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|23 SEPTEMBER 2020||PROMILA CHOPRA||HRD – DPS CENTER||ZOOM||A session was organized by
HRD-DPS on the topic -
TEACHING HINDI –
CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES. The resource persons were Prof.Neera Narang, Ms. Sandhya Singh, Head Of the Department - Education in Language and Prof. Usha Sharma - Department of Elementary Education, N.C.E.R.T.The webinar focussed on teaching Hindi Literature and Grammar. It was attended by all the Hindi Teachers teaching in DPS, from different parts of India.
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|19 SEPTEMBER 2020||RINKI BHAYANA||HRDC DPS SOCIETY||ONLINE (ZOOM)||A Physics workshop on the topic Rotational Dynamics was conducted by Prof. H C Verma, an experimental Physicist & professor emeritus of IIT Kanpur. He talked about rotational motion, a chapter taught in class XI, taking the example of a door and studying various terms involved in the concept using this example . Few activities with the door were discussed which can be used while teaching the chapter in the class.
There was a question answer round where queries related to Physics were taken up by him.
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|12 SEPTEMBER 2020||RINKI BHAYANA ANJANA PRASAD||AZIM PREMJI UNIVERSITY||ONLINE (ZOOM)||A Physics workshop for Physics Teacher’s was organized by Azim Premji University.
There were lectures by the faculty members of the University and Presentation of projects by Honours Students of the University.
The topics covered were Run and gun physics experiments, classroom astronomy, Chasing the light. The topics covered by the Honors students were Fracture patterns and dynamics in brittle polymer sheet, Infrared range detector sensor.
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|31 AUGUST 2020||II -XII ENTIRE FACULTY||MS.KUSUM MS.POOJA JULKA||DPS Rohini (ONLINE PLATFORM)||The topic of the workshop was ‘Bloom’s Taxonomy and Questioning Techniques in Assessment’
The aims and objectives of Bloom’s Taxonomy were discussed:-
• Cognitive – focusses on knowledge.
• Affective – refers to attitudes and feeling.
• Psychomotor – focusses on development of skills.
The session focused on the explanation of the Cognitive domain only. It highlighted the importance of the cognitive aspects in the teaching learning process. They are:
• Remember – It highlights the need to remember .
• E.g. learning of Math formulas.
• Understand – Examples of the activities that build understanding.
• E.g - illustration of science experiments.
• Apply – Activities related to application of acquired knowledge.
• E.g: using a formula to solve a problem.
• Analyse – Explain the hows and whys.
• E.g: Why a machine is not working?
• Evaluate – Helps in making judgement and interpretation.
• Create –Helps to design something new or find a new solution.
• The following aspects of assessment were discussed in detail:
what is assessment
attributes of a good paper
ideas to implement while framing MCQs
• The workshop was attended by 89 participants
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|26 AUGUST 2020||Ms. BINDU CHOPRA AND Ms. SUPREETI MATTA||Mr. Anand KumarA Mathematics Educator best known for his Super 30 programme,that coaches underprivileged students for IIT-JEE||Online on Microsoft Teams||A Webinar was organized by HRDC, DPS Society, on the topic ‘Tips for Making Math Easier and More Interesting for Students’. It was attended by Mathematics teachers of Classes XI and XII. The resource person started the webinar with his own success story and how he reclaimed his deep interest in Mathematics. He focused on the methods of teaching Mathematics to develop interest in students covering the following topics:
• Three Dimensional Geometry
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|19 AUGUST 2020||Ms. Anshu Kumar||Webinar: Organised by HRDC, DPS Society Resource Person: Mr. Ramesh Aggarwal, Professor, JNU||Online Webinar||The webinar was on the topic ‘Machine Learning.’ The resource person Prof. Ramesh Aggarwal covered the following key points:
• Significance of Machine Learning
• Supervised Learning
• Natural Language Processing
|14 AUGUST 2020||Ms. Dish Arora||Ms. Vandana Saxena (CIE, Department of Education)||Webinar||A workshop was organized by CIE, on ‘Pedagogy of Teaching Science in Middle School’.
The discussion aimed at three entities :
• Understanding of Science
• Understanding of the child
• Teaching Science.
The resource person focused on ways of teaching Science so as to develop scientific attitude in children. She elaborated upon following points :
• Fundamental features of Teaching Science
• Linking Science with nature
• Dealing myths along with facts related to concept taught
• Connecting culture and traditions with the subject
• Following mixed grouping for executing science projects.
|10 AUGUST 2020||Ms. Mrinalini Pandeya||Teachers of various Delhi Public Schools||Webinar||A webinar was organized by HRDC on the ‘Best Online Teaching Practices’ on Monday, 10 August 2020, for teachers taking classes III – V. Teachers from various branches of DPS schools demonstrated different techniques and ways implemented by them for effective online teaching. Various apps were suggested by the resource people to be incorporated in order to make online learning child-centric. They emphasized that its ease of use and accessibility impacts and benefits both the student and the teacher.
|08 AUGUST 2020||Ms. Subha Chandrashekhar||CBSE||Online||CBSE organised an online workshop for teachers on ‘Student well-being in an altered environment due to the pandemic’.
The resource person Dr. Susan Rivers, Executive Director and Chief Scientist, I Thrive Games Foundation, USA, also the Former Associate Director, Yale University, USA, presented the socio-emotional aspects and well being of both students and teachers during the pandemic and how to recognize and regulate emotions being experienced.
The second session was taken by Mr. Christopher Liang, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Education and Human Services, Counselling Psychologist from Lehigh University. He presented ways in which trauma and stress influences learning and behaviour. The impact of Covid-19 as well as ways to deal with trauma were also discussed.
|07 AUGUST 2020||Ms. Subha Chandrashekhar||Jitin Chawla's Centre For Career Development||Online||A session on ‘Decoding the New National Educational Policy’ was conducted by Jitin Chawla's Centre For Career Development.
The opening comments were given by Dr. Ashok Pandey, Principal Alchon Public School with inputs from Dr. Suman Sharma, Principal Lady Sriram College, Delhi University.
Most of the queries/questions taken up were about flexibility, introduction of technology, FYUP, importance of vocational studies, etc. Better coordination between school and universities, importance of the semester system and choice of multiple subjects from class IX will be the focus of the new NPE. It was an enriching session as the resource persons were able to resolve doubts related to the new policy at both school and university level.
|07 AUGUST 2020||Maths Teachers (V-VIII) of DPS||Ms. Swati Sircar||Online||A Webinar: Teaching Mathematics Online was organized by Orient BlackSwan on 7 August 2020.
The resource person, Ms. Swati Sircar, acquainted the teachers with the various ways and techniques of making online teaching effective and interesting for the students.
She emphasized on the challenges faced by the teachers and laid stress on parental involvement where the parents had to take the responsibility to see that the assessments were taken in a fair manner for self assessment.
According to her students should be encouraged to make their own word problems which helps them in better comprehension and understanding of the concept and also creating a pool of questions for the teacher.
She emphasised on the use of chat box for maths classes where the student should write all the steps and not just the answer.
She laid stress on the hard copy of the text book as it helps in better concentration.
She said making figures for problems helps as that explains clearly whether the problem has been understood.
Some links were provided for various mathematical tools like GeoGebra, Robocompass to name a few.
|07 AUGUST 2020||Biology teachers (XI-XII) of DPS||Ms. Kara Cleffi, Research Program Advisor, Haveford School, U.S
Mr. Daniel Goduti, Science Department, Chair, Haveford School, U.S.
PGT Biology teachers from various DPS school including Ms. Shelly Wadhwa, DPS Rohini
|Online||An online session on exchange of ideas in teaching Biotechnology and Human Health and Disease at the Senior Secondary level (offline and online methodologies) was organized by HRD, DPS Society.
|05-07 AUGUST 2020||Ms. Sunita Sharma||N.I.D.M & ZONE4SOLUTIONS||Webinar||The workshop (webinar) was attended by around 380 people from various schools and institutions across the country. Experts from different fields spoke on diverse topics ranging from evacuation plan and drill, disaster management, fire safety, first aid techniques at the time of emergency & brief description of COVID was also given.
|06 AUGUST 2020||Ms. Ritu Bhambri||HRDC DPS Society||Online||A webinar was organized by The Delhi Public School Society-HRDC on PEDAGOGY OF TEACHING BIOLOGY.
The Resource Person was Dr. L.S. Shashidhara, Professor of Biology in Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Pune. At present, on lien at Ashoka University.
The webinar focused on teaching biology in an engrossing manner.
|5 AUGUST 2020||Mrs. Nidhi Mathur||DPS Teachers||Google Meet||“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” – Phil Collins
1. A webinar was organised by the Delhi Public School Society , HRDC, on effective online teaching practices.
2. Teachers from DPS branches throughout the country, shared tips on the best methods of teaching online.
3. The session reiterated:
• the importance of voice modulation & use of puppets during story telling sessions.
• the creativity in using available material at home for various activities.
• playing topic related games
• activity- based learning
• play-way method, involving hands-on activities
1. The spokesperson suggested some interesting activities like, Show and tell, Show and don't tell and What's on my plate.
2. Two new websites were suggested, which could be used by the teacher learners.
3. The attendees were made aware of ‘Squiguilt’, a content creation platform and “Peardeck” that could be used for the creation of slides and assessments.
4. The queries of the participants were addressed at the end of the webinar.
|05 AUGUST 2020||Ms. Meenakshi Gupta||CBSE||Online||A workshop was conducted by CBSE on 5 August 2020, on Experiential Learning and Pedagogy in Primary School Years. It was attended by approximately 3300 teachers. The resource person was Dr. Amita Gupta, Professor of Education, City University of New York, USA. She referred to students in the age group of 4 to 9 years, highlighting the following areas:
• Experiential Learning (EXL) - is a hands-on, activity and project based learning.
• EXL helps in learning life skills and conceptual understanding of subject matter.
• According to David Kolb EXL is all about planning, doing, reviewing and drawing conclusions.
• Brain development and language development can take place with maximum human interaction.
• EXL in classrooms aims to develop social, emotional, physical/ motor and cognitive skills in children. This can be done by selecting an academic concept and linking it to various subjects through activities. E.g. study of volcanoes in Geography can be linked with History, Arts, etc. Science concept like different stages of a butterfly can be taught through activities like joining the puzzle pieces of its various stages. Metamorphosis in butterflies can teach children empathy towards nature, patience as it grows through various stages and a metamorphosis dance teaches children yoga poses to help develop gross motor skills.
• Benefits of EXL are increased motivation, higher order thinking skills, work independently, enhanced self-confidence and greater cognitive flexibility.
• Challenges before EXL - inadequate space in class-rooms and school, inadequate resources, teacher training, large class size, to finish state mandated curricula.
• Suggestions for improvement –to have national level policies to reduce syllabus, smaller class size, assessment based on learning competencies, increased budget for resources, class-rooms designed to support students to explore, inquire, experiment and discuss in small groups.
|02 AUGUST 2020||Science Faculty II-VIII||Ms. Ritu Bhambri
Ms. Shelly Wadhwa
|Online||A session on ‘Bloom's Taxonomy in teaching Biology’ was held for science teachers of classes 2 to 8.
|01 AUGUST 2020||Teachers and Parents of Nursery and Prep||Dr. Richa Kapoor||Online||“He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything”-Anonymous
The topic of the workshop was- Understanding the need for movement at home and how to implement it.
Dr. Kapoor began the session by emphasizing the need for active movement in children, even though they are confined indoors in this pandemic situation.
The restriction of normal activities has resulted in behavioural concern in children -like sedentary lifestyle, affinity for screen time and so on.
Keeping the current trend of parenting in mind, Dr. Kapoor offered suggestions to help modify the behavioural pattern of the children.
The right kind of stimulation for physical activity and creating the right environment at home is the need of the hour.
Besides catering to their emotional, intellectual and psychological needs, parents should try to encourage their wards to learn, explore and move around the house as much as possible.
A plethora of indoor games catering to motor development- simple to plan and designed to arouse curiosity and also hold the interest of the children, were suggested.
The workshop ended with an interactive session with the parents.
|01 AUGUST 2020||Parents of Class III||Ms. Shubha Chandrashekhar||Online||“It is not just about reducing screen time but increasing our human time.”- Anonymous
A workshop on ‘Digital Well-being’ was conducted for the parents of Class III on Saturday, 01.08.20 by Ms. Shubha Chandrashekhar, the school counselor.
The spokesperson commenced the session with the reminder of the role of parents in their child’s life. She emphasized that the parents are the ultimate role models and it was their duty to ensure the well-being of their children in today’s digital world. She encouraged the parents to understand the need to plan and prepare carefully, in order to create a happy and healthy environment for their children. She further motivated the parents to plan some offline activities where there are no screens or gadgets and establish it as a happiness ritual. Ms. Shubha urged one and all to establish effective communication with their children, as the greatest natural resource is in the minds of the children.
|01 AUGUST 2020||Parents of Class IV||Ms. Jyoti Bajaj||Online||"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."- Frederick Douglass
Keeping the current scenario in mind the Special Educator, Miss Jyoti Bajaj conducted a workshop for the parents on 'Digital Well-being’ on Saturday, 1 August 2020. She commenced the session with a story, which emphasized the need to monitor the children for their physical and mental well-being. Ms. Bajaj spoke about the profound impact that digital media has upon a child - both negative and positive. Ms. Bajaj reminded the parents that they were the ultimate role models and therefore they should create a healthy environment by planning offline activities for their children. She suggested tips which would help in effective parenting. The workshop culminated with an interactive session with the parents.
|01 AUGUST 2020||Parents of Class V||Ms. Jyoti Bajaj||Online||A session on ‘Parenting Cyber Age Kids- Ensuring Digital Well Being’ was organized for the parents of the students of Class V on Saturday, 01 August 2020 by the school counselor, Ms. Jyoti Bajaj. The session focused on the significant role of the parents as mentors, in guiding their children to use technology effectively. It was reiterated that since technology is an integral part of everyone’s life in the modern era, the parents need to ensure that the time spent by the children onscreen and off screen is balanced, since the negative impact of technology on these vulnerable minds cannot be overlooked. It was stated that over indulgence in technology reduces the interaction and communication skill among these children, thereby leading them to adopt a sedentary life style and increased levels of distraction and aggression. The session laid emphasis on the fact that the parents need to make their children aware of the pros and cons of technology and teach them good manners online and offline through effective communication. It was suggested that the parents need to be role models by limiting their onscreen time first and guide their children to maintain a healthy balance to alleviate the negative impacts of technology. The activity, ‘My Digi Tracker’ served as an analytical introspection for all.
|25 JULY 2020||Ms. Kanika S. Govi (VP)
All Teachers of English Faculty (II to XII)
Hindi Faculty (II to X)
All teachers taking Third Language (IV to X)
|Ms. Divya Bhatnagar
Ms. Rashmi Walia
|Online||A session on ‘INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY FOR TEACHING ENGLISH: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING’ was conducted to facilitate all English, Hindi and Third Language Teachers to enhance and improve ‘Experiential Learning’.
