By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Mussoorie, 30 May: An online training programme for teachers was initiated on 1 May by CTSA jointly with NITCON and EDUSPARK. It formally concluded on 30 May at CST, Mussoorie. The objective of such courses has been mainly to enable teachers to deal with 21st Century tech savvy learners. The main focus of the training was based on six components like 21st Century approaches to learning pedagogy and evaluation, fundamentals of child development, spectrum of special needs, basics of safety practices in schools, basics of health and nutrition and, above all, basics of Ms Office and ICT Tools in teaching and learning.
A valedictory function was conducted, today, in the presence of Principal cum Venue Director SP Singh and the Course Coordinator, Harender Singh. Twenty teacher participants who accomplished the training course diligently were appreciated and awarded Certificates. The Course Coordinator, Harender Singh, expressed his indebtedness to the Director of Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA), Delhi, and both the Joint Directors of CTSA for their administrative support. He also thanked the Principal, CST Mussoorie, for all the support. Principal SP Singh reiterated that in service training programmes are inevitable to keep pace with ever changing methodology in the teaching profession. The chalk and talk methodology was fast changing into collaborative inter-disciplinary digital learning and use of ICT. The Chief Coordinator, Asit Katyayan, Rector of school Thakchoe Tsering, and teachers RK Mishra and Sweta Agarwal presented their impressions on the day.
SC Rauto and Manjeet Singh coordinated the programme. The teachers were provided unique ID s and login passwords to attempt every module of the training course. It was enormously useful and extensively enriching.