Gopali Youth Welfare Society and Ek Tara started online workshop for teachers on the topics of student centric learning methodologies.
As many as 75 teachers from 19 different schools spread across the cities of Chennai, Pallakad, Raipur, Wardha, Gwalior, Samvedana and Kharagpur have enrolled for the workshop.
MIDNAPORE, 7 SEP: In last few months, India’s education system has changed its shape and size with COVID-19 pandemic. India is moving towards a knowledge-driven economy, its strength depends upon the capabilities of its citizens. The usage of technology will help in creating an environment for learner-centric education and highlight creative thinking. To revolutionize education the integration of technology in teaching has become the need of the hour.
Gopali Youth Welfare Society (GYWS) is a student-run government registered non-governmental organization run by the students of IIT Kharagpur, collaborated with Ek Tara, a registered trust located in Kolkata, has started an online workshop for teachers on the topics of student centric learning methodologies.
In this workshop, the teachers are being guided on the topics student centric learning, blended learning and corrective behavior as well as assisted in conducting activities with children remotely on topics of the regular syllabus as well as on overall development of the students including motor skills, social and emotional development.
As many as 75 teachers from 19 different schools spread across the cities of Chennai, Pallakad, Raipur, Wardha, Gwalior, Samvedana and Kharagpur have enrolled for the workshop. Majority of the teachers are from government schools in these cities, who do not have access to adequate resources. The workshop started on 5th September, Teacher’s Day as a tribute to the relentless contribution of the teachers in these difficult times and it will continue till 13 September.
Gopali Youth Welfare Society (GYWS) under the guidance of some IIT-Kharagpur professors have taken several initiatives to spread education among the under privileged students and their flagship initiative, Jagriti Vidya Mandir (JVM), an English medium school, provides free of cost education to underprivileged kids of nearby areas.
LiGHT is the expansion initiative of GYWS set up with an aim to build student run centres and provide them with a platform to work for the weaker section of society. Reform and Innovate School Education (RISE) is an initiative started by GYWS last year with an aim to reform our education system by shifting it towards an organic learning approach and ensuring holistic development of every child, said Rajat Rathi of GYWS.
Ek Tara is a registered trust located in Kolkata. Under the Education programme, Ek Tara runs projects on Early Learning, Primary and Middle School as well as School Support initiatives through which children are enrolled in high schools around the city and are completely sponsored and supported by Ek Tara.
Ek Tara has successfully also partnered with local NGO schools in the past to share knowledge on robust early learning modules which ensure that children right from the beginning have a strong foundation which will enable them to stay in school and cope academically.