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Apr 23, 2013

Report on Teacher Training Programme in Yadgiri District

The Teacher Foundation implemented the Sustained teacher development programmes for 100 rural Government school teachers in Yadgiri region with support from Global Giving. Yadgiri being one of the backward district of North-East Karnataka. . The project aimed to benefit 40,000 students studying in the government schools.

 

We successfully completed 'Darpana' program at Shahapur block in Yadgiri district . This programme comprised of 5 days of training and 2 rounds of school based support. 100 teachers have completed the programme by attending all the modules.

 

 

TTF organized Graduation Ceremony on March 23rd 2013 at Yadgiri for all the participating teachers. We had few delegates from the Department of Education who were part of this ceremony. Some of the teachers shared their opinion about 'Darpana' programme - how it has affected their personal and professional life. Teachers who attended the programme expressed that they gained new ideas and teaching strategies from the training sessions. They were appreciative of TTFs training methodology and facilitation skills. They found that training content was very relevant to their teaching situation. Some of the teachers / officials opinion on TTF programme is provided below:

 

  • Smt. Bangaremma opined that “In my profession I have undergone many trainings but I liked TTF training as it is very useful. I tried implementing some of the techniques and found that it is very effective and enhanced student participation in the learning process '.

  • Mr. Laxman opined that “The training gives us insights about our daily teaching practice, how we need to teach effectively”.

  • Block Resource Co ordinator and Teacher Association President also expressed satisfaction on the Teacher Development Programme conducted by TTF .

 

Both Government Officials and teachers were keen to take the programme forward in the coming year too.

 

 

Provided below is a brief evaluation report on the project undertaken in the region.

 

 

A 15% random sample of teachers was taken for this process. We observed the teachers classroom using the 'Classroom Observation Checklist” developed by TTF thrice during the programme. Based on the classroom observation and feedback process we collect the information through research tools and we collate data analysis quantitatively.

 

Findings from the evaluation is presented graphically under the following domains:

1. Teacher Student Interaction

2. Teaching Learning Methodology

3. Teacher Student Assessment

4. Classroom learning environment.

 

Percentages mentioned are the percentages of teachers demonstrating the positive practices.

 

 

 

 

Comparison of Four Domains : I, II and III Round of SBS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indicator Categories

I-Round

II-Round

III-Round

Teacher-Student interaction

0.39

0.57

0.74

Teaching-Learning methodology

0.31

0.45

0.61

Assessment

0.36

0.51

0.63

Physical Classroom Environment

0.43

0.48

0.66

Overall

0.37

0.5

0.66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.Teacher-Student Interaction:

 

 

 

 

TSI-1

TSI-2

TSI-3

TSI-4

TSI-5

TSI-6

TSI-7

TSI-8

TSI-9

TSI-10

When the teacher speaks to individual students, she addresses them by name.

Walked around the classroom to check individual students' work.

Showed patience and empathy when addressing students

Did not use abusive or insulting language, tone or behavior.

Established and maintained eye contact with the class.

Students were interested.

Responded to all child-initiated questions

Maintained order by ensuring the students were engaged in their task

Behavioral expectations were clear

Asked the teacher or their peers for clarification about the task rather than becoming disengaged.

 

All the indicators are showing significant increase in the second and third round except TSI-7.

 

2.Teaching-Learning Methodology:

 

 

TLM-1

TLM-2

TLM-3

TLM-4

TLM-5

TLM-6

TLM-7

TLM-8

TLM-9

TLM-10

TLM-11

TLM-12

TLM-13

Focused on student understanding

Presented content which is factually correct in all respects

Gave instructions in simple steps (can include routine instructions such as open your books, go to

page number ___ OR specific task-related instructions)

Used visual aids or manipulative (blackboard, charts, flash cards, other displays) to reinforce the

concept.

Teacher gave opportunities for students to periodically clear their doubts.

The teacher enhances student understanding by connecting the lesson to the children's

environment, experiences and/or previous knowledge

Teacher built in time for students to discuss concepts and processes. (student feedback)

Ensured students interact with each other to accomplish the task

Presented a relaxed stance after questions were asked and gave wait time for students to

respond.

Completed the lesson within the given time, bringing to a logical conclusion

Asked relevant content related questions

After instructions were provided, students behaved in a way that showed that they listened to

and understood the instructions

Answered teacher’s questions correctly

 

All the indicators showing significant increase except TLM12.

