This paper explores the question of how Indian teachers translate common “globalized” instructional strategies using findings from Indian case studies that were part of a larger three country study. The larger study looked at successful schools from the Intel® Teach Essentials Course initiative in Chile, India and Turkey to explore how schools and teachers have been able to integrate information and communications technologies (ICT) and the pedagogical approaches from the Essentials Course into their schools and how these changes are changing what happens in the classroom. The Essentials Course is a professional development program that offers teachers the knowledge and skills to integrate ICT as critical tools to encourage active student learning. This paper reviews the case study data to examine the classroom learning environments in two schools in India to explore how teachers adapted and modified the approaches and strategies presented in the trainings to fit their context. This paper was presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco.