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Mrs. N. Kalaivani member of safety team attended the workshop conducted by FSSAI- FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF INDIA on 10.03.2020 by Mrs. Shyla Ravi.

The workshop focused on food safety, food allergy, location of the mess, facilities, health status of the workers involved in preparation of the food, behavior and personal cleanliness.

Workshop on "Activity Based Classroom Teaching"

The American Center at the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, in association with the Regional English Language Office at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi hosted a one day workshop on "Activity Based Classroom Teaching" on 13 February 2020. The workshop was led by Ms. Nicole Knighten, an English Language Fellow from the United States. The workshop was attended by Mrs. Meera Gopi, Section Head Primary and Mrs. Ambili Unnikrishnan, PGT English.

The workshop highlighted the following points:

  • Activity method is a technique adopted by a teacher to emphasize his or her method of teaching through activity in which the students participate rigorously and bring about efficient learning experiences. It is a child-centered approach. It is a method in which the child is actively involved in participating mentally and physically. Learning by doing is the main focus in this method. Learning by doing is imperative in successful learning since it is well proved that more the senses are stimulated, more a person learns and longer he/she retains.
  • In the process of learning, students experience, memorize and understand. Students need to be provided with data and materials necessary to focus their thinking and interaction in the lesson for the process of analyzing the information. Teachers need to be actively involved in directing and guiding the students' analysis of the information.
  • It requires active problem solving by students in finding patterns in the information through their own investigation and analysis. With continued practice in these processes, students learn not the content of the lesson but also develop many other skills.

The workshop focused on different techniques to make learning interesting and lasting, using simple activity kits. Ms. Nicole Knighten practically demonstrated a number of activities which would help children develop a strong base of concepts. It was an enriching workshop which clearly portrayed the need for involvement, adaptation and creativity in teaching practice.

Imparting 21st Century Teaching Skills

Mrs. Crescentia Bartlett PGT English and Resource person led the group of teachers handling classes 3-5 on "Teaching English to meet the 21STcentury" to meet the demands the world is throwing at the teacher-taught community.this highly productive and interactive session happened on the 25th January2020 at the AV Hall from 9.30am to 11.30am.

The session began with an icebreaker-game followed by a Power Point Presentation and discussion comprising the following

Changes a 21st century teachers needs to enjoy and embrace

From primary role of a dispenser of information to an fascilitator of learning and helping students turn information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom

Differences between a 20th and a 21st century classroom

20TH CENTURY CLASSROOM-time based, memorization of discrete facts, lessons focused on the lower level of Bloom's taxonomy-knowledge, comprehension and application, teacher centered, less student freedom 2Ist CENTURY CLASSROOM – outcome based, focused on gaining knowledge through hands on activity, research driven, collaborative learning, student centered, a great deal of student freedom.

Methods of implementing the "learning cycle" – 5E's

  • Engage: Using subject related anecdotes
  • Explore: Students discuss and discover answers instead of just hearing answers
  • Explain: Students reword what they have learnt to demonstrate knowledge
  • Extend: Students apply the knowledge acquired in another area or facet of the subject
  • Evaluator: Teacher observes and corrects each student individually to perfect their "working" knowledge

Multiple Literacies for the 21st Century

  1. The arts and creativity
  2. Ecoliteracy
  3. Cyberliteracy
  4. Physical Fitness and health literacy
  5. Globalisation and Multicultural literacy
  6. Social and emotional literacy
  7. Media literacy
  8. Financial literacy

21st Century skills- 4C's - that help students in

  • Communication: Sharing thoughts,questions,ideas and solutions
  • Collaboraion: Working together to reach a goal. Putting talent,expertise and smartness to work
  • Critical thinking: Looking at problems in a new way and thinking, learning various subjects and disciplines
  • Creativity: Trying new approaches to get things done

Samples of student work and experiences in a class involving the 4C's were discussed by the resource person and participants.

Participants took part in an activity to experience learning through communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

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Imparting 21ST Century Skills In Science

Resource person: Mrs. Shantha Rugumani resource person imparted the 21st Century teaching and learning skills to teacher participants of TI and A.M.M on the 25th January 2020 from 11.45 to 1.30 pm at the AV Hall.

