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Name of the Training:    Capacity Building Programme on Effective Implementation of Early Education Development Programme (Day -4)

Date: September 17, 2016

Venue: Shaheed Rajpal D.A.V Public School, Dayanand Vihar

Number of Participants: 125 teachers

Resource Persons:     Mrs. Shivani Verma

                                  Mrs.Nidhi Arora

                                  Mrs. Nandita Vaid

Body in brief: In continuation of series of workshops on effective implementation of Early Education Development Programme, the fourth module of the workshop was held on September 17, 2016.The module focused on Theatre in Education at Pre School and Pre Primary level. The workshop began on an auspicious note with reciting of Gayatri Mantra. The teacher participants were allowed to interact and mingle with each other in an interesting dramatic way with the introductory game- DHAMA CHOWKDI. The participants were asked to enact and introduce themselves according to the characters allotted like lion, snake, flowers, Japanese doll, stars, clown etc. An interactive discussion was held on the need, aims and benefits of incorporating theatre in education. A practical approach was adopted to explain the next segment –How to initiate dramatics in classroom situation. Age appropriate themes were allotted for the dramatic activity-Grouping Objects. Teacher Participants enthusiastically presented themes in an innovative and creative way. It was a visual delight to witness groups as old ceiling fan, washing machine, popcorn machine, cluttered almirah; tea-set etc. The master trainers also laid stress on training the children to be a ‘GOOD AUDIENCE’.

 A Well explanatory PPT on the topic -Key considerations in dramatics was discussed with the teachers. It gave an insight on the role of time, environment, safety, materials and 100% participation in dramatics. Importance of Prop Boxes’ was discussed and teachers were asked to prepare a prop box using things from the environment. A Fun element was added where teachers were asked to choreograph a song using various props.

Stage fright is a common problem among children at Early Childhood Level. Meaningful discussions were held among the teachers and various strategies were discussed to overcome stage fear. Frequent stage visit was a wonderful session incorporated in the module.

This session was followed by presentation of various dramatic activities that can be taken up with children like-Mime, vocal warm ups, percussion band, rhythmic movements, etc. Ample videos and screenings were shared and appreciated by the teachers.

The last session concluded with taking feedback from all the teachers and sharing the take away from this and previous workshops as well. Teachers shared that they were enriched with knowledge and geared up to implement the same.

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Science Education Centre organized a “one day workshop for framing question paper – Vaigyanika 2016” on 6 Aug, 2016. The teachers of eight very renowned schools of East Delhi participated in the workshop. Discussion and distribution of topics for specified questions and preparation of final question paper were the highlights of the workshop.

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Name of the Training: Capacity Building Programme on Effective Implementation of Early  Education Development Programme

Dates: September 12, 2015

Venue: Shaheed Rajpal D.A.V Public School,Dayanand Vihar

Number of Participants: 72 teachers

Resource Persons: Mrs. Shivani Verma

                                      Mrs. Sangeeta Gupta

Body in brief:

Module II of capacity building programme focused on Integrated Approach and theme based approach in the curriculum.The workshop started with reciting of the Gayatri Mantra. The school Principal Mrs Renu Laroiya gave the welcome address to the master trainers and teacher participants.

Master trainers began the session with an ice breaking activity using animal masks. The objective of the game was to give a joyful start and to give insight to the workshop module. Emphasis on importance of creating environment was discussed. Following this, teachers were involved in jigsaw puzzle activity related to animals. Each group had to arrange the puzzle pieces to figure out the picture(animal)and had to share the strength of their group associating with the strength of that animal. The activity gave the participants an opportunity for team work as well as developing communicative and cognitive skills.

As the focus of the workshop was Integrated approach, an interactive session discussed needs, objectives and advantages of implementing Integrated approach into curriculum. Following this, an innovative ‘Paw game’ was conducted in which participants were asked to match body parts of different animals and they had to walk in pairs on the music ‘Walking in the jungle’. The activity allowed them to match, sort and group together along with enactment on the rhythm of the song. This activity was concluded in an interesting manner by a tape walk of teachers towards the tea area. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

‘Story of a star fish’-a short screening emphasized on the role of a teacher and their never give up attitude. Thematic approach was discussed with the help of web chart emphasizing how all the skill areas can be developed with one single theme. Example of animal web chart was shared with the participants. Teachers shared numerous activities related to the animal theme that can be taken up for teaching various concepts covering various skills.

Presentations and demonstrations on theme based circle time; rhymes, word train etc were showcased by the teachers. Spin a yarn activity was conducted in an innovative manner allowing participation of all the teachers. Group I was asked to draw any picture related to jungle theme. Group II was asked to weave a story. Group III was asked to dramatize the weaved story .Group IV was asked to give sound effects while the another group was inacting.In the end funny twists and open ended questions created a free conversation environment for all the participants. This activity gave boost to listening,speaking,creative and thinking skills.

