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  Workshop 2022-23

 

 

Capacity Building Program on NEP 2020

CBSE, CoE Delhi East conducted an offline Capacity Building Program on NEP 2020 at Suraj Bhan DAV Public School, Vasant Vihar on 23rd July, 2022. Dr. Meenakshi Gupta, Principal SD School and Dr. Anuradha Rai, Principal Vasant Valley School, were the resource speakers at the workshop.  Ms. Meenakshi Malhotra from the junior school attended the workshop.

The resource person emphasized that NEP 2020 is envisioned at transforming Indian Education System by 2040, building it as globally the best education system rooted in Indian ethos, thereby transforming India into a global knowledge superpower. NEP aims at achieving Universal Foundational Literacy and Numeracy in primary schools and quality education including vocational education from preschool to grade 12.

It also gave an insight into the Mandate of NEP,2020 which lays a particular emphasis on the development of the creative potential in everyone, by making the current Education System holistic, flexible and multi-disciplinary.

It was an informative and an interactive workshop.

Fractional Number Sense

HRDC, DPSS organised a webinar on 20th July 2022 on FRACTIONAL NUMBER SENSE. It was attended by Ms. Rohini Parmar, junior school teacher. The training session was conducted by Mr Shaji and Ms Komal from Jodo Gyan.  Jodo Gyan is a non-profit making organisation working in the field of designing innovative methods and techniques for teaching mathematics since past 22 years. The session focussed on teaching fractions in ways relatable to children, by means of drawing, paper folding and Jodo Gyan mathematical kits.

Interesting games like ‘Complete the cake’ were played which demonstrated how a complete figure can be made using pieces of different sizes which were actually different fractions. Thus, devising an interesting way of teaching fractions to children where children actually see the fractions they’re dealing with.

 

Overall a very informative and interesting workshop

 

Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom

An online webinar was organized by HRDC, DPSS on 19th July, 2022 on Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom. The resource person of the session was Dr. Karen Hosack James, Senior Lecturer at the Oxford Brookes University, UK School of Education. Webinar was attended by Ms. Meenakshi Dixit from the junior school.

 

Dr. James talked about how Art makes children powerful and can help in promoting the moral, cultural and physical development of students. He suggested that the teachers should encourage students to learn things experientially and create a special bond with the children so that learning and teaching become more creative and fun. 

 

English Teaching Across the Curriculum

HRDC, DPSS, organised an webinar on English Teaching across Curriculum for the teachers on 18th July, 2022. Dr.Varada Nikalne , Professor at the Department of Elementary Education, NCERT, was the resource speaker for the workshop. Ms. Kamiya Kapoor from the junior school attended the webinar

The key points discussed during the session were-

Recommendations of the Bullock Report which provided an insight into how to improve all the aspects of teaching English – reading, writing, and speech through continuous in -service training. The resource person also emphasized on attainment of basic proficiency and development of language as an instrument for basic interpersonal communication and later for abstract thoughts and knowledge acquisition. Dr. Varada suggested introduction of Multidimensional Report cards to track the growth of the students.

 

The session also gave an insight on BICS – Basic Interpersonal Communication Skill, CALP- Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency and NEP 2020.

 

NEP 2020 and Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum in Early Child Care and Education

To share the learning from the workshop attended at HRDC, DPSS by Ms Anubha Tiwary, an online session was conducted on 8th July,2022 to apprise the teachers teaching Classes Nursery - II about NEP 2020 and Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum in Early Child Care and Education. Around 30 teachers attended the session.

Ms. Anubha Tiwary in her session interacted with the teachers and briefed them about the need and overview of NEP-2020 for ECCE. She spoke about the various points which can be taken care of while developing curriculum for the next year. She provided the teachers with the synopsis of “Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum” and its importance in the current scenario. Teachers were briefed about some small changes in their daily schedules which can bring out the best in their children. Some examples from important life skills were also given that can easily be included in the current curriculum. 

 

Early Childhood Care & Education Training Programme-2022

DPSS-HRDC organised a training programme-Early Childhood Care and Education Training Programme, for ten days for the Primary teachers from 8th June to 18th June, 2022. The programme began with an ice-breaking session by the Executive Director of DPSS-HRDC, Ms. Vanita Sehgal. It was followed by the inaugural speech by her and a short address by the Chairman of DPSS, Mr. V.K. Shunglu and Ms. Kiran Nadar, Founder – Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. Around 48 teachers participated in the programme. From the junior school, it was attended by Ms. Anubha Tiwary.