Segment 1: Introduction to 21ST century skills

The session began with a brief introduction to 21ST century skills- critical thinking , creativity, collaboration and communication followed by hands on experience in groups – with atleast one science teacher in each group and discussion comprising the following

Segment 2: Power point presentation

How to format a lesson plan using steps to book a cab

  • Your location-Base knowledge.
  • Destination-Expected learning outcome
  • Direction-Plan your class for the topic(demo or group or video etc, student role, assessment)
  • Cab-Teaching strategies/techniques based on learning styles
  • Destination reached-Assessment

Segment 3: Sharing by teams

Each group was asked to share their experience involved in doing the activity and the outcome was discussed.

Segment 4: How to make an abstract concept interesting

Concept chosen was Rock cycle and this was made interesting through discussion, hands on experience, relating that to rock formation and factors involved and last of all a video on rock cycle.

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Report on Session on Accreditation and its Importance

Mr. K. Sankara Narayanan, Accreditation coordinator had conducted a session on accreditation and its importance in TI School.

The session focussed on 'Accreditation Standard' and its individual parameter, points relevant to students council members, the probable support of the students council for accreditation.

The session was well received by the entire council members and vouched that they would contribute for the betterment of the organisation and also keep in tune with the systems and processes followed in the organisation.

The session was interactive and children felt that there could be more such awareness sessions on various quality initiatives happening in our school.

Children whole heartedly thanked Mr. Sankara Narayanan for such a wonderful session.

Regional Summit of School Principals

Satish Manikandan, Counselor, attended the 'Regional summit of school Principals organised by Institute of Counsellor Training Research and Consultancy (ICTRC) on 17th December, 2019 at The Sunway Manor, Pondicherry. The theme of the summit was "Addiction in school children – New age challenges".

The changing aspects of the present generation students and handling them is a real challenge. Addiction and its perspectives were discussed by Dr. V S Ravindran, DG, ICTRC. The extent, trend and patterns of addiction in Indian schools were highlighted.

Prof Keshav Singh, National Coordinator for ICTRC presented on 'Substance abuse and new age challenges' which included phone addiction to mobiles, porn addiction to pornography, addiction to internet and its impact created on children.

Dr. V S Ravindran discussed 'The casual factors in addiction' such as psychological and social, cognitive conditions, peer pressure, lack of social skills, family environment, faulty role models and stress of modern living.

The major take away from the summit was prevention and management of addictive behaviour including early intervention strategies, life skills education and drug education to students and counselling approach to addiction problems.

Continual Professional Development Programme Organised British Council, Chennai

Mrs. K. Chitra (Vice Principal) and Mr. K. Sankara Narayanan (Accreditation Coordinator) participated in a workshop 'Building Leadership Capacity' at British Council British Council, Chennai on 13.12.2019 with Mrs. Pushpa Goel being the resource person.

Professional Development Programme

The workshop was interesting, informative and gave us clear understanding on the leadership qualities. There were group of school leaders from various states of South India and the session focussed on

  • Understanding the relationship between motivation and staff performance
  • Options for motivating and managing the de-motivated staff
  • Reviewing approaches to professional learning and development
  • Exploring the relationship between professional development and student outcomes
  • Understanding how to distribute leadership to build capacity across the school particularly at middle leadership level.

The programme supported the learners with hands on activities to clearly understand and implement. During the interactive sessions we had an opportunity to practically analyse the challenges faced by different schools with regard to staff motivation and we tried to come out with possible solutions.

Effect of Parental Training and Remedial Training on Children With Learning Disability - A Social Work Model

Mrs. Janice Shiji, assistant professor, department of social work, Madras Christian College presented a paper on 'Effect of parental training and remedial training on children with learning disability - a social work model' on 19.11.2019.

The presentation threw light on the dynamics of parental involvement and remediation which should go hand in hand enabling a child with such difficulties for holistic development. She also shared her research work where both remediation and parental training contributed higher efficiency in children than 'only remediation model'.

Parental training was insisted on understanding the child's difficulty, yielding to child's assistive needs, advocating for the child, focussing on family stressors, extracurricular, instilling healthy lifestyle habits and so on.

The presentation included comparative results highlighting the success rate if intervention involves parental training.

Mrs. Janice Shiji has been working alongside several special educators and psychologists for many years for her research to bring in a social work model for the same. The presentation does redefine our approach towards children with such difficulties.