Puppets are of great importance in early childhood education. A fun and interactive puppet show ‘MEETHI KHEER’was showcased by the teachers of SRD.A.V,Dayanand Vihar followed by discussion on how to use puppets and puppetry skills.

Hands on activities included preparing of theme based web charts, weekly planners and activities on various themes allotted to different groups.

Creative art and craft element was added in the workshop when teachers were asked to create anything as per the theme using waste material. It was a treat to the eyes witnessing many creative aids and instructional material created by the participants while working in the groups.

The workshop concluded with the sharing of take away from the workshop and its effective implementation in classroom teaching.

 Recommendation: Teaching of language (Hindi)

Conclusion:

The workshop gave a platform for the teachers to interact, mingle and share their ideas for making teaching learning a better process. Teaching aids used and displayed during the workshop helped them to think of new innovative and age appropriate activities for children. It was shared that these aids can be used for group as well as individual activities that will help in concept building. It was also shared that introducing a theme using prior knowledge of the children helps in integrating the theme and adds to the knowledge bank. Teachers were enriched and it was a learning experience for one and all.

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Capacity Building Programme on Effective Implementation of Early Education Development Programme

Date: September 19, 2015

Venue: Shaheed Rajpal D.A.V Public School,Dayanand Vihar

Number of Participants: 62 teachers

Resource Persons: Mrs. Shivani Verma

                                      Mrs. Sangeeta Gupta

Body in brief:

Module III of EEDP focused on cognitive development and adopting different ways to approach mathematics. The workshop commenced on an auspicious note by reciting gayatri mantra. Through the introductory game ‘Move and Freeze’, the participants were engaged in warm up sessions. The game encouraged peer bonding, attentiveness and listening skills. Through Zip Zap game, the importance of circle time for the children was discussed with teacher participants. They came up with innovative versions of playing Zip Zap Game. An interactive session on Piaget’s stages of cognitive development gave an insight on the characteristics of children in pre operational stage. Further activities to develop cognitive domain of children were discussed.

Next in the session was how to approach mathematics through different ways –Exploring maths in free play,sand and water play,rolling out math concepts,dramatic mathematics,rhythm and patterns,maths and manipulatives.Fun filled demonstations on free play promoted concepts like sorting,classification,patterns,magnitude,spatial concepts etc.

Water play is a natural instinct among children. Water pouring activity emphasized on free play and concepts like comparisons,development of fine and gross motor skills,problem solving,enhancing vocabulary bank for e.g. full,empty,more,less,wet,dry,spill,pour,brim etc.

The topic rolling out in math was demonstrated through clay which easily explained the concept of change in shape and size.

Rhythmic patterns which are the first links to patterns and numbers were introduced through warm up exercises. A fun element was added through traditional game –‘Ao Milo Shilo Shalo’.

Role play on pre number concepts was demonstrated by the master trainers explaining the importance of mathematics in mathematics.

Various demonstrations and presentations were given by participants on number songs, introduction of numbers and on operations on numbers. Master trainers shared their inputs and discussed the gap areas related to number line, abacus ,addition and subtraction. Teaching of addition and subtraction using ice tray was demonstrated by the master trainers along with the video.

Material from the environment like pegs,dices,beads,icecream sticks,number cards,etc was provided to the participants to give demonstrations on addition and subtraction. It was amazing to witness wonderful innovative ideas that can be easily implemented in classroom teaching.

After lunch, a special educator Mrs. Sangeeta from DAV Dayanand vihar dealt queries of behavioral problems pertaining to children.Demonsrtations from the child craft kit was given by the teachers which emphasized on correct way of using kits and its importance.

The day ended with discussing the take away from the workshop.

Recommendation: Teaching of language (Hindi)

Conclusion:

The workshop was an enriching and rewarding experience for one and all. Teachers from various schools interacted well with each other and participated enthusiastically. Through interactive discussions, demonstrations and presentations, there was clarity on various concepts. Teachers shared their innovative games and activities on various concepts of mathematics. These ideas and methodologies can be implemented by teachers in classrooms very easily and effectively. They also shared their practical classroom teaching experiences and remedial measures were discussed. Such workshops should be conducted from time to time for effective teaching-learning strategies and to make early childhood education an enjoyable experience.

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CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME ON CHILD-LED LEARNING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

We as ‘Teachers ‘have one of the most demanding vocations in the world and in order to fulfill our important roles with excellence, we need to learn ,share, interact, mingle, update and rejuvenate ourselves from time to time. Keeping this in mind, a capacity building inhouse workshop on Child Led Learning in Early Childhood Education was conducted in SRDAV Public School,Dayanand Vihar on July 25,2015.Teachers from Pre School to Class II attended the two hour session from 11.30a.m. to 1.30 p.m to deepen their understanding about how child led learning can be adapted in classroom teaching.

