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CBSE ONLINE TRAINING: Managing Change (COE Bhopal)

" Be the change you wish to see in the world."   -Mahatma Gandhi

An online session on Managing change was organized by CBSE on 28th May 2021. The resource person for the session was Mr. Ramesh Kumar Chandel. Teachers from all over the country attended this webinar and Mrs. Shuchi Kaushik from Arwachin International school got this opportunity to attend the webinar.

The resource person highlighted main objectives of managing change. He gave an exercise - Accept and Change. He told to make a list of what will you accept and what will you change on our personal level and organizational level. He also discussed the reasons why people resist changes like: unclear objectives, inappropriate communication, less involvement in the process, bad past history of change etc. We wereencouraged  to accept new changes as a challenge. He discussed the ADKAR model (Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement) of change. He emphasized that the effective management of change involves an integrated approach in these three arenas- Altering mindset, harnessing motivation, shaping behaviour.  

 The training session concluded with an assessment done by the teachers. It was not only a very informative session but also a good learning opportunity for everybody. Overall, it was a great experience for all the teachers.

 

Written by: Mrs. Shuchi Kaushik

 

    PANEL DISCUSSION ON MENTAL HEALTH


    An online webinar on the theme “Rearranging and Reimagining Selves" addressing the mental health concern of students, parents and teachers in this pandemic was organized by Pearson India on May 28, 2021. The speakers in the panel were renowned psychologist  Dr. Geetanjali Kumar, Dr. Om Sai Ramesh, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry,Lady Hardinge Medical College,New Delhi and  Mrs.Swapna Nair, Principal, Arwachin International School on May 28, 2021. The audience included teachers, students and parents from all over India and abroad.

    Dr. Geetanjali Kumar shared her views about being empathetic towards students and the parents. Furthermore, she also emphasized upon the importance of parents and teachers in the holistic development of their children. In addition to this, she also mentioned the activities where parents can involve their wards in order to develop the helping and caring attitude hence developing empathy towards each other.
     
    Dr. Om Sai Ramesh explained about behavioral addiction which involved identifying problematic behavior. Furthermore, he emphasized on how parents could appreciate children for their work to promote positive behavior. “Empathy is the key of present scenario” said Dr. Om Sai Ramesh.

    The discussion proved very helpful for parents, teachers and students as most of their queries were answered which generated hope and positivity in them.


    Mrs. Bharti Pokhriyal

      CBSE ONLINE TRAINING

      UNDERSTANDING MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

      “EVERBODY ISA GENIUS.BUT IF YOU JUDGE A FISH BYITS ABILITY TO CLIMB A TREE, IT WILL LIVE ITS WHOLE LIFE BELIEVING THATIT IS STUPID.”    By Albert Einstein

      An online training conducted by CBSE on the topic ‘Understanding Multiple Intelligence’ on May 29,2021, was attended by Ms. Jyoti Yadav,Ms.Priya Pathak,Ms.Bhawna Verma and Ms.Deepali Dhingra.The resource person for the session was Ms.Vasanthi Thiagarajan

      The main objective of the workshop was to explain the types of intelligences which were mentioned in Multiple Intelligence theory created by Dr. Howard Gardner in 1983.To broaden his notion of intelligence –Gardner introduced 9 types of intelligences.

      The 9 types of intelligences are:

      1.Verbal/Linguistic –related to words and language

      2.Logical/Mathematical-reasoned, precise,accurate

      3.Bodily/Kinesthetic-Hearing,seeing,smelling,feeling

      4.Visual/Spatial-Mental Images,seeing,sight

      5.Musical/Rhythmic –sound arranged in patterns,tone,poetry

      6.Interpersonal-related to relationships with other people

      7.Intrapersonal- Within self

      8.Naturalistic- related to nature and the environment

      9.Existential- understands spirituality and spiritual leaders

      The Session was concluded with an assessment done by the teachers. Altogether it was an informative session.

      Ms. J yoti  Yadav

       

        CBSE ONLINE TRAINING

        LIFE SKILLS

        "It is possible to fly without a motor but not without knowledge and skill"

         An online training on the topic "Life Skills "was organised by CBSE on 27th May 2021. The resource person was Mrs. Veena Mishra, principal ,NVPS , I.P. Extension , Delhi. Mrs. Rachna Kaur of our school got the oppurtunity to attend the session.

         Mrs.Mishra began the session with a short story to explain the importance of different skills in the life of a person. Life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable humans to deal effectively with demands and challenges of life. Further, through different stories, she explained the 10 core of life skill strategies and techniques listed by UNESCO and WHO:

        ? Problem solving

         ? Critical thinking ? Effective communication skills

        ? Decision making ? Creative Thinking

        ? Critical thinking ? Interpersonal relationship skills ?Self awareness building skills

        ? Empathy

        ? Coping with stress and emotion.

        The stories  narrated by the speaker during the session were very inspiring and motivational .It was a great session that emphasized on the need of skills in one's life.

        Rachna Kaur

          Art Integration in English

          A webinar on ‘Art Integration in English’ was attended by Priya Grover on 29th May, 2021. The trainer was Mrs. RuchiSengar.

          MsSengar shared that art is a tool which connects us to the real world. Art makes the learning joyful, helps the learners to visualize, shifts from rote learning, develops multidisciplinary skills and art based enquiry and inculcates respect for culture and heritage.

          She insisted on not to lose sight of the objective of integrating art. It should be used as a medium of the learning process. She cited various examples of inclusion of songs, dances, movies, painting, sculpture, photography, calligraphy, theatre, cartoons, poster making, slogan writing, advertisement etc in the course of teaching.

          It was a very informative session.

           

          Priya Grover

            Workshop on Pre- school  Teaching Methodology

            An online session on ‘Pre-school Teaching  Methodology’ was organized by CBSE COE Delhi East on  28TH May 2021.The resource person for the day was Dr.Priyanka Mehta.

            The main objective of this workshop was  to understand that the main focus of pre-school teaching is to keep child’s interest in mind .The  resource person emphasized that each child is an individual so he/she learns in different ways and at different rates, so we need to keep everyone’s need in mind while planning a lesson for the class.

            Some points suggested for child friendly environment:-

            • One to one interaction
            • Involving parents along with the child
            • Some games such as Simon says
            • Circle time/rhymes,storyetc

            She also suggested different methods of teaching such as:-

            • Play-way Method
            • Reggio Emilia Method
            • Waldorf Method
            • Bank Street Method

            Towards the end it was suggested the curriculum should be theme based,activitybased,play based, project and enquiry based .Overall it was an interesting session  that depicted  importance of connection between teacher and child and giving importance to each and every child.

            Neelam Chaunal

             

             

             

             

              Importance of Gratitude

              ‘Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.’

              An online session on the topic- ‘Importance of Gratitude’organized by CBSE on May 28, 2021, was attended by Mrs. Poonam Verma from Arwachin International School. The resource person was Mrs Sanjaya Walia. Teachers from all over the country attended this teacher training.

              The spokesperson discussed the following points during the session-

              1. Benefits of showing gratitude
              2. Cooperative behaviour with colleagues
              3. Acknowledging and appreciating the hard work done by others
              4. Importance of teamwork
              5. Advantages of assigning task to each one according to their abilities
              6. Various ways to show gratitude to ourfriends, parents and teachers

              At the end, the spokesperson highlighted the necessity of creating a positive work environment to achieve higher levels of collective performance. The training session concluded with an assessment which was taken up by the teachers. The session was not onlyinformativebut also a good learning opportunity for everybody.

              Submitted by    Poonam Verma

              Checked by      Rumela Roy

                Online Training for Teachers

                on Cyber Security  and Ethics.

                Centre of excellence, CBSE organised an online training session for teachers on Cyber security & ethics  on 28 May 2021 which was attended by Mrs. Sunita Suri & Ms Poonam Batra

                The session focussed on cyber bullying – threat to every corner of the online world . It explained the do’s &don'ts of the cyber world. In addition , it also explained netiquette like how to make a strong password and safety measures to be taken while using internet. The session also emphasised  on Two Step Verification process to keep the data secure.

                The session discussed the importance of social  network in today’s  world and the risks and challenges  involved with using such platforms  and the ways by which we can keep ourselves protected while using internet.

                Sunita Suri

                  CBSE TRAINING ON PRACTISING BLENDED LEARNING

                  CBSE COE DELHI EAST organised a teacher training session on May 28, 2021. It was conducted by Mrs. Arti Chopra, Principal, DPS Gurugram on the topic 'Practising Blended Learning'. It was attended by Mrs.Annapoorna Siddhartha from AIS along with teachers from CBSE schools all over the country and abroad.

                  The learning objectives of the session were to understand how to provide a flexible, challenging and responsive learning environment; to use technology to both assure and enhance quality in learning and teaching; to support students and teachers to adapt and adopt new enabling technologies; to further develop blended and distance learning programme and to learn new tools to integrate technology in teaching pedagogy.

                  The Resource Person highlighted the benefits of blended learning and several Blended Learning Tools such as educational games, digital badges, formative assessment tools, simulations, social media pages, etc. were discussed followed by a Q/A session which generated a lot of enthusiasm and interest in the participants.

                  Overall the session was quite informative and interesting.

                    Understanding Multiple Intelligence

                    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.  (Albert Einstein)”

                    An online teacher training conducted by CBSE on the topic- ‘Understanding Multiple Intelligence’ on May 26, 2021, was attended by Mrs. Rumela Roy, Ms. Natasha Sharma, Mrs. NehaSachdeva, Mrs.UshaChauhan, Mrs.PriyaMehrotra and Mrs. Bharti Pokhriyal. The resource person was Ms. GunjanTomar.

                    The following points were highlighted during the session-

                    1. Each learner in a classroom belongs to one or more categories of eight types of Multiple Intelligence profound by Howard Gardner in his book-Frames of Mind.
                    2. Teachers must assess their student’s learning process in a way that provides a correct overview of their strong and weak areas.
                    3. Instructional activities should appeal to different forms of intelligence.
                    4. Teachers should promote self-motivation in students because learning is based on innate talents.

                    Besides these highlighted points, various activities for each type of learner were discussed by the resource person and the participants. The session was concluded with an introduction of the concept‘Global Thinking Routines’ that foster understanding and appreciation of today’s complex globalised world.

                    Altogether, it was a very informative session.

                    Mrs. Rumela Roy

                     

                      OBITUARY

                      Arwachin International  School mourns the sad and untimely demise of a beloved teacher, Mrs.Seema Jain (Department of French). She breathed her last on May 28,2021.

                      A heartfelt obituary from AIS family for dear Mrs. Seema Jain.

                      We wish a lot of strength to the grieving family, her students who reciprocated her love unconditionally, her colleagues who just adored her and all those who knew her innate goodness.

                      She will forever remain in our hearts and memories.

                      May her soul rest in eternal peace!

                        CBSE ONLINE TRAINING

                        Bloom’s Taxonomy and its Application

                        An online session on Bloom's Taxonomy and its Application  was organized by CBSE on 27th May 2021. The resource person for the session was Ms. RuchiSengar. Teachers from all over the country attended this webinar and Ms. Poonam Batra from Arwachin International school got this opportunity to attend the webinar.

                        The resource person highlighted the three domains of intelligence i.e. Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor.  She also highlighted the difference between the Bloom's Taxonomy 1956 and the revised Bloom's Taxonomy.  Thereafter, she discussed the six cognitive levels with complexity growing from basic level to the highest level.

                        The training session concluded with an assessment done by the teachers. It was not only a very informative session but also a good learning opportunity for everybody.

                        Poonam Batra

                          CBSE TEACHER TRAINING

                          Content and Time Management…………….

                                                                                                 (the need of the hour)

                          Effective teaching leads to effective learning and helps in preventing failure, boredom, frustration and confusion in a classroom. Teaching not only includes the deep knowledge of the topic but also how effectively within the given time, the maximum is achieved.

                           An online workshop was organised by CBSE on the topic: Content and Time Management on 23 May,2021. Our English teacher, Mrs. Shivani Sharma, got the opportunity to attend the webinar.

                          The resource person, Ms. Dinisha Bhardwaj Singh talked about how identifying different learners using VARK model helps teachers obtain the desired learning objectives. Teachers must manage their time effectively so that right time is allocated to the right activity.

                          The session was concluded with a very interesting MCQ test. The session was highly interactive. Overall it was an enriching experience.

                          Mrs. Shivani Sharma

                           

                           

                           

                                                                            Understanding Multiple Intelligence

                            Each student has unique intelligences and different ways to learn. In other words, not every person learns best from a single teaching approach. This was discussed in a webinar- ‘Understanding multiple intelligence’ conducted by Swarup Dutta (COE Pune) on 27th May 21.

                            Giving students the chance to discover and develop their different intelligences can have a series of benefits for our students, from fostering new talents to becoming more involved and active learners; developing their capacity to recognize, and almost more importantly value their individual strengths; or guiding them into becoming confident, successful and accomplished adults in their field of choice.

                            Shruti Mishra

                             

                               

                              Online Training for Teachers

                              on Child Psychology- understanding developmental stages

                              Centre of excellence, CBSE organised an online traing session for teachers on child psychology on 27 May 2021 . The resource person for the session was Dr George Kolanchery ,Dean Purdue University US.

                              The session focussed on understanding  child’sskill  developmental stages like motor skills and cognitive skills, which would help the teachers to understand a child and build rapport with him.  This will facilitate the teaching learning process. Different symptoms of anxiety  were  also explained which would help to understand  the mental stage of the child.  The training also focused  on Psychoanalytic  and behaviour learning theory  by psychologists  like Sigmund Freud & Maslow.

                              Overall it was an informative session  especially  in presentsituation  where the mental health of the child is one of the major concern of parents and teachers.

                              Sunita Suri

                                CBSE TRAINING ON POST COVID 19 SCHOOLING

                                A training session on ‘Post Covid 19 Schooling’ was organised by the CBSE COE,DELHI EAST on May 27,2021. The session was conducted by Mr. Sandeep Shandilya, an eminent academician and was attended by teachers from the CBSE schools of India and abroad including Mrs. Annapoorna Siddhartha from AIS.

                                He spoke about the role of teachers in the post COVID-19 lockdown phase when they would have to be multi-faceted – they will need to become counsellors, friends, shoulders to cry on, rocks to lean on, sensitive caregivers, and teachers.

                                Teachers were advised not to rush through the syllabus, but to take time to help children cope with their trauma, refresh what they have learnt before the lockdown, and consciously create a loving and caring environment.

                                He emphasized that schools are also required to understand the importance of a gentle approach when children come back to school. Schools need to convert challenges into opportunities and capitalise on them by promoting the spirit of Young Covid Warriors initiative by CBSE which is no less than a national lesson which every true school would love to offer to its students.

                                The session was quite insightful for the teachers and will be fruitful when the schools reopen.

                                  WORKSHOP ON ‘SALIENT FEATURES OF NEP 2020

                                  On 26th May ’21, COE Ajmer conducted a workshop on ‘Salient features of National Education Policy 2020’. The resource person was Ms. Bhatia. It was attended by our teacher Mrs. Mansipriya.

                                  Starting with how NEP 2020 draft came into being, Ms. Bhatia talked about the vision of the policy which means to create Global citizens by providing high quality education with curriculum prepared according to the new National Curriculum Framework for School Education, NCFSE 2020-21. It focuses on roots of Indian ethos with sense of pride and respect for the country, alsoresponsible for human rights and sustainable development.

                                  She discussed about the key principles of NEP-2020 emphasising on conceptual understanding, critical thinking and creativity aligned to 21st century in classroom. The new pedagogical and curricular structure of school education (5+3+3+4): 3 years in Anganwadi/pre-school and 12 years in school was also discussed. This policy draws a shift from traditional assessments to competency based teaching, minimises rote-learning and promotes multilingual teaching. It will create positive mindfulness in learners through simple activities, art Integration and sports integration for the Holistic Development.

                                  Steps to bring children back to school and prevent dropping out were discussed.Other aspects of the policy like Internship opportunities, vocational courses, open and distance learning, equitable and inclusive education, teachers’ education and workshops was also highlighted.

                                  The workshop concluded with expectation from schools to bring changes in teaching aligning with the NEP 2020 and how it can beimplemented. It covered all aspects of NEP 2020 and was a fruitful experience to deeply understand the core of the policy.

                                  Mansipriya

                                   

                                    CBSE training on Child Psychology- Understanding Development Stages

                                    "Child Psychology concerned with the development of psychological processes in the child from the birth and before, through infancy and childhood to adolescence and maturity."

                                    CBSE Training Unit on 25th May' 2021 conducted a workshop on the topic "Child Psychology".  The resource person was Mrs Gurjeet Kaur ,PGT ,DAV Public School, Vasant Kunj ,Delhi. It was attended by Mrs Rachna Kaur of Arwachin International School.

                                    Mrs Gurjeet started the session by explaining the term "Child Psychology "- as child development in the study of psychological processes of children and, specifically, how these processes differ from those of adults , how they develop from birth to the end of adolescence and how and why they differ from one child to the next.  She further discussed the following topics with a few examples:

                                     * Physical development

                                    * Psycho-social development *Psycho -sexual development

                                    * Piaget's four stages of cognitive development *Behaviour development

                                    She also threw light on a few theories like - Attachment theory , Social learning theory and Social Cultural theory.

                                    The session was concluded with an assessment which focused on "Child Psychology- understanding development stages". It was a well organised and an excellent session which engaged all the participants and also provided a good quality of information on the topic.

                                    Mrs Rachna Kaur

                                      CBSE training

                                      Content Management in Classroom

                                      "Good content is not story telling . It's telling your story well "

                                      CBSE has been providing every teacher a perfect platform to enhance his or her skills by organising workshops or webinars from time to time. An online teaching training on the topic- Content Management in  Classroom was  conducted by Mrs. Swapna Nair,COE, Noida on May 17, 2021.  Teachers from all over the country attended this webinar and Mrs Rachna Kaur of Arwachin International School, got the opportunity to attend the webinar.

                                       Mrs Nair very beautifully explained the importance of content management in which she included the different components of classroom Management, physical arrangements in the classroom, understanding the level of understanding of the students and different methods to facilitate learning to different groups in a class. It was a wonderful experience and informative session for the teachers.

                                       

                                      RACHNA KAUR.

                                        WORKSHOP ON ANGER FREE SCHOOLS

                                        An online session on ‘Anger FreeSchools’ was organized by CBSE COE Delhi East on 25th May. The resource person for the day was MS. Nita Arora.

                                        The objective of this session was to make our schools anger free zone and to do so we need to become live examples for our children. All the teachers, parents and every member of the school need to learn how not to exhibit anger.

                                        Various ways were suggested for adults such as

                                        • walking
                                        • singing,
                                        •  listening to music,
                                        • cuddling a pet etc. to manage our stress and anger.

                                        The speaker very well explained some ways to makechildren  stress free and anger free such as sharing their feelings with their friends,teachers , parents and also by indulging in some activities such as meditation,painting or following some hobbies such as gardening etc.

                                        It was a great session that  emphasized on the need of  a stress free zone in everyone’s life.

                                        Session attended by:-

                                        Neelamchaunal

                                        (Preprimary teacher)

                                         

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                                                                                                                                       MANAGING CHANGE

                                          ‘If you change the way you look at the things you look at change’.
                                          An Online Teacher Training was conducted by CBSE, and
                                          the resource person was Mr. Reneesh Matthew on 22nd May 2021. The topic of the training was ‘Managing Change’. It was attended by Ms. Priya Pathak, Ms. Jyoti Yadav, Ms.Bhawana Verma & Ms. Deepali Dhingra of Arwachin International School.
                                          Mr. Matthew briefed about the

                                          ? objectives,
                                          ? why change is important,
                                          ? connection of mind & change,
                                          ? personal and positive approach to change,
                                          ? steps to successfully manage change. He discussed about the coping cycle (Coping is the conscious and unconscious efforts we put in to solve problems and reduce stress.) and emphasized upon its five stages denial, defence, discarding, adaptation and internalization.
                                          He described mind as a battlefield:
                                          ‘watch the thoughts, for they become words’,
                                          ‘watch the words, for they become action’,
                                          ‘watch the actions, for they become character’,
                                          ‘watch the character, for they become destiny’.

