Mr. Nand Lal Tiwari and Mrs. Sutapa Roy attended a CBSE Capacity building workshop on Gender Sensitivity at Delhi Public School, Sector 132, Noida on 8 September 2019. Dr. J.C. Pant was the resource person.
The programme was divided into six sessions, covering topics like – Gender sensitive pedagogy and teaching learning materials, how to create gender sensitive classroom environment and interactions. The resource person shared his own experiences with the attendees in a very informal way. Different topics for role play were assigned to different groups of six people each.It was a very fruitful informative and effective workshop.
On 23 August 2019, Ms.Anjana Vashishtha PGT(Comp) attended a one day workshop for teachers at Dronacharya Engineering College, Greater Noida on Linux organized by Teaching Learning Centre (ICT), IIT Bombay under ‘Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching’ (PMMMNMTT), an initiative by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. It was a good learning experience where teachers could upgrade themselves to learn Operating Systems like Linux and Ubuntu. It was an online training and face to face synchronous interaction through video conferencing where we had interacted with the resource person of IIT Bombay directly. By Online tutorials and forums the teachers were made aware of the Linux commands and their advantages.
A training Programmes for teachers on Information Technology was conducted on 12th July 2019 at ASN Senior Secondary School Delhi by Ms. Komal, CBSE Resource Person. It was attended by Ms. Anjana Vashishtha PGT(Comp). The training highlighted about the advantages of Skill Education for the students. They have briefed about the changed Marking Scheme and the syllabus of Information Technology(402) for class IX and X. The resource person has introduced two new softwares : SWAY and MINDMUP for the students for effective presentation of the document.
Ms. Anu Walia, Ms. Geeta and Ms. Surbhi Chaudhary attended the workshop on 28th June 2019. It was organised at DPS Noida Sector 30 from 8:30 A.M. 5:00 P.M. There were more than 75 teachers from different schools who attended the workshop. It was conducted by Dr. Amitabh Sharma, CEO, Stem Academy of USA and his team Ms. Dipti, Ms.Yatika, Ms. Shelly and Ms. Shubhangi Verma. It was an interactive session in which teachers were divided into groups and were asked to do on the spot activities.
The Stem Academy offered to start the STEM club in each school as an activity for the students. They are ready to give the demo class-wise (I to X) for the introduction to the STEM concept. It was an interesting and a great learning opportunity.
A workshop on ‘Changes in EVS pedagogy’ was conducted for primary wing teachers on 13th May, 2019 in the ASL Lab. The resource person for the workshop was Ms Gita Duggal renowned author, editor, textbook writer and skit presenter. The topic of the workshop was- Changes in EVS Pedagogy, The four different types of learning styles (Visual, Auditory, Tactile and Kinethetic) and learning objectives (concepts, skills, attitude and values). The EVS workshop started with the Welcome address and formal welcome of the Resource Person Ms. Gita Duggal by the EVS HOD Ms. Preeti Singh. Ms. Gita initiated the session by sharing her experience with an interaction on topics like latest CBSE Pedagogy to teach EVS, What is EVS, Why to study EVS and innovative ways to teach EVS. EVS teachers of TKS, Ms Swati, Ms Agnes, Ms Deepti and Ms Rubia gave a presentation on the student initiated teaching methodology followed in our school with the help of audio-visual aids and activities. The session was made interactive with the incorporation of entertaining games/ activities such as- making expressions on face, thumb painting, mapping, mnemonics etc. The workshop was informative, constructive and interactive.
The school counselors, Ms Pooja and Ms Niharika attended a workshop named ‘The Dive Within: Counsellor’s fulcrum to introspection’ at ‘Parwarish Care Foundation’ on 4th May’19. The session focused on self-reflection and development of empathy through stipulated activities. Sensitization towards need to avoid pre-conceived notions and subjectivity during practice was conducted. The workshop offered insight and reinforced counselling skills for the participants.
The primary school counsellor, Ms. Pooja Ahuja attended a workshop on “Acceptance and Inclusion” of Special Needs people on 26th April, 2019 (Sunrise Learning Noida, Center for Autism and Special Needs) by Dr. Sonali Kataria. The workshop highlighted the Red flags of early detection of common neurological symptoms, creating a world that accepts and respects uniqueness of all. Case studies specific to certain patterns of behavior were shared and group discussions based on the same were conducted.
