to any reasons, how will they cover the class? All sessions will be recorded and available for use on request. In case a learner misses a class we will coordinate to allocate a session to cover the same (practice and expansion). We have support sessions included in the timetable.
Learners will interact with successful people from all walks of life including those that have found meaning and success through a physical sport or performing art. So, while they will have knowledge, understanding and exploration of various types of sports and performing arts they will need to explore this outside of the Dreamtime Learning sessions. One of the reasons for this is that we find that physical sport and performing arts education is too generalized and learners of mixed ages and abilities do the same class and practice the same skills so learning the technical skills of that specific sport or performing art is usually done outside of school in any case. However, the implicit skills learned from these areas of study and practice such as collaboration, public speaking, teamwork and the confidence that occurs with public performance will be learned by our learners through the sessions.
What is Dreamtime Learning School?

Dreamtime Learning School came into existence to give learners active, relevant learning experiences.

 

Dreamtime Learning System which is designed to place learners in an environment to help them naturally discover their true passion and to love learning.

 

The school is built around developing cognitive and emotional literacy which includes building competencies such as critical thinking, self-regulation, and conceptual understanding.

 

Learners will also develop future skills like public speaking, contrarian thinking and storytelling.

Why was it conceptualized?

Your child will continuously need to expand her/ his/ their mind, learning newer, relevant skills all life long. And, as the world leaders are pointing out, the schooling system will need to move on from teaching “subjects” to teaching ‘how to learn”.


Dreamtime Learning is reimagining learning by inventing a competency based methodology that focuses on a holistic view of the child as well as a strong encouragement towards learner autonomy to ensure self-directed learning, self-mastery and self-leadership.


Thereby, laying down the foundation for a smooth ride through the future, however uncertain.

Who is involved in creating the curriculum?

30 years back, we changed the education landscape of India.


Founded and lead by Lina Ashar who created Kangaroo Kids and Billabong High, the education models that revolutionized teaching and learning with their very creative approach to engaging learners, at Dreamtime Learning we are doing it, yet again.


A rich learning experience and award-winning expertise of successfully creating and running a trailblazing network of educational tools and educators, Dreamtime Learning is poised to shape a new education system that promises to transform the way children learn and grow.

What is DDLS?

(Dreamtime Digital Learning System)


The Dreamtime Digital Learning System design encourages the learner to learn, and naturally discover their true passion.


We believe that learner outcome is dependent on the instructional input, a trained learning coach and great digital infrastructure.


The learning framework also develops thinking habits and skills that excite learners to become everything they are capable of Becoming.

Which Board is Dreamtime Learning Virtual School Affiliated to?

We are affiliated with Cambridge Assessment International Educational and Pearson Excel (UK International Board) to offer globally recognized International GCSE (IGCSE) and International A Level qualification to learners aged 4-18

What are the School timings?

F Y 1 & 2 : Morning : 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Afternoon: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

 

Grade 1 to 5 : Morning : 9:30 AM to 1:10 PM. Afternoon: 1:30 PM to 5:10 PM.

 

Grade 6 to 8 : Morning : 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

What is the age criteria for admissions?

Foundational Year 1 : 4 years (October 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019)
Foundational Year 2
: 5 years (October 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018)

Grade 1 : 6 years

Grade 2 : 7 years

Grade 3 : 8 years

Grade 4 : 9 years

Grade 5 : 10 year

Grade 6 : 11 years

Grade 7 : 12 years

Grade 8 : 13 years

Grade 9 : 14 years

Grade 10 : 15 years

Please let us know about the LMS platform.?

Our LMS platform is designed to make our curriculum interactive and experiential for the learner, parent and learning coach.


Our learners will discover innovative ways to engage with the help of the LMS.


The LMS facilitates full inclusion and equitable access for all learners, it also helps us improve communication between parents and our learning coaches.

How will I get to know the daily progress of my child?

Our LMS will allow the learning coach and parents to see the child’s progress.

The learning coach will be able to review, approve, and provide feedback on the learner’s work on a real-time basis and share the same with parents in one click.

The parent dashboard will give you access to an aggregated view of your child’s work, that will in turn help you support your child in exploring areas of deep interest.

Regular posts from course activity feeds will make it easy for you to keep a tab on what’s going on in school.

What tech devices will the learner require?

A Tablet or a Laptop with the following specifications:


OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only),


Processor: Intel Core i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6100 @ 3.3 GHz or equivalent,


Memory: 8 GB RAM,


Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD HD 7870 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)


A stable internet connection minimum speed of 30 Mbps


In case a learner is unable to attend class due to any reasons, how will they cover the class?


All sessions will be recorded and available for use on request.


In case a learner misses a class we will coordinate to allocate a session to cover the same (practice and expansion).


We have support sessions included in the timetable.

Will Dreamtime Learning School also provide physical sports and performing arts facilities?

Learners will interact with successful people from all walks of life including those that have found meaning and success through a physical sport or performing art. So, while they will have knowledge, understanding and exploration of various types of sports and performing arts they will need to explore this outside of the Dreamtime Learning sessions.


One of the reasons for this is that we find that physical sport and performing arts education is too generalized and learners of mixed ages and abilities do the same class and practice the same skills so learning the technical skills of that specific sport or performing art is usually done outside of school in any case.