 

 

 

 

3.Teacher Student Assessment:

 

 

TSA-1

TSA-2

TSA-3

TSA-4

TSA-5

TSA-6

Accepted all student responses including the ‘wrong ones’ with encouraging feedback

Used in-class questioning or homework assignments as strategies to improve student

understanding and not merely as a means to get students to repeat facts.

Addressed questions to individual students as well as the group at large

Revised or recapitulated, highlighting the main points of the lesson

Were comfortable in responding to the teacher’s assessments

Responses were appropriate to the question that the teacher posed.

All the indicators except A6 and A5 are showing significant increase, and A5 remains the same over the two rounds .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Physical Classroom Environment:

 

 

 

PCE-1

PCE-2

PCE-3

PCE-4

PCE-5

PCE-6

Writing on the board was clear and visible to all students

Teacher used board in an organized fashion

Sequence and plan of the lesson is visible from the board work

Teacher used Board interactively (collating students responses as well as invites students to write

on board)

Student work is displayed

Classroom space is set up to facilitate individual, pair and group activities.

 

All the indicators are showing significant increase in the III round. PCE6 remains almost same in last two rounds.

 

V. Conclusion:

As indicated, the observations are based on the data gathered from the I, II and III round of SBS. From the data gathered we can observe the significant improvement in the areas mentioned above.

Jan 22, 2013

Project Status Report

Enabling Government Teachers in Yadagiri District of Karnataka State (INDIA)

 

TTF implemented Sustained Teacher Development Programme for 100 rural govt school teachers in Shahapura Taluka of Yadagiri District with the support of Global Giving. The project aims to benefit 40,000 students studying in the government schools. We conducted the programme in seven clusters namely Hattigudur, B,Gudi, Halagera, Wadagera,Naikal, Halisagar and Dharnalli.

 

Shahapur is one of the educational block under Yadagiri Educational district. We implemented “Darpana” programme which includes 5 days of training and two rounds of school based support. We have completed 5 modules namely 'Learning in Groups', 'Learning Spectrum', Tool for Teaching', Measuring Learning', Multiple Intelligence' and ' Designing Learning'. We shared different group strategies with teachers and facilitated collaborative learning in their classrooms. The participants were given hands-on experience on techniques like think-pair-share, snow balling, envoying, jigsaw, fish bowl and carousel. In the 'Learning Spectrum' module, we covered a range of activities that can make classroom environment more lively and vibrant. We have given inputs on how to use the black board , bulletin board, and newspapers effectively to improve learning. Simple ideas that work brilliantly. Learning outside classroom was also a part of this module. In the ' Tools for Teaching module, we covered different learning strategies like example-non example, 20 questions etc. In the 'Measuring Learning' Module, we covered different assessment techniques for student learning. In the 'Multiple Intelligence' and 'Designing Learning' module , students multiple intelligence in classroom process and how do we cater to different intelligence is dealt . Preparing effective lesson plan is another area that was dealt in the training programme.

 

Government Official of Shahapur deputed 112 teachers for the programme, out of which 100 teachers have attended all 5 days of 'Darpana' Programme. Some of them didn't attend the programme because of transfer, deputation, promotion etc.. Government Officials were very co operative and attended few sessions to understand the content of the module. They even discussed with our facilitators about their doubts and clarified it. Overall, the programme went off well with the support of the concerned officials – which is a crucial aspect in these regions.

Most of the teachers were eager to learn new ideas, strategies which we use in training situation. They were enthusiastic and reflective on all the days. Teachers have expressed happiness over the method of training and facilitation. They felt that the content was relevant and useful.

 

Batch wise Teachers Participation:

SL. No

Module

Batch

Date

Participants

1

Learning in Group

Batch Ist

23/02/12

35 out of 40

2

Learning Spectrum

Batch Ist

24/02/12

35 out of 40

3

Learning in Group

Batch IInd

29/02/12

40 out of 40

4

Learning Spectrum

Batch IInd

03/01/12

40 out of 40

6

Learning in Group

Batch IIIrd

08/03/12

37 out of 40

7

Learning Spectrum

Batch IIIrd

08/04/12

37 out of 40

8

Tools For Teaching

Batch Ist

10/03/12

23 out of 40

9

Measuring Learning

Batch Ist

10/04/12

23 out of 40

10

Designing Learning& Multiple Intelligence

Batch Ist

10/05/12

23 out of 40

11

Tools For Teaching

Batch IInd

10/03/12

35 out of 40

12

Measuring Learning

Batch IInd

10/04/12

34 out of 40

13

Designing Learning& Multiple Intelligence

Batch IInd

10/05/12

34 out of 40

14

Tools For Teaching

Batch IIIrd

11/05/12

44 out of 45

15

Measuring Learning

Batch IIIrd

11/06/12

41 out of 45

16

Designing Learning& Multiple Intelligence

Batch IIIrd

11/08/12

45 out of 45



Teachers Feedback about the Programme:

I learnt from this workshop, how to prepare lesson plan based on objectives of the lesson”

Mamatha D.L. GHPS Naikal

After the TTF workshop I can now manage the classroom process effectively.”

Veeresh GHPS Wadagera

I liked the content of the module and facilitator's delivery of modules “

Jyothi G.V. GHPS Kongadi

I am able to deliver lessons effectively at the time of school based support”

Naveenakumari GHPS Ambedkar Nagar, Wadigera.



School Based Support (SBS):

Before the commencement of the actual training, TTF administered “Classroom Observation Checklist”, a tool developed in-house to assess the teaching-learning process, for a sample of 15% teachers to identify the need areas and to track the changes in their performance. An evaluation report will be shared with you as soon as possible.

And we have completed 1st round and 2nd round of school based support for all participating teachers of our programme. TTF facilitators observe the class and provide constructive feedback to teachers. We discuss about the lesson – what went well, what areas need to improve and plan of action for the next class. We notice that many teachers incorporate the learnings from the workshop into their classrooms.

Teachers who have participated in all the training sessions will be provided Certificate of Completion. The graduation ceremony for these teachers will be held in the month of February.

Very soon we will share the evaluation report of this project.



Conclusion:

We developed good rapport with department education for smooth functioning of the programme. Education department officials also gave feedback about the programme, and expressed that our teachers were very happy about the programme content and liked TTF facilitation.

We wish to continue the programme with more teachers during 2013-14. It has been a great experience to work with Government teachers. Though they have undergone lot of training from the department – they appreciated our methodology and approach.

We wish to thank GlobalGiving for providing us a great platform for all our donors for making generous contributions for an educational cause.



Dec 16, 2013

Improve School Learning for 40,000 children



The Teacher Foundation plan to train 50 teachers under the programme 'Darpana'. It includes 5-days of workshop and two rounds of School Based Support. We gained permission for the programme from Commissioner of Public Instruction, Gulbarga - to start programme in Yadagiri region Shahapur block.

We oriented District officials and concerned block officials about the programme and collected teachers profile from three clusters namely Sagar, Shirival and Shahapur South. We had 60 teachers from 30 schools from this region for the programme. We divided the teachers into two batches of 30 teachers each. Training schedule for the teachers was drawn in consultation with Block Education Officer Mr. Rayappareddy and Block Resource Coordinator Mr.Shashidhar and distributed orders to teachers through the concerned Cluster Resource Persons.

We completed 2days of training for 2batches covering modules - 'Learning in Groups' and' Learning Spectrum' in the month of July 2013. Totally 59 teachers attended the training out of 60.

We completed the remaining 3 days of training for the first batch of teachers in September 2013 and covered modules - 'Tools For Teaching', Measuring Leaning', Multiple Intelligence' and 'Deigning Learning'. We also completed first round of School Based Support for teachers who participated in the initial two days of training. Training modules focused on different teaching techniques like, example-non example, Chunk and chew, 20 questions, open ended and close ended questions, active reading, blooms taxonomy, different assessment and evaluation methods, understanding of multiple intelligence, and how to make effective lesson plan. Teachers participated actively and were involved in all the activities.

 

We have completed 5 days of training for 1st batch and 2days of training for 2nd batch and first round of School Based Support for the teachers of Shahapur Taluk.