                                          At last, he encouraged everyone to be patient, change our thinking and words to bring positive change in our lives.
                                          At the end, an assessment was done. It carried some multiple-choice questions. It was indeed a very informative session and a good learning platform.

                                          By Ms. Pathak

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                                              Experiential learning in practice

                                              "Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience.                                      

                                                                                                                                                    David Kolb.

                                                   CBSE provides every teacher a perfect platform to enhance his / her skills by organising various workshops or webinars. A webinar covering the most important topic – experiential learning in practice, was conducted by the resource person Mrs. Padma Srinivasan, on May 23, 2021. Many teachers from all over the country attended this webinar and Mrs. Shuchi Kaushik from Arwachin International School got this opportunity to attend the webinar.

                                              The resource person started the webinar by explaining the meaning of experiential learning. She said that the teacher should only be a facilitator who ensures that the children are on right path. Teachers should create a situation where children will learn by experience. She explained Kolb's learning cycle (1984) of thinking, acting, experiencing and reflecting. She highlighted the different stages of Kolb's experiential learning-

                                              Stage-1. Concrete experience (doing/having experience)

                                              Stage-2. Reflect (reflective observation on the basis of past experience and conceptual understanding)

                                              Stage-3. Conceptualize (think abstract conceptualization)

                                               Stage -4. Active Experimentation (engaging directly in authentic situation/ trying out of experience)

                                              She also discussed components like joy for learning, activity-based learning, art integrated learning, collaborative learning etc.She shared some videos related to Science and also to Sportsto show how children can learn through activities. She also enlightened everyone with the pedagogy of experiential learning; what shouldn't be done during the activities and during this process. In the end, few MCQ questions based on the workshop were asked.

                                              Overall, it was a great experience for the teachers. It will definitely enhance their competencies of experiential learning and help them plan better, manage their classes and build a strong relationship with their students.

                                              Written by: Mrs Shuchi Kaushik

                                              Hindi Teacher.

                                                EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN PRACTICE

                                                Online CBSE Training

                                                An online CBSE training on ‘Experiential learning in practice’was held on 24th May, 2021.It was attended by Mrs. Leena Sharma and Ms. Akshima Sharma. Mr. Subrata Nagwas the resource person.

                                                 Mr. Nag explained the meaning and advantages of experiential learning and how we can implement it in classroom for every subject. It is an effective process of learning through previous experiences. He explained that when we engage students in hands-on experiences and reflection, they are able to connect knowledge gained in the classroom to the real world situations. Experiential learning can be inculcated in the pedagogy of every subject according to the need of every child.

                                                Various examples were cited by him to clear the concept more precisely. The session was informative and interactive.

                                                Akshima Sharma

                                                 

                                                  Experiential Learning in Practice

                                                  Experiential learning is an engaged learning process whereby students “learn by doing” and by reflecting on the experience. Experiential learning activities can include, but are not limited to, hands-on laboratory experiments, internships, practicums, field exercises, study abroad, undergraduate research and studio performances. Learning that is considered “experiential” which contains all the following elements:

                                                  • Reflection, critical analysis and synthesis.
                                                  • Opportunities for students to take initiative, make decisions, and be accountable for the results.
                                                  • Opportunities for students to engage intellectually, creatively, emotionally, socially, or physically.
                                                  • A designed learning experience that includes the possibility to learn from natural consequences, mistakes, and successes.

                                                  A webinar in this regard was conducted by Subrata Nag (COE East Delhi) on 24th May 21.

                                                  Shruti Mishra

                                                   

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                                                      CBSE WORKSHOP REPORT

                                                      ‘You can become a master of everything by doing and reflecting through Experiential Learning’

                                                      A well quoted statement became the highlight of the workshop conducted by CBSE Training Unit on 23rd May ’21, on the Topic-“Experiential Learning in practice”. The resource person was Ms. Padma Srinivasan, a master trainer of CBSE on Adolescence Education.It was attended by Mrs. Mansipriya of our School.

                                                      Ms Padma began the session by defining Experiential learning as an Inter-disciplinary learning which is an active engagement between the inner world of the person and the outer environment. She discussed Prof. Kolb’s learning cycle which means to first PLAN, DO, REVIEW, REFLECT and CONCLUDE. Further discussing Kolb’s learning styles, she said in experiential learning the teacherbecomes a facilitator, who helps learners balance between experiencing things and constructing knowledgeat their own pace. It leads to accelerated learning by hands on doing, giving arts and sports integrated assessment, story -telling based pedagogy among others. It is beyond traditional method of teaching which helps to think, experience, practice and sharing rather than content.

                                                      The session concluded with an assessment which focussed on Experiential learning as a pedagogy to bridge gap between theory and practice and tochange the mind-set, form individual opinion and develop skills to reason independently.

                                                      It was an engaging session, well planned and a good leaning opportunity.