However, the implicit skills learned from these areas of study and practice such as collaboration, public speaking, teamwork and the confidence that occurs with public performance will be learned by our learners through the sessions.

You will need to fill up the details and upload the required documents mentioned.
Documents: Admission Form, Birth certificate, Aadhar card, schools leaving certificate and report card from Grade 1 to Grade 7

After our Parent coach has checked your documents,he/she will get in touch with you.
You will need to pay the fees online.

The fees will include all the tuition fees, digital learning materials and online classes. In case any subject requires any specific requirements, (like a physical map) we will provide you with the technical specifications.
We will have baskets on Amazon with a learning kit consisting of a notebook, crayons etc.
The learner kit is a cost that will not exceed Rs 1500.

Learners will be in a live classroom along with their learning coach interacting with each other.
Learners will also be collaborating on various projects and activities thereby getting a chance to learn from each other too.
So, the learner will very much be able to develop his/her social-emotional skills. We have peer learning, breakout rooms and many sessions that require collaboration. Social and emotional learning is embedded throughout the learning design.

Our curriculum is designed to create intrigue which in turn engages learners to find out and experience what they are learning.
The learning design is based on high interest and interaction.
Our primary goal when creating the instructional design is a love of learning.

Our instructional design ensures we have enough deep coverage of content as well as practice.
Homework drill is not required. Homework has always occupied a central position in the culture of schooling over the last decades.

However, there is now a growing trend within the education community that advocates a 'no-homework' policy.

Our curriculum is designed to eliminate tuitions.
If the learner is finding learning of a concept challenging, they can go through the recorded sessions to revise the concept or they can approach the learning with their queries and the learning coach will guide learners in a one on one session.

Between each period we will take a 5 min break and learners will be requested to close their screens and rest their eyes along with a few eye relaxation exercises.

Also, as an organization, we understand this concern and have limited the duration of classes between 2 to 5 hours depending on the grade.

The learning coach will go through experiential training where our trainers and curriculum designers will train them on how to conduct a class and make the session interactive.

The learning coach will be trained in implementing the Dreamtime Learning System.
Our trainers will also observe classes on a regular basis to make sure the desired outcome is achieved.

Our learners will take a IGCSE and A level from Cambridge and NIOS exam for 10th and 12th. All of these are recognized equivalent to any secondary and senior secondary exam required for university admission and government jobs.

Its not academic delivery, rather the board exams that define recognition.

How can I apply to Dreamtime Learning School?

You will need to fill up the details and upload the required documents mentioned.


Documents: Admission Form, Birth certificate, Aadhar card, schools leaving certificate and report card from Grade 1 to Grade 7

How do I pay the fees for the online school?

After our Parent coach has checked your documents,he/she will get in touch with you. You will need to pay the fees online.

What all does the school fees include?

The fees will include all the tuition fees, digital learning materials and online classes. In case any subject requires any specific requirements, (like a physical map) we will provide you with the technical specifications.


We will have baskets on Amazon with a learning kit consisting of a notebook, crayons etc.


The learner kit is a cost that will not exceed Rs 1500.

How will my child build socio-emotional skills?

Learners will be in a live classroom along with their learning coach interacting with each other.


Learners will also be collaborating on various projects and activities thereby getting a chance to learn from each other too.


So, the learner will very much be able to develop his/her social-emotional skills. We have peer learning, breakout rooms and many sessions that require collaboration. Social and emotional learning is embedded throughout the learning design.

How will learners develop a self-learning habit without stressing the parents?

Our curriculum is designed to create intrigue which in turn engages learners to find out and experience what they are learning.
The learning design is based on high interest and interaction.


Our primary goal when creating the instructional design is a love of learning.

Why is there no homework for the learners?

Our instructional design ensures we have enough deep coverage of content as well as practice.


Homework drill is not required. Homework has always occupied a central position in the culture of schooling over the last decades.


However, there is now a growing trend within the education community that advocates a ‘no-homework’ policy.

Do I need extra tuition?

Our curriculum is designed to eliminate tuitions.
If the learner is finding learning of a concept challenging, they can go through the recorded sessions to revise the concept or they can approach the learning with their queries and the learning coach will guide learners in a one on one session.

How will the school make sure they give learners enough time to rest their eyes?

Between each period we will take a 5 min break and learners will be requested to close their screens and rest their eyes along with a few eye relaxation exercises.

 

Also, as an organization, we understand this concern and have limited the duration of classes between 2 to 5 hours depending on the grade.

How will the learning coach be trained to take care of the engagement and involvement of the learner?

The learning coach will go through experiential training where our trainers and curriculum designers will train them on how to conduct a class and make the session interactive.

 

The learning coach will be trained in implementing the Dreamtime Learning System.


Our trainers will also observe classes on a regular basis to make sure the desired outcome is achieved.

How much is the online education system valid for Indian colleges and universities and is it valid for taking up Indian government job or any other country government job?

Our learners will take a IGCSE and A level from Cambridge and NIOS exam for 10th and 12th. All of these are recognized equivalent to any secondary and senior secondary exam required for university admission and government jobs.

 

Its not academic delivery, rather the board exams that define recognition.