Improve school learning for 40,000 children!

 
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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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Prakash Nedungadi

Bangalore, Karnataka India

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