Included – Inclusive Education in India

Satish, Counselor, attended a workshop on Inclusive education organized by Bhumi at IIT Madras Research Park, Taramani on 06.12.2019.

Bhumi is one of India's largest independent youth volunteer non-profit organisations. Bhumi as a platform enables over 12,000 volunteers in more than 12 cities across India for causes like education, environment, animals, community welfare etc.

Bhumi representatives spoke on RTE section 12.1c and the role of Bhumi in implementing in the state and the RTE admission impact created by Bhumi. There were several speakers from various non-profit organisations working towards inclusion of various sects of people.

Ms. Ashweetha from Bodhi tree foundation, works with women in Tirunelveli district, empowering them from gender based discrimination and exclusion from getting educated. She shared case studies where she was able to successfully achieve her motto of getting the girl child educated.

Ms. Vaishnavi, Head School transformation programme, Bhumi discussed on inclusion in programme design

  • Situation analysis, studying cause of exclusion, its issue and the resultant impact,
  • Identifying relevant stakeholders,
  • Want and need assessments,
  • Designing activity to promote inclusion and finally
  • Monitoring and evaluation.

Mr. Karthi from Sristi Foundation shared his work for people with intellectual challenges. He has set up an inclusive village where he has successfully been able to include his community in 'farming'.

Mr. Samuel from Safai Karamchari Andolan shared how manual scavengers and their community face discrimination and exclusion in the society and the need for them to get empowered through education.

Many more speakers emphasized that society exclusion is an unconscious bias in the name of disability, gender and also social stratum. All of them insisted in the role as a society, to include all of the underprivileged into getting educated, which is a fundamental right as per RTE, and for them to lead a good quality life as well.

Workshop on 'Basics of Counselling'

International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS (IAPA), an NGO based in the USA having its India office in Chennai, conducted a 2-day workshop on basic skill building on counselling and in-depth knowledge and skills in counselling adolescents and children at Asha Nivas Social Service Centre on 29.11.2019 and 30.11.2019 . The workshop was attended by Mr. R.Sathish, Counsellor T.I School.

The resource person, Prabakar M.L, is a Trainer, Coach and a Technical Consultant with 28 years of experience of training in general, and training counsellors in particular.

The workshop consisted of basic concepts and principles of counselling, counsellor qualities, skills and processes, Intervention model, understanding emotions and handling emotions, understanding children, tuning into a child's world / Child's perspective, basic aspects of counselling children, identifying and understanding behaviours of children and counselling interventions. The workshop also covered on the aspect of counsellor's self-care.

In today's world, children and adolescents suffer from a lot of stress and face a plethora of psychological issues that affect their daily lives and may even lead to mental health problems. Among the issues prevalent in children and young people "Mental health" is strongly emerging as one of the high priority health concerns. In handling the mental health issues, this workshop built in a lot of confidence as an individual and as professional.

XSEED E-Learning for Kindergarten – Communicating Through Circle Time

The XSEED e-learning session for Kindergarten on "Communicating through Circle Time" was scheduled on 28th November 2019 between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm. The session was attended by the Kindergarten team (Mrs. Dorathy, Mrs. Prasanna, Mrs. Usha, Mrs. Shanthi, Mrs. Candida, Ms. Krithika, Mrs. Anjana and Mrs. Venitia) and computer department staff Mrs. Siva Sankari. The session began with the participants logging in for a pre- test and then Mr. Nick Edwards along with Ms. Nishee, representing XSEED led the session. We had briefing on

  • The ways of making students speak up in a circle time and
  • Communication strategies and challenges faced during circle time.

Few queries and concerns were addressed through zoom chat. The videos and content shared during the session illustrated new activities and strategies that could be effective in incorporating into our circle time sessions. An online test was taken up by each teacher individually post the session.

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Preparing Schools For Accreditation

Mr. K. Sankara Narayanan Accreditation Coordinator and Mrs. Meera Gopi Section head – Primary attended a workshop on 'Preparing schools for accreditation' from 25th November 2019 and 27th November 2019 at Delhi Public School North - Bangalore. The workshop was scheduled between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm and was anchored by Mrs. Sheela Ragavan, Trainer QCI (Quality Council India). The three day workshop dealt in detail the requirements of the revised edition of the Accreditation Standards and the various parameters the school should keep in mind to be accredited by QCI.