 

 

School Based Support (Classroom Observation and Feedback process):

As per plan we commenced first round of School Based Support after the completion of 'Learning in Groups' and 'Learning Spectrum' workshops. We covered 56 teachers during the first round. Remaining 3 teachers were not observed as they were transferred to other regions (Actual workshop attendance was 59 teachers in two batches). When the TTF facilitator visited the school for observation, initially, teachers were hesitant to give lesson/s in the presence of TTF facilitators. Some of them kept the facilitators waiting and they were preparing the students for the class before actually giving the class in the presence of TTF facilitators. While some teachers gave a repeated lessons - which was quite evident by responses from children. HMs of most schools were very eager for us to observe their teachers class and provided the facilitators with relevant information. Some of the teachers were very harsh in their tone, continuously lectured the students, students were not allowed to speak – even if they speak they were threatened not to speak.

 

Some of the teachers provided excellent class with total involvement of students. They used group techniques like pair work, envoy, fish bowl, carousel, effectively uses Block Board and Out door learning’s and also used variety of locally available TLMs to facilitates better learning among students.

     

Purpose of the School Based Support is to help teachers to reflect on their class and make them effective teaching in their daily practice. In this process TTF facilitators go to school, observe their 40 minutes classes and sit with them separately and give feedback - area they need to improve and what needs to be focussed in future.

     

In this process we “Classroom Observation Checklist” , a tool developed by TTF to assess the teaching-learning process, and identify the need areas and to track the changes in their performance. An evaluation report will be shared with you at the end of the project.

 

Some of the teachers were share their views about School Based Support:

 

Initially I feared about classroom observations, but now I am quite comfortable with this process and purpose. This will help me to reflect the way I am teaching”

 

Smt. Rekhabai. GHPS Halepeth, Shahapur.

 

 

This activity makes me to overcome the fear about classroom observations”

 

Shri. Ramesh. GHPS Ashray Colony, Shahapur

 

Facilitators feedback session will help us to think more ideas, more activities and do better classroom teaching”

Shri. Namdev. GHPS Kanyakoloor Agasi, Shahapur

 

We need to do remaining three days of training for 2nd batch and last round of School Based Support for all teachers. We will organize these activities in the month of December-13.

 

Appreciate the support by the donors and the Global Giving for the platform. We will update you about the progress of the programme.

Sep 20, 2012

Project Update - Aug 2012

Programme Report from The Teacher Foundation

The Teacher Foundation is implementing the Sustained Teacher Development Programme for 100 rural Government school teachers in Yadagiri region with support from Global Giving. Yadagiri is one of the backward district of North East Karnataka. The project aim is benefit 40,000 students studying in the Government schools.

We commenced the programme “Darpana” in Shahapur block of Yadagiri district. The programme includes 5 days of training and two rounds of School Based Support. Under this programme we have completed 2 modules namely “Learning in Groups” and “Learning Spectrum” for 100 teachers who are attending in three batches. However, the attendance to these workshops were good and totally 112 teachers attended. In 'Learning in Groups' , we shared different group strategies with teachers to facilitate collaborative learning in their classrooms. The participants were given hands-on experience on techniques like think-pair-share, snow balling, envying, jigsaw, fish bowl, carousel. In the 'Learning Spectrum' module, we covered a range of activities that can make classroom environment more lively and vibrant. We have given inputs on how to use the blackboard, bulletin board and newspapers effectively to improve learning. Simple ideas that work brilliantly! Learning outside classroom was also a part of this module.

Most of the teachers were eager to learn new ideas, strategies from the training sessions. They were enthusiastic and reflective on all the days. Teachers have expressed happiness over the method of training and facilitation. They felt that the content was relevant and useful to their classroom situation.



SL. No

Module

Batch

Date

Participants

1

Learning in Group

Batch I

23/02/12

35 out of 40

2

Learning Spectrum

Batch I

24/02/12

35 out of 40

3

Learning in Group

Batch II

29/02/12

40 out of 40

4

Learning Spectrum

Batch II

01/03/12

40 out of 40

5

Learning in Group

Batch III

03/08/12

37 out of 40

6

Learning Spectrum

Batch III

04/08/12

37 out of 40

 

Teachers Feedback:

 

This training make teachers different, I am inspired a lot with TTF facilitation”

 

Shri, Laxman L

Teacher, GHPS Peth Shahapur

 

" I got lots of ideas on classroom management, And also learnt how to use daily news papers in our classroom process"

Bangaremma

Teacher. GHPS Filterbed, Shahapur

 

"I learnt about various group techniques and facilitation. Liked facilitators' facilitation skills, communication and content knowledge"

Ku. Vanishree

Teacher, GHPS Dornalli

 

"Our teachers are experiencing hand on activity and is very useful for classroom management"

Sri. Shashidhar

Block Resource Coordinator, Shahapur

School Based Support (SBS)

Before the commencement of the actual training, TTF administered “Classroom Observation Checklist”, a tool developed in-house to assess the teaching-learning process, for a sample of 15% teachers to identify the need areas and to track the changes in their performance. An evaluation report will be shared with you at the end of the project.