An awareness workshop on “How to prevent Cancer” was organized for the senior staff in the school premises on 11th August 2018 by Dharamshila Cancer Foundation and Research centre in collaboration with The Cancer Foundation of Rotary International Districts 3011 & 3012.Speaker Dr. Suversha Khanna (President, Founder Dharamshila Hospital). In her address apprised the audience of the magnitude of the spread of cancer, common cancers found in India amongst men and women, the warning signs that reveal cancer and causes of cancer.In her power point presentation she also suggested steps for prevention of cancer and how to look for signs for early detection.
Senior faculty attended a seminar, organized by Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) on Create, Connect, Respect at the Claridges, New Delhi on 8th August 2018.The forum that was set up to explore diverse perspectives and various strategies to ensure a safer online environment for our children, gave an insight on the risks, perils and threats to our children on the digital platform.The opening remarks were given by Mr. Javier Aguilar, Chief of child protection, UNICEF on the need to protect our children at home and in school from online predators and create a safer digital space for them.The introductory address was given by Mr. Vedant Khaitan, Trustee, The Khaitan School & Co Chair North-FICCI Arise. He informed the forum that only 18% of the time of a child is spent at school. He urged the members of the forum to empower the children and enhance their life skills. In continuation to this seminar, a workshop was conducted in the school by Mr. Rakshit Tandon, Cyber Security expert for students of class VIII, XI and XII on 26th Sept.’18.It was well received by the students.
A training programme on “ Behaviour Problems” was conducted on 6th June’ 2018 at the Indian Social Institute by Dr. V. S. Ravindran, an eminent psychologist. It was attended by the school counsellor Ms. Neha Dutt.
The training highlighted the types of behavior problems, prevention and management of different types of behavior. Case studies specific to certain patterns of behavior were shared and group discussions based on the same was conducted.
The Khaitan School hosted a capacity building workshop organised by COE Dehradun Region on 21 July 2018 Ms. Jaishree Joshi, former Principal Jaypee Public School, Greater Noida and Ms. Gitanjali Kumar, renowned psychologist and counsellor were the resource persons. 65 teachers from NCR attended the programme. The whole programme was divided into six sessions and an Open House. The theme of the workshop was gender sensitivity and a number of activities such as role play were conducted. Ms. Gitanjali Kumar also discussed the salient point of the POCSO Act.
On May 18, 2018, a workshop on First Aid and CPR Training was held for Primary and Pre Primary Department.The resource person, Ms Nisha, Head Educator of Training Department at Fortis Hospital explained in detail with practical demonstration of various steps to provide immediate first aid in case of medical emergencies. The first aid training gave the information and the skills one needed to help adults and children during emergency situations.
On May 17, 2018, a workshop on English communication and soft skills was held for the teachers of Primary Department. The guest speaker for the day was Ms. Samridhi Sagar, a renowned face in the field of education. Ms. Sagar insisted on the importance of ‘ME’ time in everybody’ s life and encouraged the teachers to follow it effectively. She discussed the need to be Self Aware and to do a SWOT analysis [ Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats] to be able to communicate better. She stressed on discussing instead of debating to be able to resolve any problem.
New Maths Ahead “Publisher, “Orient Blackswan” organized a Maths workshop on Activity based methodologies for effective teaching of Mathematics. Different teaching strategies were shared by Ms. Sumanjeet Kaur with excellent delivery, engaging activities, brilliant pace and outstanding outcomes. Activities based on mathematical concepts including Formation of a number by using Place values, Multiple of a number, Decimals and Angles were conducted by involving all the teachers in order to make maths interesting for our students.
Ms. Shailaja and Ms. Kashika Dabra participated in a workshop on “The Awakened Citizen Programme”, conducted by Ramakrishna Mission at Ramakrishna Ashram, New Delhi on 11 and 12 May 2018. The 2 day intensive programme stressed on developing faith in students’ infinite universal possibilities and how to improve themselves continuously by facing challenges positively.