Category Archives: Teachers for Workshop

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Traditional classroom teaching often places the teacher at the center of the teaching-learning process. It is largely instruction-based. The Constructivism approach to teaching of Mathematics not only transmits knowledge from teacher to learners but also promotes multi-sensory and multi-disciplinary learning. In pursuit of the same, a Capacity Building Program on Challenging Areas in Mathematics was held on 3 & 4 August, 2016 at Amity International School, Pushp Vihar  for Class X . The Resource Persons Ishita Mukherjee and Shikha Gautam enumerated the key points and objectives to combat Math Phobia.

Objectives of the Workshop:

  • How to deal with phobia of Mathematics
  • Understanding and Developing learning objectives
  • How Learning of Mathematics can be made interesting and enjoyable

The workshop conveners exhorted the role of a teacher in constructivist set up to motivate learners to learn Mathematics. According to them, learners build their own understanding of Mathematical knowledge and the teacher has to ensure that they build a logical and coherent understanding.

 Capacity_Building_Workshop_1The following topics were covered under the discussion:

  • Constructivism
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Activities based on Constructivist Approach
  • Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy of Instructional Objectives
  • Drafting Lesson Plan
  • Drafting Test Items
  • Projects
  • Rubrics for assessing Projects

The workshop was an effort to enrich Mathematics Teachers in teaching methodologies.

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WORKSHOP ON ‘CREATIVE THINKING’

Creativity is the bringing into being of something which did not exist before, either as a product, a process or a thought. In fact, we are all creative every day because we are constantly changing the ideas which we hold about the world around us.When we change ourselves, the world changes with us, both in the way that the world is affected by our changed actions and in the changed way that we experience the world. In the pursuit of the same, the teachers of K. R. Mangalam, GK-II indulged themselves into various brainstorming activities organized by Creative Thinkers Foundation headed by Mr. Shubharno Chokraborty on ‘Creative Thinking’ on 1 July 2016 .

Creative Thinkers Foundation highlights the need to unleash and maximize the imaginative and creative potential inherent in each child and the workshop enhanced teachers’ confidence and potential to face the odd life situations with ease. It also helped in enhancing their life skills and provided unique experiences in various subjects like science and technology , language and art and craft . It enabled teachers to establish great bondage as coaches, co-learners and nurturers of child’s creativity. It intended to go beyond box-in, jacketed education system and boosted their out-of-box thinking to keep their neural system active.

creative_1The teachers were asked to form  groups with different activities assigned to each group. They were required to make something creative with the help of a prompt action plan in their minds using the restricted items provided to them.creative_2

The teachers indulged themselves in some creative tasks as allotted by the hosts. The aim of this workshop was to bridge this gap with various creativity programs which proved to be successfully accomplished.

Workshop on Multiple Intelligence

“Some of the best years in life are the time spent as a child and later our collegiate years, as working adults in a fast paced society; we sometimes forget just how precious and fleeting those years are”. Good teachers become great teachers by going beyond the call of duty  beyond the textbook.

Multiple Intelligence_1Keeping this in mind, K.R. Mangalam has always been taking initiatives to enrich their faculty by holding various interesting workshops. A stimulating and enhancing workshop was conducted for teachers, teaching classes VI to X on 1 July,2016 by Dr Ashok Arora, Educational Advisor, K.R. Mangalam Group of schools. The workshop aimed at enabling teachers to identify every child’s potential and help them grow in the preferred field and broaden the arena. The convenor of the workshop not just emphasised the need of identifying a personality type but also discussed the need of each and every facet of an individual’s personality. The teachers were able to know more about themselves through a very interesting questionnaire which is popularly known as Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

The workshop also taught the teachers to amalgamate multiple intelligence tests into the classroom and how to make it cross curricular. Overall, it was an educational, stirring and inspirational experience.

Other relevant examples cited helped the participant teachers to grasp the content and various aspects of the central theme.

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Workshop on Knowledge Through Perception

An inspiring and thought provoking workshop was organised by K.R. Mangalam World School, GK – II for the Pre-Primary and Primary teachers on July 1, 2016. The subject of the workshop was “Knowledge Through Perception” conducted by Mr Rajeev Ranjan from ‘Kalpavriksha’.

The workshop emphasized on gaining knowledge through perception. Mr Ranjan conducted the workshop and highlighted that the techniques and exercises like Dhaarna and Utkraman Kriya can be taught to students for making the more engaged in classroom activities. Pragnyavistara, a technique for increasing focus was explained to the participant teachers and was subsequently practised by the teachers.

The workshop concluded by summarising the beneficial outcomes and the promise that “Knowledge through Perception” holds both for teachers  and the students.

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