A webinar conducted by Ms. Jyoti Chaba ( FoundingPartner of MIE ) was attended by the teachers of K.R Mangalam World School, G.K-II and was aimed at enhancing Microsoft Teams Experience using Class Notebook amongst the teachers and various heads of schools .123 teachers including Principal and Co-ordinators attended this session.
Through this training , Microsoft intended to
• Accomplish the mission of empowering students and Educators to do more.
• Integrate Teaching and Learning experiences with Technology.
The resource person explained about the different features of Teams and One Notebook especially. Ms Jyoti told us the importance of Class Notebook and what we can do with it ?
Value of One Notebook in Teams
• Facilitates collaboration over long periods of time.
• Acts like a digital binder to help organize both private and public curriculum and content .
• Provides students with a venue to discuss assignments with peers , ask questions, or explore learning challenges posted by their teachers .
She taught us to
• Create a team
• Class Material Folder
• Subject file and how to upload it
• Using the collaboration
• Generate Maths quiz and other quiz
• How to review student’s work
• Class workflow in Microsoft Team
Lastly she emphasised on MIS Program which teachers can do on their own to upgrade themselves.
The webinar ended with Question and Answer session. Many teachers had queries and questions regarding Teams and its application which she asked them to email her. Due to shortage of time she could not answer everyone but she promised to answer their mail. As a whole it was an inter – active session where teachers learned many new things.
Importance of Cyber Security and Digital Safety During Covid19 Pandemic
The teachers of K. R Mangalam World School, GK-II attended a webinar on ‘Importance of cyber security and digital safety during covid19 pandemic’ which focused on Internet safety or cyber safety or E-Safety and brought in an awareness on how to be safe on the internet which is the act of maximizing a user’s knowledge on personal safety and security risks so as to private an information and property associated with using the internet, and the self-protection from computer crime.
A very prominent cyber security expert Mr. Rakshit Tandon threw light on four major pillars of digital safety: Security, privacy, safety, and well-being, and laid emphasis on “Think and Post”.
He also highlighted the main objective of such cybercrimes during this pandemic is the lockdown and post lockdown that is affecting the safety and security of every individualthat brings in an opportunity for cyber hackers.
It was an enriching and an extremely informative webinar where in there were various kinds of measures that can be taken to rescue oneself and make one less vulnerable by using good netiquette (internet etiquette).
Digital Footprints and cyber laws
Cyber safety is one platform which everyone should be aware of. In pursuit of the same, the teachers of K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II attended a webinar focussing on the vulnerability of the students owing to the hazards existing in the cyber world and what we as teachers and parents can do to help them understand the importance of being digitally safe. Prominent speakers including cyber expert Mr. Rakshit Tandon threw light upon “Digital Footprints and cyber laws” and making students aware about keeping their digital identity safe.
Safety Of Children After School Reopens
DATED- 27th June, 2020
Lockdown and closure of schools has had an impact on the society. The people are stressed as work has stopped and salaries are not coming. People from the low income group do not have money to buy smart phones or laptops ,causing psychosocial impact.
Basic Principles a school has to take, if reopens.
1) Sanitize the school once a day after the school gets over. When the students enter the school, their temperature must be checked and shoes and bags to be sanitized.
2) Hand sanitization stations should be there at different corners of the school.
3) Social distancing should be followed, the students desks to be atleast one meter apart.
4) School operations to be changed – the school must not have been used as a shelter or treatment unit. All seminars, meetings, assemblies, sports, games,etc should be cancelled. Avoid unnecessary touching and reinforce sanitization and personal hygiene. No lunch break in school.
5) Plan with local authorities the procedure for separating sick students and staff without a stigma.
6) The school policies have to be made flexible by granting sick or medical leave to the students and staff. The children have to be trained to report any symptoms if they are not well.
7) The teaching and non teaching staff to be paid properly.
8) The children to be given good healthy diet and avoid junk food.
9) The schools can call the students on odd/even days or work in two shifts.
10)Students and Teachers to wear masks in school.
11) School buses also to be sanitized.