Problems faced by teachers while taking language classes were discussed. The benefits of experiential learning are - students get to engage in new ideas, explore new concepts with hands on experience, explain what they have learnt, elaborate their understanding by applying their knowledge and finally evaluate everything with the help of new understanding.
Various strategies were shared to make lessons exciting and involving differently abled learners.
The session ended with a question - answer session.
|25 JULY 2020||Science Faculty (II to XII)||Ms. Ritu Bhambri
Ms. Aparna Chatterji
|Online||An online workshop was conducted by Ms. Ritu Bhambri and Ms. Aparna Chatterji on the topic ‘Art Integration in Science’, on 25 July 2020. It was attended by all teachers of the Science Faculty (II to XII).
The workshop focused on the importance and necessity of Art Integration in Science with special emphasis on experiential learning, involving teaching tools and activities based on music, dance, poetry, theater and model making.
|25 JULY 2020||TEACHERS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, EVS, ART, MUSIC, DANCE FACULTIES (III to XII)||Ms. Divya Srivastava, PGT History||Online||A session was conducted by Ms. Divya Srivastava on - Introducing Heritage and Culture in the Classroom. It was attended by teachers of Social Science, Art, Music and Dance Faculties, teaching classes III to XII, on Saturday, 25 July 2020.
The highlights of the session were:
• Heritage and Art by INTACH
• Integration of Heritage in teaching
• Power Point Presentation was used for better understanding and clarity.
|25 JULY 2020||Math Teacher of DPS Rohini||Ms. BINDU CHOPRA
Ms. RUCHI TALUS
|Online||Diksha, portal of CBSE launched online training sessions on “Pedagogy of Mathematics”. This was first attended by Ms. Bindu Chopra, Ms. Jaya Goel and Ms. Ruchi Talus and afterwards the learning were shared with other fellow teachers which included the following topics:
1. Strategies of Effective Teaching
2. Common Errors in Mathematics
3. Creative Pedagogy
4. Techniques of developing vocabulary
5. Types of Assessments
6. Recreational Maths
|25 JULY 2020||Ms. Supreeti Matta, Ms. Manisha Goel
Ms. Jayshree, Ms. Jaya Goel
Ms. Ruchi Talus, Ms. Renu Kaushik
|Ms. BINDU CHOPRA||Online||HRD, DPSS organized a workshop on Topic: Continuity and Differentiability. The resource person was Prof. Ajay Kumar Math Department, University of Delhi.
On the same topic Ms. Bindu chopra conducted a session for the mathematics teachers teaching classes IX-XII.
The highlights were :
Topic: Continuity and Differentiablility
1. Meaning of continuity and differentiability
2. How is calculus meaningful? Difference between regular math and calculus.
3. Use of calculus in the real world.
4. Discussion of the mathematical problem on calculus that is covered at plus two-level.
|23 JULY 2020||Science Teachers, IV-X||Ms. Shelly Wadhwa||Online||A workshop on ‘Best Teaching Practices in Biology’ was held for teachers teaching science to classes IV-X.
The session was about using various tools and techniques to make online teaching (especially Biology) more interesting and meaningful.
|20-22 JULY 2020||Ms. ABHA PASRICHA||MR.A.T.B.BOSE
(CO- FOUNDER &SECRETARY OF RAMANUJAN MUSEUM & MATH EDUCATION CENTRE, CHENNAI)
|Online||• The topic of the Webinar was ‘How to Remove Math Phobia’.
• The chief objective of the webinar was to enable the teachers to effectively impart the concept of regrouping while teaching addition and subtraction in Grades I & II.
• It was reiterated that children should be encouraged to explore different ways of solving a sum. This will help the children to conclude that there can be different ways of arriving at the desired answer.
• The resource person emphasized that regrouping of 2 digit numbers should not be taught at Grade I level. Similarly, regrouping of 3-digit numbers should be introduced in Grade III.
• Use of manipulative/concrete objects should be focused on to impart the concept of addition and subtraction.
• The resource person explained 5 Methods of approaching the concept of regrouping in addition and subtraction. He focused on teaching irregular form of solving answers initially. Once the students grasp that, the regular form should be taught.
• He laid a lot of emphasis on teaching the students regrouping of 2-digit numbers in different ways.
• Another highlight of the workshop was the framing of three different categories of word problems each, for addition and subtraction.
• The Webinar was summed up by a famous quote by Confucius: “I see and I forget. I hear and I remember. I do and I understand”.
|21 JULY 2020||Entire Science Faculty (VI to XII)||Ms. Aparna Chatterji||Online||An online workshop was conducted on Best Teaching Practices in Chemistry, by Ms. Aparna Chatterji, on 21 July 2020. The workshop was attended by all members of the Science Faculty (VI to XII). The webinar focused on various online teaching practices like the use of GIF in Power Point Presentations, balancing chemical equations and integrating the three streams of science.
|18 JULY 2020||Parents of Class VI||Ms. Jyoti Bajaj||Online||An online interactive session on ‘Digital Well-being’ was organized by Delhi Public School Rohini on 18 July 2020 for the parents of sixth graders. A total of 102 parents attended this session.
The resource person, Ms. Jyoti Bajaj, talked about the challenges being faced in parenting the cyber age kids as spending time digitally has increased many folds.
The aim of the session was to address how parents can significantly contribute to their children’s personal growth and development by being good role models. She further emphasized that it was important for children to develop a healthy mindset, show respect for all genders through their thoughts, words and actions, and thus build a healthier society. She also talked about the efforts taken by the school in helping children become responsible citizens. In addition to this, she encouraged parents to become effective role models to their children and help them develop a healthy mindset, thus taking care of their emotional well-being. She reiterated the fact that the most important thing is to communicate with the child and let them express their thoughts and feelings without any fear of judgement. She concluded the session by urging the parents to practise respect and tolerance as well as engage in fun-filled and meaningful family activities.
At the end of the session, questions from parents were taken up and their doubts were clarified.
|18 JULY 2020||Parents and Class Teachers of Class VII
Ms. Divya Bhatnagar
|Ms. Jyoti Bajaj||Online||A workshop on ‘DIGITAL WELLBEING’ was conducted by the School Counsellor Ms. Jyoti Bajaj, on Saturday, 18 July 2020. Her session focused on – Parenting Cyber Age Kids, Inculcating Healthy Mindsets and Ensuring Digital Wellbeing, since technology has become an integral part of our lives and its corresponding impact.
Parents face challenges, as children are natives in the world of internet and technology. They were told how to develop healthy mindsets in children so that they grow up to be worthy citizens. This is possible using various strategies like, being good role models, creating tech free zones in homes, following cyber security rules, being an effective mentor and monitoring their children covertly. The most important being effective and two way communication between parents and children, for listening to children makes them feel both loved and respected and vice versa.
Parents were asked to maintain a DIGITRACKER, to check unnecessary hours spent online, spend quality time with family, friends, and relatives, have hobbies, engage in yoga, meditation, etc.
The session ended with a question - answer session.
|04 JULY 2020||Ms. Neeru Goel||DR. PRERNA KOHLI
|Online||The workshop started with a self assessment test for depression. The resource person discussed about causes, factors and types of depression. Three case studies were discussed related to minor, moderate and major depression. In each case study she highlighted the way to detect and combat depression. The resource person also talked about faking depression. Then at the end there was a question- answer session. Later on a quiz was required to be attempted by the participants.
|02 JULY 2020||Ms. Subha CS||Better Minds & Learning Inks||Online||Digi Abhayas, an educational and skilling program on Digital Wellbeing was conducted through an online webinar for Counsellors.
The session was conducted in 2 parts, Digital Well Being and Counselling Skills by Psychiatrist Dr. Avdesh Sharma and Clinical Psychologist Sujatha Sharma.
The importance of quality time, and techniques to focus on and incorporate this time into our increasingly technological lives was reinforced.
The participants were sensitized about the increasing role of technology in the adolescent's lives and how to focus interpersonal and interpersonal skills to deal with this increased digital time.
A screening tool to check digital addiction was shared with the Counsellors. The session on Conflict Resolution was very productive. Both sessions focused on evolving a mindful relationship between life, technology and each other.
|26 JUNE 2020||Ms. Bindu Chopra
Ms. Jaya Goel
Ms. Ruchi Talus
|NCERT Diksha||Online||Diksha, portal of C.B.S.E. launched online training sessions on ‘Pedagogy of Mathematics’. It had 14 units followed by quizzes.
|26 JUNE 2020||Ms. Jayashri Buattacharya||HRDC-DPS Society||Online||Teachers from different Delhi Public Schools (7) spoke about the methods they use for online teaching. It was very informative and an enriching experience. Some of the suggestions were very good and I will share it with my colleagues, so that we can incorporate them in our teaching as well.
|26 JUNE 2020||Ms. Aparna Chatterji||HRDC-DPS Society||Online||A webinar was organized by The Delhi Public School Society-HRDC on Best Teaching Practices-Chemistry.
The Welcome Address was by Ms. Vanita Sehgal; Executive Director, HRDC, DPSS.
The webinar focused on the use of various innovative teaching practices.
|26 JUNE 2020||DPS-SCHOOL TEACHERS||HRDC-DPS Society||Online||A webinar was organized by The Delhi Public School Society-HRDC on Best Teaching Practices-Biology.
The Welcome Address was by Ms. Vanita Sehgal; Executive Director, HRDC, DPSS.
|26 JUNE 2020||Ms. Shelly Wadhwa||HRDC-DPS Society||Online||A very informative session on ‘The Best Teaching Practices in Biology’ was conducted by DPS Society, HRDC, led by Ms. Vanita Sehgal. A number of Biology teachers from various DPS throughout the country shared their methodologies of teaching the subject online. Methods like the use of infographics, ani maker, bio interactive, story narration to introduce the topic, use of augmented reality etc. were shared with the attendees. Some of the methods were really interesting and can definitely be experimented with.
|25 JUNE 2020||Ms. Bindu Chopra||HRDC-DPS Society||Online||The session was beneficial and insightful. Prof. Ajay Kumar explained Continuity and Differentiability of functions. He discussed in detail the definition of continuity and differentiability, different examples of functions, which are not continuous or non-differentiable. The webinar was concluded by a question-answer session to address queries of participating teachers. A feedback form was filled online by all the attendees.
|21 JUNE 2020||Ms. MANJULA WAHI||TIMES NIE||WEBINAR||A Webinar was conducted by TIMES NIE on CAREER IN DESIGN on 21 June for students, parents and teachers.
The resource person for the same were…
1. Dr. Thomas E Mical Prof and Dean, OP Jindal Global University
2. Kajal Jain Founder, Studio MESO
3. Rohit Mittal Design lead-Amazon India
The resource persons discussed about various aspects of Designing…like what is designing, why do we design, where do we need to design, the suitable stream selection to choose upon, the various career options, the schools of Art and Design.
They elaborated and emphasized upon the role of art in different fields like Architecture, Interiors, Product design, Textiles, Photography, Fashion, Film making, Graphics, Animation etc. with due importance of certain Design disciplines,,Art and design programs by following basic steps of discover, define , develop, deliver and evolve.
|19 JUNE 2020||Ms. Divya Srivastava||HRDC-DPS Society||Online||The Welcome Address was by Ms. Vanita Sehgal: Executive Director, HRD, DPSS
Two Online Training Sessions were conducted. The details of Modules are:
1) Ms. Purnima Datt: Principal Director, HECS, INTACH (10:00-12:00 noon) conducted a session on the topic “An overview and introduction to Heritage and Culture”.
2) Ms. Shivaa Rawat: National Coordinator, HECS, INTACH (2:00 pm-4:00 pm) conducted a session on the topic “Introducing Heritage and Culture in the Classroom”.
|18-19 JUNE 2020||MR. VIPIN RAMPAL
MR. BALRAM SINGH
MS. GAYATRI PUNJANI
MR. VIRENDER SINGH
MS. SHALINI MAKHIJA
MR. SUNIL NEGI
|Mr. Sujit Panigrahi (fitness 365)
|Online Session||The Welcome Address was by Ms. Vanita Sehgal: Executive Director, HRD, DPSS
Two Online Training Sessions were conducted. The details of Modules are:
1. An online course for teachers was conducted to understand the Khelo India Vertical " Physical Fitness for School Going Children" providing basic knowledge about the Fit India Program, Assessor’s Interface, School Interface, Parents’ interface and SAI Interface.
2. It sensitized teachers to register the school as well as themselves on Khelo India Program.
3. It familiarized teachers with the Battery of Tests covered under the Fitness Assessment Program, Viewing Assessment Data, Generation of Report Cards and Interpretation of Report Cards.
4. This session built an understanding of Precautionary Measures to be taken while conducting tests as well as re-tests.
|18 JUNE 2020||Ms. Kanika Govi
Ms. Aparna Chatterji
Ms. Kusum Bassi
Ms. Jaya Goel
|Mr. Ashtamurthy Killimangalam (Research Fellow) on behalf of Australian Council for Educational Research (India) and
National Progressive Schools Conference(NPSC)
|Online||An online workshop was conducted by Mr. Ashtamurthy Killimangalam (Research Fellow) on behalf of Australian Council for Educational Research (India) and National Progressive Schools Conference (NPSC). The workshop was based on ‘Principles of item writing’ and ‘Introduction to the International Benchmark Tests (IBT)’. The workshop focused on the purpose and uses of assessment, learning progressions, and creation of multiple choice questions for formative assessment. The workshop was informative and interesting.
|17 JUNE 2020||Ms. SONIKA RANGEEN||Ms. SEEMA BEHL||VIRTUAL MEETING||A workshop on ‘Life Skills’ was organized by CBSE on 17 June 2020 for the teachers of CBSE affiliated schools.
The workshop was aimed at training the teachers to identify the basic life skills that are involved in day to day life and how the teachers can include them in their teaching-learning process to enhance the understanding and learning of the students. The resource person, Ms. Seema Behl, mentioned that life skills were the most important necessity for everyone's happy & integrated life. She added that it was the ability that facilitated the physical, mental and emotional well being of an individual. She further reiterated ten core Life Skills, Self-awareness, Empathy, Critical thinking, Creative thinking, Decision making, Problem Solving, Effective communication, Interpersonal relationship, Coping with stress & Coping with emotions. She further added that various techniques and activities, like stories, role plays, games, individual and group activities etc. could be used to enhance the life skills of the students. It was an informative session.
|17 JUNE 2020||Ms. Disha Arora
Ms. Anshu Aggarwal
Ms. Meena Khanna
|Mr. Rajesh Ranjit (CBSE Associate)||Online||Topic - Strategies for a Happy Classroom.
The workshop aimed at making the classrooms happy for the students. The resource person focused on key teaching strategies to help generate interest amongst students and make class room learning more fun.