The workshop dealt with NABET Certification as a tool that would aid schools perform better, factors impacting holistic education (internal / external) the PDCA tool that would help effective monitoring and the four pillars of quality Education, 21st Century skills. It also dealt with the Benefits of accreditation, its scope explanation of terminology used in the manual and the three domains of the Accreditation Standards namely:

  • School Governance
  • Education and support processes
  • Performance measurement and improvement

The three Domains and the clauses under each were explained highlighting the 'must be factors' and the rest in the process of accreditation keeping in mind the context of the school.

The workshop had been highly educative and provided guidance in refining a few practices of the school in the journey of accreditation.

Preparing Schools For Accreditation

Conference On School Education And Higher Education By NABET

A day's conference on School Education and Higher Education was organized by NABET on 21st November 2019, Thursday at Lemon Tree Hotel, Manapakkam from 9:30 hours onwards. The agenda included presentations on NABET's rating parameters, quality criteria and their rough draft of the quality framework for Pre-primary education and hence Mrs. Chitra, Mr. Shankar Narayanan and Mrs. Venitia attended the post lunch session. The presentations briefed the 'why'factor to receive ' a NABET accreditation.' The fundamentals of the quality framework for Pre- Primary were presented by Mrs. Sheila Ragavan and are yet to achieve completion. Quality education, Benchmarking and Continual improvement are the factors that enhance a performing organization.

AGTI Workshop

A conference on "Ecology under stress, Impact of climate change on Agriculture"was conducted during the 52nd Annual Conference of Association of Geography Teachers of India (Trust) on 9th Nov 2019 at IOA Auditorium Royapettah. This was attended by Mrs Priya Shankar and Mrs Yolanda. The resource people for the conference were Dr .Uma Ramachandran CARESS India and Dr. Murlidharan from Tirur, Rice Research Centre.

The topics were

  • Introduction to climate change concept
  • Linking to Climate change and agriculture
  • Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Live demonstration (Lunch served was millet based) and discussion of millet –based recipes.

The take home from the workshop was shared with the students from classes 8 to 10 by the teachers.This workshop had given a different perspective to the problem of climate change.

Artificial Intelligence And Robotics

KIPS company organized a workshop on "Artificial Intelligence and Robotics" at Arumbakkam on 9.11.19. Mr. Pravesh Cheppala focused on Artificial intelligence, its origin, areas of improvement in Artificial Intelligence in Education and Medical and transportation.

Topics covered

  • Voice assistants such as Cortana, Siri.
  • Automatic attendance using RFID chip,
  • Gamification describing a game named “Game Ville” as a game played on a field in the screen, and which really pumps water on to the real field .
  • Audio/video show on
  • drones,
  • first robot(shakey),
  • Robotical surgery,
  • Machine learning,
  • Deep learning,
  • IoT(Internet of Things),
  • 3D printing,
  • Speech and image recognition,
  • Raspberry Pi processor and its advantages.
Training and Workshop - Artificial Intelligence And Robotics

Demonstrations:

Demonstration on IoT by making a bulb glow and switch off using voice instruction and a bridge.

Demonstration on voice recognition and artificial intelligence using "Akilator the genie" app which asks us questions and based on our answers asks the next question and finds out famous personalities.

Xseed Video Conference

Xseed video conferencing session was conducted at the AV Hall and it included xseed handling teachers from all sections. The session was conducted on 22.10.19 (Tuesday) from 4.00PM to 5.30 PM. The faculties who hosted the event were Ami Shukla (Senior Regional Education Coach), Nandhini VR (Regional Education Coach & Jyotsna D. (Regional Education Coach). The session provided strategies for engaging students in academic conversations. Teachers learnt new techniques that would help fine-tune their approach to discussions and awaken the spirit of inquiry in the classroom. Teachers heard expert teachers share ways of breaking down the structures and routines that would make interactions more student-centric. By keeping discussion at the heart of their lesson planning, teachers would ensure that students develop critical thinking skills as they build their knowledge. These strategies would also help in better time management by students sharing their ideas and to a large e xtent avoid chorus answering. Teacher could also use these strategies to point out to a child to share his/her answer henceforth controlling the hyperactive students who get to answer most of the times. The teacher must give proper guidance so as not to mislead the child in thinking his/her answer is right when the answer is wrong by saying statements like ok...hmmm etc. Teacher must support students from time to time with sentence stems and correct vocabulary, help and guide them on spellings but not insist on getting the spellings right at the first time. Videos emphasising group discussions were also screened. Students could read and refer content books whenever and wherever the curriculum manual demanded and answer the workbook independently. Teachers handling X Seed took up a pre and post test and were certified by x seed.