International Webinar – SCERT Delhi
An international webinar on ‘’Inclusive Education – Reaching the unreached” organized by SCERT- India, was attended by the teachers of K.R.Mangalam World School, G.K-II on 27 June, 2020.
The key speakers of the webinar were:
1. Mr. Richard Rose
Professor of education
University of Northampton.UK
2. Dr. Rashmi Kumar
University of Pennsylvania
3. Dr. Bharti
The main agenda of the webinar was to discuss how to integrate Inclusive Education in a common learning environment, that is, an educational setting where students from different backgrounds and with different abilities learn together in an inclusive environment.
Another main point discussed was how to develop and design our schools and classrooms so that students learn and participate together and have access to quality education.
Mr. Richard and Dr. Rashmi discussed the different initiatives and methods they are working on and practicing in UK and US to promote Inclusive Education.
Dr Bharti threw light on the initiatives taken by NCERT India to promote Inclusive Education in India:
1. Screen Tool- Form of finding special children
2. Books for special children
3. Supplementary material – Barkha – UDL Series
4. Sign language video
5. Tactile Map Books
6. Audio Books
7. E Paathshala
It was an informative webinar for the teachers to get learn and update themselves about integrating “ Inclusive Education” in their classrooms.
Tips and Tricks of Lockdown Learning
With the aim of accepting the new challenges and receiving a vast learning experience in the field of remote learning, the teachers of K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II participated in a webinar ‘Tips and Tricks of Lockdown Learning’. The webinar highlighted the new pedagogies in our education system of remote learning as the panellist explained about the evolving teaching tools and how we can incorporate the same in our virtual classrooms. A brief discussion on ensuring effective learning in students was also done. The panellist Dr Sangeeta Arora apprised how the teachers can help the students in achieving the designed learning outcomes with the help of online classes. As each teacher is important in spearheading the changes in our education system, it is indeed important to ensure the mental well-being of the teachers as well as students. The discussion on how to balance between the mental sanity and the handling pressure was also well explained by the panellist. The webinar was an enriching learning experience and provided a whole new spectrum of knowledge.
FwPa discussion on Planning for the Future of Classrooms
A session was attended by the teachers of K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II which brought together educationists and school leaders from around the world to share how they are preparing for the future of classrooms.
What will classrooms look like when we go back to school? As schools work towards reopening doors, in addition to the logistics of seating plans and meal timings, they will also need to recalibrate for newer teaching and learning habits that have, or will, emerge in the post-COVID scenario. What lessons will we take with us, as we brace for change? And are there some we should leave behind?
A common platform emerged after the discussion in adopting teaching /learning techniques wherein the students would be empowered , supported , informed and motivated towards learning in the challenging times .
Lesson Planning for Remote Learning
The teachers of K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II attended a webinar on what, why and how a lesson should be planned considering the achievement of the learning objective via online classes. The interest of all the stakeholders must be considered while planning a lesson with proper student engagement, keeping the idea of limitedscreen time in head. Different platforms for online classes should be considered like ‘see saw’ for pre-schoolers. Backward design model was suggested for the preparation of lesson plans, which involves identifying the desired end result, objectives and essential questions, identifying evidences of student learning and designing the instructional plans.
Cyber safety of children
CYBER SAFETY OF CHILDREN FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND TEACHERS OF SCHOOLS – NIPCCD
DATE – MAY 30, 2020
The webinar focussed on the vulnerability of the students owing to the hazards existing in the cyber world and what we as teachers and parents can do to help them understand the importance of being digitally safe. Prominent speakers including cyber expert Mr.RakshitTandon threw light upon “Digital Footprints and cyber laws” and making students aware about keeping their digital identity safe.
K.R Mangalam World School, G.K-II has been engaging it’s educators to keep themselves abreast with the new normal. In pursuit of the same, the teachers attended a webinar which focussed on the vulnerability of the students owing to the hazards existing in the cyber world and what we as teachers and parents can do to help them understand the importance of being digitally safe. Prominent speakers including cyber expert Mr. Rakshit Tandon threw light upon “Digital Footprints and cyber laws” for making students aware about keeping their digital identity safe.