He elaborated upon some activities like:-
- Create classroom games
- Make lessons interactive
- Use technology
- Expressing gratitude
- Describing happy memories
He mentioned that in a happy classroom setting, a child's academic, emotional and social needs are addressed.
|17 JUNE 2020||Ms. Swatisama Roy||DPSS- HRDC||ZOOM WEBINAR||The webinar on the topic ‘HOW TO TEACH A POEM’ by Prof. Paul Gunashekar was one of the most enriching and informative sessions I have ever attended.
Some of the highlights of the session were:
a. Literariness in Literature b. Why we should teach poetry/literature c. How to teach a poem d. Steps to evaluate poetry
While discussing the literariness of literature, Prof. Gunashekar shared texts of two different styles- instructional and literary and showed why and how the literary text is more appealing to the readers.
According to Prof. Gunashekar, we teach poetry to enrich the aesthetic sensibilities of language learners, to simulate their imagination and to reinforce their sense of speech rhythm.
While speaking about how to teach poetry, he emphasized loud reading by the teacher with an effective modulation.
Then, he spoke on the kinds of questions to be asked to test the local and global comprehension of the students though he personally felt that poetry is not written to be tested.
A brief Q/A period also brought to light some of the nuances of teaching poetry.
|17 JUNE 2020||Ms. Shelly Wadhwa
Ms. Ritu Bhambri
|Mr. Rajesh Kumar Srivastava from COE Delhi (West)||Online||An online workshop was conducted by COE Delhi (West). The resource person Mr. R K Srivastava discussed the importance of adhering to Bloom’s Taxonomy in biology. Special emphasis was laid on using Bloom’s Taxonomy while designing the question paper for a better alignment of the assessment. The workshop was informative and helpful.
|15 TO 17 JUNE 2020||Ms. Charul Mahendru
Ms. Manju Sangwan
Ms. Kehkashan J Khan
|Training modules compiled by
Ms. Nishtha (CBSE Associate)
|Online session on the Pedagogy of Language
DIKSHA web portal
|• An online course for teachers was conducted to understand the various aspects of language education viz. nature of language learning, role of language in learning, multilingualism as a resource and a strategy, language-in-education policy and the objectives of language teaching in Indian contexts.
• It sensitized teachers on using various strategies of language teaching which include language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing, and teaching of grammar, vocabulary and so on.
• It familiarized teachers with the approach of integrated skills (LSRW) for literacy and language learning, engaging children in context-based activities for developing communicative competence of the children, providing authentic texts and assessment as learning approach.
• It build an understanding of generic concerns such as knowing the learner, gender, special needs, inclusive classroom, school based pre-vocational education and other such pertinent issues.
|16 JUNE 2020||Ms. Kanika Govi
Ms. Aparna Chatterji
Ms. Kusum Bassi
Ms. Jaya Goel
|Mr. Ashtamurthy Killimangalam (Research Fellow)
On behalf of Australian Council for Educational Research (India) and National Progressive Schools Conference(NPSC)
|Online||ACER and NPSC jointly conducted an online workshop on ‘Principles of item writing’.
|15 JUNE 2020||Ms. Aparna Chatterji
Ms. Monica Aggarwal
Ms. Ritu Bhambri
|Mr. Rajesh Kumar Srivastava
COE Delhi (West)
|Online||The workshop was themed on Art Integration in Science. An online workshop was conducted by CBSE COE Delhi (West). The resource person, Mr. R K Srivastava discussed the importance and necessity of Art Integration in Science. Special emphasis was laid on experiential leaning involving teaching tools and activities based on music, dance, poetry, theater and culinary skills. The workshop was informative and helpful.
|12 JUNE 2020||Ms. Nisha Jain||CBSE||Online Workshop||Marketing and Salesmanship - Skill based subject - Class IX, X, XI, XII.
|11 JUNE 2020||Ms. Subha CS
Ms. Richa Bhardwaj
|CBSE (Online)||Online Teacher Training Session||CBSE Academic Unit conducted an Online Awareness Programme on Tourism, on Thursday June 11, 2020. It was attended by Richa Bhardwaj, PGT Geography and Subha Chandrashekhar, School Counselor.
The initial session was conducted by Mr. G. Saxena Ex. CEO & MD, Delhi Tourism. Speaking about the increasing opportunities in the field of Tourism and Hospitality, Mr. Saxena highlighted the shortage of trained professionals in the field and how the CBSE curriculum is in sync with the degrees offered at the university level. He gave detailed information about the various jobs associated with this field, such as - trained chefs, bartenders, travel guides, travel insurance agents and many more to emphasize the availability of diverse and multiple career options in this field.
Ms. Poonam Sethi conducted the second session, giving details of the course in classes IX, X, XI and XII, highlighting the theoretical and practical aspects in each class.
|10 & 11 JUNE 2020||Ms. Mamta Nangia||HRDC, Delhi Public School Society||Online Training sessions on Zoom||The two days workshop was for Career Counselors of the Delhi Public Schools across India. Multiple comprehensive sessions by very experienced resource people across the various domains.
The Career Workshop spanning over two days was indeed a very extensive one with an amazing learning experience. The enriching experience across the multiple sessions was a well balanced combination of an insight into the career information across the three streams in the Indian setting inclusive of the new age careers on day one along with international careers on day two.
The learning experience was supplemented by the Director of National Testing Agency, Mr. Vineet Joshi who focused on Exams/Entrance Tests. The renowned Career Counselors Ms. Amrita Dass from ICS International highlighted the role of school counselors in facilitating career choice. The next session was conducted by by Mr. Jitin Chawla with focus on the Commerce & Humanities based Careers. The Science based Careers were discussed by Mr. Binit Binod from Pratham in the next session. The day one concluded with the workshop by Krea University representative who provided an insight into the Liberal Arts University education.
The focus of the wonderful sessions was on awareness through case studies of successful people and the dissemination of information related to various careers.
On 11 June the focus was primarily on International education with sessions on various countries including USA, UK, Canada, Asian countries along with LOR s and understanding standardized testing.
Overall an extremely enlightening two day experience with practical and experiential learning which can be used to benefit the students.
|06 JUNE 2020||Ms. Swatisama Roy||DPSS- HRDC||ZOOM WEBINAR||The HRDC, DPS Society organized a workshop on Effective Communication Skills. The session began with Mrs. Vanita Sehgal introducing the topic for the session and the speakers. She emphasized that in any communication everyone must be given a chance to speak while others listen, thus highlighting that listening is an important part of communication.
The first speaker of the day was Prof. B. P. Khandelwal. He opined that to enlighten, empower and prepare 21st century learners, blending of formal teaching and online teaching is necessary. However, Prof. Khandelwal reiterated that the role of a teacher can never ignored. It’s the teacher who brings out the talent of the learners. Online teaching can only supplement and complement learning. Dr. Sandesha Rayapa Garbiyal, the Resource Person, brought to light the fact that communication becomes effective when all engaged in it show willingness and involvement. By citing the example of fishing, she emphasized that one needs to think like the audience/ the students. Dr. Rayapa discussed the following points at length:
a. Communication Strategies b. Levels of Communication c. Barriers of Communication d. Basic Reasons Why We Don’t Listen e. 4 Levels of Listening f. Improving Communication Skills g. Clarity & usefulness in Communication
While answering a question on how to improve a student from marginal listener to a good listener, Dr. Rayapa suggested that it can be done through various activities that are especially designed for listening skills.
The session span was two hours. Nearly 100 teachers from almost all branches of DPS attended the workshop. It was really a good discussion to remind all the attendees that LISTENING is a key component in communication.
It was an enriching session. Some of the screenshots have been attached along with the report for a better understanding of the points.
|06 JUNE 2020||Ms. Noor Kaur||MR ABDUL LATIF KHATANA
(ASST.PROFESSOR AND CHIEF, THEATER IN EDUCATION, NATIONAL SCHOOL OF DRAMA)
|WEBINAR-ONLINE TRAINING SESSION||An Online Training Session on the theme ‘Theatre in Education’ was organized by the Delhi Public Society, Human Resource Department Centre on 06 June 2020.The intellectual discourses were delivered by Mr. Abdul Latif Khatana, Asst. Professor and Chief, Theatre in Education, National School of Drama.
As many as 250 teachers from different Dps branches of India were the privileged ones to attend this workshop.
The resource person dealt with various ways, which an educator can put into practice in order to connect better with the students. He also shared different ways by which teaching can be made more interesting-use of gestures, body language, voice modulation and eye contact. He also elaborated on the role of theatre in education across the curriculum using examples and demonstration. It was an enriching experience.
|05 JUNE 2020||Ms. Divya Rana||Dr. Gopal Ram Parihar Associate Professor
School of Linguistics, JNU
|Online Webinar||The workshop ‘INTRODUCTION TO PHONETICS’ was conducted by The Delhi Public School Society Human Resource Development Centre under Online Training Sessions to facilitate the teachers to enhance and improve their understanding on:
• Articulator – Production
• Acoustics – Propagation
• Auditory – Perception
There were about 200 attendees from various Delhi Public Schools.
The resource person Dr. Gopal Ram Parihar discussed at length the Speech Chain, processes and organs involved in the speech production. Thereafter, he elaborated the three airstream mechanisms followed by the state of glottis which define the voiced and the voiceless sounds. The IPA: consonants chart was shared and discussed.
Various organs of speech and places of articulation were discussed.
A diagrammatic representation of position of various articulator organs, the sounds that are produced as a result of air flow and thus their classification under various categories were discussed through animated speech articulator videos for consonants.
The session ended with a question – answer session by Ms. Vanisha Narang, representative DPSS working committee who emphasized that this session will enable the teachers to improvise and build on the correct pronunciation for consonants and vowels.
This session will enhance the understanding of the teachers and will enrich them personally.
|05 JUNE 2020||Ms. Manju Sangwan||Prof .Vaishna Narang Retd. Professor of linguistics, JNU Former Dean
School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies
|Online Webinar||A webinar on 'Sounds of English' was organised on June 5, 2020 for the Middle School teachers by Delhi Public School Society-HRDC .The Resource person Prof. Vaishna Narang emphasized on the role of clarity and articulation in strengthening communication skills. The focus of the session was on the proper way of speaking and articulating speech sounds.
The resource person discussed the significance of phonetic nuances and transcription and further explained the role of sounds, pitch, stress and accent in verbal communication skills.
The resource person elaborated on the fact that effective communication skills help create a better connect with the students and facilitate learning process.
|04 JUNE 2020||Ms. Anshu Kumar||Webinar:Organised by HRDC, DPS Society
Resource Person: Mr. Neeraj Aarora
|Online Webinar||The webinar was on the topic "Cyber Laws and the School". The speaker covered the following key points:
• Legal aspects related to child abuse and child pornography
• Action to be taken by the school when a child abuse case is reported
• Important role to be played by school for creating awareness about the precautions to be taken by students in the online digital world.
|04 JUNE 2020||Ms. DEEPIKA SACHDEV
Ms. RAJSHREE BAUL
|HRDC- DPS SOCIETY
Dr. Priya Mary Mathew
Ms. Kanupriya Sharma
Ms. Preeti Dewan
|ONLINE (Zoom Webinar)||The DPS-HRDC organized an online training session on 'TOOLS FOR ONLINE TEACHING' for the teachers of Delhi Public Schools all across the country.
The workshop aimed at introducing teachers to the wide spectrum of various online resources and empowering them for enhancing the quality of online teaching in schools.
The main highlights of the workshop were-
I) Planning the virtual class by creating or curating the content.
II) How to make impactful PowerPoint presentations?
III) Introduction to a wide variety of e-tools which can be incorporated in online teaching like ‘edmodo’, ‘floop’,’ padlet’, ‘powtoons’ etc to make the class interesting, interactive and effective.
|03 JUNE 2020||Ms. Madhurima Mitra||Ms. Jaishree Sethi||ONLINE||A workshop on THE ART OF STORYTELLING was conducted by Ms. Jaishree Sethi.
The programme began with welcome notes by members of the working committee of DPSS HRDC, who welcomed all the participant teachers and spoke briefly about the importance of storytelling in our lives.
The resource person, Ms. Jaishree Sethi, founder of Story Ghar, highlighted the significance of storytelling as a means of a LEARNING RESOURCE. She proposed that storytelling can be a very effective tool of education. Young minds can be engaged very fruitfully, if teachers take a little effort to make use of a few strategies while doing storytelling in class.
Ms. Sethi demonstrated via story narration, how this art can prove to gain attention of the students, foster their imagination for creative expressions, help learn academic concepts by developing better understanding and create everlasting bonds with their teachers. She went on to emphasize on the fact that teachers need to narrate tales with passion, love, belief and conviction to reach out to her learner audience, that it is a means to reach out to all her students, because, every individual love and live stories.
|03 JUNE 2020||Ms. Rajshree Baul
Ms. Kirti Bhatia
|National Science center||ONLINE||Workshop on "Digi Abhyas" was organised in collaboration with Learning Link Foundation. Workshop focused on ‘Empowering digital citizens to effectively develop a balance between life, their relationships and technology.
Highlights of the Workshop
* Techniques and Resources to train educators and school students on using technology in an empowered and mindful way to promote Digital Well Being.
* Understanding notable trends among youth and children regarding phone and app use.
* Developing healthy agreements on technology use to improve well being among peer groups and families.
* Important tools to digitally monitor/set limits to ones use of technology.
|03 JUNE 2020||Ms. Kanika Sachdeva Govi||HRDC- DPS SOCIETY
Purbani Das, BCL
|ONLINE||DPSS HRDC An online session was organized by the HRDC on ‘Tools and skills for effective online teaching’ in association with BCL. The resource person Purbani Das discussed the following in the course of her session:
I) Key skills for teaching effectively online.
II) Challenges of virtual classroom.
III) The need for CPD to enhance teaching skills.
IV) The positives of online teaching.
V) Anatomy of an online lesson.
|23 MAY 2020||Parents of children studying in class X||Ms. Shubha chandrashekhar
Ms. Jyoti Bajaj
|Microsoft Teams||The workshop was on Parenting Cyber Age Kids-Inculcating Healthy Mindsets.
The workshop gave guide lines to parents as parenting has never been easy in today’s digital world as they are immigrants and the children are natives in the world of Internet and technology.
Parents have to ensure that children develop healthy mindsets by being role models themselves. They need to set boundaries and lead through example and abide by it as parent’s influence over their children is tremendous and lifelong. The session ended with a question-answer session.
|23 MAY 2020||Ms.SUMAN DHEER
Ms. NEERU GOEL
|Dr. Mridula Singh (Head of COE Delhi West)||Online Session||Ethics Kohl Berg’s three stages of moral development: Pre-Conventional Morality, Conventional Morality-Post Conventional Morality.
