REPORT ON IN-HOUSE WORKSHOP ON INTEGRATED LESSON PLANNING

REPORT ON TRAINING SESSION- SENSES BOARD

Date                 : 28th May, 2024

Venue              : Junior Computer Lab

Attended by     : Ms. Reena, Ms. Sapna, Ms. Neelam, Ms. Ishu, Ms. Bhumika, Ms. Divya

‘Technology will never replace great teachers but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational.’

The Senses Board is a critical tool designed to enhance sensory engagement and facilitate innovative problem-solving in BBPS Noida, one of the top 10 CBSE schools in Noida. In order to equip the new staff members with the skills needed to maximize the board's potential in daily operations and strategic initiatives, the school organized an onsite training     on Senses Board on 28th May, 2024 in Junior Computer Lab as it is the school with the best infrastructure in Noida. As these interactive panels come with a multitude of tools and features (Pen, Eraser, Shapes, Text, Select, Canvas, Usage of Gestures, Use of videos), the new joinees were familiarized with the components and functionality of the Senses Board.

The training commenced with the teachers immersing themselves in a variety of technological tools to augment their proficiency in modern education practices. Through dedicated efforts, they honed their skills in utilizing tools that enhanced the teaching-learning process. The understanding and expertise of teachers in usage of Senses Board was assessed by the master trainers and a feedback form was filled to gauge their competency. The teachers were rated as Very Good, Good, Average and Below Average.

The facilitators embraced the versatility of screen-splitting techniques, leveraging key features like splitting screen, double pen, text recognition, spotlight, and others. In essence, through their commitment to mastering these technological tools, the teachers not only enhanced their own competency but also unlocked new dimensions of engagement and effectiveness in their teaching practices, ultimately enriching the educational experience for their students studying in the best school in Uttar Pradesh.

Status of skills of the concerned teachers

 

S.No NAME DESIGNATION STATUS
1 Ms. Reena Rani PRT Hindi Below Average
2 Ms. Sapna PRT Hindi Below Average
3 Ms. Neelam Dixit PRT Hindi Below Average
4 Ms. Ishu Chhabra PRT General Good
5 Ms. Bhumika Chaudhary PRT English Good
6 Ms. Divya Pant PRT General Good

Future Course of Action:

Teachers were tasked with the usage of various tools on the senses board. The assignment was met with

enthusiasm and dedication from the majority of teachers. However, as with any new endeavor, a few teachers found themselves in need of guidance to fully grasp the potential of these tools to enhance the teaching learning process in the best schools in Noida. These teachers sought assistance and support and were eager to learn in order to enhance their teaching skills. The following steps can be taken to enhance teachers’ proficiency with technology:

Peer Learning Communities- Peer learning communities can be formed where teachers can collaborate, share experiences and learn from one another. The teachers can be encouraged to exchange their best practices and provide opportunities for peer mentoring and support.

Ongoing Support and Professional Development- Ongoing support and professional development opportunities should be continued to sustain teachers’ growth in technology integration. Follow up sessions can be taken up to reinforce learning and address challenges.

Continuous Feedback- Continuous feedback can be taken from the teachers on the effectiveness of technology training initiatives. This feedback can be used to continually refine and improve the training so that the teachers can also be given the areas of improvement.

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REPORT ON INTEGRATED LESSON PLAN WORKSHOP

Date                     : 17th & 18th May, 2024

Classes                : III-V

Theme                  : Integrated Lesson Plan

Resource Person  : Ms. Sona Rawat , Ms. Anita Verma , Ms. Yasha , Ms. Ruchika Khanna, Ms. Suniti

𝑬𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒕𝒐𝒚𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒊𝒏𝒗𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒑𝒂𝒚 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎 𝒐𝒇 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘𝒍𝒆𝒅𝒈𝒆, 𝒔𝒌𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒔.

In a bid to enhance teaching methodologies and create a more engaging learning environment, teachers from Bal Bharati Public School Noida, conducted workshops on “Integrated Lesson Plan” in the schools- Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura and Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vasant Vihar, Delhi. The primary focus was on the usage of toys in the classroom to foster a happy and stimulating environment for students. Additionally, the workshops emphasized the importance of integrating different subjects to promote an interdisciplinary approach to education which is practiced in Bal Bharati Public School, Noida, which is one of the top CBSE  school in Noida.

The activities planned by the facilitators were meticulously planned keeping in mind the transformative principles of National Education Policy 2020, embracing fostering competencies, and achieving the set learning objectives. Ms. Seema Wahi Mukherjee played a pivotal role as the guide and motivator for the teachers, inspiring them to conduct these impactful workshops.

