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CBSE Teacher Workshop- Remodelled Structure of Assessment

The CBSE conducted a one-day Capacity Building Programme at KALKA PUBLIC SCHOOL, ALAKNANDA on 21ST February 2019. The topic for the workshop was- ‘Remodelled Structure of Assessment’ and the resource person from the CBSE was  Ms. Gurpreet.

There were 25 educators from schools across Delhi-NCR, in attendance, at the session. The participants included 10 teachers from  our School.

The workshop focused on the recent changes in the assessment structure, challenges faced in the teaching-learning process, methods of evaluation, question paper pattern and evidences of assessment.

The participants were divided into groups based on the subjects they teach. The session began with an interesting ice-breaking activity, in which a representative of each group was asked to present the expectations of his/ her group from the workshop. Each of the group members then introduced themselves to the others. 

The workshop was carried forward by the speakers, who discussed the remodelled assessment structure for class X, with focus on periodic tests, subject enrichment and notebook submissions. These would now make for 20% of the marks in the annual examination. The remaining 80 % are to be based on the annual examination to be conducted by the Board.

Participating teachers were acquainted with the different parts of internal assessments, syllabus pattern for examination and preparation of a balanced question paper. CBSE circulars on the new assessment pattern were explained in detail to the teachers. Handouts on periodic tests, preparation of question paper, notebooks, case study, preparing rubrics, subject enrichment activity and work education were distributed amongst all the groups. The handouts gave clarity on ways to conduct periodic tests, assess submission of notebooks and subject enrichment activities.

The teachers then prepared a blueprint of a periodic test along with its marking scheme. Special emphasis was laid on including ‘higher order thinking skills’ questions. The evaluation of co-scholastic areas was also discussed and the teachers were guided on the ways to grade art education, health education and work education. It was informed that it would be the responsibility of the class teacher to award the grade for discipline to students. The speakers also discussed the sample papers released by the Board and the pro format  for the report card, for the session 2018-19.

The trainers successfully transformed the workshop into a highly interactive session. Many doubts relating to the frequency and marking of the periodic tests were clarified in the course of the session.

Workshop On Teen Brain

Being a teenager is hard. Especially when hormones play their part in wreaking havoc on the teenage body and brain.

The Teen Brain workshop was organized for the students of class XII at KALKA PUBLIC SCHOOL on 25th March 2019 by TOI. The key speaker Ms Jayshree Mehta spoke in detail on the topic ‘How adult and teen brains work differently. Adults think with the prefrontal cortex, the brain’s rational part. This is the part of the brain that responds to situations with good judgment and an awareness of long-term consequences. Teens process information with the amygdala. This is the emotional part. In teen’s brains, the connections between the emotional part of the brain and the decision-making center are still developing—and not always at the same rate. That’s why when teens have overwhelming emotional input, they can’t explain later what they were thinking. They weren’t thinking as much as they were feeling. She concluded the session by stating tht teachers and  parents  must understand the 


Capacity Building Program On Career Guidance (22nd & 23rd January 2019)

On January 22 & 23, 2019, CBSE conducted a two-day workshop on Capacity Building Program on Career Guidance at KALKA PUBLIC SCHOOL ALAKNANDA, NEW DELHI. The facilitator for this was Ms. Rajni, resource person CBSE. She was greeted warmly with a token of love.  

The participants consisted of teachers from KPS and various schools across Delhi. The workshop commenced with Lighting of holy lamp followed by shalokas. The session purely aimed at teachers teaching Higher Secondary Grades and counselors.

 

Ms. Rajni began the session with detailed explanation of the terms career and work. This was covered under the broad area of ‘Perspective Building on Career Guidance’. She further elaborated on the difference between Career Guidance and Career Counselling. This was an eye opener especially for all the participants as it helped them understand the distinction between the two. The facilitator conducted an activity on ‘Need Analysis’ during this session to make the participants aware of the importance of career guidance for students. 

Ms. Rajni  also informed the participants of various tools available for assessment of interest and aptitude of students towards difference career options. The Keyspeaker  also drew the attention of the participants towards the process of career development and pointed out four important areas viz. Knowing oneself, Exploring the options, Getting focused and taking action. The discussion then went on towards factors influencing the career choices among students. Here, variables such as personal, social, environmental were said to play pivotal roles. The first part of the workshop concluded with another activity where the participants were supposed to talk about their own dreams career wise and if they could fulfill their dreams.

 

The second day of the workshop was Activity Based which involved a lot of interaction between the participants. Ms. Rajni showed various movie clips where different professions were displayed followed by some group activities where all the participants were divided in groups and were asked to write all the knowledge they had about the careers, transacting career information through job fairs, career quizzes, panel discussions, field trips etc. performing nukkad natak, role play and create bulletin boards on the careers that were given to them by the facilitator. 

The  teachers received a certificate of participation and were highly acknowledged for their innovative presentations. The session finally concluded with vote of thanks.

Leadership Workshop By Knowledge XP

It is our constant endeavor to take learning beyond the confines of a classroom and make it an enjoyable experience for our students. Consequently, wide arrays of workshops are regularly organized that not only help to give a hands-on experience but also motivate and inspire the learners to be worthy human beings. On 1st MAY 2015, a Leadership Workshop for SMART KIDS of KALKA PULIC SCHOOL was conducted by Knowledge EXP. It was based on the latest research and findings in experiential learning. It focused on academic and life skills training outcomes. Group activities (both indoors and outdoors) motivated the students to learn and imbibe important skills and values like team work, leadership, attentiveness, alertness and active participation. The five hour long workshop aimed at making the youngsters aware, responsible and empowered and enabled them to polish their leadership skills.

CBSE Workshop For Teachers

The  Social Science faculty  of KALKA PUBLIC SCHOOL ALAKNANDA attended workshop on CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME IN SOCIAL SCIENCE CLASS X at  ASN Sr. Sec. School, Mayur Vihar, Phase 1, New Delhi  on 25th August and 1st SEPTEMBER, 2017. The training session was conducted by the CBSE resource persons–Mr. Madan Lal Sawhney, retired lecturer of Political Science and Ms. Santosh Vyas, Vice-Principal, Sadhu Vaswani School. A fruitful  discussion took place on Social Sciences in the light of National Curriculum Framework (NCF-2005) with special emphasis on  the methods and strategies of teaching the subject. The Multiple Intelligence Theory of Howard Gardner was discussed. It was emphasized that teachers must keep in mind the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domain of the students and thereafter plan activities for them to make learning effective and fruitful. Different techniques of assessments and drafting of test items were also discussed in the light of Bloom’s Taxonomy. The change in the curriculum and question paper pattern was given for classes IX and X. In the end of the session an open house discussion took place where all the doubts were cleared.  

The entire session consisted of a wide spectrum of activities and discussions. The workshop proved to be a great learning experience which can be implemented in the classroom situation. 

Journalism Workshop on Stages of Production in Media

A Journalism workshop was conducted in Kalka Public School on 13th January, 2018 where huge number of children participated to know about the steps of production in media. Mrs. Malvika Sagar, Professor at Amity University Gurgaon and Dr. Nithin Kalorth, Professor at Bennett University explained everything to them in detail and made them travel the media industry through beautiful examples.

The workshop not just moved around pre-production, production and post-production but also about how special VFX are in our Media and Entertainment Industry. The VFX of Special 26 and Dhoom: 3 movies were shown to children to make the concept evocative. The idea behind conducting this workshop was to clear how packages are made in print media, electronic media or new media. Apart from this, general information on editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas were also provided to children.  All the children and teachers thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and received the best out of it.