The resource person gave examples related to all the above three stages in order to make the concepts clear. She explained each and every stage in detail. Then she also highlighted the ways to deal with the children, to deal with different situations and emphasized on avoiding punishments.
|22 MAY 2020||Ms. Jyoti Bajaj
Ms. Subha CS
|CBSE (Online)||Online Teacher Training Session||CBSE Centre Of Excellence, Delhi West, organized a Capacity Building Programme for Teachers through Online Mode on 22.05.2020 on the topic ‘Synthesis of Life Skills in the contemporary school education’ from 2-3 pm. It was attended by 150 teachers from Delhi West Zone. The Resource Person Ms Manisha Sharma spoke about the importance of Life Skills for students, framework and understanding of Life Skills and various techniques to teach and inculcate Life Skills in 21st century learners. She also elaborated on the ten Life Skills given by WHO by citing examples for each. She also emphasised on the characteristics of a classroom environment supportive of Life Skills Education. She concluded the session by providing an insight into the qualities and skills that must be possessed by the providers or facilitators of Life Skills Education.
|22 MAY 2020||Ms. SONIKA RANGEEN
Ms. ANSHU AGGARWAL
Ms. PALLAVI CHOPRA
Ms. JUGNU SETH
|Ms. NEETA RASTOGI||VIRTUAL MEETING||A workshop on ‘Pathways to Critical Thinking’ was organized by CBSE on 22 May 2020 for the teachers of CBSE affiliated schools.
The resource person, Ms. Neeta Rastogi, acquainted the teachers with the various ways and techniques of developing and enhancing life skills required in 21st century among students across all age groups.
She emphasized on inculcating thinking skills in students through various techniques and methods. She explained the SWOT analysis which comprises of Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat. These along with five major components of Thinking skills i.e. Self awareness, Problem Solving, Decision making, Critical thinking and Creative thinking are inter-related and reinforce each other. Together they are responsible for the psychological competence, building self esteem and self efficacy and nurturing holistic development of an individual.
She also discussed Clock Partner, Frayer model, Argumentative writing, Lateral thinking and Design thinking process. The emphasis was on making teaching-learning process more effective and long-lasting through an inter-disciplinary pedagogical approach where the learners develop the skill of ‘how to think, instead of what to think’.
|22 MAY 2020||Ms. Kanika S. Govi (VP)
Ms. Divya Bhatnagar
Ms. Manju Sangwan
Ms. Rashmi Walia
|Ms. Jyotsna Grover||Microsoft Teams (Online)||The workshop ‘INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY FOR TEACHING ENGLISH: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING’ was conducted by CBSE to facilitate English Teachers to enhance and improve ‘Experiential Learning’.
The resource person Ms. Jyotsna Grover, discussed the problems faced by teachers while taking an experiential class. Thereafter, she talked about the benefits of experiential learning for students as they get to engage in new ideas, explore new concepts with hands on experience, explain what they have learnt, elaborate their understanding by applying what they’ve learnt and finally evaluate everything with the help of new understanding.
Various strategies were shared to make lessons exciting and involving differently abled learners.
The session ended with a question – answer session.
|20 MAY 2020||Ms. Nisha Jain||CBSE-NSE Academy||Online Workshop||Financial Market Management awareness workshop was conducted by Mr. G C Sharma, Advisor Education from NSE Academy. Ms. Moushumi Sarkar, Dy Secretary from CBSE was also expected to join the session but due to technical issues she could not.
The focus of the workshop was two fold- first, imparting information of the course content of FMM as part of CBSE skill based programme and second, the parameters to be considered if a student opts for FMM as skill based subject.
1. At Secondary Level (IX-X), a Skill subject(FMM) may be offered as additional sixth subject along with the existing five compulsory subjects.
2. At Senior Secondary Level (XI-XII), it may be opted as a Skill subject out of the various Skill Elective subject options.
3. The course content of FMM is very technical and requires extensive knowledge and applicability of stock markets.
4. For the students with special abilities, the content is highly technical.
5. The content will not be of much use for regular students because this course can be studied in future as an independent course from NSE.
6. The breakup of theory and practical marks at Secondary Level (IX-X) is 50-50 and at Senior Secondary Level (XI-XII) is 60-40.
7. The course is recognized only by some state universities.
|19 MAY 2020||Ms. Kusum Bassi
Ms. Pooja Julka
|Mr. V.K Mishra (Principal DPS Bareilly)||Online Workshop||The topic of the workshop was 'Bloom's Taxonomy and Questioning Techniques in Assessment'. The workshop was attended by 237 participants The resource person introduced the session by orienting about aims and objectives of Bloom's Taxonomy namely:-
• Cognitive – focuses on knowledge.
• Affective – refers to attitudes and feelings.
• Psychomotor – focuses on development of skills.
The session progressed with explanation of Cognitive domain only. It highlighted the importance of cognitive aspects in teaching learning process. Cognitive aspects are:
• Remember - It highlights the need for the content to remember only.
E.g: Learning of Maths formulae.
• Understand - Examples of the activities that build understanding.
E.g: Illustration of science experiments.
• Apply - Activities related to application of acquired knowledge.
E.g: Using a formula to solve a problem.
• Analyse - Explain how’s?and why’s ?
E.g: Why is a machine not working?
• Evaluate - Help making a judgement or interpretation.
• Create - leads to designing something new or finding a new solution.
The resource person explained the above-mentioned aspects but due to shortage of time could not take up examples related to cognitive domain for question paper making.
It was an effective and informative experience.
|19 MAY 2020||Ms. Noor Kaur||HEMA KALAKOTIA,PRINCIPAL APS ACADEMY||Virtual Meeting||A Capacity Building Programme was organised on May 19, 2020 for the English language teachers of Classes IX & X under the aegis of CBSE, New Delhi. The intellectual discourses were being delivered by Resource Person - Ms Hema Kalakoti, Principal APS Academy. As many as 225 teachers from different CBSE affiliated schools of Delhi were the privileged ones to attend this programme.
The resource persons dealt with various teaching strategies and methodologies in English language to enhance the English Language Learning Skills –particularly, the Listening Skill.
Th resource elaborated on the two listening strategies: Top-Down and Bottom Up process that can be put to use in a diverse classroom situation. Along with that, a thorough detailing of the various classroom activities and teacher roles were suggested that can help in building up an all enriching classroom.
|19 MAY 2020||Ms. Madhurima Mitra||Ms. Neera Chopra||CBSE COE DW||A workshop on Universal Design of Learning – Planning Multi Level Instructions – was conducted by Ms. Neera Chopra. The resource person highlighted the importance of pre-planning and pre-designing of the curriculum such that it is inclusive, collaborative, flexible and addresses the need of individual learner differences.
There were about 150 attendees from various CBSE Schools of Delhi.
Ms. Chopra shared audio-visual content to raise the question: “Does One Size Fit All ?”
She went on to emphasize on the fact that - ‘one teaching method does not work for all’.
The workshop further explored on the fact that the ideal classroom is that which is dynamic, encourages skill based learning, and creates a happy and comfortable ambiance where the focus of the curriculum is not to teach, but to help learning to take place, for every individual.
|19 MAY 2020||Ms. Meenakshi Gupta||CBSE||ONLINE||CBSE Capacity Building Programme: Understanding school libraries: it’s purpose and future.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WORKSHOP:
1. Importance of librarians- Librarians as information managers, scientists /knowledge creators.
2. Role of librarians as Information managers in locating, acquiring, disseminating, tracking information resources. Search for data through search engines, assist students and teachers to access and use information. The librarian helps in selection of books in the genre of the readers’ choice, to enhance the pleasure of reading. Depending on the requirement of readers, the librarians can help with the aid of various resources, like searching for suitable titles though catalogs, book reviews along with personal suggestions, to ease a reader to navigate independently as well save time. This can be useful for research, projects or personal skill development. Apart from this she has to plan and manage library budget, arrange promotional events like book fairs, etc.
3. Changing face of libraries in the digital age where libraries are totally automated and the role of a librarian is to provide trustworthy information from the various online sources available.
4. From isolation to collaboration - transforming libraries to learning hubs or centers- The concept is to shift the library from a physical repository of books to a place which is inclusive, flexible, learner centric, place for imagination and play to expand and deepen learning.
5. Library Automation - The main aim of any library is to provide access to proper information to the users in shortest possible time. Since libraries not able to obtain all reading material, the only way to overcome this hurdle is resource sharing, through tying up with different institutions and expanding the network, to access as well as share them.
6. Why libraries should be Automated-to improve control over collection, existing services, saving time, and record data effectively and accurately. Basic requirement of automation is adequate collection, financial assistance, computer hardware, library software, training, etc.
7. How to automate libraries? - we can either have Library Management Software or Open Source Software. There are many open source soft wares, such as Koha, NewGenLib, CDS/ISIS, etc.
8. The last phase of the session had fun activities like Books and Author Quiz, one word for various resources in library, easy way to explain the students’ division of knowledge in ten different subjects, etc.
|12 MAY 2020||Ms. Jyoti Bajaj||CBSE (Online)||Online Teacher Training Session||CBSE Centre Of Excellence, Delhi West, organized a Capacity Building Programme for Teachers through Online Mode on 12.05.2020 on the topic Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle and its application from 5-6 pm. It was attended by 154 teachers from Delhi West Zone. The Resource Person Mr Rajeev Ranjan opened the session with an insightful discussion on the various Learning styles and factors influencing a person’s preferred learning style. He then elaborated on Kolb's Learning Theory and the distinct learning styles based on Kolb's four stage learning cycle. Audience perspective was sought on the Experiential Learning Styles and various examples were shared by the participants. Mr Ranjan also encouraged the participants to reflect and review their own learning styles through questionnaires and discussion. He summarised the four Learning Styles by emphasising on their characteristics and discussed the role of an Educator in ensuring that the teaching activities are designed and carried out in the ways that offer each learner the chance to engage in the manner that suits them best. Ways to implement Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory were shared towards the end of the session.
|12 MAY 2020||Ms. Shubha
Ms. Manju Sangwan
|Ms. Neelam Srivastava||Webinar||A webinar on Importance of Personal Hygiene, Nutrition and Health for adolescents was conducted by Ms. Neelam Srivastava. The resource
person highlighted the importance of Personal, Physical and Mental Hygiene. She specifically spoke about creating a & conducive environment & for open communication and a non-judgmental attitude towards adolescents.
|06 MARCH 2020||Ms. Jyoti Bajaj & Ms. Pallavi Chopra||Center of Excellence, CBSE||CBSE, Patparganj||One day Capacity Building Programme on Happy Classroom was conducted by resource person Ms Maninder Pal Kaur from CBSE. The workshop highlighted the importance of being happy and motivated as teaching individuals for the overall well being of self, children and institutions. It was attended by 27 teacher participants from various CBSE schools across Delhi. The workshop consisted of hands on activities for participants, psychological testing through individual and group Happiness Index Scales, interactive sessions like story telling in lesson plans, crisis management techniques in class and various strategies to make teaching interesting and diversified as per the individual needs of the children in the class.
|29 FEBRUARY 2020||Ms. Mona Marwaha||Center of Excellence, CBSE||CBSE, Patparganj||Capacity Building Program for internal assessment for secondary classes (IX and X).
|11 FEBRUARY 2020||Ms. Monika Chadha||JALTSA||Amity International School, Vasundhara||The session was on making question papers which was conducted by Ms. YUki Hamochi. She suggested that we should maintain a balance and variation while setting the question paper. Important aspects of assessment were also discussed.
|24 JANUARY 2020||Subha Chandrashekhar||Organised by NIPCCD, NEW DELHI||NIPCCD, NEW DELHI||NIPCCD New Delhi organized a one-day workshop on 'Protection of Children from Online Abuse' for counselors and teachers of educational institutions. Different sessions were held throughout the day. The initial session on ‘Cyber Activities of Children’ was conducted by Ms. Nisha Dua from Cyber Peace Corps. She highlighted the ways children use technology as digital natives and briefly talked about digital citizenship.
Mr. Prabesh Choudhury, a Cybersecurity Expert spoke about the various crimes committed on cyber space.
Mr. Ummed Meel a Cyber-Expert and Police & Defence Officers Trainer talked about the liability of web service providers like Twitter, Facebook, Google and how to use these applications in a safely.
|21 DECEMBER 2019||Promila Chopra and Renu Das||Madhuban Publication||Mount Abu Public. School Sec-5 Rohini, New Delhi||Madhuban Publication organized a Hindi Workshop on Saturday 21 Dec 2019 at Mount Abu Public School. Approximate 35 Schools and 85 teachers participated in it. Ms. Promila Chopra and Ms. Renu Das of our school also attended this one-day workshop. The resource Person Dr. Usha Sharma took an interactive session. She talked about using play-way method to teach concepts of grammar and make it easy. She also discussed the new topics/concepts, which have been introduced in higher classes.
|12-13 DECEMBER 2019||Madhu Malik||Ms.Puneeta Malhotra, CBSE||DAV Public School, Ashok Vihar Phase-IV||The workshop was conducted to apprise teachers of Class XII about the new Chemistry Question Paper pattern for the upcoming board exams.
|10 DECEMBER 2019||MS. SHALINI MAKHIJA||CBSE in COLLABORATION WITH SPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA||NEW ERA PUBLIC SCHOOL MAYA PURI||The chief focus of the workshop was to appraise the Physical Education teachers about the compulsory assessment program for schools, an initiative undertaken by the CBSE. The participants were given adequate training about conducting these assessments for the students of Classes I-XII. The resource people stressed upon the various parameters of assessment such as speed, endurance, strength, flexibility and so on. It was reiterated by the resource people that these tests can only be conducted through the 'Khelo India Mobile App' and Portal and all the Physical Education teachers should register themselves on that App to conduct these tests on a regular basis and upload the results thereafter.
|03 DECEMBER 2019||Ms. Monika Chadha||JAL- Japan Air lines||Embassy of Japan||The session was conducted by various universities offering scholarship programs to students interested in higher studies in Japan. The new Ambassador talked about the Indo-Japan relations and various Scholarship Programs offered by the Japanese Government. This was followed by a presentation by Japan Airlines and Japan National Tourism Organization.
|17 OCTOBER 2019||44 DPS Teachers from across the country||Manju Sangwan and Sangeeta Sinha on behalf of DPSS||HRD Centre, Lodhi Road||The theme of the workshop was – Vocabulary Building Exercises based on Literature texts (classes IX and X).The programme was a platform for receiving new vision, ideas and pedagogy so as to enrich and make classroom transaction dynamic, engaging and beneficial for students.
|03-04 OCTOBER 2019||Ms. Nina Amar||HRDC DPS Society||DPSS, Lodhi Road||The workshop focussed on the integrated teaching of Social Science in an interdisciplinary manner. The modules and mind maps for the integrated learning were discussed and presented. Further work on the same has been given to mentee schools.
|20 SEPTEMBER 2019||Ms. Disha Arora||BVM-IAPT Anveshika||Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls,Shanti Niketan||The workshop ‘Essence of Experimentation’ aimed to explore the ways of conducting innovative experiments and activities in the class room by using low cost material to make learning of physics easy for students.
|20 SEPTEMBER 2019||Ms Jyoti Bajaj, Dhwani Miglani (XI),
Aneesha Bhardwaj (XI), Veidas Kasera (XI),
Arpita Goel (XI), Niharika Singh (X)
|SPIC MACAY and SRF Virasat||The Shri Ram School, Vasant Vihar||Five students of class X and XI along with Ms Jyoti Bajaj got a chance to witness His Holiness, The 14th Dalai Lama, at the Shri Ram School, Vasant Vihar on 20 September 2019. He graced the occasion in which over 2300 students from all across Delhi and NCR discussed the topic ‘Educating the Heart and the Mind’.