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Teacher Growth and Development – Tree Foundation

The Tree Learning Community organised a discussion session on Teacher Growth and Development on the 10th of August 2019, Saturday at Hannu Reddy Residences, Poes Garden, Chennai. Panelists for the day were Mr. Dan Love - Director of Teaching and Learning, AISC, Ms. Asha Parayath – Head of Training, APL Global, Ms. Padmini Sankaran – Principal, Akshar Arbol School and was moderated by Maya Thyagarajan, the Education Director of TREE FOUNDATIONI. Mrs. Meera Gopi, Mrs. Sree Latha and Mrs. VenitiaEdel from TI participated.

The Session took off validating that no teacher is just a teacher. Teachers matter most and hence the need for edification is high to have effective and eminent teachers. Light was thrown on the fact that a teacher's growth is dependant majorly on three sources- Self, School Culture and Personal Development Opportunities.

Statistics and personal experiences on the significance of children growing into their teacher's intellectual life for nurturing self intellectual life were shared. The panelists then led the discussions on how important it is to have teachers take care of their personal intellectual growth to be effective teachers.

"Have an enterprising curiosity and look out for opportunities that aid professional growth keeping in mind the health of the emotional quantum" was Dan's proposal to keep the growing scale on. Ms. Asha highlighted that the mental well being of a teacher contributes a good portion of quality teaching'. Approach the experienced hands and seek guidance to help organize self better to face the challenges' was Ms. Padmini'ssay.Their sharing on the effectiveness of teachers when they are constantly groomed was encouraging. A group discussion session took form to design a Professional Learning and Development Plan, detailed enough to be personalised to every staff in the Team. The groups derived a variety of perspectives into the Professional Development Planning. The groups were then encouraged to observe the other evolved Plans.

It was indeed an atmosphere of dynamic exchange of ideas.

Conserve My Planet Programme

Teacher capacity building programme on 'Conserve My Planet' was organized by Schneider and Sharp NGO on 6th August 2019(Tuesday) at Tamarai Tech Park, Taramani. Ms. Sree Vidya and Ms. N. Durgadevi, teacher coordinators of the event participated in the programme. The programme commenced with a brief introduction on the vision of the programme. Awareness on conservation of energy and waste management was explained through inspirational videos. Games were organized for the teacher coordinators of various schools and activities planned for the students for the academic year 2019-2020 was briefed by the state coordinator Ms. Gargi Latha. A briefing was done on the various initiatives taken by the Sharp and Schneider Organisations.

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Workshop on 26.7.2019 - CSPathshala – "Computational Thinking"

CS Pathshala is an Association for Computing Machinery & ACM India, initiative to bring a modern, unplugged, computational thinking curriculum to Indian schools. Tamil Nadu SCERT has embedded the CT curriculum into mathematics and over 10,000 schools are teaching the same. Cambridge University Press has also published books for grades 1¬8 based on content developed by CSPathshala.

Ms. Uma & Ms. Sivasankari were a part of CSPathshala workshop, which threw light on "computational thinking" as a teaching methodology. The speakers focused on methods to use computational thinking to the student level using various activities. Discrete math, Systematic counting, Listing & Reasoning, Algorithms were dealt with the Pathshala curriculum through activities. Teachers were given opportunities to explore and experience the activities to enhance the teaching-learning process. The day's highlight was the sudoku solving, Binary counting techniques, which could enhance the learning level of the students, as the techniques were based on inhibiting computational thinking unknowingly in the learner's mind.

Training and Workshop - Computational Thinking

Brainfeed - Edtalk

Brainfeed, an educational initiative group conducted an Educational conference on 20.07.2019 at Hyatt Regency. Mrs. K.Chitra attended the conference. The program commenced with the Felicitation of selected people from different schools for their association with Brainfeed and Contribution in the field of education. Designates from the field of education were invited as speakers. The forum unfolded with a discussion to make the audience think and discuss innovative ideas which would match the need of the current teaching learning process . The shift from value education to value based education has become the need of the hour in all educational sectors. Sponsors such as Joopop - Sportsa , MI champs India, Travel Quest- Thomas Cook shared their innovative ideas to enhance teaching learning process by thinking differently to bridge the gap between what school curriculum provides and what the actual career management competencies require.