She facilitated an engaging ice-breaking session in BBPS Pitampura whereas Headmistress Primary, Mrs Vinaya Pujari of Bal Bharati Public School, the best school in Noida, introduced the session by stimulating the minds by asking the teachers to identify the dolls modeled after the sculptures of the Khajuraho temples. During this session, everyone participated in a lively rendition of the "Good Morning" song, which not only helped to break the ice but also fostered a sense of enthusiasm among the participants.

The objective of the workshop was meticulously outlined to master the intricate art of designing and mapping scientific and mathematical toys through the interdisciplinary integration of the subjects Mathematics, Science and English. The directive was communicated to the dedicated teachers teaching students of classes III-V.

The workshop successfully provided educators with innovative methods for teaching geometric shapes through an outdoor activity involving the stretching of ribbon ends to form polygons and shapes through an interactive paper-folding activity to create pentagons and hexagons. By combining theoretical knowledge with practical application, participants gained valuable insights and tools to enhance their teaching practices. Future workshops could expand on this foundation by including more complex geometric concepts and integrating additional interactive elements to further enrich the learning experience.

As a part of science, we led the educators through an engaging exploration that seamlessly integrated the concept of work done with mathematics polygons. Through hands-on activities, we discovered the dynamic relationship between force, distance, and work done, using math polygons as a scaffold. Additionally, we crafted a tumbling toy to vividly illustrate the interplay between potential and kinetic energy. Alongside these practical exercises, we emphasized the importance of mapping lesson plans to curricular goals, competencies, and learning outcomes.

Moreover, we delved into the significance of linking toy-based activities to core scientific principles, ensuring alignment with curricular standards. Through guided exercises, educators explored how toys can serve as powerful tools for demonstrating complex scientific concepts in a tangible and accessible manner. Participants also learned to leverage toys as catalysts for inquiry-based learning, sparking curiosity and fostering a deeper understanding of scientific phenomena. By embracing this multidisciplinary approach, teachers gained insights into how to seamlessly integrate toy pedagogy into their science instruction, creating engaging and memorable learning experiences for their students.

Following the enriching sessions on Mathematics and Science, the teachers embarked on a journey of reflection, engaging in a series of thought-provoking activities. They were tasked with summarizing their workshop experiences through various writing skill activities including picture composition, story crafting, and drafting letters, among others. After completing their tasks, the teachers shared their written compositions, each word echoing their journey of discovery and growth during the workshop.

The workshops conducted by the dedicated team of Bal Bharati Public School, Noida, Uttar Pradesh were successful in achieving their objectives. By focusing on the usage of toys and promoting an interdisciplinary approach, the workshops provided valuable insights and practical strategies for creating a more engaging and happy learning environment. These efforts are expected to have a lasting impact on teaching practices and student experiences in the participating schools as these strategies and innovative practices have already showcased a prolific outcome through Bal Bharati School CBSE results in Noida.

The concluding session with the vote of thanks encapsulated the essence of the workshop—a celebration of knowledge, collaboration, and the joy of continuous professional development.

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REPORT ON IN-HOUSE WORKSHOP ON INTEGRATED LESSON PLANNING

Date                            :        22.05.2024

Time                            :       1:15-2:40 PM

Resource Persons      :        Ms. Sona Rawat, Ms. Yasha Sharma, Ms. Ruchika Khanna, Ms. Anita Verma,  Ms. Suniti

Attended by               :        Primary Department - Teachers of Classes III to V

On 22 May 2024, an in-house workshop on “Integrated Lesson Planning” was conducted for the primary teachers of classes III to V of Bal Bharati Public School, Noida which is one of the top 10 CBSE schools in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The workshop aimed to familiarize teachers with the art and techniques of creating integrated lesson plans, enabling them to interconnect their subjects with other subjects.

The workshop commenced with engaging activities designed to illustrate the concept of teaching mathematical ideas through interactive and hands-on methods. These activities included arranging the given digits into the smallest possible number and creating polygons and pentagons using ribbons and paper strips. The teachers were divided into groups to facilitate these activities.

For Language subjects (Hindi and English), the teachers participated in group activities involving picture composition and story building. The main aim of these activities was to teach teachers how to integrate play-way method into their teaching and lesson planning processes.

The final segment of the workshop involved individual teachers creating their own lesson plans. These plans were designed to integrate various subjects, reflecting the interdisciplinary approach discussed during the workshop. The workshop successfully and effectively provided innovative tools and pedagogies to the teachers in order to enhance their skills of lesson planning. The introduction of toy-based pedagogy, play-way method and integrated lesson plan would definitely pave way for a new approach to lesson planning. In fact, even the infrastructure of the school supports innovative pedagogy with the availability of sense board in each class and that is why it is a school with best infrastructure in Noida.

Overall, the workshop effectively highlighted the importance of using interactive and integrative approaches in lesson planning, benefiting the primary department teachers in enhancing their instructional techniques which in the later future would contribute towards deriving best Bal Bharati CBSE results in Noida.

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