He enlightened the audience with his sagacious thoughts on the role of the young generation in forming the future of the world and encouraged them to try their best to create a happier society. He also highlighted the imperativeness of an inclusive and tolerant society not bound by orthodox and outdated practices like caste, gender, and religious discrimination.
|12 SEPTEMBER 2019||Primary Teachers||MS. Usha Chhabra||Multimedia Lab DPS Rohini||A workshop on ‘Challenges Faced by the Hindi Teachers' was conducted by Ms. Usha Chhabra for the primary teachers of DPS Rohini on Thursday,12 September, 2019.The resource person highlighted the various aims of language teaching and discussed how they can be achieved successfully in the classroom using different techniques. Various strategies such as word games, storytelling and so on were suggested to make classroom teaching interesting and interactive. The different queries about the spelling errors and pronunciation were dealt with effectively. More emphasis was laid on speaking skill in order to make the children more confident. She also emphasized on making sight words and adequate usage of Smart Boards for effective teaching. Various common mistakes made by the students, were discussed and methods to tackle these were suggested by the resource person. She emphasized on the smooth transition of Hindi learning from one class to another.
|31 AUGUST 2019||Ms. Kusum Bassi||Mr. Neeta Rastogi||Maharaja Agrasen Public School, Ashok Vihar||Workshop was conducted under Capacity Building, Revised Assessment by C.B.S.E.
|29 & 30 AUGUST 2019||Ms. Kanupriya Narula||Mr. C.M. Jain and Ms. Shivani Nagrath
(Experts from CBSE)
|Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh||A two-day Capacity Building Programme was organized by CBSE – Centre of Excellence at Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh on 29 and 30 August 2019. The aim of the workshop was to acquaint the teachers about the changes in the curriculum for 2020, class XII board examination. The topics covered were:
Handouts, visual aids and group activities like role play were used to make the workshop interactive.
|28 & 29 AUGUST 2019||Ms. PALLAV GUPTA||S.S. SEHRAWAT and GAURAV PALIA
(Experts from CBSE)
|ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL, SHANKAR VIHAR, DELHI CANTT||A Capacity Building Programme in Accountancy (Class XII) was organized by CBSE – Centre of Excellence at Delhi Army Public School, Shankar Vihar, Delhi Cantt, New Delhi on 28 and 29 August 2019.
The programme was aimed to provide a platform for professional development and subject based interaction among the teachers. The workshop was to familiarize the teachers about the changes in the curriculum for 2020 class XII board examination. The topics covered were:
Each lecture was followed by a Question and Answer Session. Various interactive activities related to the subject were also organized in between the lectures like crosswords and puzzle solving.
|28 AUGUST 2019||DPS English Teachers Pan India||Ms. Charul Mahendru, DPS Rohini||HRD Centre, DPS Society, Lodi Road||A session on teaching of poetry was conducted by Ms. Charul Mahendru for English teachers teaching in DPS schools across India. Handouts, visual aids, interaction and group tasks were used to make the workshop interactive. Genres, cultures and times when poems were composed was also talked along with a brief about the poet. A cross connect between poems was also established.
|27 AUGUST 2019||DPS English Teachers Pan India||Mrs. Meenakshi Khar, NCERT, Mrs. Rosemary Wilson, DPS NOIDA
Mrs. Sonia Makheeja, English Expert, DOE, Ms. Charul Mahendru, DPS ROHINI
|HRD Centre, DPS Society, Lodi Road||The panel discussion dealt with curriculum changes in English, XI and XII with special emphasis on Assessment of Speaking and Listening skills. Participants’ queries were discussed and doubts were clarified. The resource person from NCERT urged teachers to focus on skill development.
|22 & 23 AUGUST 2019||Ms. APARNA BAJAJ||Mr. Neeraj Saxena
Mr. Akshay Nidhi Sharma
|Lion’s Public School Ashok Vihar||Workshop was conducted under Capacity Building, Maths X by C.B.S.E.
|22 AUGUST 2019||Ms. Charul Mahendru||CBSE||Shiksha Sadan, Rouse Avenue||It was a working group meeting for the development of case based and competency based test items for English.
|19-21 AUGUST 2019||Ms. Seema Pandey||HRDC DPS Society||DPS Mathura Road||Training Programme : Application of ICT in School Libraries.
|7 AUGUST 2019||Ms. Nina Amar||HRDC DPS Society||DPSS, Lodhi Road||The workshop focussed on the integrated teaching of Social Science in an interdisciplinary manner.
|6 AUGUST 2019||Ms. Charul Mahendru||CBSE||Shiksha Sadan, Rouse Avenue||It was an orientation session for experts of Language, Mathematics and Science on the development of competency based test items.
|2 AUGUST 2019||Monika Chadha||JALTSA||Japan Foundation||A workshop for teachers of Japanese language was conducted by JALTSA on 02 August 2019. The workshop began with a session by Ms Ruchi Jain, Japanese Language Teacher. She focused on prepairing illustrated and student friendly question papers to help students pick up the script easily. The next session was on standard rules for checking of answer sheets. This was followed by a session on how to wear kimono by Ms Imoto Mami, Language advisor, Japan Foundation.
|23 & 24 JULY 2019||Promila Chopra||CBSE||St. Francis De Sales Sr. Sec. School||A two-day Hindi Workshop was organised by C.B.S.E on 23 and 24 July 2019, in St. Francis De Sales Sr. Sec. School. 89 teachers attended it from various schools. Dr. Smt. Shiksha Kaushik and Dr. Mr. Vinod Chauhan were the Resource Persons. Ms. Promila Chopra from D.P.S Rohini attended this workshop and found it very fruitful as different areas like changes in syllabus, Question papers and assesment criteria were discussed.
|23 JULY 2019||Ms. Sangeeta Sinha
Ms. Manju Sangwan
|Ms. Sandhya Rani Sahoo, Reader in English, Dept. of Languages, NCERT, New Delhi
Ms. Meenu and Ms.Kamayani
|DPSS- HRDC Lodhi Road||The resource person shared NCF, 2005 which advocates facilitating healthy growth and development of students across all school stages. She also discussed the highlights of the English course for classes IX and X. The subject experts discussed the curricular activities which will enable students to connect with the content in their text books.|
|16 JULY 2019||41 teachers of various Delhi Public Schools across India||Nisha Jain||DPSS-HRD Centre, Lodhi Road Complex||Workshop for teachers of commerce on ‘Teaching and learning of Commerce’.|
|12 JULY 2019||Ms. Anshu Kumar||CBSE (Resource Person: Ms. Madhu Singh)||St. Thomas School, Mandir Marg||A workshop was organised by CBSE for the skill subject Information Technology (402).
The workshop discussed the various aspects of syllabus like extent of topic coverage, practical file details etc. Concerns regarding delay in availability of study material was also addressed by CBSE spokesperson.
|10-12 JULY 2019||Teachers of D.P.S Rohini||Ms. Sandhya Awasthi, Director, DPS Society
Ms. Maitreyee Pahari & Ms Nibedita Mohapatra from DPS - Rohini
|HRD Centre of DPS Society||An immersive workshop on Dance was organized for teachers of Delhi Public School, at HRD Centre of DPS society, from 10 to 12 July 2019.
Ms. Sandhya Awasthi, Director, DPS Society, began with an overview of the workshop. Ms. Maitreyee Pahari & Ms Nibedita Mohapatra from DPS – Rohini introduced the first session, ‘The art of choreography & developing student choreographers.
There were a number of sessions taken by well known performers, writers and professors over a period of 3 days. The following are namea of few:
|04 JULY 2019||TEACHING STAFF||PROF. DR. ATUL GUPTA (Consultant Endodontist)
DR. SHWETA GUPTA (Consultant Implantologist & Cosmetologist)
|MSQ DPS Rohini||The session was conducted to create awareness about dental care. The doctor explained how regular brushing and flossing can improve the overall health of our teeth. He recommended that once in six months a visit to the dentist helps prevent tooth decay and gum problems before they become severe. This interactive session equipped teachers to guide the students about the course of action to be taken in case of gum/tooth injury and the precautions to be taken to keep teeth healthy and cavity free.|
|04 JULY 2019||Teachers of D.P.S Rohini Classes VI-X||Ms. Subha Chandrashekhar, HOD Mental Health Dept. HOPE||DPS Rohini||Ms. Subha Chandrashekhar, HOD Mental Health Dept. HOPE conducted a session on ‘Flexible curricular approaches to support and sustain Inclusive Education’ on 2 July 2019.
Starting the session with latest global trends in education, she asked the teachers to identify the already existing inclusive practices being followed at DPS Rohini. Discussions centered on how to make all students 'expert' goal-directed learners. She highlighted the main tenets of Universal Design for Learning which advocated planning for accommodations and scaffolding before classroom teaching. She also talked about the student centered classrooms which appeared to be more chaotic abut provided for better interaction between the teacher and students. She urged the teachers to use more technology in the classes as the millennial students are more comfortable with technology.
The teachers identified elements of 'Differentiated Instruction' and 'Universal Design for Learning' in the curriculum which are already being implemented and reiterated how these approaches help heterogeneous learners to learn better.
|02 JULY 2019||Teachers of D.P.S Rohini Classes II-V||Ms. Subha Chandrashekhar, HOD Mental Health Dept. HOPE||DPS Rohini||Ms. Subha Chandrashekhar, HOD Mental Health Dept. HOPE conducted a session on ‘Flexible curricular approaches to support and sustain Inclusive Education’ on 2 July 2019.
Starting the session with latest global trends in education, she urged the teachers to identify the already existing inclusive practices being followed at DPS Rohini. Discussions centered on how to make all students 'expert' goal-directed learners .Ms. Chandrashekhar highlighted the need to make students motivated and articulate on how they learnt best. She also talked about collaboration between regular Education and Special Education teachers which is always a win-win situation for all learners and not just the differently abled ones.
The teachers identified elements of 'Differentiated Instruction' and 'Universal Design for Learning' in the curriculum which are already being implemented and reiterated how these approaches help heterogeneous learners to learn better. They also expressed that they felt motivated and were eager to implement the new strategies suggested in the session.
|02 JULY 2019||Teachers of D.P.S Rohini||PROF. DR. ATUL GUPTA(Consultant Endodontist) &
DR. SHWETA GUPTA (Consultant Implantologist & Cosmetologist)
|DPS Rohini||The session was conducted to create awareness about dental care. The doctor explained how regular brushing and flossing can improve the overall health of our teeth. He recommended that once in six months a visit to the dentist helps prevent tooth decay and gum problems before they become severe. This interactive session equipped teachers to guide the students about the course of action to be taken in case of gum/tooth injury and the precautions to be taken to keep teeth healthy and cavity free.|
|29 JUNE 2019||Teachers of D.P.S Rohini||Mr.P.K Singh, a software engineer and Mindfulness Specialist with Sanjivanimantra Telemedicine based in Noida.||DPS Rohini||
A session on ‘Mindfulness Relaxation’ was organized for the teachers on Saturday, 29.06.19 by Mr.P.K Singh, a software engineer and Mindfulness Specialist with Sanjivanimantra Telemedicine based in Noida. The resourceperson laid emphasis on the practice of the technique of mindfulness to effectively combat stress from our lives. He focussed on being in ‘the present moment’ to enhance our energy and mood and thus improve our mental and physical health. Different mindful awareness techniques like finger- tip awareness, facial awareness, major joint awareness, virtual awareness and breath awareness were demonstrated to activate the body’s natural relaxation response. The session urged one and all to practice mindfulness and make it a part of one’s life to lead a stress free and optimistic life.
|26-28 JUNE 2019||Ms. Neha Chawla
Ms. Arpita Karmakar
|Dr.Sharda Manocha, Joint Director, HRD Centre,DPS Society; Prof. Chand Kiran Saluja; Ms. Jyanti Ranganathan, Sr. Feature Editor, Hindustan; Mr. Arvind Gaur, Founder & Director of ‘Asmita’ Theatre; Ms. Sonica Kaushik, Sr. Consultant, Child Literacy Programme, NCERT and Prof. Divik Ramesh, Ex.Prinicipal of Motilal Nehru College, Writer of Children’s books.||HRD Centre, Delhi Public School Society, Lodhi Road||
A three days workshop for the Hindi teachers teaching Classes II-V was organized by the Delhi Public School Society, HRD Centre from Wednesday, 26 June 2019 to Friday, 28 June 2019. Thirty six participants from various states of the country attended the workshop and benefitted through interactive sessions and activities. The resource people explained that listening is a very important aspect of teaching learning process in the primary classes and hence correct pronunciation of words is very essential. It was also reiterated that Hindi stories and poems are an important part of language teaching and they should be used effectively in the classrooms. Teachers were encouraged to bring theatre into the classrooms as it is an excellent and important tool for teaching. Emphasis was also laid on the fact that teachers should enhance the ability of expression of children through pictorial books.The necessity of conducting activities pertaining to multiple intelligence in order to cater to the needs of the diverse group of students was also asserted.
|25 JUNE 2019||Ms. Anshu Kumar||Mr. Mukesh Kumar||DPS R K Puram||
A workshop for teachers of Computer Science and Informatics Practices was organized at DPS RK Puram. The changes in the CBSE curriculum were discussed in detail during the workshop. A practical demonstration of the installation of special Python packages was taken up. Links of useful resources were shared with the participating teachers.
|24-25 JUNE 2019||Charul Mahendru||Ms. Ruchi Senger||CBSE Regional Office, Patparganj||
The workshop focused on teaching of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The resource person also dealt with teaching of prose and poetry. The focus was on making literature teaching more effective and interesting.
|10 May 2019||Ms. Monika Chadha||JALTSA||Japan Foundation||
A workshop for teachers of Japanese language was conducted by JALTSA on 10 May ,2019. The workshop began with the address by D. Biswajit Saha, Director Skill Education and Training, CBSE. He focused on encouraging students to take up foreign languages which can help them to take up studies abroad. This was followed by a session on Project Based Learning by MsImoto Mami, Language advisor, Japan Foundation. The next session was on Particles, grammar patterns by Anju Raghav, faculty Japan Foundation.
|09 May 2019||Charul Mahendru DPS Rohini
Meeta Kumar DPS Vasant Kunj
Meenakshi Khar NCERT
|HRDC DPS Society||HRD Centre Delhi Public School Society, Lodi Road||
The working group meeting was carried out to assess and analyse the feedback of the Workshop for Senior Secondary School English teachers from DPS schools across India that was conducted from 9-12 April 2019 at the HRD Centre Delhi Public School Society, Lodi Road.
|04 May 2019||Ms Rinki Bhayana
Ms Bindu Chopra
|IIT Bombay||Bhagwan Parshuram Institute of Technology, Rohini||
One day workshop on Scilab, an open source software for numerical computations in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics and Engineering Sciences was conducted by IIT Bombay on Saturday, 4 May 2019. The workshop was conducted through live video conferencing and hands on session using Spoken Tutorials at around 135 centers across India and involved approx. 4300 teachers.
|27 April 2019||Female teachers of DPS Rohini||Dr. Vineeta Goel (Associate Director Oncology, Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh)
Dr. Monisha Gupta (Cosultant Gyneacologist, Oncology, Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh)
A session on ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ was organized for the lady teachers on Saturday, 27 April 2019 by Dr. Vineeta Goel and Dr. Monisha Gupta. The session focussed on spreading awareness about breast cancer and cervical cancer- the two most common forms of cancer, widely diagnosed among women all across the globe. Various modifiable and non-modifiable factors, risk factors and preventive measures were discussed at length. It was reiterated that one needs to get regular health check ups done to rule out the possibilities of being afflicted by any of these cancers. The session laid emphasis on the fact that early detection and awareness can lead to positive outcomes. A hands-on experience on the dummies for Breast Self Examination (BSE) provided some useful tips to all for self examination and early diagnosis.
|11 April 2019||Class XI, XII English Teachers from DPS schools all over India||Charul Mahendru, DPS Rohini||HRD Centre, DPS Society, Lodi road||
A workshop on Teaching of Poetry was conducted for English teachers of Class XI-XII.