                                                      Mansipriya

                                                        CBSE WORKSHOP

                                                        Role of Theatre & Drama in Classroom

                                                        Centre of Excellence, CBSE, Bengaluru organized an online training session for the teachers all over India on 21st May 2021 on ‘Role of Theatre & Drama in Classroom’ which was attended by Mrs. Prabhjyot Kaur of Arwachin International School. The resource person of the session was Mr. Sandeep Pai, Principal Surana Vidyalaya & an expert in Dramatics with an experience of 19 years in the field of Theatre and Drama.

                                                        The resource person commenced the session stating the reasons for including this topic in teachers’ training and said that theatre is the most effective way to handle a class as this teaching pedagogy focuses on three types of learners – Visual learners, Auditory learners & Kinesthetic learners. It is student centred learning and must be incorporated in the classroom teaching by the teachers of all subjects, be it language or any other major subject or even any additional subject like Computer Science. Mr Pai gave a brief explanation of what theatre or dramatic teaching is. He laid stress on the following four points in theatre & drama teaching:-

                                                        • A teacher becomes an actor.
                                                        • A teaching aid becomes an effective usage of props.
                                                        • Body language is important for both actor and teacher.
                                                        • Voice and its modulation is an art which a teacher can use effectively.

                                                        He then introduced the basic theatre techniques to the teachers with a variety of examples, activities and even games that can not only enhance students’ interest in learning but also their creativity. He made the teachers aware about the importance & benefits of ROLE PLAY.

                                                        The resource person was very energetic and lively keeping the learners engaged throughout the session by presenting his innovative ideas of including drama or theatre in different subjects. He himself used a number of props during the session and demonstrated the use of pitch, volume, tone, body language & voice modulation (the main elements used in drama) while training the teachers. It was really a very enriching, enlivening and fruitful session.

                                                         

                                                          Storytelling in Classroom 

                                                          Children have immense love for stories. Stories create magic and teach us about life. They broadenourmind,engage,provoke,inspireandultimately,connectus.Storytelling is a unique way for students to develop an understanding, respect and appreciation for other cultures, and can promote  positive attitude in people.

                                                          An online workshop was organised by CBSE on the topic: Storytelling in Classroom on 21st May, 2021. It was attended by Mrs. Leena Sharma. The resource person was Ms. Deepa Dogra.

                                                          Ms. Deepa Dogra shared that stories can be used to explain and illustrate abstract ideas or concepts in a way that makes them accessible and attainable. Remembering isolated and disconnected facts and concepts is more difficult than recalling this type of content in a story because the information is presented in a coherent and connected way.

                                                          She explained some performance techniques and skills for effective storytelling and emphasised on the relevance of content and the ability to transfer knowledge through them. The resource person also discussed the areas of assessment and evaluation at the end of the session.

                                                          The session was very informative and interesting for the participants.

                                                           

                                                          Mrs. Leena Sharma

                                                           

                                                            Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat

                                                            Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat virtual event organised bySOA ENVIS was a golden opportunity for the students of Arwachin International school to learn about the culture of India.This program allowed the students to share several ideas which would help in their holistic development. The students are grateful to the organisers, honourable principal Mrs.Nair , history teacher Mrs.Sen for providing them with such a jubilant opportunity. Everyone was very enthusiastic for this program.The students learned about the cultural diversity in India and that state boundaries are not barriers, there is unity in multeity. This helped them in recognising the importance of cultural diversity. The students of class 12-C , Mansvi, Mimansa, Aarnav and Priyal garg of 11-D participated in the event and submitted their piece of artwork. The participants and the SST department of the school also attended the virtual meet on 18thMay. All the panel members were very affluent speakers and enriched our knowledge about the history of Delhi and Sikkim. The presentation by fellow students Kezia and Raunak was very helpful and well informed.The students were happy to be a part of such an interactive session .Listening to the words spoken by Mrs. Meenakshi Shote was very heartening .Overall, this program was a valuable occasionto gain more knowledge about multiculturalism . At the end, the beautiful creativity displayed by the students in their work was also shown .

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                                                              CBSE WORKSHOP REPORT

                                                              An online teacher training was conducted by COE, AJMER and the resource person was Mrs. BhavishaHirani on May 15, 2021. The topic of webinar was Bloom’s Taxonomy and it’s Application. It was attended by MrsUsha Chauhan of Arwachin International School.

                                                              Mrs. Hirani, the resource person, talked about the classification system arranged in hierarchy and the categorization of intellectual skills important to learning. The session was a quick recap of the fact that Bloom’s Taxonomy was based on three important domains- the Cognitive domain, Affective domain and the Psychomotor domain and each needs to be mastered before progressing to the next.

                                                              She also discussed the 6 cognitive levels with complexity growing from basic level to highest level. Bloom’s revised taxonomy by Lorin Anderson was very informative. It showed that how with just a slight rearrangement, the taxonomy turned to be a reflection of a more active form of thinking – Noun to Verbs.

                                                              At the end, an assessment was done. It carried some multiple choice questions. It was a very informative session and a good learning opportunity.