Planning for classrooms of the Future
The teachers of K.R Mangalam World School, G.K-II have been enhancing their knowledge by attending various webinars. One such webinar was on ‘ Planning for Classrooms of the Future’ which dealt with the question, “How schools must modify the teaching and learning process in order to meet their predetermined goals?” It laid importance upon the fact that a delicate balance needs to be maintained between social responsibility and psychological challenges, and, perhaps the concept of “Parent Partnership” becomes essential. Ideas such as flip classroom, virtual happy hours with parents, activities encouraging parent- student involvement, parent education, assessments and reflection of the same by the teacher were elaborated upon.
Online Webinar by Cambridge University
As the country is under lockdown , the teachers of K.R Mangalam World School, G.K-II are staying active by not leading a sedentary life. In pursuit of the same, Ms Ritu Sachdeva attended Online Webinars conducted by Cambridge University on topics like ‘activities to engage and motivate teenage learners’, ‘speaking is more than saying words’ and ‘ Future learners need learning strategies’. It was an enriching experience to learn from renowned professors of Cambridge University.
Teaching Methodology Organised by Cambridge University
The teachers of K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II are not leaving any stone unturned to expand their horizon with teaching learning tools to imbibe in their teaching methodology. In pursuit of the same, two teachers from English Department Ms Ritu Sachdeva and Ms Gunjan Arora attended a webinar on how to engage and motivate teenage learners organized by Cambridge University on May, 18, 2020.
Webinar Session with Zoom Professional Team
The Principal along with Ms Vatsala and Ms Priyanka attended the Webinar hosted by the Zoom team to appraise the users with the latest features added in the app for security at 9:30 pm on Saturday, 10 April 2020. This is to help improve our online interaction with the students while keeping the security issues in mind.
UN- Tide Turners Plastic Challenge
Amidst the lockdown period due to the outbreak of COVID-19 we ( Subarna Zaman and Hema Chhipa had an interesting learning session through a Webinar organised by WWF-TEAM TIDE –TURNERS on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 3.30 pm.
The webinar was a training session for the teachers to implement the Tide-Turners Plastic Challenge with the students. It had a participation of 181 teachers from various schools, across the country.
The session began with an introduction on the projects undertaken by WWF-India across the country. A quiz session was conducted to allow us to gather and recall our knowledge and information on Plastic, alongside the webinar. This was followed by a movie show, and another round of quiz which had some gripping moments for the participants. The session concluded with the briefing on the plan of action of activities to be executed with students.
It was a great learning session which helped us gather our thought process to minimise plastic menace in the world and prepare our students towards a cleaner environment.
Continuous Professional Development for Teachers
Workshop on ‘The Art of Writing Good MCQs’
February 28, 29, 2020
Team of 8 teachers went for a two-day workshop cum training programme to KGIM. The session was addressed to science teachers teaching classes 3 to 8. It was conducted by Dr Ashok Arora and teachers from all the branches attended. The session was also attended by our academic auditors Dr Pachauri, Mr Vashisht, MrSushil Chaudhary and DrAdhikari. On February 28, 2020, Dr Arora addressed the teachers on a range of topics encompassing Assessment and its importance. The session began with need and importance of Concept Map of a chapter and various ways of preparing it. Formative assessment and Summative assessment were also discussed. The art of making a question paper based on Bloom’s Taxonomy was explained and discussed. Dr Arora addressed the need and the technique of preparing Multiple Choice Questions as per the given syllabus. The next day teachers were given tasks and had to present them in the second half. Teachers were assigned different chapters from their teaching classes to prepare and assess MCQs. Teachers teaching 3 to 5 had to only prepare and present the MCQs from the given topics while teachers teaching 6 to 8 had to prepare MCQs from any given topic and also assess the MCQs as given in the Question Bank Booklet of every chapter. The final presentation was also a critically interactive session which concluded with giving away of the training Certificates. It was an extremely interactive and learning forum which allowed gainof in depth knowledge and experience.