A presentation on Figures of Speech was shown and figures of speech from chapters of Class XI- XII English text were discussed. Two poems were taken up and the lesson planning for the same was discussed in detail through Powerpoint Presentation.
|9 April 2019||Class XI, XII English Teachers from DPS schools all over India||Kirti Tandon, Step by Step school, NOIDA
Meeta Kumar, DPS Vasant Vihar
Roselyn Wilson, DPS NOIDA
Charul Mahendru, DPS Rohini
|HRD Centre, DPS Society, Lodi road||
A panel discussion to discuss the changes in the curriculum, English Core, Class XI- XII was conducted and the participants were made aware of the same. In addition, problems faced by the teachers related to teaching of English was taken up. This was followed by a doubt clarification session.
|12 February 2019||Archana Sharma (DPS NOIDA),
Charul Mahendru (DPS Rohini),
Meeta Kumar (DPS Vasant Kunj)
|Mrs. Vineeta Kher (DPS HRD Centre),
Mrs. Meenakshi Khar (NCERT)
|DPSS-HRD Centre, Lodhi Road Complex||
Working group meeting for conducting a workshop in English for classes XI- XII
|28 To 30 January 2019||Ms. Arpita Karmakar,
Ms. Rakhi Vig
|Dr. Chand Kiran Saluja,
Dr. Sharda Manocha,
Shri Arvind Gaur,
Professor Diwik Ramesh.
|HRD centre Delhi Public School Society||
A three day workshop – ‘Ankur’ on teaching and learning of Hindi was organized by the HRD centre, Delhi Public School Society from Monday, 28 January 2019 to Wednesday, 30 January 2019. A panel of experts in Hindi Literature conducted various sessions which gave an exposure to a variety of ideas to all the learner teachers. The workshop comprised sessions on developing various linguistic skills, teaching of correct pronunciation in Hindi to students, role of theatrical skills in the teaching of Hindi, use of literature to develop sensitivity towards the subject and the importance of children’s literature in schools. All sessions were very informative. The experts comprised of Dr.Chand KiranSaluja, Dr. Sharda Manocha, Director of Asmita Theatre Group, Shri Arvind Gaur and the writer of Children’s Literature, Professor Diwik Ramesh. All the experts highlighted the various aspects of effective strategies of teaching and learning of Hindi language. The workshop was very effective and informative, creating a new wave of enthusiasm in all the participants.
|9 January 2019||Jyoti Bajaj,
|NCERT in association with DOE||Thyagraj Stadium, New Delhi||
A workshop on ‘Inclusion- A way of Education for all’ was conducted by SCERT in association with the Directorate of Education. It was attended by Principals, Headmistress’, Special Educators, Counsellors of schools in Delhi/ NCR and parents of children with special needs studying in the schools. The Chief Guest, Sh T.D. Thariyal, Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, GNCT, Delhi gave an orientation on the RPWD Act 2016 and also discussed the issues being faced in its implementation. The legal aspects of the act were discussed by Advocate Shailja Sharma who also enlightened the audience about offences and their punishments. Ms. Seema Tuli, Principal, Amar Jyoti School, elaborated upon the challenges like attitudinal barriers, inappropriate infrastructure and networking, lack of support services etc. faced in the implementation of Inclusive Education at school level. Prof. Anupam Ahuja from NCERT introduced the BARKHAA Series to encourage reading skills in CWSN.
|4-6 December 2018||45 Teachers of various Delhi Public Schools across India||NISHA JAIN||DPSS-HRD CENTRE, LODHI ROAD COMPLEX||
Workshop for teachers of commerce on ‘Teaching and learning of Commerce’.
|30 November 2018||KEHKASHAN J KHAN||MS. ANAHITA LEE RESOURCE PERSON-OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS||YMCA, DELHI||
Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals for a better World.
|16 AND 17 November 2018||NAMITA OBEROI||CBSE||G.D. Goenka Public School Model Town||
Capacity Building Programme for English Class XII – Modifications in the CBSE Curriculum for English.
|06 AND 07 October 2018||DEEPIKA SACHDEV||MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MINISTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES AND VIJNANA BHARTI||INDIRA GANDHI PRATISHTHAN, LUCKNOW||
The National Teacher’s Science Congress was a part of the 4th India International Science Festival 2018 attended by approx 760 teachers from various parts of the country. The workshop had components like panel discussion on the topic of ‘Opportunities and challenges in Science education and the role of a science teacher to develop critical thinking among learners.’ It was followed by plenary talks by eminent science communicators and educationists, highlighting effective classroom teaching of Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
|06 October 2018||DPS Rohini (Jr. School teachers)||Ms. Shubha Chandrashekhar (School Counsellor and Special Educator)||Delhi Public School, Rohini||
A session by Ms Subha Chandershekhar, school counsellor, on the feedback of UDL strategies implemented in the Unit II lesson plan, was organized for the junior school staff of DPS Rohini on Saturday, 6 October 2018. The session commenced with the recapitulation of UDIL aspect in learning. It was reiterated that the teachers need to focus on the principles of UDIL- Goal, Assessment methods and Material. These have already been initiated in the UNIT II in the lesson plans. This step has certainly made a lot of difference in the teaching learning process in the classroom where the children are made aware of what they are going to learn on a particular day.
|06 October 2018||DPS Rohini (Jr. School teachers)||Ms. Esha Shounik||Delhi Public School, Rohini||
An interactive session on “21 Century Skills and Importance of Lateral Thinking in Schools” by ‘Ms Esha Shounik’ from S. Chand was organised for the Junior staff at DPS, Rohini on Saturday, 6 October 2018.The session was begun with a warm up exercise, ‘Reflection time’- discussing and brainstorming about the changes in the field of education. It was followed by a power point presentation, highlighting the need to train students to make right and intelligent choices in life thus helping to equip them with skills to be more creative, innovative and capable of thinking critically. The session was both effective and enriching session for all.
|29 September 2018||DPS Rohini (All Teaching Staff)||Ms. Kanika S. Govi (Vice-Principal)||Main School Quadrangle||
A session on Safety and security in school for students and teachers was conducted by the Vice Principal Ms. Kanika S Govi on Saturday, 29 September 2018. It was attended by all the members of the teaching staff at DPS Rohini. It was suggested that an advisory related to disciplinary actions with respect to exams must be sent to parents prior to the commencement of the same. Teachers were urged to have friendly conversations with students to ensure the cordial & stress-free environment in school. The session provided an open platform to bring up common issues and find appropriate solutions for them. It was very informative and provided valuable inputs on the importance of the subject for one and all.
|29 September 2018||DPS Rohini (Sr. School teachers)||Ms. Shubha Chandrashekhar (School Counsellor and Special Educator)||Delhi Public School, Rohini||
A session on - ‘Addiction in Children: New Age Challenges ’was conducted for Sr. School teachers on 29 September 2018.The session
highlighted the harmful consequences of various addictions in children. Teachers were advised to talk to students about ‘Media Free Time’ and also various internet games which cause gaming disorder in children.
|18 September 2018||All the teachers and students of classes Nursery and Prep||Ms. Usha Chhabra||Multi-purpose hall||
“Story-telling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.“-Robert Mekee
A story telling session was organized for classes Nursery and Prep on Tuesday, 18 September 2018. The resource person, Ms. Usha Chhabra began the session with an ice-breaker activity, which also helped to whet the appetite of the young listeners. The stories helped to inculcate good values among the children. They also realized their moral responsibilities like keeping the surroundings clean and caring for their dear ones. The clever use of audio-visual aids helped to make the session a memorable one.
|13-14 September 2018||RINKI BHAYANA||CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME XII PHYSICS - CBSE||RAMJAS SCHOOL, R K PURAM||
A two day Capacity Building Program was organized by CBSE for Physics teachers of Classes XI and XII. Nearly 80 teachers from Schools across Delhi and NCR participated in the program. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Shubham Chakraborty, an expert in conducting teacher training Programs and Ms. Pragya Nopany, Physics expert and Head of Anveshika group which works under the Indian Association of Physics Teachers. The workshop provided a platform for all teachers to interact with each other discussing the main objectives of teaching physics, planning a lesson, activity based learning, common errors, designing question papers and marking schemes. The practical and investigatory projects which are an integral part of class XI and XII syllabus were discussed in detail and new ideas were also shared.
|10 September 2018||DPS TEACHERS||Ms. Promila Chopra||HRDC, Dwarka||
A three day workshop was organized by the DPS Society at the HRD center, Dwarka. It was on the topic ‘Hindi in the age of Media and Information Technology’ for Hindi Teachers from 10th - 13th September 2018. Forty-five teachers from Delhi Public Schools all over India participated in the workshop. Ms. Promila Chopra from D.P.S. Rohini conducted a session on 10th September 2018 on ‘Hindi Teaching through Activities.’ The Participants appreciated the session for its uniqueness and practical approach.
|7 September 2018||Principal (DPS)||Ms. Vibha Singh||HRDC, Dwarka||
An Enrichment Programme ‘Discover the Undiscovered’ was organized by the DPS Society for Science teachers of the middle school at The HRD Center, Dwarka from 5th Sept to 8th Sept 2018.
DPS Teachers from all over India attended the session. The session focused on teaching Biology in the Middle School Level by relating every topic with real life and nature. It included demonstration of activities, teaching tools, games, removing myths and misconceptions, common prefixes-suffixes and making interesting assignments based on topics Plants, Environment, Food and Food habits. The session was concluded with discussion on qualities of a good Biology teacher.
|5 September 2018||DPS TEACHERS||Ms. Deepika Sachdev
Ms. Disha Arora
The DPS society organized an Enrichment Programme ‘Discover the Undiscovered’ for Science teachers of the middle school at The HRD Centre, Dwarka from 5th Sept to 8th Sept 2018.
DPS Teachers from all over India attended the session. Our session focussed on how to nurture curiosity and make the subject interesting. It included demonstration of activities, use of simulations, removing misconceptions and making interesting assignments based on topics Light, Electricity and Magnetism.
|28-31 August 2018||ROHINI SETH||DPS SOCIETY||DPSS- HRD CENTRE||
A four day workshop titled ‘Teaching Economics in the Changing World’ was organized by the DPS society for Economics teachers. Sessions on a wide range of issues pertaining to the syllabus, on areas of global economics, benefit of data analytics and emerging Crypto Currency were conducted. Recent changes in the syllabus along with assessments, analysis of question papers were discussed by senior resource persons. It was a very informative and enriching workshop.
|20-21 August 2018||SWATISAMA ROY||CBSE||SALWAN PUBLIC SCHOOL, RAJENDRA NAGAR, NEW DELHI||
A Capacity Building Programme for the teachers teaching English Core –XII was organized by the CBSE.
Teachers from fifty-eight schools of Delhi participated in this programme. Ms. Alka Awasthy, Principal, Mayoor Public School and Ms. Subhashini Ramakrishnan, Principal, Noida International School were the Resource Persons for the two-day programme.
All sections of the question paper: Reading, Writing & Literature were discussed in detail. Emphasis was laid on how to develop these skills in the learners. Relevant handouts and Power-Point Presentations made the discussions more effective.
|16 and 17 AUGUST 2018||ROHINI SETH||Mr. KANWALJEET
(Experts from CBSE)
A Capacity Building Programme in Economics was organized at Centre of Excellence, CBSE Regional Office Patparganj, New Delhi. The programme aimed to provide a platform for professional development of the teachers. The workshop familiarized the teachers with changes in the syllabus. Various methods of teaching economics were discussed. The use of media as a teaching aid was emphasized. This was followed by a session on ‘Project Work’ in Economics. An activity on Question Paper Design was also conducted.
|13 and 14 AUGUST 2018||PALLAV GUPTA||S.S. SEHRAWAT and GAURAV PALIA (Experts from CBSE)||DPS MATHURA ROAD NEW DELHI||
A capacity Building Programme – Accountancy – Class XII was organised by CBSE – Centre of Excellence, Delhi at DPS Mathura Road, New Delhi on 13 and 14 August 2018.
The programme aimed to provide a platform for professional development and subject based interaction among the teachers.
The workshop was to familiarise the teachers about the changes in the curriculum for 2019 Class XII examination
The topics covered were:
Each lecture was followed by a Question and Answer Session.
Various interactive activities related to the subject were also organised in between the lectures like crosswords, tambola and puzzle solving.
|06 AUGUST 2018||24 NEWLY INDUCTED PRINCIPALS OF SATELLITE SCHOOLS||SUBHA CHANDRASHEKHAR||TDPSS, HRD, LODHI ROAD||
Ms. Subha Chandrashekhar, HOD Mental Health Dept. HOPE conducted a session on ‘Behavioural Issues in School ‘for Principals of satellite DPS schools during an Induction Programme for New Principals.
Stressing on the need for every school to have a department of Mental Health to address the behavioural, safety, inclusive education aspects of the school, she emphasized on the supportive and imperative role of Counsellors and Special Educators in today’s education.
She urged the Principals to recognize the role played by schools in childrens ‘development, from peer relationships and social interactions to academic attainment and cognitive progress, emotional control and behavioural expectations, physical and moral development.
