Ms. Sanu Gupta, Senior Mistress attended a workshop under Capacity Building Program on Happy Classroom at Scholars Home International School, Noida. This was the first workshop conducted under the banner of Centre of Excellence, Noida. It was presided by Dr. Sandeep Singh, Joint Secretary Academics, CBSE and Prof. Rishipal Anand. The workshop aimed to develop Happy Students which can only be possible if the teachers have a positive and happy mindset.
Ms. Poonam Kumar Mendiratta, Principal attended the Times NIE principals seminar on 06th February 2020 at Bhikaji Cama Palace, New Delhi. The seminar had different dignitaries from various fields of health, education, IT, etc. The environment was the theme of this Seminar and an interactive session with experts on the environment and other related issues were the highlight of the event. Top 15 shortlisted young school ambassadors from the 'Young Change Leaders Competition' also shared their views at the seminar about the looming climate crisis.
Ms. Pallavi Saxena, School Counsellor attended a workshop on First Aid in Common Emergency (FACE) on 28th January 2020 at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. It was organised by CBSE under the capacity building program. The workshop was conducted by 5 doctors from AIIMS (Dr Manish Singhal, Dr Rakesh Garg, Dr Piyush Ranjan, Dr Biswaroop Chakraborty, Dr Bichitra Patra). The workshop aimed to acquaint the faculty members to be ready for any eventuality in school by providing First Aid.
In order to ensure timely completion of scheduled tasks of the CBSE in a smooth manner and facilitating the examination activities, an Orientation Programme was conducted by CBSE on 15th January 2020 organized at DPS, Noida. Ms. Poonam Kumar Mendiratta, Principal attended the session. The objective of this session was to minimize the errors in the process of CBSE Exams and Evaluation 2020. Around 300 Nodal examiner trainers (NET) from various schools participated in this program. Renowned speakers from CBSE were Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director training and skill education CBSE, Mrs. Dharini Arun, Joint Secretary CBSE, Mr. Manish Agarwal, Regional Officer CBSE Noida, Ms. Usha Negi, Asst. Secretary, Center of Excellence.
Ms. Monu Sharma, the computer teacher attended a workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning conducted by KIPS publication. The workshop aimed to make the educators understand the four different approaches of A.I - Statistical Approach, Cybernetics & Brain Simulation, Symbolic and Cognitive Simulation. The resource person Mr. Mainak Benerjee explained the advantages, disadvantages and the future of Machine Learning. The earlier the implementation of A.I the better the students are acquainted with the defined level of knowledge in the future was the crux of the meeting.
Ms. Sanu Gupta attended the 2nd School Innovation Summit organized by Edutalk. The eminent speakers for the summit were Mr. Manish Sisodia the Education Minister, Shri Kunwar Shekhar, Dr. K K Agarwal, Prof. M M Pant and Mr. Kamlesh Mishra. The focus was on the need for Innovation in the 21st Century. The panelist discussed on shaping the future, character, habit of working and values among the young generation.
Ms.Vimi Mahendra and Ms. Pankaja attended a workshop on Feel Good at School organized by Oxford University Press India. The speaker Mr. Jesudoss Jeyapaul clinical psychologist emphasized on the 3 C's of a teacher- Cooperation, Communication and Clarification. A teacher can maintain a feel-good factor by keeping the energy level of the class and her self esteem high. Touch-Smile-Teach should be the pillars of a teacher which would make the journey joyful.
Ms. Archana Singh and Ms. Farha Deeba attended a workshop on Phonetics and Language Teaching organized by Eupheus Learning. Ms. Anita Bahadur an ELT Trainer, initiated a unique way of teaching sound vowels. Five elements of a story were explained and the use of them in the classroom was emphasized.
It is always good to address academic issues, challenges and doubts in the dynamic world of education as it supports the teachers and schools to get deeper understanding of subjects and concepts. In connection with the same thought, our School hosted training for teachers of foundation years of 25 schools of Noida and Greater Noida organized by Oxford University Press India. Ms. Sonia Relia conducted an interesting activity-based learning day and guided teachers in finding out a few solutions to overcome with some pedagogical implications. The resource person and teachers discussed collaboratively on objectives and designing of the schedule for interactive and productive classrooms. The workshop was very informative and useful.
Ms. Vimmi Mahendra and Ms. Pooja Rastogi attended a workshop on the topic "Towards more meaningful learning in a language classroom" organized by Macmillan Education