Life Long Learners

We are Leo & Mike

We are a new-age learning company that functions on age-old wisdom. We create interdisciplinary, project-based and problem-based learning programs for 4 to 14 year old children. Our core pedagogies are experiential learning and iterative design thinking. Leonardo Da Vinci & Michelangelo are our patron saints. We combine curiosity and a deep understanding of human nature and the world around us to create world-class learning programs that cut across science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Add in a dash of fun and a lot of wonder – and you have…

OUR APPROACH TO LEARNING

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is a process of learning where children learn by doing, and by thinking about what they have done. Children go through the experiential learning cycle in all camps, which involves: a concrete hands-on experience of building or creating, reflection on how they felt during their experience, which helps them generate new ideas or modify existing ideas about their experience, and the application of these ideas through active experimentation.

Design Thinking

Design thinking forms the underlying framework of all Leo&Mike camps. It is a problem-solving framework that helps the learner generate ideas and develop these ideas into working prototypes. Children go through the design cycle in every camp.

Project Based Learning

Experiential learning can be effectively delivered through Project Based Learning. In a project-based classroom, children attempt to successfully execute projects which involve designing and building working solutions to real-world problems. Project-based learning is interdisciplinary (requiring children to apply knowledge and skills across subjects) and rigorous (requiring children to go beyond recall, and actively use problem-solving, critical thinking and inquiry).

STE(A)M Learning

STE(A)M - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, the application of Science and Mathematics concepts in order to provide Engineering and Technology solutions to the world's problems. This type of learning can be considered a response to teaching subjects like Mathematics and Science in silos. Rarely are these subjects used in isolation in the world. STE(A)M is inherently interdisciplinary and recognises that any attempt to provide a solution in the world requires a combination of subjects, technologies and engineering skills.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is a process of learning where children learn by doing, and by thinking about what they have done. Children go through the experiential learning cycle in all camps, which involves: a concrete hands-on experience of building or creating, reflection on how they felt during their experience, which helps them generate new ideas or modify existing ideas about their experience, and the application of these ideas through active experimentation.

Design Thinking

Design thinking forms the underlying framework of all Leo&Mike camps. It is a problem-solving framework that helps the learner generate ideas and develop these ideas into working prototypes. Children go through the design cycle in every camp.

Project Based Learning

Experiential learning can be effectively delivered through Project Based Learning. In a project-based classroom, children attempt to successfully execute projects which involve designing and building working solutions to real-world problems. Project-based learning is interdisciplinary (requiring children to apply knowledge and skills across subjects) and rigorous (requiring children to go beyond recall, and actively use problem-solving, critical thinking and inquiry).

STE(A)M Learning

STE(A)M - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, the application of Science and Mathematics concepts in order to provide Engineering and Technology solutions to the world's problems. This type of learning can be considered a response to teaching subjects like Mathematics and Science in silos. Rarely are these subjects used in isolation in the world. STE(A)M is inherently interdisciplinary and recognises that any attempt to provide a solution in the world requires a combination of subjects, technologies and engineering skills.

WHY WAS LEO & MIKE BUILT?

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At Leo & Mike, we all come to work every day because we want to solve the biggest problem in education and learning of school going children. Our traditional education system is becoming obsolete and technology is changing the world around us in incomprehensibly large number of ways. While schools are doing their best to keep students at the edge, a centrally-designed curriculum-based approach can never keep pace with the real change that is taking place in the world.

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No one – absolutely no one, including us – know what will work look like in a future where most computer programs will be written by computers themselves, buildings will be designed and built by machines and diseases will be diagnosed and surgeries performed by robots.

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No no, we don’t think Robots are going to take over the world.

But the work of future will be radically different from the ones we have now. Think about it, just 10 years back there was no job role called ‘Digital Marketer’. Fast-forward to today, it is one of the most sought-after roles in every company. Hold your horses, the role of the digital marketer is also getting redundant because of the advent of automation in digital marketing also.

 

The workforce will have to be on their toes – all the time. Ever ready to unlearn and relearn. We believe the best way to prepare future inventors and creators of tomorrow is by making them better learners. Our children can’t wait till they enter the workforce to figure all this out.

 

Our kids have to be future ready. Now.

MEET THE TEAM!

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ABHILASH JOSEPH

CO-FOUNDER & CEO
A book that I recommend:

The Inevitable, by Kevin Kelly

How I kill time:

With a book in my hand and a hundred dreams in my head

My Passion

Hand-brewed coffee from around the world

Abhilash is a learning enthusiast and serial entrepreneur with more than ten years of experience in running startups. He is passionate about education and believes that good design can change the education landscape in the world. He wants to reimagine and reinvent education in India through Leo&Mike. He holds an MBA specialising in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Indian School of Business (ISB), India.

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Apurva Ayyagari

CO-FOUNDER & COO
A book that I recommend:

Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson

How I kill time

I read, watch, cook, clean, sometimes all of them together

My Passion

Learning about social systems, traditions and archetypes

Apurva has worked in the K-12 STE(A)M and design-based education field for over six years. She has deep expertise in product development, curriculum development and teacher training. In her last role, she lead implementation and operations of education programs for Creya Learning, India’s pioneering STEM and design-based education company. She holds an MA in Communications from University of Hyderabad, and a BA in Psychology, Literature and Journalism from Christ University.

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Rajvardhan Agarwal

Head of Implementation – After-school programs
A book that I recommend:

This book will save your life, by A.M. Homes

How I kill time

Cooking to eradicate hunger

My Passion

Packing bags and setting off on new journeys

Rajvardhan has worked in K-12 STE(A)M and education leadership development for over three years. In his last role, he was Program Manager at India School Leadership Institute (ISLI), where he trained and worked with principals and school heads. He is also a passionate techie who builds hands-on mechanical and robotics contraptions in his free time. He holds a B.Tech from Mechanical Engineering from Rajasthan Technical University.

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3D Printing

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