She highlighted the dual aspects of preventive and interventional strategies of behaviour management in addressing School Mental Health. She also shared the concept of Inclusive Education and the recommendations given by CBSE.
|19 JULY 2018||MS. KANIKA SACHDEVA GOVI(Vice Principal)||ELDROK INDIA K-12||THE LEELA AMBIENCE GURGAON||The Vice Principal Ms. Kanika Sachdeva Govi was invited as a panelist to speak on the topic ‘Increasing need for safety in schools’ at the Eldrok India K-12 Summit.|
|28 JULY 2018||KANUPRIYA NARULA||COMMERCE TEACHERS’ FOUNDATION||AIR FORCE BAL BHARATI SCHOOL LODHI ROAD||A workshop on ‘How to make teaching of Business Studies Fun’ was conducted by CTF on 28th July 2018 by experienced in-house resource persons from CTF. The workshop highlighted the latest techniques to be adopted to make teaching of Business Studies interesting. The workshop also emphasized on tips and tricks to deal with case studies.|
|27 and 28 July 2018||Manju Sangwan||Ms. Ruchi Sengar||Delhi Public School, Mathura Road||A Capacity Building Programme for the teachers of Class X was organized by CBSE on 27 and 28 July 2018 at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road. The Resource person for the programme was Ms. Ruchi Sengar. The workshop focused the teacher’s attention to building language skills in their students during regular classroom teaching.|
|21 JULY 2018||MADHU MALIK||Royal Society of Chemistry||Amity International School, Sector 43, Gurgaon||It was conducted by RSC Yusuf Hamied Inspirational Chemistry Programme. It was a general science workshop which dealt with activities related to middle school. The use of chemistry laboratory using micro kit was also demonstrated.|
|20 & 21 July 2018||Sonika Rangeen||Ms. Sudha Acharya, Principal, ITL Public School||Mount Abu Public School, Sector-5, Pocket-B, Rohini, Delhi-85.||
A Capacity Building Programme on Classroom Management was organized by CBSE to equip the teachers with better techniques for classroom management and it also provided a good platform for the teachers to share their experiences and learn from each other. It was attended by 69 teachers.
The topics covered were:
|10 July 2018||Disha Arora
|Mr. Harish Sachdeva||HRDC Lodhi Road||
A meeting for science teachers (Primary and Middle school) was organized by Mr. Harish Sachdeva Director, HRDC. The agenda consisted of
|10 July 2018||PALLAV GUPTA
|DPSS - HRDC||DPSS – HRDC LODHI ROAD Delhi||
A meeting on designing an academic programme in Commerce for classes XI-XII to be conducted for the teachers of Delhi Public Schools in the near future was held at DPSS – HRDC, Lodhi Road, Delhi.
Teachers from DPS R K Puram, Vasant Kunj, Mathura Road, Noida and Rohini attended the meet. Also present were representative of NCERT Ms. Shipra and Ex-Principal of SRCC Mr.P.C. Jain. The agenda was
Teachers were invited to be a part of the team for preparation of Exemplar in the subject, Accountancy. The process will probably start from 10th September 2018 and will be for 10 days.
The probable date of this academic programme will be second or third week of December.
|07 July 2018||PALLAV GUPTA||CA Dr. G S GREWAL and R.K.KHOSLA||Rukmini Devi Public School, CD Block, Pitampura, Delhi 110034||
A workshop on Accountancy was organized by Commerce Teachers Foundation in association with Sultan Chand and Sons, a renowned publication house to familiarize the teachers about the changes in the curriculum for Accountancy for the session 2018-19.
The topics covered were
|28-29 June 2018||SUJATA SAXENA||DPS Society HRD Centre||HRD Centre Lodhi Road, Delhi||A Sanskrit language communication workshop was conducted at the HRD Centre by the DPS Society. The aim of the workshop was to acquaint the teachers with modern techniques and teaching methods and also to help participants develop their proficiency in the language in various situations. 27 Sanskrit teachers from Delhi and NCR attended the workshop.|
|27 June 2018||Ms.Rajshree Baul||Mr.Mukesh Kumar, Coordinator, Computer Science, DPS R K Puram||DPS R K Puram||
A workshop was conducted by Mr.Mukesh Kumar, Coordinator,Computer Science, DPS RKP, Ms.Gurpreet Kaur, Faculty, G.D.Goenka and Mr.Mohitendra Dey, Faculty, DPS RKP to acquaint the teachers of the changes in the Computer Science and Informatics Practices Syllabus for Classes XI-XII. The topics covered were Python Programming, Python Pandas, MySQL and MongoDB.
The main focus of the workshop was to make the teachers understand how the new language Python is different from the existing languages: C++ and Java. The workshop was very useful and much appreciated by the teachers as the textbooks are still not available for the new syllabus.
|28 May 2018||Staff from Administration, Accounts and Support staff including Class IV and contractual employees||Delhi State Legal Services Authority, Ms. Ruchika Singla, Secretary/Judge, Delhi State Legal Services Authority, NW, Rohini||Multi-Purpose Hall||A session on POCSO, JJ Act and legal issues related to Child Labour was conducted for the non-teaching staff of DPS, Rohini to create awareness on prevention of child sexual abuse. The session was conducted in Hindi and the information was conveyed effectively using several real life examples. There were questions related to victims returning hostile and methods to impart information to very young children at the end of the session.|
|01-11 May 2018||Ms. Deepa A. Kumar
Ms. Madhurima Mitra
|Dr. Sharda Manocha, Joint Director—HRDC, The DPS Society||HRD CENTRE DWARKA||
The DPS Society organises the Early Childhood Education (ECE) programme for its in-service Pre-Primary teachers to offer an understanding of the relevant concepts as well as the need and significance of early childhood education. Fifty participant teachers from the DPS fraternity from all over India attended the programme.
The programme commenced on Tuesday, 1 May 2018, with an Ice-Breaking session followed by an inaugural function wherein the Keynote Address was delivered by Dr. Nadadur Janardhan, on Early Childhood Development and Learning.
Thereafter, till Thursday, 10 May 2018, various theoretical and practical sessions were conducted by expert resource people, who shared their vast knowledge and valuable experience about the specific needs, demands and challenges of early childhood learning, which calls for specialized training of teachers. The various activities held during these sessions kept the teachers involved and on their toes. They included – Symposium, Classroom Activities, Visit to School (DPS-Rohini) and Observation of Teaching Practices.
On Friday, 11 May 2018, the teachers had to take an exam. The Valedictory Function marked the end of the programme. Prof. B.P. Khandelwal addressed the teachers, emphasizing on the importance of the programme and expressed his appreciation for their whole-hearted participation in it.
The eleven day programme was an enriching experience. New vistas were explored and teachers underwent a process of un-learning and re-learning, thus emerging as better facilitators in the classrooms.
|12 April 2018||Aparna Bajaj
Vanshaj Vohra (XI)
Ayush Tanwar (XI)
Aneesha Bharadwaj (X)
Ananya Kalra (X)
|Mental Health Department of Fortis Hospital||FORTIS HOSPITAL, SHALIMAR BAGH||PEER MODERATOR WORKSHOP|
|7 April 2018||Ms. Shelly Wadhwa
|Public Health Department, Rohini Zone||MCD office, Sector 5, Rohini||
A seminar on issues related with precautions and control of vector borne diseases was organized by the Public Health Department, Rohini Zone for school teachers of the zone. The seminar was held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at MCD office, Sector 5, Rohini to commemorate World Health Day. The theme for this year is- Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere.
The seminar was headed by Dr. Sanjay Sinha and Dr. Jitender Kumar. The doctors briefed the gathering on various diseases spread by different species of mosquitoes, their identifying features and breeding patterns. The seminar laid special emphasis on strains of dengue virus and forms of dengue fever.
|4 April 2018||SANGEETA SINHA||Prof. R.Meganathan||Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura||The workshop was to acquaint the teachers about the changes in the English Syllabus CBSE for class IX w.e.f Academic Session 2018 – 19 and how to implement and teach as per the prescribed syllabus and guidelines.|
|29.03.2018||Ms. Manju Sangwan||Teachers’ Meet - HT-PACE||Hyatt Regency||The Annual H T Pace Teachers’ meet was organised at Hyatt Regency on 29 March 2018. A concert ‘Music Without Boundaries’ was presented by eminent vocalist, composer and poet Madan Gopal Singh, ace guitarist and banjo player Deepak Castelino, sarod artist Pritam Ghoshal and percussionist Aamir Salim. The event conjured up a veritable “Goonj ki Sena” (army of resonance) that tugged at the listeners’ hearts and minds.|
|28.03.2018||All the teachers of the infant school||Ms. Usha Chhabra||Multi-purpose hall||
A workshop on ‘story telling’ was conducted by Ms. Usha Chhabra in the multi-purpose hall on Monday, 26 march, 2018 for the teachers of the infant school.
Ms. Chhabra stressed on the need for making story-telling an integral part of teaching as it is an effective tool to develop any language, values and life-skills.Interesting anecdotes, dramatization of stories and a power-point presentation made the workshop captivating. It was an enriching experience for the teachers.
|07-03-2018||Ms. Rohini Seth
Ms. Sudha J Bhat
|D P S R.K. Puram||D P S R.K. Puram||
The Economics Department of DPS R.K.Puram organized a one day workshop for the teachers of core schools under the aegis of DPS Society on 7th march 2018.The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. V.K. Shunglu the Chairman of the DPS Society.
The workshop was conducted by the faculty members of the Economics Department of DPS R.K. Puram.The aim of the workshop was to make teachers familiar with the e-book- CORE-ECON. Teachers can incorporate the book with the present syllabus in classes IX to XII.
The workshop was enriching and informative
|6 & 7 February 2018||Charul Mahendru||Mrs. Kirti Tandon and Mrs. Malabika C. Mukherjee||ITL Public School Dwarka||A two day Capacity Building Programme for English Core Class XII was organized by the CBSE. The Resource persons emphasized upon the relevance and importance of following Bloom’s taxonomy while framing a balanced question paper. Innovative ideas to teach note making and the long reading text were discussed. A discussion on attempting value based questions was also carried out. Formats for writing skills were shared and significant lines and phrases from the texts were also discussed at length.|
|25 Nov 2017||Ms. Monika Chadha||Japan Foundation||The teacher attended the ‘Workshop for Japanese Language Teachers “organized by Jaltsa and Japan Foundation|
|8 & 9 Nov 2017||SUBHA CHANDRASHEKHAR||DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL SOCIETY||DPS MATHURA ROAD||
A two Counsellor’s Meet for Mental Health professionals from satellite and core schools was held at DPS, Mathura Road.
The first day had two sessions conducted by visitors from. Minnesota. Ms Kurtsen Dubbels from the Dept. of Education conducted a session on the ‘Universal Design of Learning’ The second session conducted by Ms. Joy Lee Fredrickson, Student Service Coordinator from the Osseo Area group of Schools, was on Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Co- Teaching.
Both sessions were interactive and included many strategies to promote inclusive education. The second day had sessions on ‘Integrating Occupational Therapy in regular classrooms for improving handwriting’, ‘The Importance of Social Emotional Learning in Students’, ‘Why do students have Suicidal Tendencies’, ‘Practical Application of UDL conducted by Subha Chandrashekhar’’ and ‘Cyber Safety & e-Addiction’ All the sessions were interesting and pertinent to issues faced today.
|31 Oct 2017||ANURADHA BISARIA
|National Museum, Janpath, Delhi.||
A workshop on ‘Museum Learning Master Class’ organized by Flow India was held at National Museum, Janpath on Tuesday 31 October 2017.
It was a walking session which started with a specific area tour of the museum. Five hands on activities were conducted which expected the participants to observe certain artefacts and develop their own perspectives followed by sharing and discussion of the same.
The common objective of the activities was to allow a seamless integration of museum objects and environment to support classroom learning and also to emphasize on the facts that OBJECTS:
|12 Oct 2017 TO 14 Oct 2017||SUPREETI MATTA||DPS FARIDABAD||
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL – FARDIDABAD organized ‘OLYMPIA MATHEMATICS 2017’ a workshop for Maths teachers from October 12, 2017 to October 14, 2017. Two eminent personalities Prof. C. R. PRANESACHAR and Prof B. J. VENKATACHALA from the field of mathematics were the resource persons. Both of them focused on the topics which are covered in Maths Olympiad like RMO, INMO etc.
Prof B. J. VENKATACHALA discussed the topic Number Theory, Divisibility, AM GM, HM, Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic etc. Some very tricky questions were solved from the worksheets provided by them. Prof. C. R. PRANESACHAR introduced the problems based on geometric application. The questions illustrated were very technical in terms of applications of different results of geometry. Problems on the topic pigeonhole principle, combinatorics, principle of inclusion exclusion, sterling numbers, partition numbers etc. were discussed. Some questions on pattern of Fibonacci sequence were also covered.
At the end resource person prescribed some books which can be used and helpful to follow up with the workshop.
|12 Oct 2017||46 PARTICIPANTS FROM VARIOUS DPS SCHOOLS||HRD CENTRE DWARKA||Delhi Public School Society organised a Hindi Workshop ‘Utkarsh’ for Hindi Teachers from 11th Oct to 13th Oct 2017. Forty- Six participants in the same. Ms. Promila Chopra from D.P.S Rohini was conduct a session on 12th Oct 2017. The Topic was ‘Hindi Teaching through Activities. The participants appreciated the session for its uniqueness and practical approach.|
|09 Oct 2017 TO 14 Oct 2017||APARNA BAJAJ||DPS NAVI MUMBAI||
DPS NAVI MUMBAI
The workshop was the concluding segment of SMTE’s programme. Students of class IX appear for two levels of written exam in class IX. In class X they attend a six day SMTE Camp at HRD Centre Dwarka. In Class XI, these selected students go to Navi Mumbai to attend a week long Enrichment Programme. The Classes were conducted by renowned Mathematicians Sh. V. Seshan, Sh. Vikas Tiwari, Prof. S. Sane from IIT Mumbai, Prof. Joseph Amalnathan. These classes were very informative and the participants were able to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the topics covered. Students solved many important problems related to RMO and IMO exams with the help of the subject experts.