The ten days included comprehensive and interactive sessions explaining Early Childhood Education and NEP 2020; Developmentally appropriate curriculum, Assessment and Screening in ECCE and No Formal Teaching of the 3R’s; Role of Music Education and Therapy sessions for managing ECCE Foundational Literacy and Numeracy; Understanding children with special needs; Value Education in formative years; Nurturing reading skills in early years; Art and Dance for early years; Training in Montessori Pedagogy; Awareness about child rights among caregivers; Theatre skills for early educators; Multiple Intelligence and Multilingual Approach in ECCE. The sessions included various activities, games, group projects which were thoroughly enjoyed by the participants.

The ten-day training programme was an enriching experience for all. 

 

 

Sensitizing Teachers About Vocational Education

DPSS - HRDC organized a webinar on ‘Sensitizing teachers about Vocational Education’ on Thursday, 19th May 2022. Ms. Madhuri Dubey, Founder, National Skills Network, Bangalore was the resource person of the workshop. Around 100 teachers from various branches of DPS attended the webinar. From the junior school, it was attended by Ms. Boski Sharma.

The main objective of the workshop was to understand about vocational education. The resource person apprised the attendees about the following in detail- Key stakeholders for vocational education, Importance of vocational training, 5 E’s of ecosystem, challenges faced, vocational skills in India, role of the industries in making it a success and NSQF and credit framework. She also shared how it is an inclusive and integrated model with reference to NEP 2020 and skill courses offered by CBSE, that a school can easily start training the teachers for short term vocational courses, offered by various organisations in India.

The webinar was an enriching experience for all the participants as it helped them understand that vocational training cannot just be one option for a low achiever/ or a child from a certain economy background, instead, it can help everyone, open new career opportunities and self-development for all.

 

 “ Teachers Truly Shape The Future of Our Children And Therefore,  The Future Of Our Nation”

Of all the different factors which influence the quality of education and its contribution to national development , the quality , competence and character of teachers are undoubtedly the most significant. To apprise  the teachers of their role with special reference to NEP 2020 , in educational management , an online webinar was organised by the DPSS-HRDC on 20th May , 2022.It was conducted by Ms. Vineeta Sirohi, professor at National Institute of Educationa Planning and Administration (NIEPA). From the junior school , it was attended by Ms. Meenakshi Malhotra.

The webinar emphasised that the aim of education is not only cognitive development , but also building character and creating holistic and well- rounded individuals equipped with the key 21st century skills.It was an enriching and insightful webinar.

 

Training in Effective Communication Skill

Communication skill is the ability to convey and share information to others in an efficacious way. To apprise the teachers of the importance of communication skills, a webinar was organized by the DPSS-HRDC on 11th and 12th May, 2022. Around 200 teachers from various branches of DPS all over India participated in the webinar. From the junior school, it was attended by Ms. Tanika Vasudeva. The topic of the webinar was- Training in Effective Communication Skills.  It was conducted by Ms. Preeti Ranjan Saha and Mr. A.V. Santosh, Trainers, Princeton Academy, Mumbai. The emphasis was laid on the importance of effective communication skills. It was followed by a detailed discussion on the 8C’s of communication.

 Day 2 of the webinar laid emphasis on the effective ways of communication, the basic emotions and strategies to manage emotions and how the teachers need to be not only good educators, but great mentors. It was an enriching and insightful webinar.

 

Online Training Sessions Technology Inclusive Classrooms Using IBM Skills Built

 Delhi public school society human resource development centre conducted on online training sessions on the topic technology inclusive classrooms using IBM skills build. It was a three day series of webinars from 4th May 2022 to 6 may 2022 covering the topics orientation to technology day one power of application development day to and emerging technology day 3. MS Vandana Sharma from junior school attended the winners. The sessions were very informative and give an inside on a plethora of options that can be used for including technology in our classrooms for a productive teaching learning experience.

 

  

Orientation Programme Class Nursery Session 2022-23

The Orientation programme for the parents of class Nursery, session 2022- 23 was held on 6th and 7th April 2022 in the mini auditorium in the ‘D’ block. The programme was conducted in 2 batches. First set of the parents attended the session on 6th April 2022, Wednesday and the other half attended on 7th April 2022, Thursday from 8.30am to 9.30am on both days. The programme commenced with a formal welcome by our school Principal, Mrs Bindu Sehgal ma’am. It was followed by the introduction of the class teacher by the Vice Principal, Mrs Hemalatha Murlidharan ma’am. She also spoke about the important aspects related to the functioning of our school. Later the school counsellor Mrs Surpreet Oberoi, shared a few points to help parents prepare their child for formal school. Lastly, the session concluded with answering the queries of the parents. The parents were then directed towards the ‘C’ Block, to meet the respective class teachers.

 

   

 

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