We have completed the first round of school based support for 89 teachers including sample of 15% teachers. TTF facilitators observe each teacher in her/his classroom followed by a discussion about the lesson. We get teachers to reflect on their classroom practices and discuss aspects of the classroom that was effective / that was not so effective and plan of action for the next class.



Changes Noticed

During this round of observation, we did notice lots of changes in their classroom teaching. Some of the observations include – use of group techniques like think-pair-share, fish bowl, carousel activities, out door learning, use of black board effectively. Some teachers demonstrated better communication skills with students and were addressing students by their names.

Next three days of workshops namely - Tools for Teaching, Measuring Learning, Deigning Learning and Multiple Intelligence are schedule d on Oct 3rd , 4th and 5th for two batches followed by classroom observations(SBS) in the month of Nov 2012 after teachers come back from Dasara (October) vacation.

TTF has developed good rapport with department officials. Education Department officials provide feedback about the programme – and also shared that their teachers were very happy about programme, its methodology and facilitators' facilitation skills.

If you have any suggestions/queries, please feel free to write to us.

Jun 11, 2012

Improving learning for 40,000 children Update

Teachers absorbed in a training session
Teachers absorbed in a training session

TTF enabling teachers!

The Teacher Foundation (TTF) is conducting sustained teacher development training for 100 teachers in  Yadgiri, a backward district of Karnataka. The aim is to benefit  thousands of children studying in the Government schools.   This year we are expanding our programme in the North Karnataka region.  In addition to these 100 teachers under Global Giving, TTF will train 100 teachers in Yadgiri and another 250 teachers in Haveri with support from Maitree Foundation and Deshpande Foundation. Combined, these projects have the ability to potentially impact 140,000 children over the next ten years!

 

Training has begun in the Yadgiri region. We have completed 2 modules namely "Learning in Groups" and "Learning Spectrum"  for two batches, covering 75 primary school teachers. Training for the remaining 35  teachers will commence in June in Yadgiri block. In 'Learning in Groups' , we shared different group strategies  with teachers to facilitate collaborative learning in their classrooms. The participants were given  hands-on experience on techniques  like think-pair-share, snow balling, envoying, jigsaw, fish bowl, carousel. In the  'Learning Spectrum'  module, we covered  a range of activities that can make classroom environment more lively and vibrant. We have  given inputs on how to use the black board, bulletin board, and newspapers effectively to improve learning. Simple ideas that work brilliantly!Learning outside classroom was also a part of this module.

Most of our participants are eager to learn new ideas or strategies. They were enthusiastic and reflective on all the days. Teachers have expressed happiness over the method of training and facilitation. They felt that the content was relevant and useful.

Few  sample feedback given by teachers on our programme:

Really it was a different training - I experienced it and learned a lot, I will implement all group techniques and bulletin board activities in my classroom teaching

                        - Mr. Mallikarjun R.H,Teacher, Govt. Lower Primary School, Ingalgi.

 

“I got great ideas to do effective teaching. And I came to know about how to use newspapers in  classrooms

                             - Ms.Roopa. R,Teacher, Govt.Higher Primary School, Mumutagi

 

“I  liked the content of these workshops. I also appreciate the  knowledge and communication skills of the facilitators.

                               - Mr. Chadray,Teacher, Govt.Higher Primary School, Gaddesugur

School Based Support (SBS)

Before the commencement of the actual  training, TTF   administered “Classroom Observation Checklist, a tool developed in-house to assess the teaching-learning process, for a sample of 15% teachers to identify the need areas and to track the changes in their performance. An evaluation report will be shared with you at the end.

Remaining workshops and classroom observations(SBS) will be held  in the month of June 2012 after teachers come back from summer vacation.  

The officials from the department of Education, Government of Karnataka who were present during our sessions, have  praised our effort and assured their fullest co-operation to carry forward this programme.

We thank Global Giving  for the platform and  all our donors for making  generous contributions for an educational cause. If you have any suggestions/queries, please feel free to write to us.

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