Swot Analysis

Keeping in mind the growth of the organization, a SWOT analysis was conducted with the support of the parents of class VI on 30th June 2019 in A.V.Hall from 10.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. under the guidance of the Principal Mr. Senthil Kumar. The session was coordinated by Mrs. Sreelatha Jayarajan. Vice Principal, Mrs. K.Chitra and Mrs. Krishnaveni were the other team members.

The purpose and objective of the workshop was briefed to the parents and the session threw light on the vision and mission of the school. A small ice-breaking session was conducted to highlight the strengths of their child and areas of improvement in their child's development.

What is SWOT all about was diagrammatically explained by the Principal. Parents listed out the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.

The programme came to a close at 12.30 with high tea. The parents were assured that the school will get back to them with an action plan. Overall, the session was a very productive and valuable one in terms of implementation.

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Workshop on Continuing Professional Development

Continuing professional development workshop for teachers by British Council was held on 28/6/2019 from 10 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. at MMA CENTRE (Thousand Lights) Mrs. Sreelatha Jayarajan participated.

Session I was developed and delivered by British council trainer Ms. Priyanka. The Session started with an activity which helped us to know the participants. The module provided a basic overview of 21st century skills and aimed to introduce the six core skill.

Professional practices covered in the session

Promoting 21st century skill

Core skills

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Citizenship
  • Digital literacy
  • Student leadership and Personal development.

Deep Learning

  • Master academic content
  • Think critically and solve complex problems
  • Work collaboratively
  • Communicate effectively
  • Be self-directed and learn how to learn.

Each point mentioned above were discussed in groups for deeper understanding and the existing practices in different schools on these lines were shared. The session concluded by summing up the take home learning practices. Participants received Participation Certificates at the end. Hospitality was exemplary. Session motivated each one to move towards 21st century skills.

Workshop on Teaching Mathematics with manipulative

Mrs.K.Vijayalakshmi and Mrs. M Usha attended a Math workshop on "Teaching Mathematics with manipulative." At Hotel Regenta Central Deccan, Chennai on 14th and 15th June 2019.

After a detailed discussion, we were given a hands on experience on how to use Math kits in order to help the children visualize the concepts they learn. A few Math games were taught which can be used as attention grabbers to keep them engaged in class. Most of the activities are part of the system in practice.

Learning Outcome

Through these activities, Mathematics can be learnt in a joyful way. Children can improve their reasoning and thinking skills. This workshop not only enhanced teaching skills but also inspired us to help children explore math.

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Leading and Managing Change

"Leading and Managing change" is a continuing Professional Development workshop for School leaders designed by The British Council. Mrs. Mary Bennette participated in the workshop which was held at Hotel Raintree on 21st June 2019 from 10am to 5pm. The resource person was Ms.Manisha Dak.

The learning outcomes of the programme were:

  • Understanding the significance of change in the 21st century
  • Understanding how to manage resistance to and fear of change
  • Knowing about models for leading change to improve outcomes
  • Being able to consider tools and techniques for implementing change
  • Being able to identify how to approach a change project in school

The above learning outcomes were achieved through activity, group discussion and sharing. The programme was really a productive one.

Leading and Managing Change

Conference on Artificial Intelligence

A Conference on Artificial Intelligence was conducted on 21st June 2019 at Taj Club House. The workshop was attended by Mr. D. Senthil kumar, Principal and Mrs. Meera Gopi Section head – Primary. The workshop was a half day session which was scheduled in the afternoon with key note address on what artificial intelligence is and the need to include the same as part of curriculum.

The Guest Speakers were:

1. Dr. Sanjay Malaviya, Founder The Future Foundation

2. Dr. M.M. Pant, IIT Kanpur.

The discussion evolved around the following:

  • Change is permanent
  • Education has not changed in the same pace as other areas
  • What the school needs to do to meet the challenges of the ever changing world (4th industrial age)
  • Artificial intelligence (the ability to distinguish, classify and recommend)
  • Machine learning (ability to see patterns based on previous experience)
  • Deep learning (use of neural network)