                                                              Usha Chauhan

                                                                CBSE ONLINE TRAINING: CONSTRUCTIVISM

                                                                The concept of in-service teacher training is becoming increasingly popular as a means to enhance the teaching quality. The dynamics of education undergo a constant change and it is essential for the teachers to always remain updated about these changes. The in-service training programs provide an easy and convenient means for the educators to learn about the latest changes and trends in the education sector. In addition they also provide the latest information and news about the new challenges, methods and techniques of education, thus paving the way for their professional growth. Keeping all these under consideration CBSE COE organises online training programmes for teachers.

                                                                On 17th May 2021 Mrs. Sangita Sharma attended an online training programme organised by COE (East Delhi) on CONSTRUCTIVISM that was conducted by the resource person Mr. Anurodh Chitra . He highlighted the work of Jean Piaget and discussed the implication of constructivism in different subjects. Teachers discussed their experiences and concerns during the session.

                                                                It was a great session that surely will help the educators to become really good teachers by imbibing the habit of constant learning in them and by refreshing their knowledge and broaden their outlook to ensure a better delivery of learning outcomes. 

                                                                Mrs. Sangita Sharma

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                  Bloom Taxonomy and its application (CBSE COE Chandigarh)

                                                                  CBSE provides every teacher a perfect platform to enhance his / her skills by organising various workshops or webinars. A webinar covering the most important topic – Bloom’s Taxonomy and its application, was conducted by the resource person Mr. Sukhdev Abohar, Principal of SGJ DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Haripura Punjab on May 17, 2021. Teachers from all over the country attended this webinar and Mrs. Shuchi Kaushik from Arwachin International School got this opportunity to attend the webinar.

                                                                  The resource person highlighted the importance of Bloom’s Taxonomy and its applications in teaching. He enlightened everyone on how to make the class creative. He also discussed the weaknesses of our teaching pattern like poor questioning techniques, bookish and stereotypical approach , lack of conceptual clarity etc. He compared the Bloom’s Taxonomy of 1956 and 2001. He also discussed the revised version of it. He discussed about the blue print of question papers so that rote learning is not encouraged and children can be more creative .In the end, few MCQ questions based on the workshop were asked.

                                                                  Overall, it was a great experience for the teachers. They will definitely enhance their competencies to plan better to manage their class and build a strong relationship with the students.

                                                                  Written by: Mrs Shuchi Kaushik

                                                                  Hindi Teacher.

                                                                    BLOOM’S TAXONOMY AND ITS APPLICATIONCBSE online training

                                                                    CBSE has provided every teacher a perfect platform to improve his/her teaching skills through different trainings and workshops during this pandemic time. An online teacher training conducted by Mr. Sukhdev Singh ,COE of Chandigarh on the topic - Bloom's Taxonomy and its application on May 17,2021, was attended by Ms.Neha Sachdeva of Arwachin International School.

                                                                    The resource person started the session by discussing the foreword of NCERT book.He encouraged the practice of reading the preface of a book before teaching it as it gives us the insight about the book.He highlighted the three domains of intelligence - Cognitive ,Affective and Psychomotor .The spokesperson also highlighted the difference between the Bloom's taxonomy 1956 and Revised Bloom's taxonomy. Along with this, the actions words of Bloom's taxonomy were also discussed.

                                                                    A short assessment was given to all the teachers at the end of the session. It was a wonderful experience and an informative session for the teachers.

                                                                    Submitted by

                                                                    Ms .Neha Sachdeva

                                                                      Capacity Building Programme in Understanding Multiple Intelligence

                                                                                Mrs. Surya Laxmi attended the teacher trainingon “Understanding Multiple Intelligence”on 17th May 2021, conducted by CBSECoE (Chandigarh). The resource person was Ms. Anjali Razdan.

                                                                      The following points were discussed in the session:

                                                                      • What is intelligence?
                                                                      • Howard Gardner’s types of Multiple Intelligences
                                                                      • Nine types of MI (verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, visual-spatial, intrapersonal, interpersonal, naturalist and existential intelligence)
                                                                      • Identifying characteristics of each type of intelligence
                                                                      • How to apply MI in the classrooms with tools and techniques.
                                                                      • Ways to discover personal style of MI

                                                                      At the end, the resource person asked the participants to identify the type of intelligence based on the diffrent characteristics of the children in the given group.This was followed by a questionnaire on the whole session. Overall, it was a very informative and interactive session.

                                                                      Submitted by

                                                                      Surya Laxmi

                                                                       

                                                                        CBSE Training-17th May 2021-Blooms Taxonomy and its applications

                                                                        CBSE, Centre of Excellence, Chandigarh organized an online training on the topic -Blooms Taxonomy and its applications on 17th May 2021. Mrs. Manisha Sen, PGT History and Mrs. Leeja Srigil, PGT Chemistry attended the session. The speaker Mr. Sukhdev Abhor gave a detailed comparison between the older and the modified versions of Blooms Taxonomy. The session has helped to achieve a detailed insight into the applications of Blooms Taxonomy and the effective use of it in the learning process to achieve the outcomes as expected according to NCF.