The Workshop was facilitated by Mrs. Dhenu Narang (Nursery Coordinator) and Mrs. Shivani Verma(Nursery Teacher) who attended the workshop at DAVCMC for the same in the month of April. The workshop commenced with a warm welcome of all the teacher participants. It was followed by a fun filled Introductory Game ‘Action Dance’ which was enjoyed by all. It pepped up everyone for the next session which emphasized on philosophy, aims and objectives of Child Led Education. CLL is an approach to learning which aims at laying a foundation for independent lifelong learners who effectively manage learning resources through a developmentally congruent curriculum. Teachers enthusiastically participated in the interactive discussions and felt that CLL is an approach to learning which aims at laying a foundation for independent lifelong learners who effectively manage learning resources through a developmentally congruent curriculum.

An insight was given to understand the basic principles of Child Led Learning and how they can be implemented. The facilitators introduced the very first material principle with ‘BISCUIT ACTIVITY’. It turned out to be an eye opener for one and all that children must be given opportunities to touch, feel, manipulate, fiddle and experiment with the real objects. This principle leads to maximum learning with minimum intervention. With observation, interaction and guidance of the teachers, children learn many concepts naturally .After this activity, teachers were asked to list the materials to be used keeping the key developmental areas in mind. Teachers shared their ideas and also suggested few innovative materials essential for classroom teaching.

Teachers also demonstrated various interesting games and activities for developing language and mathematical concepts using materials. It was amazing to witness how innovatively they used materials to teach concepts of shapes, ascending order and sounds.

The workshop concluded with a thoughtful discussion on the need of providing opportunities to children and allowing them to choose as they themselves are a potential resource .The feedback showcased that it was an effective and enriching experience for one and all.

The facilitators shared that the upcoming workshops will be based on other principles of CLL which is awaited by all .

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Capacity Building Programme on Early Education Development Program

Dates: June 27, 2015 and June 29, 2015

Venue: Shaheed Rajpal D.A.V Public School,Dayanand Vihar

Number of Participants: 50 teachers

Resource Persons: Mrs. Shivani Verma

                              Mrs. Sangeeta Gupta

Body in brief:

The EEDP Workshop aimed at understanding curriculum areas, skills and concepts involved in EEDP.Emphasis was given to make teaching learning play –oriented and activity based. Interactive discussions, demonstrations and presentations gave an insight into the process of learning and developing all the skills. It also gave impetus on importance of planning and tools assessing and evaluation of children. Discussions on role of a teacher and importance of empathy in development of a child.

Recommendation:

Teaching of creative arts-(Music,Dance,Art and craft)

Conclusion:

The workshop was an enriching and rewarding experience for one and all. Teachers from various schools interacted well with each other and participated enthusiastically. Through interactive discussions, demonstrations and presentations, there was clarity on various concepts. Teachers shared their innovative games and activities for circle time as well as indoor and outdoor games. These ideas and methodologies can be implemented by educators to help students develop their collaborative skills, thinking skills, self confidence, leadership and peer bonding times. They also shared their practical classroom teaching experiences and remedial measures were discussed. Such workshops should be conducted from time to time for effective teaching-learning strategies and to make early childhood education an enjoyable experience. 

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EEDP WORKSHOP AT S R D.A.V

Under the aegis of DAV centre for academic excellence, a two day training workshop was conducted in Shaheed Rajpal D.A.V Public School, Dayanand Vihar on May 1 and May 2,2015 on effective implementation of Early Education Development Programme. The workshop commenced with the floral welcome of the resource person Mrs. Inder Mani Jain (DAV CMC) by the principal, Mrs. Renu Laroiya. Mrs. Anju Puri, Principal, DAV Vasant Kunj was the guest invitee for the workshop. More than 25 schools participated in the workshop. The workshop began with the ceremonial lightning of the lamp and reciting of Gayatri Mantra followed by DAV gaan.

The two day workshop focused at training teachers on aims and objectives of EEDP, curriculum areas, skills and instructional material designed for EEDP. Also impetus was given on child centric, play oriented activity based learning, phonic approach in teaching English language and developing language skills. The second day of the workshop focused on assessment and evaluation. The participant teachers enthusiastically participated in various introductory games, presentation and activities. The module incorporated authentic inputs and training material in terms of power point presentations,activities,videos,movies,refrences etc.

The workshop aimed at developing potential knowledge and skills of the teachers to carry out pre- defined task and understand their role as teachers. The resource Person Mrs. Inder Mani Jain emphasized that a teacher must be empathetic and compassionate towards the needs of the child. The two day workshop was interesting, interactive, engrossing and an eye opener for the teachers. To identify the master trainers to conduct inhouse workshops was also a part of the process. The workshop concluded by the vote of thanks by the principal and coordinators. The participants were felicitated with the certificates as a motivation for raising their capacity building. 

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