A very enriching and informative programme.
|25 Sep 2017||JYOTI BAJAJ||S D PUBLIC SCHOOL, B U BLOCK, PITAMPURA||The workshop was conducted by Ms. Jyoti Bajaj for 30 Special Educators in the field of VI and HI working in Government Schools of Delhi. It aimed at imparting in depth theoretical and practical knowledge of Teaching methods (individual and group teaching), Lesson Plans, IEP’s and Strategies in Inclusive Practices for SLD. It was an interactive session where the participants got a chance to discuss the issues faced by them in their respective schools concerning children with special needs.|
|23 Sep 2017||INFANT AND JUNIOR SCHOOL TEACHERS||MULTI-MEDIA LAB||The workshop aimed at creating awareness about the changing and growing technological trends in the 21st century. The resource person guided the teachers to create an account in outlook.com and register in the Microsoft Educator Community to collaborate with the 143 countries across the globe. She advised teachers to take online courses and earn recognition as Microsoft Educators and also to get the school recognized as a Microsoft Enabled School. The benefits of working in Office 365 were also pointed out.|
|22 Sep 2017||JYOTI BAJAJ||INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, MAX MUELLER MARG, NEW DELHI||The workshop aimed at identification and prevention of ‘Students at risk’ and relevant intervention at an early stage. The key highlights of the workshop were confusion related to definition of At Risk Students, social, academic and psychological needs of such students, changing role of School Counsellors / Teacher Counsellors, causal factors and programs and practices for At Risk Students. The key speaker also emphasised on developing an academic and behaviour program for students at risk to help them cope up with their issues effectively.|
|19 Sep 2017||SENIOR SCHOOL TEACHERS||MULTIMEDIA LAB||Teachers were invited to join and connect to educators, school leaders & policy makers from across 119 countries through www.educatornetwork.com and get unlimited access to learning resources, lesson plans and tutorials.They got free professional development opportunities and an opening for global certification like Teaching with Technology (TwT), Windows in the Classroom (WiC), 21 Century Learning Design (21CLD)|
|18 Sep 2017||NEERU GOEL||GYAN MANDIR PUBLIC SCHOOL NARAINA VIHAR||A Financial Education Training Programme was organized by NISM. The first session was conducted by Mr. Garg, General Manager NISM on core concepts of financial literacy. The second session and the third session was conducted by Harshul Nagpal Academic Associate at NISM on Indian Financial System and Banking respectively. The fourth session was conducted by Varun Gupta from Bombay Stock Exchange on Securities Market and pension products and services.|
|16 Sep 2017||APEKSHA CHOPRA
|ST.MARKS GIRLS SR.SEC.SCHOOL, MEERA BAGH, NEW DELHI||
Resource person :-Dr. N.M.Parti(Chairperson of GPSC )
The workshop aimed at making classroom teaching interesting by using creative activities. The various techniques of teaching through music, storytelling and interactive activities were discussed. The teachers were apprised on how to build the curiosity level in the classrooms. The resource person emphasized on involving students in age-appropriate activities. It was a learning and enriching experience for all.
|16 Sep 2017||VANDANA NAGPA
|SADHU VASWANI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, SHANTI NIKETAN||
The workshop ’Witnessing Wonders’ aimed at making classroom teaching (Physics) more interactive by demonstrating activities using simple and easily available materials.
Teachers from 30 schools participated. The resource person of the workshop was Prof. Samar Bagchi. He conducted simple activities to demonstrate various concepts of Physics for classes 8 to 10. The concepts of Physics which were covered in the demonstration of activities are-
Newton’s laws of motion; conservation of momentum; Buoyancy; Free fall; Surface tension; Magnetism and Light.
|29 Aug 2017||MAMTA NANGIA||SHANGRI-LA, JANPATH||
The workshop included representatives from 10 US Universities and Colleges including Berkeleys, New Hampshire, Binghamton, New Haven, Pittsburg State University, University of Connecticut, Scripps Research Institute, West Virginia University, Westminster, Florida Institute of Technology.
The workshop provided an opportunity to interact with the US University representatives and understand the courses, scholarships, employability, admission process as well as the international students support they provide. The brochures of the Universities will be shared with the students as a resource.
A collaboration will be done with the representatives to ensure they come together and address the students with their queries. The USIEF representatives will be coordinated with for student workshops on similar lines. Another initiative from the workshop that will be worked on is exploring projects, internships that our students can take up to get a hands on exposure for studying in USA.
|29 July 2017||NISHA JAIN
|RYAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, SECTOR 25, ROHINI, DELHI. 110085||
The Workshop was to acquaint the teachers about the changes in the syllabus of Accountancy for class XII for session 2017-18.
The topics covered were:
|20 July 2017||MS.MAMTA NANGIA||AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION||
Flinders University representatives talked about the courses offered and shared the concept of mentoring.THE FLINDERS University representatives shared the concepts of mentoring with focus on the comfortable experience of International Students. The International Community caters to almost 90 countries. Out of 24,000 students enrolled at the University, over 4500 students belong to the International Fraternity.
The courses availability of scholarship programmes, process of Admission, infrastructure, and exposure in terms of Internship and placement was also shared by the representatives.
The workshop focused majorly on Flinders University. The University has a 100 percent placement record and students are provided an opportunity to self-sustain by being able to work for 20 hours a week.
|7 July 2017||MS. MONIKA CHADHA||JAPAN FOUNDATION||The teacher attended the ‘Workshop for Japanese Language Teachers ”organized by Jaltsa and Japan Foundation|
|1 July 2017||MS. SUMAN DHEER||DPS - NOIDA||
Topic – Improving Classroom and School Effectiveness
The workshop was organised by Indian Association of Teachers of French in collaboration with Institute Francis (French Embassy).The following issues were discussed:
|1 July 2017||JUNIOR & SENIOR SCHOOL TEACHER||MULTIMEDIA||
Topic – Improving Classroom and School Effectiveness
The Workshop was conducted by Shubha Chandrashekhar for Jr. and Sr. school teachers on the topic -Improving Classroom and School Effectiveness on 1 July 2017. She spoke about diversity in classrooms and the universal design of learning (UDL), sharing innovative strategies to enhance teaching learning process in diverse classrooms. She stressed on the importance of setting goals according to the learners’ ability and how they play a pivotal role in bringing out the desired results.
|01 May 2017 to 10 June 2017||SHUBHA CHANDRASHEKHAR||UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA||Ms. Shubha Chandrashekhar, Special Educator at DPS Rohini was selected one of the seven Americans with Disability Act (ADA) fellows from India and participated in a six week intensive fellowship programme from May 01, 2017 to June 10, 2017. She attended classes at the University of Minnesota and participated in sessions on Positive Behaviour Interventions and support and Response to intervention. The programme aimed at supporting the educational inclusion of children with disabilities.|
|30-31 May 2017||PROMILA CHOPRA||HRD CENTER DWARKA||
Topic – Hindi Workshop ‘Utkarsh’
Delhi Public School Society organised a Hindi Workshop ‘Utkarsh’ for Hindi Teachers from 30th May to 2nd June 2017. Forty-six participants from different D.P.S schools participated in the same. Ms. Promila Chopra from D.P.S. Rohini was the Co-ordinator of the programme. Compering of the event was done by D.P.S Rohini on 30th June. A session on ‘Various Methodologies in Hindi teaching was taken by Ms. Promila Chopra. The participants appreciated the session for its uniqueness and practical approach.
|25 May 2017 to 27 May 2017||MS. NITASHA JOSE
MS. MONA MARWAHA
|DPSS HRD CENTRE, LODHI ROAD||To give insight to the educators into Singapore experience in the teaching of Science in schools in Singapore|
|17 May 2017 to 19 May 2017||APARNA BAJAJ
|DPSS, HRD CENTRE, LODHI ROAD||
TOPIC – EVALUATION FOR IMPROVING PUPIL PERFORMANCE FOR CLASSES VI-VIII
The workshop was an enriching experience for teachers where they learnt about evaluation for classes VI- VIII. The teachers were given sessions by Prof. H.S Srivastava in preparing balanced question papers. The typology of questions were discussed and importance of blue prints and item wise analysis of question papers was also stressed upon. Overall it provided a wholesome learning experience.
|08 April 2017||RASHMI WALIA
|STORY GHAR, INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR ARTS||
The workshop was conducted by Ms. Jaishree Sethi, an eminent storyteller.
The chief objective of the workshop was to give the teachers an insight into the role and power of storytelling in education.
It was also reiterated that stories help establish connection and association.
The various techniques of story telling were discussed.
The chief focus was laid on body language, body movement, facial expressions and voice modulation. Teachers were suggested to relate the stories to the contemporary settings and situations.
A demonstration of the art of story telling was given by the resource person.
This was followed by group presentations wherein each group had to narrate a story of their choice keeping the techniques of story telling in mind. The session was summed up with a beautiful thought by Gail Goodwin, ‘Good teaching is one fourth preparation and three fourths theatre.’
|07 April 2017||NITASHA JOSE||MCD PRIMARY SCHOOL SECTOR -7 ROHINI||The training session was conducted by the Department of Health- Rohini Zone on 'Awareness about Dengue and Chikungunia'.|
|29 March 2017||JYOTI BAJAJ AND SHUBHA CHANDRASHEKHAR||DR. RML, HOSPITAL NEW DELHI||
TNational Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, NIEPID organized a conference on Intellectual Disabilities: Challenges & Barriers.
International Classification of Functioning (ICF)’, ‘BioPsycho-Social Approach towards ID, Educational Perspectives in Persons with ID’, ‘Depression Among Caregivers of children with ID’ were some of the sessions conducted during the day.
|17 - 18 March 2017 to 24 - 25 March 2017||VIPIN RAMPAL||HRD CENTRE, DPS DWARKA CAMPUS, NEW DELHI||DPS Society organized Physical Education Teacher’s Conclave 2017, a workshop aimed at creating a balance between sports and studies. The objective of the conclave was to popularize sports and identify and nurture future Olympians from DPS fraternity. The conclave hosted a galaxy of sport stars including Raja Randhir Singh, Vice-President OCA, Padma Shri and Arjuna awardee Ms. Anjum Chopra, Mr.Manavjit Singh Sandhu. World Record Holder, Trapshooting and Ms.Neha Agarwal, Olympian, Table Tennis.|
|20 Jan 2017 to 22 Feb 2017||PALLAV GUPTA||DPS JODHPUR||
DPS Society organized a conference on “Development and Commerce” at DPS Jodhpur from 20 February to 22 February 2017.
75 teachers from the Commerce Faculty of 70 Delhi Public Schools from India and abroad participated in the conference.
The conference was inaugurated by Shri P.P. Chaudhary, Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
Various eminent speakers from different walks of life enlightened the audience on recent developments in the field of commerce.
The topics covered were Accounting Standards, IFRS, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, Financial Literacy, IPOs, Entrepreneurship Innovations & New Business Opportunities, Role of Digitization in the Banking Sector, GST, Companies Act 2013 and Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
This three day conference also included a cultural programme depicting Rajasthani folk songs and dance. A heritage walk through famous monuments was also organised for the visiting faculty.
|17 Jan 2017||INFANT SCHOOL TEACHERS||MULTI-PURPOSE HALL||
Workshop on the importance of early childhood care and education.
The workshop was conducted by Ms. Arti Walia and Ms. Isha Khanna. A video showing the significance of early childhood care and education was very effective in creating an awareness about how early childhood education impacts the personality of an individual and therefore the future of a nation.
Ms. Isha Khanna conducted the workshop very efficiently giving insights into the various facets of a child’s development from 1-6 years of age. She gave inputs on how to further enhance their growth and development and use this knowledge to manage diversity and multiple intelligence in children. She also shared her observations from her visit to other DPS Schools.
Ms. Arti shared very innovative ideas for story-telling & nutritional care to be undertaken by the teachers of primary classes.
The workshop ended with a beautiful song about the role of teachers being played on the audio-visual system. It was a very enriching and informative workshop.
|11 Jan 2017 to 13 Jan 2017||SANGEETA SHARMA||DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL SOCIETY, HRD CENTRE,DWARKA||
Vital Role of Library in School Education, 11-13 Jan 2017.
The Event was inaugurated by Prof. B P Khandelwal member, The DPS Society, The Chief Guest for the occasion was Prof. P B Mangla. Head, Dept of Lib & Info. Sc. Dean Faculty of Arts. Chairman, Board of Research Studies, Univ. of Delhi. Other esteemed guests Ms Vinita Kher, Director, Dr. Sharda Manocha, Joint Director, HRDC. Ms Amita Mishra Principal, DPS International, Saket were also Present. Over 46 Librarians from all Delhi Public Schools across the country participated in it.
Sessions-I - Keynote Address- Managing Libraries in new information environment.
Resource Person- Dr. Pravakar Nath, Prof. and Head, Dept of Lib & Info. Sc., Mizoram University.
Sessions-II - Creating a Futuristic School Library-Resource Person- Ms. Amita Mishra, Principal, DPS International, Saket.
KOHA- Open Source Integrated Library Management System- An Overview(Networking of DPS Libraries) Resource Person- Ms Amandeep Kapila,Consultant, NUEPA& Indira Gandhi National Centre for Art. Visit to the Library of DPS R K Puram- Role of a School Librarian
Sessions-III - Promoting Reading Habits among children.
Resource Person- Ms Abha Kumar, HOD English DPS Greater Noida.
Books in a Child’s Life (Talk with the Author) Resource Person- Devika Rangachari, Author of Children’ Books.
Sessions-IV - Access and Use of Web Resources (Open Educational Resources).
Resource Person- Dr. D S Thakur Visit to the World Book Fair- 2017Collection Development in School Libraries.
Resource Person- Dr. Moortimati Samantary, Head Lib. & Documentation Div. NCERT Reflections; Future-Challenges & Solutions, (Group Discussion).
Resource Person- Ms Vinita Kher, Director HRDC, MS Sharda Manocha, Joint Director, HRDC. The Society. Ms Sneha Arora, Former HOD Lib, DPS R K Puram.
Sessions-V - Role of Library in Inclusive Education
Resource Person- Mrs Savita Khetwal, Senior Librarian, DPS Mathura Road.
|23 Dec 2016 to 24 Dec 2016||MONA MARWAHA & MONICA AGGARWAL||MAHARAJA AGRASAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL, ASHOK VIHAR, NEW DELHI.||
CBSE Capacity Building Workshop for Class X Science teachers.
The workshop was an enriching and interesting experience. The two day workshop started with a session on Bloom’s Taxonomy and how to modulate our teaching methodologies so as to attain development of the cognitive, effective and psychomotor domains. This was followed by a session on Framing the Lesson Plans, Setting Question Papers and Marking Scheme. The resource persons, Mr. G.K. Mishra and Ms. Deepali Panwar made the sessions quite interactive with active participation of all the participants. The teachers shared the challenges they face in the class and how they deal with them.Overall the workshop gave the participants an opportunity to enhance their teaching skills.
|21 Dec 2016||MOLLY ROHATGI||AUDITORIUM, POLICE STATION BARAKHAMBA ROAD NEW DELHI||A workshop on Cyber Safety awareness was organized for School Computer Teachers by Delhi Police, Cyber Cell. The Resource Person was DCP Cyber Cell, Mr Arun Roy who talked about cyber threats and the need of inculcating safe online habits among students to counter cyber threats. He also highlighted the Cyber Cell mantra for students – ‘Pause and think before your connect’. Videos created by Delhi Police to explain the vulnerability in the cyber world of students were shown. The workshop aimed at involving School teachers in order to make children cyber safe.|