                                                                         

                                                                        Mrs. Manisha Sen,

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                                                                             EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS

                                                                            Its is truly said

                                                                            "Communication is one of the most important skills you require for a successful life"

                                                                            An online teacher training conducted by Ms.Monika Arora,COE of Dehradun on the topic - EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS on May 13,2021, was attended by Ms .Natasha Sharma ,Ms.Neha Sachdeva,Mrs.Rumela Roy,Ms.Richa Sharma and Mrs.Surya Laxmi of Arwachin International School.

                                                                            The resource person highlighted the 7Cs  of effective communication - Completeness,Conscienceness,Consideration,Clarity,Concreteness,Courtesy and correctness. Different ways to improve communication skills were focused during the session. The importance of  listening in making any communication effective was emphasised by the spokesperson.One should be a good listener to be a good communicator. Along with this, importance of appropriate body language and the speaking speed  to enhance communication skills were also discussed.

                                                                            A short quiz was given to all the teachers at the end.It was a wonderful experience and an informative session for the teachers.

                                                                            Submitted by-

                                                                            Ms.Neha Sachdeva

                                                                              Capacity building programme in Effective communication skill (CBSE COE Dehradun)

                                                                              CBSE provides every teacher a perfect platform to enhance his / her skills by organising various workshops or webinars. A webinar covering the most important topic – how to develop effective communication skill, was conducted by the resource person Mrs. Monika Arora, COE of Dehradun on May 13, 2021. Teachers from all over the country attended this webinar and Mrs. Shuchi Kaushik from Arwachin International School got this opportunity to attend the webinar.

                                                                              The resource person highlighted the need of effective communication skill. She enlightened 7C’s of effective communication: Completeness, conciseness, consideration, clarity, concreteness, courtesy, correctness. She discussed about the main factors that affect like body language, speaking speed, humour, empathize, positive attitude and smile.

                                                                              The webinar was concluded with a short exercise while some people got chance to speak on the given topics that time only by using 7C’s. She also told to minimize stress and encouraged not to use fillers like uhm, aah etc.while communicating with others.

                                                                              Overall, it was a great experience for the teachers. They will definitely enhance their competencies to plan better to manage their class and build a strong relationship with the students.

                                                                              Written by: Mrs Shuchi Kaushik

                                                                              Hindi Teacher.

                                                                                Webinar

                                                                                Care, Compassion and Communication

                                                                                CBSE has announced a series for students, parents and teachers for providing psycho social support during the pandemic. The first webinar titled ‘Care, Compassion and Communication’ was organized on 12th May, 2021. It aimed to address current issues and way forward. This session was attended by Priya Grover.

                                                                                Mrs. Rama Sharma, CBSE spokesperson, spoke at length about the board, in keeping with the changing times. She shared about the launch of mobile based app to offer psychological counselling for students and parents. Its objective is to reach out to all the stakeholders to build life skills and resilience.

                                                                                Mr. Manoj Ahuja, CBSE chairman, emphasized on the role played by family to provide emotional support to children.

                                                                                Dr. Vandana Mishra, a school counsellor, Dr. Sudha Acharya, associated with Manodarpan, Dr. Gagandeep Kaur, a parent representative, Dr. JitenderNagpal, the moderator, and school students were also a part of the panel.

                                                                                CBSE has taken a major stride in dealing with the mental wellbeing of its students. It was a highly interactive and informative session.

                                                                                Priya Grover

                                                                                 

                                                                                 

                                                                                  CBSE TRAINING

                                                                                  EFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS

                                                                                  Communication is one of the essential social skills required for any individual to survive in the world. Effective communication ensures that you not only convey your message but also the emotions.

                                                                                  CBSE organized a training on effective communication skills on 13th May, 2021, for the teachers across the country. Mrs Monika Arora was the resource person. Priya Grover attended this session.

                                                                                  Mrs. Arora began the session by highlighting the need for effective communication. It inspires confidence, builds respect, develops personality and helps make friends. She shared the ways to improve this skill by first being a good listener.  She laid emphasis on working on the body language which speaks volumes about the speaker.

                                                                                   The speaker should consciously try to remove all the unnecessary fillers while speaking. Humour plays a vital role in making the communication effective. She also emphasized on the correct speed of speaking wherein the listener should understand the speaker.

                                                                                  All in all, it was a very informative session.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Priya Grover

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

                                                                                    CBSE ONLINE TRAINING

                                                                                    Fostering critical and creative literacy

                                                                                    Critical and creative literacy are the key skills for today’s complex society. It is imperative to develop these skills in a school setting. To make it more visible and tangible, CBSE organized an online training session for teachers across the country on 10th May, 2021. The speaker of the session was Mrs Kalpana Kapoor. Mrs Priya Grover attended this training session.

                                                                                    Mrs. Kalpana Kapoor stressed on the need to develop necessary environment, pedagogical resources and strategies by the teachers to foster critical and creative literacy. These skills are the prerequisites in the student’s repertoire of skills in the progressive society. She encouraged teachers to focus on the project based and inquiry based learning which give space to students to think out of the box and then create something new. According to her, inference, inductive and deductive methods are the building blocks of logical reasoning.

                                                                                    The entire session basically focused on igniting the thinking skills of the students. It was a highly informative session.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Priya Grover

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