The Teacher Foundation met Shri Abdul Rab - Commissioner of Public Instruction, Gulbarga for gaining programme permission and discussed with him about TTFs plan for 2013-2014. He instructed Deputy Director of Public Instruction - Mr. Ramanjaneya to provide necessary support for the implementation of the programme. TTF oriented Mr. Ramanjeneya, Deputy Director of Public Instruction and Mr. Shanthagouda, Deputy Project Coordinator, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan of Yadgiri district in Karnataka and oriented them about our project.
We collected teachers profile from three clusters namely Sagar, Shirival and Shahapur South of Shahapur taluk of Yadgiri District. We identified 60 teachers from 30 schools for the programme who were divided into two batches of 30 teachers each. Out of the 5 days of training, we have completed 2 days namely “Learning in Groups” and “Learning Spectrum” in addition to the Needs Analysis conducted before the commencement of the programme. Details are provided below:
Learning In Groups
29 out of 30
30 out of 30
Totally, 59 teachers attended the 2-day training. As part of the training, 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 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 the teachers were eager to learn new ideas and strategies used in the training situation. They were enthusiastic and reflective, they were impressed with the training method and facilitation. They expressed that the content covered was relevant and useful.
School Based Support(SBS):
Before the commencement of the training, we conducted need analysis for a sample size of 10% teachers. During this process we administered “Classroom Observation Checklist”, a tool developed in-house to assess the teaching-learning process and identify the need areas and track changes in their performance. An evaluation report will be shared at the end of the project.
We have plan to schedule the first round of School Based Support in the month of August. Remaining three days of training – namely Tools For Teaching, Measuring Learning, Mindful Learning and Designing Learning will be organized in the month of September.
Few feedback received from teachers:
“ I learn't how to incorporate group techniques in my classroom and how to involve students in the teaching-learning process”
Smt.Sugamma.Teacher, GHPS Mamadapur
“ I learnt how to evaluate student learning through group techniques”
Shri. Sankappa.Teacher, GHPS(Boys)Sagar
“ I learn't effective blackboard writing”
“ Outdoor learning makes learning relevant and students find it easy to connect with their lessons”
Smt.Veenashree.Teacher, GHPS Rastapur
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